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CONNECT TO SUCCESS: FINDING, RETAINING AND DEVELOPING YOUR WORKFORCE

Many people are so busy working in their businesses that they don’t have time to work on their businesses. Finding the time and capacity to connect with resources can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why the Albuquerque Forward Fund hosts the Connect to Success workshop every year. The event, which features interesting topics from local experts, will help you cut through the noise to learn about important programs available to New Mexico businesses to help you hire and retain the best talent, increase revenue and grow your business.

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019

CNM WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER
5600 EAGLE ROCK AVE. NE


AGENDA

7:30-8:00 a.m.

CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST


8:00-8:15 a.m.

WELCOME


8:15-8:25 a.m.

INTRODUCTION TO AED’S EXISTING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Bob Walton, Vice President of Existing Business Development Team, AED
Dennis Houston, Existing Business Consultant, AED
Wendy Ederer, Existing Business Consultant, AED

Over the past 17 years, AED’s Existing Business Development Team has assisted more than 1,800 local economic base businesses with expansion plans. Meet the team and learn how they can connect your business to important resources.


8:30-9:15 a.m.

HIRING, FIRING AND DISCIPLINE: NEW MEXICO LABOR LAW

Benjamin E. Thomas, President and CEO, Sutin, Thayer & Browne

This session will focus on employment rules and regulations that small business owners in New Mexico should know, and how to minimize risk when hiring, disciplining and firing. Whether you have a staff of one or 100, you’ll gain practical knowledge and helpful advice.


9:20-9:50 a.m.

NEW MEXICO WORKFORCE CONNECTION: BUSINESS SERVICES IN THE CENTRAL REGION

Joy Forehand, Operations Manager, New Mexico Workforce Connection

Learn about the range of services and programs available to businesses in the Albuquerque metro area, including funding for on-the-job-training opportunities, internships and apprenticeships.


9:55-10:15 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAK


10:15-10:35 a.m.

THE JOB TRAINING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Patrick Gannon, Marketing Coordinator, New Mexico Economic Development Department

New Mexico has one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country. Learn about the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), which funds on-the-job training for newly created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to six months. The program reimburses 50% to 75% of employee wages to qualified economic-base companies.


10:40-11:10 a.m.

ENGAGING MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKFORCE

Annemarie Henton, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, AED

In this session, we’ll explore the preferences and aspirations of Millennials in the workplace, giving you an understanding of where they come from, how to engage them, and why it matters for your company’s future. Learn tips for connecting with and motivating this important group, and gain insights as to how to leverage their strengths.


11:15 a.m - Noon

PANEL DISCUSSION ON RECRUITING AND STAFFING

MODERATOR:
Wendy Ederer, Existing Business Consultant, AED

PANELISTS:
Terel Anyaibe, Account Manager, Engineering & Government Services, Aerotek
Beth Barela, Branch Manager, Manpower
Joe Mercadante, Vice President/Division Director, Robert Half Finance & Accounting

Our panelists will answer questions about successfully identifying candidates for open positions, using benefits as a recruitment strategy, attracting a diverse workforce, and using a staffing agency to recruit and hire.


Noon

CLOSING REMARKS AND THANK YOUS


SPEAKER BIOS

Attendees

Arnold D.
RoofCare
Benjamin T.
Sutin Thayer & Browne
Berlin R.
Solaero Tech
Beth B.
Manpower - New Mexico
Bob W.
AED
CAT P.
DEKKER PERICH SABATINI
Dennis H.
AED
Desiree S.
PLTi
Erin G.
RoofCare
Jerrid W.
RoofCare
Jessica W.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM
Jett M.
Descartes Labs
Jim K.
Kevothermal
Joe M.
Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Josanne C.
UPN
Joy F.
Workforce Connections
Kimberly V.
PLTi
Mark C.
Kevothermal
Melissa J.
NanoCool LLC
Michael J.
RAKS Building Supply
Michael V.
PLTi
Mike D.
NanoCool LLC
Patrick G.
NM Economic Development Dept.
Robert C.
RoofCare

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