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Attracting and Retaining Top Talent: A Deep Dive with CEO Lisa Barhorst at WiBN’s February Lunch N Learn

By January 10, 2024No Comments

Dayton, Ohio, is preparing for something that will change people’s thoughts about finding and keeping talent. The president and CEO of Wilderness Agency, Lisa Barhorst, will be the featured speaker at the Women in Business Networking (WiBN) Lunch N Learn series on February 27. More than simply a lecture, this event, “Attracting & Retaining Top Talent,” serves as a guide for innovative workplace practices.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Modern Workforce

Understanding the nature of the modern workforce is essential when the labor market changes more quickly than ever. Lisa Barhorst provides valuable insights into the evolving nature of the workforce by drawing on her vast experience from Wilderness Agency. This event segment will examine how today’s workers have different priorities than their predecessors, desiring flexibility, meaning, and chances for career and personal development in addition to a paycheck.

The Art and Science of Innovative Hiring

With new opportunities and challenges, the old hiring practices are becoming outdated. Lisa will share cutting-edge recruiting techniques beyond traditional job postings and interviews. The importance of employer branding will be emphasized, as well as how a company’s reputation and culture can play a significant role in luring top talent. Participants will gain knowledge about how to take advantage of different channels, such as social media and networking gatherings, and how employee recommendations can help you reach a broader range of potential candidates.

Cultivating a Culture of Empowerment and Growth

Creating a work environment where employees feel valued and see opportunities for advancement is critical to retention. Lisa will discuss the distinct strategy for staff development that Wilderness Agency has implemented. This entails creating mentorship programs, encouraging lifelong learning, and offering defined career advancement pathways. Business executives and HR specialists hoping to develop a more engaged and devoted workforce will find this session very insightful.

Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond Buzzwords

In today’s business world, diversity and inclusion are more than just trendy terms – they are critical to business success. Lisa will explore how embracing diversity in all its forms can lead to enhanced creativity, improved problem-solving, and better overall business performance. The session will offer strategies for building an inclusive culture where every employee feels respected and valued regardless of background.

Technology: The HR Game Changer

Comprehending technology’s role in human resources in this tech-driven era is critical. The most recent HR technologies that improve employee engagement, expedite the hiring process, and offer insightful data will be covered in this session. Find out how Wilderness Agency uses technology to stay ahead of the competition.

From Theory to Practice: Case Studies and Real-Life Examples

Lisa Barhorst will use case studies and personal anecdotes from her time at Wilderness Agency to illustrate theories. These anecdotes will demonstrate how the strategies discussed can be applied in real-world scenarios and how they affect the success of businesses. Participants will leave the event with a combination of applied theory and real-world examples that they can use back at their own organizations.

Interactive Q&A: Engaging with the Expert

An engaging Q&A portion of the program will enable participants to go deeper into particular subjects and receive tailored guidance from Lisa Barhorst. It is recommended that attendees arrive equipped with inquiries to utilize this chance fully.

Networking: Connecting the Dots

In addition to serving as a learning resource, the WiBN Lunch N Learn is a fantastic networking opportunity. Participants will get the chance to network with a wide range of industry experts, exchange ideas, and possibly start new business ventures. The occasion is well-positioned to serve as a center for creativity, inspiration, and teamwork.

Conclusion & Event Details

wibn logoCome learn with Lisa Barhorst about “Attracting & Retaining Top Talent” at the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community on February 27, 2024. The main event occurs from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, with networking beginning at 11:30 AM. Lunch is included in the ticket price of $45 for non-members and $35 for WiBN members.

In addition to learning from a prominent member of the industry, this session offers networking opportunities and cutting-edge talent management techniques. As spots are limited, make sure you participate by registering on the WiBN website as soon as possible. We can’t wait to see you there for an event revolutionizing how you approach hiring and retaining talent!