Hiring on Target: Recruiting and Hiring Strategies for Success

We typically hire or promote people that we like or that are technically good at their work. The problem is that interviewees learn to be likable. They are chameleons. And you can invest time, effort and money in someone that either really isn’t a fit and may need to be let go – or worse  – they stick around and you resolve to have people that do a mediocre job.

We have two speakers this month to give you some fresh perspective and solutions on this – Terri Carter of Barrett Business Services and Bart Gragg of Blue Collar University.

Bart Gragg’s interactive portion is called “Let The Job Talk!” It’s a way of thinking about the job beyond just the hard technical skills people need and even beyond their people skills.

Terri Carter will help you “Hire On Target” – Learn about best practices in recruiting and hiring the best talent for your company. This includes not only what to look for in resumes but what’s missing can tell you a lot as well.

Content is best suited for those who are involved in the selection process and those who make final hiring decisions.

 

Speakers:

Terri Carter, HR Consultant, Barrett Business Services Inc.    

Bart Gragg, President, Blue Collar University.

Announcing the 2012 to 2013 Board

Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council has elected its new slate of officers for the coming two year term.

They are:

Chair:  Angela Linvill, Encina Veterinary Hospital
Vice Chair:  Bart Gragg, Blue Collar University
Secretary:  Lindi Huntsman, Contra Costa County Office of Education
Treasurer:  Jane Louie, MassMutual Financial Group
Newsletter:  Barbara Trumbly, Centricity Solutions
Legislative:  Ernie Guerrero, La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant
Scholarship:  Tim Oshima, Simplera Benefits & Insurance Solutions
Membership:  Terri Carter, Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Representative at Large:  Nicole Leong, RPM Mortgage
Representative at Large:  Maggie Carrillo, Quad Graphics

Through their leadership, your EAC will be offering eleven seminars in 2012.  These training sessions are the best you can find AND they are the least expensive, in keeping with the organization’s objective to share key information with employers in our county.  Our presenters are experts in their subjects and we are so fortunate to have their contributions to our organization.

Look for more information in coming weeks and get your reservation in early.  A new option for seminar registration is now available on line.  We are using Brown Paper Tickets as an alternative to writing a check for the seminar fee.  When you receive your seminar announcements, try it.  You may find its convenience quite helpful.

I’d like to thank the officers and volunteers who have served Contra Costa County EAC so well over the past two years.  They include: Miriam Grisard, Bart Gragg, Lindi Huntsman, Susie O’Bryant, Jane Louie, Tim Oshima, Barbara Trumbly, and of course our EDD Coordinator, Jim Ranger.  It’s been a wonderful group to work with.

Bill Truesdell, Chair
CCC EAC 2010-2011

New Board to Guide EAC in 2012 – 2013

Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council has elected its new slate of officers for the coming two year term.

They are:

  • Chair:  Angela Linvill, Encina Veterinary Hospital
  • Vice Chair:  Bart Gragg, Blue Collar University®
  • Secretary:  Lindi Huntsman, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Treasurer:  Jane Louie, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Newsletter:  Barbara Trumbly, Centricity Solutions
  • Legislative:  Ernie Guerrero, La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant
  • Scholarship:  Tim Oshima, Simplera Benefits & Insurance Solutions
  • Membership:  Terri Carter, Barrett Business Services, Inc.
  • Representative at Large:  Nicole Leong, RPM Mortgage
  • Representative at Large:  Maggie Carrillo, Quad Graphics

Through their leadership, your EAC will be offering nine seminars in 2012.  These training sessions are the best you can find AND they are the least expensive, in keeping with the organization’s objective to share key information with employers in our county.  Our presenters are experts in their subjects and we are so fortunate to have their contributions to our organization.  Look for more information in coming weeks and get your reservation in early.  A new option for seminar registration is now available on line.  We are using Brown Paper Tickets as an alternative to writing a check for the seminar fee.  When you receive your seminar announcements, try it.  You may find its convenience quite helpful.

I’d like to thank the officers and volunteers who have served Contra Costa County EAC so well over the past two years.  They include: Miriam Grisard, Bart Gragg, Lindi Huntsman, Susie O’Bryant, Jane Louie, Tim Oshima, Barbara Trumbly, and of course our EDD Coordinator, Jim Ranger.  It’s been a wonderful group to work with.

Bill Truesdell, Chair
CCC EAC 2010-2011