Attracting and developing talented employees is becoming a company’s true competitive advantage. And for second-stage leaders, the battle for talent is even more crucial because you now need different employee skill sets in order to scale your company.

Join us May 24 and 25 for “HR 101: Recruiting and retaining an A team,” an overnight workshop that will help you recruit — and retain — employees that are highly engaged, empowered and accountable. Takeaways include:

  • How to create a corporate culture that attracts A players.
  • How to structure your organization for success.
  • A framework for combining critical elements of talent management to get the right people in the right places at the right time.
  • Compensation and benefits trends and best practices.
  • Specific tools and tactics that can be implemented immediately.
  • War stories about what works — and what doesn’t.

Logistics: This day-and-a-half program will be held at Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s learning campus in southwest Michigan. Co-presenting the retreat will be Amy Cell and Dino Signore. Cell is CEO of Amy Cell Talent LLC in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Both a CPA and an MBA, she brings a strategic perspective to human resources management — and how second-stagers can leverage it to facilitate growth and create value in their organization. Signore leads the foundation’s educational retreat program, has a doctorate in organizational behavior and is an expert on second stage.

Cost: $400 per participant, which includes facilitation, food and overnight lodgings.

In addition to the cutting-edge content, leader retreats at Big Rock Valley provide a rare chance to unplug. Our property features 2,000 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetlands —- a unique rural environment combined with state-of-the-art meeting facilities that enables you to relax and reflect on your business from a new perspective.