Employee Retention: Work, Play and Stay in the Chippewa Valley
Wes Escondo, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
Wes Escondo says recruiting and retaining top talent to the Chippewa Valley requires more than just in-company value. Connecting employees to the community can be critical tool in helping employees build greater value in their role and in the area they call home. As recent transplants to our area, Wes and his family have first-hand experience adapting to the community and becoming part of it.
You'll hear his story and insights at the luncheon keynote at the 2nd Annual Workforce Solutions Summit, Wednesday, November 13, at he Pablo Center at the Confluence.
For the past 15 years, Wes has held leadership roles in service centric organizations. Starting in proprietary higher education, Wes served in various director roles for Globe University, Rasmussen College and Colorado Technical University Online. Wes is currently serving as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. His role involves agency leadership of programming, operations and fund development for 7 counties within the Northwestern portion of the state. He is also chair of the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.
Additional valuable Summit keynoters
Also providing key insights at the Summit will be Ted Abernathy of Economic Leadership LLC, “The Trends Transforming Our Workforce Future,” Jim Morgan of MRA, “The New Realities of Attraction and Retention,” 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.
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.
Wisconsin Stories Video featuring Wes Escondo (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation)
Posted by Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
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