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March 14, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

HR Series: From Recruitment to Retention
$45/session (no CEUs unless you attend the first three sessions)

Session 1: Recruiting & Hiring: Tips & Trends
Monday, March 14, 12-1:30pm

Struggling to find qualified candidates to fill open positions? Learn about labor force and industry trends and hiring trends from Tim O’Neill from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Walk away with a better understanding of the job market and how you can attract the best candidates.

Session 2: Onboarding: Off to a Great Start
Thursday, April 14, 12-1:30pm

You’ve hired a great candidate; now what? Onboarding is your chance to acclimate your new employee to your district, the vision and mission of your department, and the district culture. Nate Eklund from Eklund Consulting will help you discover how to get your staff off to a great start with planful onboarding. 

Session 3: Staff Engagement for Retention
Thursday, May 12, 12-1:30pm

Staff turnover is expensive and unwanted turnover negatively impacts the performance of your department. Engaged employees are more productive, provide better customer service, experience more job satisfaction and are more invested in their job. Explore the best ways to engage and retain your employees with Nate Eklund, founder and President of Eklund Consulting.

Session 4: Recruitment to Retention: Implementation Check-In
Monday, May 23, 12-1:30pm

Join others who participated in this series to share what you are implementing and what you are not. Find out what is working and ask questions of your peers.

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Presenter Biographies

Tim O’Neill is DEED’s labor market analyst for the seven-county Twin Cities region of Minnesota. He focuses on labor force and industry trends, regional demographics, hiring demand, and educational outcomes. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from St. Olaf College in Northfield and a master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Nathan Eklund, President and Founder of Eklund Consulting knew, after 13 years of being a classroom teacher, that there were other ways he wanted to serve the field of education. Focusing on teacher job satisfaction and organizational improvement in schools, he published his book “How Was YOUR Day at School? Improving Dialogue About Teacher Job Satisfaction.” The book led to speaking. Speaking led to consulting which led to launching Eklund Consulting.  Now that focus and passion has led to improving the lives and work of thousands of educators and administrators.

February 15th, 2022

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