FarWell Participates in Milwaukee Business Journal Table of Experts Roundtable on Talent Recruitment and Retention

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FarWell participated in an exciting culture discussion as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal Table of Experts Panel. GoodWill Talent Bridge and Pappas DeLaney also had seats at the table. The panelists covered a lot of ground centered around how to respond to changing employee expectations. Here’s an excerpt from The Milwaukee Business Journal article dedicated to this talent recruitment and retention discussion.

Workplace Culture Enhances Recruitment & Retention Efforts | Milwaukee Business Journal Article Excerpt:

“A tight labor market has made the competition for talent acquisition difficult for employers. Added to that is a new generation of workers who want a different work-life balance and are using the internet and social media tools to research and identify the companies where they want to work.”

SARA JUNIO (moderator): Why is a company’s work environment an increasingly important part of recruiting and retaining talent? Is it due to the tight labor force, changing social mores or a combination of both?

SUZANNE MALDONADO (Goodwill Talent Bridge): There’s definitely been a generational shift in the way people think about work, which has been made more intense with the challenging labor market. For young people especially, it’s very important that employees believe they are supported in the workplace and feel good about the work they are doing.

JESSICA DREXLER (FarWell): In the current landscape people have the freedom to be selective in their choice of employers. Today’s workforce tends to come from more of a “I work to live” than the “I live to work” mentality we have seen previously; companies need to adjust to that.

HEATHER ALBERTI (Pappas DeLaney): People have always wanted flexibility. They have always wanted new experiences. We are at a point now where they can expect and get them. They want to work really hard, but they want some flexibility on when that work is going to be done and where it is going to be done.

TIM SEIFRIZ (FarWell): And I think a lot of employers believe that they will get more productivity, more innovation and higher quality work if they can provide their employees with some flexibility.

CHRISTINE BROOKS (Goodwill Talent Bridge): Employees have always cared about the work environment, but with social media and all of the other options out there, they can now get a sneak peek at what a work environment is like.

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Meet the FarWell Panelists | Milwaukee Business Journal Table of Experts

Jessica Drexler, FarWell Senior Advisor

Focused on business growth and pursuit of organizational excellence, Jess applies a diverse communications skillset to drive alignment across people and process. With the perspective that engaged employees build loyal customers, Jess works to help talent embrace change, connect their value contribution to the corporate priority and model a company’s mission, vision and values.


Timothy R. Seifriz, FarWell Senior Advisor, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Tim is an experienced business and human resource leader who enjoys building strong leaders, teams and businesses. He has nearly 30 years of professional experience within a variety of industries and has led major transformation efforts across many companies. Tim helps clients develop capabilities in organizational change management and culture alignment.


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