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    September Chapter Meeting - Panel Discussion - Recruiting Top Talent

    Date: September 18, 2018, 11:15am
    Stark County Human Resources Association
    La Pizzaria
    3656 Dressler Rd NW
    Canton, OH 44718
    $20 Member/$25 Non-Member/$10 Student
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    To identify and communicate creative ideas, best practices and new tactics for recruiting top talent through a panel discussion with local experts in the HR Community.

    We are looking for specific ideas that can help our members and their organizations succeed and grow, while creating a workplace that will meet the needs of both HR, and those of potential & current employees.

    PANELIST:  5 industry leaders from various area recruiting disciplines

    Dan Toussant

    President / Owner of Dan Toussant & Associates, LLC, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network

    Dan most recent efforts include executive-search recruiting in Northeast Ohio and the US Midwest region, industries include surgical and medical device manufacturing, public accounting, banking, logistics, and sustainable energy.  He also provides HR Consulting services include compensation surveying and advisory board membership.

    His experience includes Managing Director of The Interview Doctor, Principle Director of Human Resources for Rea & Associates, Inc., Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Doctor’s Hospital, and Employment Manager at Aultman Hospital.  Dan obtained his M.Ed, Personnel Services and Counseling from Kent State University.

    Kelly Haer

    Business Manager at OhioMeans Jobs (Workforce Initiative Association of Stark and Tuscarawas Counties)

    Kelly is role as the Business Manager is to help area employers and applicants. Previously she worked at Tristan Rubber as their Human Resource Manager for 4 years.  Kelly holds her B.B.A. of Human Resource Management and Services from Kent State University.

    Steven Michaels

    Owner of Express Employment Professionals

    Michael is a highly-skilled executive with in-depth experience surpassing goals by driving revenues, facilitating communication, and motivating teams. Influential and persuasive communicator leveraging outstanding interpersonal skills to build and develop strong teams and profitable relationships with key clients. Thrives in a highly complex and competitive environment and accepts P&L responsibility which demand strong skills in analysis, problem solving, strategic thinking, and implementation of strategic plans. Results-oriented, decisive leader, successfully identifying client needs and providing viable, cost-effective solutions. Talented achiever recognized for leading teams that excel and achieve results.

    Richard Regula

    Vice President/Commissioner of Stark County Commissioners Canton Ohio

    Elected to the Board of Stark County Commissioners for a third time in 2016, Richard Regula has a notable history of service work and involvement in local government.  He was inspired by his father, Ralph Regula, who was the United States Representative for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District from 1973 - 2009, serving 18 consecutive terms.  Richard is a Stark County native and graduate of Fairless High School.  After graduation, he attended Ohio University where he received his Bachelor's degree in General Studies. 

    Joann Sahl

    Joann Sahl is the assistant director of the University of Akron Legal Clinic. Professor Sahl supervises the Reentry Clinic and the Civil Practice Clinic at the University of Akron Law School. Professor Sahl also teaches in the area of appellate practice. Before joining Akron Law, she worked at Columbus Legal Aid and Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. She also worked at the Ohio Public Defender’s Office where she was Chief Appellate Counsel and supervisor of the Death Penalty Section. Professor Sahl received her J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.

    MODERATOR:  Steve Gosney                                                                             

    Steve will open with asking a prepared question and calling on a panelist to answer the question.  Each panelist will have 1 minute to answer the question.   

    How has Recruiting changed over the last 5-10 years?  What methods of recruiting doesn’t work any longer and what are some new recruiting trends that are working for employers?

    In what ways have companies been successful connecting with high school and college students beyond traditional internships?

    What are successful ways that companies are using technology to drive a greater number of high quality applicants to their open positions?

    What are some of the most unique ways/programs that employers are using to attract and/or retain top performers?

    Excluding LinkedIn, how are employers successfully connecting with top white collar professionals that are passively looking for their next opportunity?

    How much has traditional methods of interviewing and hiring changed, for example: business professional versus business casual dress, what are acceptable reference checks, are pre-employment tests still used?

    What is being done in our immediate area to either retain talent or bring talent into Stark County?

    The audience may submit questions to be asked of the panel during the meeting.

    Finish with a quick round robin of the panelists as a takeaway for the audience:

    Tell us your top tip to all of the HR professionals in the audience for recruiting