Best Practice Forum: Keys to Retaining Talent

Posted by Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia on May 22, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
WeWork Market Street
1601 Market Street, 19th Floor, Philadelphia

Talent retention is important because as triple-bottom-line businesses, we value taking care of our employees and want them to flourish. Talent retention is also fundamental to our ability to run our operations sustainably and safeguard our brand reputation. For many of our businesses, investing in our people is essential to financial success and the fulfillment of our broader goals. But this is easier said than done, because while good people are easier to manage, they are harder to keep, especially now that labor markets are improving and talented folks may have many competing employment choices.

Lee Huang, Senior Vice President & Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (and SBN board member), will share why talent retention matters, how to think about what your people need to thrive, and what you can do to invest in them. Topics will include compensation package, office environment, work/life balance, and advancement opportunities, as well as various outlets for employees to be fulfilled while doing fulfilling work.

After the presentation, members of an expert panel will offer additional insights and ideas based on their own extensive experience, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. Panelists include:

  • Allegra Derengowski, Owner, Birchtree Catering
  • June-Ann Garafano, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Solutions for Progress
  • Karissa Justice, Manager of People Operations, Azavea

Coffee and breakfast snacks will be served.

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