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    CHRA Half Day Recruitment Workshop

    Date: May 22, 2014, 8:30am – 12:00pm
    PSA Financial Learning Center
    11311 McCormick Rd.
    5th Floor
    Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
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    Half-Day Recruitment Workshop

    What's Most Important to Gen Y in the Workplace? What Are They Thinking? How to Keep Your Best Employees as the Job Market Heats Up in 2014 and Beyond.

    presented by 
    Nancy Zimmerman & Dennis Sullivan
    Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

    Winning the Talent War: Putting Your Recruitment Strategies to Work

    Kelly Romanoski & Andrea Csordas
    Berkshire Associates, Inc.

    This program has been pre-approved for 3 hours of General Credit by HRCI. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.



    8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:15. a.m. CHRA Announcements

    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. CCBC Presentation on Gen Y in the Workplace
    10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Berkshire Associations Presentation on Winning the Talent War


    Session Title: What's most important to Gen Y in the workplace? What are they thinking? How to keep your best employees as the job market heats up in 2014 and beyond.

    The smartest and most innovative generation is now entering the workforce but traditional methods of recruiting and developing Gen Y workers will fail miserably and put your organization at a competitive disadvantage. To succeed, HR managers must change. Discover how successful organizations are adapting to an entirely new generation of workers. At this session, you’ll learn what the best and brightest among Gen Y are looking for in an employer. Organizations that follow this advice are already proving that they can attract and compete more successfully than those who chose to maintain the status quo. Learn what the research says and effective strategies HR managers are putting into place to transform their organizations for 2014 and beyond.


    Business owner, coach/mentor, turnaround artist and marketing guru are just some of the titles colleagues refer to Dennis Sullivan. He's also a doctoral candidate working on his Ph.D. and a college professor of business management and marketing with an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. What impresses most people about Dennis is that he not only has the skills to implement projects but he also has the creativity and business sense to develop the strategy, build a team and turn the vision for a project into reality. Dennis began his entrepreneurial career as editor and eventually publisher at United Communications Group, the 5th largest B2B publisher in the U.S. It was there where he learned the secret sauce of marketing as well as building and launching new products. Afterwards, he went to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, an innovative B2C publisher, where he ran the editorial and marketing side of its health publications division and helped turn it around within 18 months. As owner of Breakthrough Pros, Dennis works with dozens of clients in North America who are looking for innovative solutions to help them generate new leads, boost sales and launch new products.

    Nancy Zimmerman, SPHR has over 20 years’ experience emphasizing human resource management in both business and academic environments. The last ten have been at the Community College of Baltimore County as faculty, within the Business Studies department. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics ranging from management to human resources. Professor Zimmerman is routinely selected as a textbook reviewer for McGraw-Hill and South-Western Cengage Learning. Her first master’s degree is in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins and the second is from Capella University specializing in adult education.

    Session Title: Winning the Talent War—Putting Your Recruitment Strategies to Work


    A top priority for many organizations is attracting, hiring, and retaining the right talent. This isn’t something that just happens—it takes a well-planned strategy paired with a thorough understanding of the hiring market.

    In this interactive seminar, Berkshire Associates’ recruitment and compliance experts, Andrea Csordas, PHR, and Kelly Romanoski, will help attendees understand how to develop recruiting strategies that align with their organizations’ missions and values. They will also share insight on how recruiters and HR professionals can develop a recruitment framework—or expand on an existing process to help attract, retain, and source the talent they need.

    Participants will leave with a general overview of recruiting and selection tools, including how employer branding focuses on retaining and attracting applicants. They will also learn how to use social networking as a recruitment strategy, and the importance of developing and maintaining job descriptions.



    As an HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates, Kelly Romanoski is a seasoned professional with experience in the human resource industry and has worked with a variety of clients across the country. She works with several Federal contractors addressing their unique needs including affirmative action compliance, training, implementation, and salary equity analyses. Her knowledge of the latest Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ updates allows her to provide continuous support to her wide array of clientele. Prior to joining Berkshire, Kelly supported approximately 1,000 associates as a generalist for a national company.

    Kelly has developed a passion for compensation trends and analysis while keeping up with the latest compliance topics and HR developments. Kelly frequently writes on trending topics in the industry, and most recently authored a white paper, Strategies for Building an Effective Applicant Tracking System, which was shared with HR professionals across the country. Kelly is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and attends Industry Liaison Group (ILG) meetings quarterly. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Salisbury University and her Master of Science in Human Resources Development from Towson University. 


    Andrea Csordás is an HR Consultant at Berkshire Associates Inc. As a seasoned compliance professional with close to ten years in the industry, Andrea has helped hundreds of clients across the nation meet their unique compliance goals.

    With an unmatched understanding of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations, Andrea provides clients with expert support in the areas of affirmative action, compensation, and diversity. Utilizing her leading compensation support and salary equity assistance, Andrea keeps her clients safe from potential liability on a regular basis.

    Before starting her career at Berkshire, Andrea worked as a Client Program Manager for a leading employment services company where she managed new-hire recruitment processes. Andrea is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, and she is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).