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Networks Talent Series – New Jersey

Hosted in Fairfield Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Event Overview

Vistage Networks Talent Series: Reinvent your recruiting and onboarding processes
Recruiting the right people for your organization. Is it an art or a science? The answer, of course, is both. There were more than 5.5 million jobs open at the end of 2016. This session will impart how you can make your company, and the positions you need filled, a beacon to today’s top talent. Join us for an informative half-day session to optimize your company’s recruiting and onboarding processes.

During this interactive session, you’ll explore how to:

  • Revamp your recruiting practices and channels.
  • Hire and integrate top talent.
  • Retain, engage and best position your current team.
  • Integrate new and existing team members for lasting success.

This complimentary event includes breakfast, and is open to members and Chairs.

For more details, contact Kristen Abbas, Senior Manager – Member Networks Kristen.Abbas@vistage.com

Event Speakers

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

CEO, TalenTrust
In 2003, Kathleen Votaw launched TalenTrust to help companies find, keep and grow the best people. Her firm’s expert team collaborates closely with executives to identify the root causes — and often interrelated issues — behind a company’s human capital challenges. As a long-time Vistage member, Kathleen attributes much of her firm’s growth to participation in the Vistage community. She is a speaker and author of the book, “Solve the People Puzzle; How High-Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent.”

Kevin Robins

CEO, MidAtlantic Employers’ Association (MEA)
Kevin is a strategic executive with over 30 years of hands-on experience in legal, financial and business services. He leads the team at MEA, which supports the workforce needs of over 500 employers. Prior to joining MEA, Kevin spent 15 years as a member of the executive team at SEI Investments, a NASDAQ company, where his responsibilities included global investment product leader, general counsel and leader of a newly formed UHNW business.

Holly DePalma

Managing Director, MEA
Holly DePalma is managing director of MEA, responsible for strategic HR services, and is a certified Predictive Index Consultant. She works with companies in the Mid-Atlantic region to improve their hiring process, develop and coach leaders and increase overall efficiencies with respect to people. Prior to joining MEA, Holly was a PI client for over 10 years, using the software in hiring, succession planning and development opportunities.


Crown Plaza Fairfield

7:15 - 7:45 AM
Registration | Networking | Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 AM
Welcome | Introductions | Agenda | Expectations

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Networking Activities

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Kevin Robins & Holly DePalma, MEA Leveraging data for smarter hiring decisions

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Break | Networking

10:15 – 11:30 AM
Kathleen Quinn Votaw, TalenTrust Establish and improve onboarding practices at your company

11:30 - 12:00 PM
Q&A | Wrap-up

Breakout sessions

8:30 - 9:45 AM

Leveraging data for smarter hiring decisions

Presenter: Kevin Robins, CEO, MEA & Holly DePalma, Managing Director, MEA

Hiring is frequently noted as a top concern for business owners and leaders. In our discussion we will examine how data can help facilitate this process and increase your chances of job fit, where both the company and the candidate win. Data is good. Analytics make it great.

About MidAtlantic Employers' Association (MEA): MEA helps employers meet the workforce challenges that come with growth and a dynamic regulatory landscape. It creates solutions that fit, simply and cost-effectively. MEA is a certified partner of The Predictive Index (PI), a suite of assessment tools — behavioral, job and cognitive — and state-of-the-art technology, training and consulting services.

10:15 - 11:30 AM

Establish and improve onboarding practices at your company

Presenter: Kathleen Quinn Votaw, CEO, TalenTrust

New hires are 58% more likely to stay when they complete a structured onboarding process. Effective orientation programs increase the comfort level and productivity of new employees, and it’s your business that reaps most of the benefits. The actionable insights in this presentation will empower you to reduce the cost of learning; speed up the time to productivity; greatly improve turnover rates; and increase overall morale.

About TalenTrust: TalenTrust is a professional services firm that partners with senior executives and strategic human resource professionals to Solve the People Puzzle™. The firm brings expertise, creativity and execution to the interrelated facets of the work environment. By finding, keeping and growing the best talent, successful companies develop an intentional culture with engaged people who are aligned with their goals and excited to contribute every day. TalenTrust provides the support needed for leadership to realize its vision of exceptional talent and accelerated growth.



Crown Plaza Fairfield
690 Route 46 East
Fairfield, NJ