The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


MegaSession B: Guarding the Gate in a Tight Labor Market

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Scenes from the Preti Players 

Why you’ll want to attend. There’s absolutely no denying that the most immediate stressor for the HR profession is securing and retaining talent. Market forces generated in part by the demands of a Covid world, DE&I, and generational shift are forcing some quick re-thinking of your hiring and onboarding practices. Most HR professionals already have horror stories about the consequences of failing to exercise reasonable care in hiring – fast-tracking the onboarding of an individual who then engages in bullying; theft of funds; substance abuse on duty or general incivility.  Now that the pressure to find and retain talent is greater than ever, Michael Messerschmidt and Matt LaMourie of the Preti Players will identify shortcuts that can lead to dangerous legal liability and help you devise strategies to raise your hiring game. 

What’s it all about?

  • Gain a better understanding of the costs of a bad hire and be able to communicate that with your management team.
  • Begin an impactful review of your current sourcing, interviewing, background checks, and onboarding processes to see how they measure up against the needs of this labor market.
  • Gain insights into the policies and practices that need reinforcing and those that need some tweaking.   

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit 

Program Faculty: Matthew LaMourie, Michael Messerschmidt