December Member Meeting

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December Member Meeting

December 14, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am CST

Free – $15.00

Join us for the final program of 2021:  The Great “Sansdemic”

Summary of Presentation

First the Pandemic. Now the Sansdemic (“Sans” = without. “Demic” = people)! If you are hiring right now you are not alone. A majority of organizations are wondering where have all the people gone?  The talent shortage is real, not only skills but bodies, and it is crippling business growth. Yesterday’s recruitment and retention practices simply won’t work anymore! Employers have reached new levels of creativity and innovation in their search for talent and keep it. During this session Cherrie will share the numbers behind the talent shortage. Effective approaches to a positive candidate experience. What an engaging employee experiences is, and her top ten talent attraction strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants should gain an increased awareness and understanding of:
  • Understand The numbers behind the talent shortage
  • Discuss Effective approaches to a positive Candidate Experience
  • Discover the winning Talent Attraction Strategies

Speaker Biography

Meet Cherrie Spurlin, an all-around enthusiastic leader. Cherrie is an Executive Director for the Management Resource Association (MRA). Those who have worked with Cherrie describe her as a very optimistic person.  Cherrie believes people are a company’s greatest asset, and true leadership is about taking the time to mentor, coach, and develop others. Cherrie brings over 17 years of experience leading teams in multiple industries. She is currently a doctoral student in Strategic Leadership and a certified human resource professional. Cherrie is an Advisory Board Member for the Salvation Army and is passionate about volunteering in the community. She also led a human resources department which was a recipient of the Corridor Business Journal’s Award in Nonprofit Talent Engagement.



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December 14, 2021
7:45 am - 9:00 am CST
Free – $15.00


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