Talent Magnet show

Talent Magnet

Summary: Welcome to Talent Magnet- brought to you by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, the podcast where we help businesses become talent magnets by focusing on recruitment, training, and retention best practices. Your hosts are Michele Winn and Sytease Geib from the Thurston County Chamber’s Workforce Division.

Podcasts:

 E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:45

E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population

 E19: How Career and Technical Education is Preparing the Next Generation of Workers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:02

Teri Pablo, CTE/Communications Director for Yelm Community Schools in Washington State and Susan Larson, Career Technical Education Teacher at Black Hills High School in the Tumwater School District, join the program to discuss the importance of Career and Technical Education for the emerging workforce. To learn more, visit: www.ycs.wednet.edu/cte

 E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:58

E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses

 E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:26

E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin

 E16: Connecting Youth to Careers: B2Y Connect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:48

This episode features Christina Chesnut, Business Services Coordinator for WorkSource Thurston and Lewis Counties, as she discusses the importance of connecting youth to careers. Discover how Business2Youth Connect helps students find work integrated learning opportunities in the community that fit within their career interests. For more info, visit:  http://thurstonchamber.com/business-2-youth-connect/

 E15: Unlocking Hidden Talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:24

Megan Fiess, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Division Project Manager, joins the program to discuss the role that business can play in helping opportunity populations, rural communities and youth to get ahead in their careers, and the benefits that unlocking hidden talent can provide to employers. Megan shares her own story of becoming homeless at 15 years old, and how an employer gave her an opportunity that helped her become financially stable and further her education. 

 E14: Upskilling Staff Through Training: Future of Work Program & Impact WA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:45

This episode features an interview with Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive at Impact Washington, and Robert Bishop President, SATECH, Inc. as they discuss the importance of upskilling staff through training and share tips and takeaways from their experiences. Discover the Future of Work program and the impact that upskilling  staff can have on an organization.  To learn more, visit  https://impactwashington.org/ www.smartcellsusa.com

 E13: Pre-Apprenticeship Programs as Innovative Recruitment Strategies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:06

Trenton Fluetsch, Service Manager from Sunset Air, joins the program to discuss how his company uses pre-apprenticeship programs as an innovative recruitment strategy in a tight labor market.  To learn more about Sunset Air, visit https://www.sunsetair.com/     

 E12: Amazon Military Recruiting Initiatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:34

Nick Curry, Senior Program Manager at Amazon Web Services, joins the program to discuss Amazon's military recruiting intiatives. Discover tips and takeaways for recruiting and retaining transitioning service members and their spouses.   To learn more, visit:  https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/mil-apprentice

 E11: Keeping Company Culture Intact As Your Business Grows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:36

Rozanne Garman, President & CEO of RHD Enterprises, joins the program to discuss tips and insights for maintaining a strong company culture in a growing business.  To learn more about RHD Enterprises, visit www.rhdenterprises.com

 E10: How Great Leaders Attract Top Talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:10

Reid Bates, Owner of Express Employment Professionals offices in Olympia, Centralia and Aberdeen, Washington, joins the program to discuss the Thurston County Chamber's 9th annual "Boss of The Year" Award. Reid, a co-founder of the award, shares how the initiative got started and why it has continued. To learn more about Express Employment Professionals, visit: www.express-olympia.com

 E09: Building A Company Culture That Supports Recruitment and Retention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:24

Devin Craig from Craig Consulting Group joins the program to discuss how to build a fantastic workplace culture that supports recruitment and retention. The episode also features one of Devin's clients, Hunter Brooks, co-founder of the healthy salad chain Evergreens. Devin and Hunter discuss takeaways and lessons learned about creating and sustaining a positive workplace culture. 

 E08: Labor Exchange – Using the WorkSourceWA.com to Connect Jobseekers and Employers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:34

This episode features an interview with Chad Pearson, Marketing, Outreach, and Communications Manager at Employment Security Department. Discover how labor exchanges work, and the benefits of labor exchanges for job seekers and employers. Chad also gives a rundown of some of the most updated features and benefits of WorkSourceWA.com

 E07: Career Connected Learning and Recruitment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:27

In this episode, you'll learn about Lakeside Industries and their involvement in career connected learning and recruitment. John Hurd, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Lakeside Industries, joins the program to discuss best practices, lessons learned, as well as their innovative afterschool program. 

 E06: Intercity Transit's Vanpooling Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:43

Carolyn Newsome, Vanpool Manager at Intercity Transit, discusses the benefits of their vanpool service for employees and businesses.  About Intercity Transit: In addition to routed buses, Intercity Transit has 180 vanpools traveling up and down the I-5 corridor, the program removes over 1,200 cars from our congested roadways each day which helps keep traffic moving for everyone. https://www.intercitytransit.com

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