PCBC to Hold Workshop on Employee Attraction, Retention
New ERA Workshop 2.0 to give employers tools, ideas |
City Times Staff
It should be a happy Halloween for some local employers, thanks to the New ERA (Employee Retention and Attraction) Workshop 2.0 planned for Oct. 31.
The gathering, comprised of current and future leaders in government, business, education and the community, focuses on the action plan for quality of life improvements in the area. The workshop will review what has been accomplished since the last community workshop in February 2016; then develop and prioritize what needs to be done to ensure that vitality in the future.
“Portage County must be strategic in the realization that new and young professionals are essential to the future vitality of our community,” said Todd Kuckkahn, executive director of the Portage Co. Business Council.
The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 8 AM to noon in the Community Room of Mid-State Technical College, 1001 Centerpoint Drive. A continental breakfast is included.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required at portagecountybiz.com.
“If you are interested in action and not activity, experiences and not events, solutions and not silos, this is the place to be,” Kuckkahn said.
The workshop will be facilitated by newaukee.com, which Kuckkahn called “the state’s young professional leader”.
Along with the PCBC and Portage Co. government, the event is also being sponsored by Mid-State, CREATE, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Ignite.
An added feature of the workshop, Kuckkahn said, is for participants to share what they like about our community through grouVe, an online app that collects photos people take prior to, during and after the event.
The grouVe app can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play. Participants can sign up for an account, enter the code NEWERA, then share a photo on what they like about the community.
For more information contact [email protected].