Why Are You Leaving? Internal Retention Strategies

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Recorded On: 10/21/2020

Here one day and gone the next. Staffing professionals are well aware of the costs that go into getting the right person in the right position, but how do you improve your company’s ability to keep your top performers and slow the speed of the revolving door? This panel discussion will cover practical strategies such as rewards, engagement initiatives, and benefits implemented by industry leaders that have had a noticeable impact on internal retention in their firms. You will have the opportunity to engage with panelists to get feedback and implementation strategies that you can take back to your company to improve your retention rate right away.

Erin Stewart, Esq., TSC, CSP (Moderator)

general counsel, Pinnacle Group

Stewart serves as general counsel for Pinnacle Group, a workforce solutions provider headquartered in Dallas that currently serves clients in six countries. Stewart, whose primary professional interests are employment law and human capital management, also serves as the company’s vice president of human resources. She leads the Pinnacle Group’s legal, human resources, supply chain, compliance, and risk management functions and is a member of the company’s executive leadership team. She has deep expertise with all legal issues impacting workforce solutions programs. Before joining Pinnacle Group as associate general counsel in 2012, Stewart was assistant general counsel at the University of North Texas System and worked with all campuses on legal issues related to employment, litigation, intellectual property, and contracts. Prior to moving to Texas in 2006, Stewart was a litigator with New York City-based Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York. She earned her juris doctorate degree at Columbia Law School and her bachelor’s degree in history and English literature from the University of Maryland College Park.

Robin Mee

president, Mee Derby

Mee is a passionate advocate of staffing, a volunteer industry leader, and a regular speaker at staffing events nationally. In 2016, ASA recognized Mee with its first-ever volunteer of the year award. Staffing Industry Analysts has honored Mee several times on both the Staffing 100 and the Global Women’s Power 100 lists. Staffing companies have named Mee Derby a Best of Staffing firm for client satisfaction in the Inavero survey for seven years. Most importantly, Mee and her team at Mee Derby are highly regarded members of the staffing community whose company is a conduit for change—Mee Derby has helped hundreds of staffing companies grow, by hiring top talent, and thousands of staffing professionals elevate their careers.

Suzanne Perry, CSP

chief human resources officer, Staffmark

Perry joined Staffmark Group in 2001 and is responsible as the chief human resources officer for leading the company human resources function, which includes all aspects of employee relations, compensation, health and wellness, recruitment, retention, and compliance. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and has earned her professional certification from SHRM; she also holds the Certified Staffing Professional® credential from the American Staffing Association. Perry received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from San Jose State University and her master of business administration degree from Thomas More College.

DeLibra Wesley

coo, The Delta Cos.

As chief operating officer at the Delta Cos., Wesley oversees all aspects of operations consisting of travel, housing, privileging, credentialing, quality assurance, licensing, and human resources for health care providers. With more than 14 years of health care staffing experience, she has the unique expertise to support any back-office challenges—including training, quality measurement, compliance, project management, and business development. Wesley serves as a strategic business partner to the Delta Cos. executive team by initiating development and improvements to best meet company goals and stay ahead of changes within the industry. She has been recognized with numerous internal and external industry accolades, but takes most pride in leading a team that embraces and cultivates a culture of service. Wesley is a single mother of two boys: Tristen, an avid football lover, and Trace, who loves music and drawing.

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