SOREDI Hosts Informational Prosper Talk on Hiring, Training and Keeping the Right Employees

Are workforce concerns holding back your business growth? Finding, hiring and keeping good employees are some of the most common concerns that Southern Oregon companies face. If you are open to learning about new data and innovative solutions that you can adopt in your approach to hiring, training and keeping loyal, high-performing employees, please join SOREDI on Friday, August 18. Seating is limited to 30 attendees, so please sign up early. There is no charge to attend.

Guests will hear directly from Todd Bloomquist, Director of School Improvement for Grants Pass School District, Joe Rossi, the current President of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and Chris Cook, founder of Capiche, a specialist in branding, corporate culture and coaching.  These regional leaders will walk you through some new thinking in regard to our local workforce. From identifying and hiring a good candidate to an ideal training process, to some breakthrough methods of approaching disciplinary procedures, integrating some new perspectives may be the key to turning around your workforce performance and retention issues. The speakers will also be available to answer your questions.

SOREDI’s Business Development Manager, Kathy Trautman says, “Our business community always appreciates these free Prosper Talks, particularly when they are on a topic that touches everyone.” Trautman continues, “We frequently hear concerns from local companies about the hard time they are having finding and retaining good workers. New research and approaches that are becoming more widely available have made a big difference in other communities, so I hope they catch on here in our region.”

SOREDI coordinates quarterly Prosper Talks to bring interested parties together to discuss topics of interest for our local businesses. You are welcome to voice your concerns, provide feedback and affect change for the betterment of our region’s economy. Attending Prosper Talks allows our guests to gain fresh perspective and have direct dialog with people directly involved with pertinent issues.

SOREDI is a private, membership-based, non-profit organization, governed by a 28-member board of directors. Its seven-person staff is charged with local business expansion and new business recruitment efforts, financial assistance to start-up companies through its business loan fund, and management of Enterprise Zones in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The agency was formed as a regional economic development agency in 1987.

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