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SKILLFUL® Talent Series (4 Part Track)

Thu 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

It's no secret that, as the region's unemployment rate remains at historic lows, small businesses are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to remain competitive; according to Denver Metro SBDC's recently published Colorado Small Businesses Survey, more than half of companies with revenue over $500,000 reported that a lack of qualified workers was a challenge to their growth.

That's why we are bringing you the Skillful Talent Series training's, designed to help employers find, hire and train talent with a focus on skills instead of proxies for skills like previous titles and degrees, thereby deepening your companies' talent pools, reducing time to hire and improving retention and diversity.

Talent Series 101: Attract the Right Talent
January 30 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Is a tight market keeping you from filling positions? Unfilled positions cost companies like yours an average of $800,000 a year. Yet most job postings use requirements that create barriers eliminating more than 95% of possible applicants. These job postings contribute to costly losses in productivity and difficulty in attracting the right candidates.

    By focusing on skills, not credentials, you'll staff hard-to-fill positions, reduce time-to-hire, and increase your company's diversity.

    Talent Series 102: Attract the Right Talent
    February 6 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Avoid the frustration and cost of bad hiring decisions! Traditional interviews assess someone's personality, not their skill set, leaving you uncertain on an applicant's ability to do the job. Join us to learn how to build an evaluation process that differentiates those good for the job from those just good at interviewing.

      Remember, skills are the best predictor of success for new hires. Be certain that you're hiring people with the skills your company needs most!

      Talent Series 103: Selection and On-boarding
      February 13 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      Struggling to find people with the perfect skill set? Frustrated with the time it takes for new hires get to full productivity?

      Join us for a workshop that will help fill positions more quickly and improve retention by setting new hires up for success.

      Talent Series 104: Employee Retention
      February 20| 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      Outside hires take three years to be as productive in the same job as someone promoted internally. Yet only 7% of people advance within a company. By neglecting to develop and promote internally, many companies to miss opportunities to increase retention, productivity, and fill positions anywhere in the company.

      Join us to create new approaches to grow people within your organization!

      Register For The Entire Track Here

      Standard Course Fee (All 4 classes at a discount) - $135.00
      Bronze DMCC Members - $85.00
      Gold DMCC Members - Complimentary

      Meet Your Instructor:
      Jessie Roller headshot Jessie serves as a Workforce Development Consultant, facilitating Skillful Talent Series training's in partnership with the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center. Jessie has been working in employee and career development for more than a decade and has a doctorate in Leadership. She completed her dissertation research on employee behavior, engagement, and empowerment within generational work preference.


      Fee: No Cost

      Phone: 303-620-8076


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