Recruiting 101 and Recruiting 102
Sonja Pasquantonio is the VP of Human Resources, Training, and Development at Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. She has a over 30-years of experience in various Human Resources roles spanning government, contracting, non-profit, and quasi-public agencies. Sonja consults for GRC Educators and offers training courses in Human Resources, Business Writing and Effective Communication. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC). Sonja is also a Board Member for Public Media Business Association and co-chairs the Human Resources and Marketing Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG) groups. She has dual master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and English.
Talk to almost any Human Resources professional or recruiting agency and they’ll tell you these are unprecedented times. Employers no longer have the upper hand in hiring; candidates do. With businesses at all levels struggling to fill vacancies, how can you compete, not break the budget, and still hire?
For some, it might take a massive overhaul of your recruiting program, for others, it’s as simple as retooling or tweaking job descriptions and job titles. Or, you might be one of the fortunate ones who just needs to get creative about the salary and hiring process overall. No matter what bucket you align with, there’s something to hear in this session.
We’ll also discuss interview types, styles and what questions can get you into a legal quagmire.
- Understanding the recruiting life cycle
- What is talent and how do you redefine it
- Job descriptions
- Job titles and the ether
- Getting creative with hiring
- Advertising|Budgeting for recruiting
- Recognizing interview types
- Understanding illegal questions in interviewing
- Recognizing bias in hiring and interviewing
Course Level - Basic to Intermediate
Who Should Attend
If you’re a business who needs to hire people, or have struggled to fill positions, this session is geared to you!
Why Should You Attend
With the “Great Resignation” and now the “Quiet Resignation”, you might have experienced trouble filling positions, especially if your organization is one in which salary might not be as competitive as other larger corporations.
Almost every industry is in “fear, uncertainty, and doubt mode” about their talent pool. In one field, roughly 61% of businesses struggled to hire professionals.
We’ll talk about redesigning roles, job descriptions, titles, and going grassroots on what your hiring needs are, and aren’t.
Time is also set aside to review illegal interview questions and bias in the hiring process.
Just as COVID changed the faced of how we interact, socially, it’s changed the job market. Employees are now seeking not only mission and value-alignment, but also, they’re also looking for competitive salaries sometimes 20% more than what an organization might have budgeted.
There is hope and a pathway. You just have to get creative.