Tapping Overlooked Labor Markets to Meet Talent Needs
  • CODE : ROTH-0028
  • Duration : 60 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is a Professor in the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He is also President of his own consulting firms—Rothwell and Associates, Inc. and Rothwell and Associates, LLC. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles including 111 books. Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had nearly 20 years of work experience as a Training Director in government and in business. As a consultant, he has worked with over 50 multinational corporations including Motorola, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 1997 he and his wife founded a small business, a personal care home for the elderly that employed 27 workers and served as the residence for 54 people. That company was sold in 2017.

This webinar has been approved for 1.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

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Many employers find that, as the world overcomes the Covid-19 pandemic, the labor market has changed. Job applicants are few and far between. Existing employees express a reluctance to work in central offices and state preferences to work full-time or part-time from home. How can employers seek out untapped labor markets such as the disabled and retirees to meet labor shortages that they face? This dynamic session will address that important questions.

Areas Covered

I. Introduction
     - Overview of the session
     - Session objectives
     - Icebreaker
     - Icebreaker debrief

II. What groups are Historically overlooked, and How can they help to overcome labor shortages?
     - Description of some groups
     - Justification for tapping traditionally overlooked labor groups to meet talent needs

    III. Adapting HR practices to meet special needs
         - Reinventing HR to attract traditionally overlooked groups
         - Building sensitivity among workers and managers when working with traditionally overlooked groups
         - Debrief of the activity

    IV. Summary and Final questions and answers
         - Session summary
         - Final questions and answers
         - What should be next steps after this session?

      Course Level - Intermediate

      Who Should Attend

      • Business owners
      • Managers who are recruiting staff
      • HR staff and recruiters
      • Talent acquisition managers

      Why Should You Attend

      Is your organization having trouble finding and keeping the best people or any people? Have you considered filling positions with workers who are in groups that have been historically overlooked by employers? Attend this session and hear how challenges in recruiting and retaining workers can be overcome by using untapped labor groups.

      • $149.00

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