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American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) new Talent Symposium addresses multiple factors in recruiting and retaining talent and attaining employer of choice status

Livonia, Mich. —Aug. 31, 2015 — Game on! Recruiting and retaining talent is the focus of the new Talent Symposium presented by the American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations. The day-long event, created in response to member concerns over a variety of talent-related issues, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.

“We field ASE member queries every day about a variety of HR issues, and talent acquisition and retention are near the top of the list in terms of frequency,” Mary E. Corrado, ASE CEO, said. “ASE’s Talent Symposium will take a deep dive into the many factors, some of them surprising, that come into play in making one’s organization a sustainable employer of choice through top talent.”

The Talent Symposium will feature keynote speaker Richard Sheridan, CEO of Ann Arbor-based Menlo Innovations and author of Joy, Inc. Known for creating a purpose-driven culture of joy in his own software design company, Sheridan will speak on “Engaging Your People and Growing Your Business.” Other highlights of the event include breakout sessions and panel discussions on the following topics:

• 21st century recruiting tools and strategies
• Building a culture to win
• Sustaining success through succession planning
• Developing alternative talent sources
• Building a learning organization
• Building a leader pipeline
• Building a top-performing recruiting function
• Using coaching to strengthen an organization
• Onboarding for impact and culture
• Creatively overcoming the skill shortage

The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at