Employee Engagement and Retention: Helping Your Employees Learn and Grow, and Providing a Career Trajectory

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Name: Employee Engagement and Retention: Helping Your Employees Learn and Grow, and Providing a Career Trajectory
Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
With a focus on the importance of talent management to every organization, this workshop explores talent acquisition and retention phases. A review of where to “look” for talent (including using social media) is provided. 

The workshop is focused on how to manage the recruitment and selection process. An interactive group session will provide program participants with an opportunity to identify the major elements of their company culture and then design interview questions that will improve their ability to hire for culture fit. 
A review of how to avoid legal pitfalls in the interview will also be presented. Participants will leave with an understanding of the talent management process and the impact on their own organization; and how to avoid legal pitfalls.


Dr. Nicole Evans Zach Werde

Dr. Nicole Evans works at Goldey-Beacom College as a professor, teaching business management courses. Dr. Evans serves as the faculty advisor for The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Women in Networks (WIN). She previously taught at Wilmington University as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor. Nicole's career began in the financial services industry. She performed various management roles including operations, compensation & benefits, recruiting, training & development, and risk management. In addition she owned and operated her own insurance and financial consulting business for several years before moving to academia. Her research is focused on a variety of management topics using different quantitative and qualitative techniques. Her most recent 2015 publication was in the Academy of Business Research Journal. In 2014 at a conference in New Orleans, Dr. Evans received the best paper award for her research titled "A Comparative Analysis of Graduate Student Perceptions of Learning Effectiveness in Online Versus Face-to-Face Courses." Dr. Evans is a member of several professional organizations including the Academy of Business Research, The Society of Human Resources Management, and Delaware Ace Women's Network. She serves on the board for the Delaware Society of Human Resources Management. In addition she frequently volunteers for the American Diabetes Association.

Zach Werde is the Newark Branch Area Leader responsible for managing Placers’ delivery of staffing services to a variety of firms and industries in the tristate area. Placers offers direct hire solutions for both professional and executive level placements as well as contingent workforce solutions in a temporary, temp-to-hire, and project-based staffing capacity. Zach also manages Placers’ hiring internally, and he is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and retainment of direct staff for Placers. Placers in May of 2014, Zach had spent two years as a technical recruiter with an IT staffing agency located in center city, Philadelphia. While there he specialized in recruitment of primarily high level IT professionals, including both direct hire and contractual placements. Before his career in staffing, Zach spent ten years working in the restaurant industry including 4 years of restaurant management. Zach managed the deck of the Chesapeake Inn, Restaurant & Marina from 2007 – 2011. During that time, the owners of the restaurant opened Paciugo Gelato & Caffe at the Christiana Mall, and appointed Zach as the store manager during its first year of operation. Zach earned his Bachelor’s degree in hospitality from the University of Delaware.  Since then, he has obtained his M.B.A. from Goldey-Beacom College and is now pursing his D.B.A. (Doctor of Business Administration) from Wilmington University.

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920 Justison Street
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE 19801

Please note: The Dravo Plaza parking next to the Chamber is closed. (This is the lot closest to the river) Please park in the lot outside of Planet Fitness.

If you have any trouble finding the New Castle County Chamber offices, please call (302) 737-4343.
Date/Time Information:
8:30-10:30 am
The program will begin at 8:45 am sharp.

Contact Information:
(302) 737-4343
$25 Chamber Members 
$35 Chamber Non-Members
$15 Chamber Ambassadors
$0 EEC Incubator Members
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