HR Thursdays: Building Your Talent Pipeline With Interns
How to Hire, Coach & Mentor Interns so that both you and the Intern benefit from the experience.
As we continue to move through this tight labor market, it is more important than ever to build pipelines of talent. The panelists will share best practices and lessons learned in the following areas: finding interns, employer obligations, on-boarding, supervision, coaching, mentoring, accountability, relationships with colleges and high schools, and more. The presenters will leave time for your questions and for you to share your experiences.
Panelists: Jill Parker, Lynne Kelly, Angela Oechslie, Nate Wildes, Mary LaFontaine
Jill Parker has been leading and inspiring teams and individuals for over 25 years. She believes that if you lead People, it is your responsibility to give them meaningful work to do and the tools to achieve their objectives. Successful business owners know that human capital is their most precious resource and that People need to be trusted, nurtured and honored for their contribution to the organization. If you treat your People with respect and recognize their gifts, they will exceed your expectations every time.
After 25 years in financial services and healthcare technology, leading teams in both the US and overseas, Jill shares her knowledge and experience with small businesses throughout the state of Maine through her consulting business, inspireal. She is a professional speaker, teambuilder, trainer and leadership coach working with all industries to create vibrant work environments to increase productivity and reduce employee attrition.
Lynne Kelly is a dynamic leader with over 15 years in human resources. She is dedicated to creating a productive, engaged work environment that compliments the company’s goals and objectives. Lynne is currently employed at Central Maine Healthcare as an employee relations specialist.
Angela Oechslie brings a wealth of workforce experience to her role on the FocusMaine Intern Experience in eastern and northern Maine. She was a Workforce Development Specialist at Eastern Maine Development Corporation and Workforce Coordinator at the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board; and has worked on several jobs-related federal grant programs. She is chair of the steering committee for Building Bridges, a business and education partnership through the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the 2018 class of Bangor Region Leadership Institute. She is passionate about matching students and adults with educational programs and quality job opportunities in Maine.
Angela earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta and her Masters of Science in Organizational Communication from MSU.
As Executive Director for Live and Work in Maine, Nate Wildes is focused on raising awareness about the career opportunities and world-class quality of life experienced by those of us who live and work in Maine. A University of Maine graduate who followed employment to the mid-west only to come running back to the Way Life Should Be, Nate knows first-hand how under-appreciated life in Maine is – and how much opportunity there is for our future. Nate is also co-founder of Flight Deck Brewing on Brunswick Landing
Mary Kozicki LaFontaine, Regional Director of the Southern CareerCenters, has over twenty-five years’ experience in the private and public sectors. In that experience, is several years teaching at career development courses at USM, including an internship course. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.
In addition, she is President of the Central Maine Human Resources Association and the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council and serves on several other civic and business association boards. She recently served on the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce Board including one term as chair, as an Auburn City Councilor for two terms, and the Auburn School Committee.
HR Thursdays are presented in partnership with the LA Metro Chamber, Central Maine Human Resource Association and the Lewiston CareerCenter and offer employers resources and tools to help gain a competitive edge. Presenters will share best practices to businesses owners, HR staff and hiring managers in order to create meaningful recruitment, training, and retention strategies. HR Thursdays allow participants, whether employers of one employee or 1500, gain information needed to survive the labor shortage while giving tangible, and usable, tools and resources.