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Employers in all industries are encouraged to attend our 2009-2010 free Employer Open House Events. Hear from experts in the field discuss topics that will be sure to help you in your human resource role!

Register on-line (below) for one or multiple open house events.



"Am I Ready to Start Hiring Again? "

Employer Open House in West Bend

Presented by Dan Anholt, Director Training & Business Development, University of Wisconsin Colleges Continuing Education


·       Creating staffing plans that let me know when a permanent hire is right
·         Do I rehire or go to the open market?
·         Planning for my organization's future needs even if we aren’t hiring now

Dan Anhalt is a native of Wisconsin and has worked in the private sector for most of his professional career having transitioned to the academic world six years ago. Much of Dan’s 20+ years of professional industry experience has been in the area of Human Resources Management, having managed and directed Employee Relations, Recruiting and Training functions for firms in the Information Technology, Banking, Retail and Insurance Industry.
His academic background includes a Bachelor degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Adult and Continuing Education, through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Since completing his Masters degree, Dan has been the Director of Continuing Education for the University of Wisconsin Colleges with responsibilities including management of the Washington County Continuing Education department, and also functions as their statewide Director for Customized Training and Business Development. Within these departments he is responsible for coordinating statewide customized training and research functions.

In addition, he is responsible for all continuing education programs offered through the University of Wisconsin-Washington County including Business Offerings, Customized Training, Enrichment Programs, Domestic and Study Abroad travel, and Youth Programming.

He has taught Human Resources courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dan also serves on numerous community boards and has been the Executive Director of the West Bend Economic Development Corporation for the past 3 years.

Time:      8:30 am- 10:00 am

Click here- to register for "Am I Ready to Start Hiring Again? "   Thursday, April 22, 2010West Bend Workforce Development Center.



Employer Open House offered in Pewaukee

Presented by Bonni Yordi, PhD

Director, Surveys and Business Research , MRA – The Management Association


The turbulence of the economy impacted both employers and employees. Many companies reduced staff hours and increased workloads. Many employees were not only personally impacted, but saw their friends and families affected by the economy as well. Several major studies have found that all this has resulted in a sharp decline in employee engagement, morale, and commitment. Even more concerning is that the top performers are disproportionately affected, with a higher drop in engagement than the other employees. And of equal concern is that the percent of disengaged employees (who actively or passively work against the company by “poisoning the well”) has grown. Since higher engagement is linked with higher productivity, customer service, and profitability, this drop in engagement is occurring at the very time that companies need increased rather than decreased engagement.

Some companies, however, have found ways to maintain engagement even in the face of the recession. MRA has done extensive research to identify the top factors that correlate with employee engagement and a number of national studies have also identified strategies used by companies that have succeeded in maintaining high employee engagement.

Join Bonni Yordi, Ph.D., MRA's Director, Surveys and Business Research for an insightful look at these top factors and how you can help to raise the engagement level and bottom line of your organization.

Time:      8:30 am- 10:00 am

Click here- to register for "Employee Engagement and the Bottom Line " - Wednesday, April 28, 2010- Pewaukee Workforce Development Center (on the campus of WCTC).



"Understanding the Risk of Pre-Employment Background Checks"

Employer Open House Offered in Pewaukee

Presented by Michelle Burt from Ardor Agency


Minimize your risk by understanding the impact of pre-employment background checks. Whether you perform background checks in house or hire a third party, understanding the legalities and procedures for performing searches is critical for effective hiring. Do you have hiring procedures in place to address background checks? What type of checks should be performed? What bars an applicant from being employed within your organization? What is required when an applicant has an adverse background? How to start performing background checks or enhance your current procedures will be addressed. Walk away with the tools to minimize your liability.

Time:      8:30 am- 10:00 am

Click here- to register for "Pre-employment Background Checks "  Friday, May 21, 2010 -  Pewaukee Workforce Development Center.


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