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Attraction and Retention Series

Join the Kankakee Community College as they hold The Attraction and Retention Series. This series is being offered in conjunction with our partners at College of Lake County Small Business Development Center. It will be held throughout the remainder of March, continuing well into April.

These presentations look to help small business owners with affordable and easy solutions for in addressing key issues associated with attracting, hiring and keeping talent in today’s tough labor market. Management Consultant Michelle Arentz, owner of Lazarus Learning LLC, in this virtual seven-part series will be exploring what workers are looking for and how small businesses can be competitive beyond wages.

The series will take place between March 15th and April 26th. Each of the sessions will be held on Tuesday from 9-9:45 a.m. Consultation following each session will take place during “Open Office Hours” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sessions can be attended independently or as a series. The dates and topics of each of the sessions goes as follows:


  • The Great Resignation: What’s Really Going On? - March 15

    Explore common assumptions and the real reasons behind today’s labor shortages.

  • Boosting Business by Boosting Benefits - March 22

    Learn how getting creative and going beyond a medical/dental plan pays off for companies.

  • Culture Eats Strategy, so What Are You Serving? - March 29

    Discover a few key strategic areas to address in order to create and maintain a workplace people desire.

  • Who I’m Working For Matters to Me - April 5

    Examine the importance of having employees that contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Career Development: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go - April 12

    Discuss how you can offer learning and development opportunities to your employees.

  • Balancing Act: How to Be Flexible Without Breaking - April 19

    Identify ways to provide the flexibility and balance that workers seek.

  • Be a Talent Magnet: Ways to Post, Interview and Hire for Top Talent - April 26

    Gain tips to effectively create job postings, interview for a “best fit” and avoid costly mis-hires.


If this FREE webinar series seems like something of interest you, click here for more details and registry!  Spots are limited and registration is required.  For more information or questions, contact Mary Posing at

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