TRAVERSE CITY, MI—The Employer Training Council (ETC) is hosting a Recruiting and Retaining Young Talent workshop Tuesday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Michigan Works! Service Center at 1209 South Garfield in Traverse City. The workshop will help businesses learn how to become the employer of choice in a competitive work environment.
“In Traverse City it has become increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates to help businesses grow and be competitive,” said Jennifer Ewing, HR Director at AlcoTec Wire Corporation. “Learning how to attract and retain the younger generation has become critical to the success of any organization.”
Featured experts at the workshop include Warren Call, Chairperson, Traverse City Young Professionals; Paul Corrado, Corporate Recruiter, Magna Electronics Engineering Center, Rochester Hills; and Bill Benson, Partner, William Charles Search Group, Grand Rapids.
Call will discuss what motivates the younger workforce. Corrado will look at how to successfully recruit the younger generation. Benson will help employers understand the generational differences in the labor market.
The workshop will include information about young talent’s perspective on employment, the importance of organizational culture, hiring and retention variables, and leveraging social media.
“Our employers tell us that recruiting young, talented employees is extremely competitive,” said Michelle Socha, Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison. “This seminar offers up-to-date recruiting techniques, in addition to realistic perspectives coming from a talented young professional who can speak about what captivates, motivates and attracts the younger workforce.”
Registration is $35 per person and includes breakfast. Check in and breakfast run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. You can get more information and register online at: nwm.org/etc.
More information is also available by calling Angie at: 231-929-5077.
The Employer Training Council, a nonprofit council made up of public and private industry, is committed to identifying key workforce issues and offering solutions to community businesses through training and workshops. Members and sponsors include Grand Traverse Container, AlcoTec Wire Corporation, Northwest Michigan Works!, Benzie County Chamber of Commerce, and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.
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