MRA's Jim Morgan to deliver keynote on attracting, developing, and retaining talent
Jim Morgan, MRA
"Talent attraction is like the weather," says Jim Morgan, Vice President of respected HR membership organization MRA, "everyone is talking about it, but can anything be done about it?"
Morgan points out that, every day, employers and HR professionals are grappling with attracting, developing, and retaining talent. Yet, there's good news, he says. By understanding the demographics driving today's workforce challenges, employers can apply solutions that are based upon today's best practices.
For example: Have you moved your best salespeople into your HR department? If not, you aren’t addressing your most critical problem: talent. Are your marketing and human resources departments in harmony in making you the employer of choice? If not, you better get them together. Do your employees care about your benefits? If not, they aren’t benefits. Have you thought about Puerto Rico as a recruitment strategy? Other companies are already there. Welcome to 2019!
Having worked on the talent supply chain issue for 30 years, Jim helps employers understand that demographics are driving their troubles and provides solutions for talent acquisition based on best practices. Morgan has facilitated strategic planning sessions for businesses, local chambers of commerce and economic development groups, primarily around developing a talent pipeline for employers. He has also provided keynote presentations for groups from under 100 to over 1000 on topics such Filling the Talent Pipeline, Generational Differences in the Workplace, The Impact of Demographics on Talent Attraction, Millennials and the Changing Workforce, and the Wisconsin Economy. Audiences that Morgan has addressed include CEOs, policymakers, educators, and high school students. His presentations are a mix of data, experiences, research, stories and humor.
Also providing key insights will be Ted Abernathy of Economic Leadership LLC, “The Trends Transforming Our Workforce Future,” Wes Escondo, "Employee Retention: Work, Play and Stay in the Chippewa Valley," and Drew Conrad, The Institute for Decision Making, "Bringing it home - specific strategies for our region and state." The event will feature break out sessions on implementing specific talent strategies.
Click here for full details on the Nov 13 Workforce Solutions Summit, including registration information.
Full event sponsors include the Marshfield Clinic, Momentum West, MRA, the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Prevea, Royal Credit Union, Xcel Enegy, and the Chamber's Employers Workforce Initiative.
Posted by Amy Oldenburg, Intern, and Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
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