Recruiting & Retaining Talent – Strategic Planning

When:  Jan 23, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago, IL

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Recruiting & Retaining Talent – Strategic Planning
Panel Discussion

Recruiting and retaining construction talent in the field and office will continue to be challenging in 2018.  Get input from top recruiting, human resources and consulting experts on how to plan for success:

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why it’s important to have a strategic plan for recruiting and retention
  • Hear why it’s important to act now
  • Gain perspective on the key areas you should address in developing your plan
  • Learn about the most common recruiting and retention pain points
  • Identify techniques, tools and strategies for improving recruiting and retention outcomes



Kathy Cole, CPC, Moderator and Panelist

Kathy is the Founder and President of DK Cole Company, an Executive Search firm, based in the Chicago area with a specialization in construction. 

Jeff Burger, Panelist
Jeff is the Director of Enterprise Solutions for Gallup, one of the most respected consulting firms in the world, providing analytics and advice to help leaders solve workplace issues. 

Shahara Byford, SPHR, Panelist
Shahara is the Director of Human Resources for Power Construction, one of the largest General Contractors in the Chicago area. Power has been rated a top Workplace and has a professional staff of over 270 individuals. 

Krista Roberts, Panelist

Krista is the Director of Talent Management for Aldridge Group (Aldridge Electric and Aldridge Construction) in Libertyville, IL, is one of the nation’s leading electrical contractors and employs more than 800 people from coast to coast.


Jeff Robinson, Panelist

Jeff is President of PAS, Inc., a company that specializes in compensation research and consulting for the construction industry. Jeff manages the research, analysis & interpretation of all construction industry compensation surveys, and oversees the firm’s consulting practice.


Level & Prerequisites: This is a panel discussion for business owners or C-Level executives, HR leaders and other members of senior management who are involved in developing strategic planning direction for their organizations.

Thank you to our Featured Platinum Sponsor - CIBC



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