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    Coffee & Convos - Talent Retention: Keeping the Good Ones

    Date: March 22, 2022, 7:30am – 8:30am
    Free to All - Members and Guests Welcome
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    Coffee and Convos - Talent Retention: Keeping the Good Ones

    Finding and hiring great talent is unfortunately only half of the battle; keeping that talent is another area of struggle entirely.  If this piece is broken, talent attraction efforts can largely be a waste of time.  While the responsibility of employee retention might not fall solely to HR professionals, our efforts can certainly effect valuable change.  With long-term COVID impact, employee’s shifting priorities, and generational changes putting pressure on this critical arena, we cannot be passive.  Join us with your struggles and ideas as we practically navigate this dynamic landscape:

    • What are employees valuing at this time?  How do you know?

    • What do you currently have in place for employee retention?  

    • What are some out-of-the-box ideas that could help meet the changing dynamic?

    Grab your favorite morning beverage and join us virtually for conversation around this important topic!


    Abigail Wentzel, Human Resources Manager

    Abbie is a Colorado Springs Native and is currently the Human Resources Manager for the Air Force Academy Foundation and The Association of Graduates. Abbie graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Finance. Abbie has also completed certificates in Strategic Human Resources Leadership and Conflict Resolution from Cornell University. Throughout Abbie’s career it is evident that she has a passion for people and nonprofit organizations. Abbie is able to bring those two passions together as she manages human resources as an HR Department of 1. 

    Sarah Montoya-Ortega, Talent Sourcer, SHRM-CP

    Sarah is a Talent Sourcer with Lockheed Martin.  Formerly a Registered Dietitian serving in both the military and civilian arena, she made a career change into HR after going back to obtain a graduate degree in Management/HRM at CU Denver.  She has been actively involved on the Program Committee for CSSHRM since Spring 2021.  She and her husband Rafael have lived in Colorado Springs since 2014 and enjoy life with their Mini Schnauzer Oliver and ferret Fang.

    SHRM & HRCI credits pending

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