"A Data-Driven Approach to Closing the Skills Gap & Knowledge Retention"
presented by: Kenneth Mall, Managing Director and Kevin Watson, Director of Business Development - EDSI, Dearborn, Michigan
Worried about knowledge retention as baby boomers start to exit your workforce? Whether you expect to lose a significant number of workers in the next five years, or have a handful of mission-critical employees nearing retirement age, the speaker will provide you with actionable steps that you can take to identify critical skills within your organization, determine knowledge at risk of disappearing from your organization, and jump-start your training and knowledge retention programs. The speaker will share best practices and lessons learned from across the country, so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
- Train employers and managers how to conduct Knowledge Loss Risk Assessments
- Focusing on the critical positions where knowledge loss is the greatest threat
- Identifying and prioritizing the specific knowledge and skills at risk
- Developing concrete, actionable responses to mitigate this loss
- Teach employers and managers how to identify employee Skill Gaps (incumbent workers and new-hires).
- Train employers and managers how to create a Skills Balance Sheet for their organization (a red, yellow, green matrix that helps to identify training priorities).
- Teach employers and managers how to develop knowledge capture strategies, so that institutional knowledge does not walk out the door as employees exit the organization.
- Teach employers and managers how to develop knowledge transfer strategies, so that they can build their talent pipeline.
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 General Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Kenneth Mall has more than 20 years of leadership experience working with top-tier companies, labor organizations and government agencies, identifying the skill needs of their workforces, and developing and implementing solutions to meet those needs. Kenneth received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Walsh College, Troy, Michigan.
Kevin Watson is the Director of Business Development for EDSI. Over the last decade, Kevin has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of accomplished clients. As more and more baby boomers start to retire, Kevin is passionate about working with HR Managers and Hiring Managers to (1) capture institutional knowledge before it “walks out the door,” (2) pass that knowledge onto incumbent workers, and (3) efficiently and effectively identify, train and/or upgrade the skills of our next generation of workers.
Founded in 1979, and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, EDSI is a workforce development, customized training and consulting company intertwined with one common thread: helping people and companies in transition. EDSI employs close to 500 people in eight states, and was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
EDSI is internationally recognized for its work in the area of workforce skills analysis and organizational knowledge management. EDSI is one of the only private workforce development and management consulting companies to be ISO 9001 certified. This distinction, which is awarded by an internationally accredited auditing firm and monitored every 12 months, signifies that EDSI has policies, procedures and practices that are well-documented and consistently-implemented.
EDSI (Recent Awards):
- 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (National) – (Winners 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (Metro Detroit) – (Winners 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies – (Winner 2014)
- Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan – (Winners 2011, 2014)
- When Work Works Award – (Winners 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Inc. 500/500 – (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Certificate of Congressional Recognition – (Winner 2010)