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    Expanding Your Recruitment Pool

    Date: August 18, 2022, 7:30am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Parking is free)
    2102 South C St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    $15 for Students; $30 for Members; $50 for Non-Members; $60 for Walk-Ins
    Event Type:
    2022 Chapter Meetings
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    Please join us for

    Expanding Your Recruitment Pool, a Panel Discussion


    Ty Reed of Recovery Career Services,

    Michele Hernandez of Trillium Employment Services, and

    Kari Haugen of WorkForce Center



    Nearly every employer is currently facing hiring challenges. One things is clear: Recruiters need to think in new ways to keep their organizations staffed and functioning.

    Our August chapter meeting will be a panel discussion with representatives from three organizations that can expand your recruitment pool. We will discuss if and how justice-impacted/second chance, youth, and individuals wiht disabilities can become a vital part of your hiring and retention efforts.

    Learning Objectives​

    Participants will be able to:

    • Debunk myths associated with hiring outside the traditional candidate pool
    • Implement the benefits of a diverse workforce with new recruitment strategies

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    Doors open at 7:30 for  breakfast and networking conversations!

    Approved for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

    Approved for 1.0 Credit through HRCI.


    About the Speakers:

    Ty Reed has been a featured speaker and presenter for many organizations, including Amazon, Comcast, and the University of Washington. His blend of humor and valuable information for HR professionals has made him a popular choice for companies interested in learning about building more inclusive hiring practices and improving relations with current employees.

    In 2020, Ty founded Recovery Career Services, a nonprofit focused on career coaching for people in recovery from addiction, homelessness, and past criminal justice involvement. He holds an MBA, a PHR, and a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) designation.

    Michele Hernandez is an Assistant Program Manager with Trillium Employment Services. I graduated from the University of Washington and reside in Pierce county.  I am dedicated to the mission of supporting adults of all abilities find meaningful and competitive jobs.  I wholeheartedly believe in the power of community and will continue to work on equity on social justice issues for the people I serve.

    Kari Haugen is the Director Of Workforce Partnerships at WorkForce Center in Tacoma. In this role, she bridges the gap between job seekers, employers, and community organizations to build a robust workforce pipeline and ensure economic vitality across the region. Kari holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.