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Quit Hiring Employees and Start Selecting a “Mate”

Tue 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees

Finding the right employee can be extremely difficult, costly, and frustrating for organizations. Attrition rates in industries like retail and fast-food exceed 150% and can even approach 200%. The reason for this centers around a cultural shift in the employment relationship that managers and employees have failed to recognize and implement. This presentation will focus on: 1) explaining the dynamic shift from hiring an employee to selecting a “mate” for any organization, 2) provide advice for how to increase the likelihood of success (i.e. identify fit), 3) discuss potential pitfalls (every system has weaknesses), and 4) provide advice for moving forward

Speaker(s): Dr. Sean Walker is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems in the College of Business and Global Affairs at The University of Tennessee at Martin. He is also serving as Faculty Senate President-elect for the 2019-2020 AY and will serve as Faculty Senate President for the 2020-2021 AY. He obtained both his MBA and PhD at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Walker’s research interest, and primary teaching areas, assess the impact of psychological phenomenon on Human Resources and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Walker is also a Licensed Minister and Mediator, both of which provide him with training to educate students, colleagues, and external agents on how to reach mutually acceptable agreements when faced with conflict within the organization.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (731) 587-7333


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