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    February Chapter Meeting - Are you Feeling the Churn? Strategies for Talent Management and Managing Mobility Paths

    Date: February 8, 2023
    Akron Area SHRM
    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
    8:20am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition, $25 Virtual
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    Are you Feeling the Churn? Strategies for Talent Management and Managing Mobility Paths

    Dr. Erin Makarius, Dr. Alison Dachner, and Mr. Scott Bible, will present a workshop for HR managers to respond to the Great Resignation by focusing on retention initiatives aimed at creating a work environment that is supportive and engaging. As more and more participants in the workforce are settling into roles that fit their needs, our workshop will discuss strategies to encourage a good fit between the jobs at an organization and the talent that will fill them.

    The focus is on management training to be able to perform these activities in an organization. People do matter and mid-level managers need help.

    Part 1: The concept of Organizational Fit and how jobs can be designed to meet the needs of the contemporary, post-COVID workforce.

    Part 2: The importance of Talent Management

    Part 3: Career Mobility
    Part 4: Designing a Total Rewards structure to attract and retain those employees that are a good fit and recognize the importance of long-term career planning. 
    Speaker Bio
    Scott C. Bible, SHRM-SCP is an Assistant Professor of Practice at The University of Akron and a doctoral student at Cleveland State University where he is pursuing a DBA in Human Resources Management. Mr. Bible obtained his Master’s Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology in 2008 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management in 2005. He currently serves as the Workforce Readiness chair for the Akron Area Society for Human Resources Management (AASHRM) and co-chair for College Relations.  Mr. Bible brings a variety of skills to an organization such as selection & staffing, leadership development, critical thinking and the use of analytics in decision-making. Before his current position, he worked as a consultant at an HR firm for 5 years and later worked in healthcare where he developed programs for leadership development, change management, and continuous improvement for about 10 years.

    Dr. Alison M. Dachner ( is an Associate Professor of Management at the Boler College of Business, John Carroll University. Before beginning her education and career in academics, Professor Dachner worked as Director of Education for an international call center. She then received her M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Labor and Human Resources. Professor Dachner’s research interests include how changes to the modern work environment and characteristics of certain populations (e.g., emerging adults) influence the design of strategies to most effectively engage, develop, transition, and retain employees and students. Her work has been published in Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Education, Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Dynamics, and Harvard Business Review, among others. Professor Dachner is also an Associate Editor for Journal of Management Education. You can follow or connect with her on LinkedIn (Alison Dachner). 

    Erin E. Makarius, Ph.D. and SHRM-SCP is an Associate Professor of Human Resources in the Management Department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Makarius has several years of experience in human resources and management, including working at and consulting with a variety of companies in the financial, insurance, and consumer products industries. Her research interests include boundary spanning in the form of technological, international, and organizational boundaries, with emphasis on the role of relationships and reputation in these processes. Her work has been widely published in journals such as Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Harvard Business Review, among others. She is active in professional organizations and sits on the executive board of the regional Society of Human Resource Management and the Careers Division of the Academy of Management.


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