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Where are all the candidates? A Conversation about hiring and retaining talent in today's hiring environment

  • September 01, 2021
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
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(Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)

Please note that all registration fees this month will be donated to City Square!

Where are all the candidates? A Conversation about hiring and retaining talent in today's hiring environment

What has hiring been like during COVID? What should we expect post-COVID? And how do we retain staff in what has been a year of increased resignations?

Our speaker this month will provide answers to those questions and more. In a warm and friendly virtual setting, MCHRA’s Beth Jee will facilitate a conversation with our speaker wherein we will find answers to these questions and more.

During this program we will learn:

  • The current state of hiring and how COVID has impacted that
  • Recruitment strategies to find and match candidates to business needs
  • Best practices in employer branding
  • Efficient and effective interviewing processes
  • Best practices in employee retention

Join us for an hour of insights and inspiration as we explore how to find and keep outstanding staff!

About the speaker:

Kristen Cannon is the Sr Director Talent Acquisition for Fossil Group, a global design, marketing, distribution and innovation company based in Richardson, Texas. Kristen leads scalable recruiting strategies that positively impact employee engagement and promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Kristen has built a career solving business problems by designing, developing and executing effective talent acquisition strategies to help a company grow. Her strong background in CPG, Retail and Hospitality includes expertise in workforce planning, talent management, recruitment strategy and employer branding. She has been recognized by business and HR leaders for driving positive hiring results and delivering Recruiting Excellence.

Prior to Fossil Group, Kristen worked as Director Talent Acquisition with the Michaels Companies where she was responsible for leading recruiting for the enterprise and served in HR & Talent Acquisition leadership roles at Brinker International and JCPenney.

Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and has a personal passion for cooking, playing golf and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.

Kristen holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of North Texas.

About the facilitator:

Beth Jee is a staffing strategist at Partnership Employment. She serves on the Mid-Cities HR Association's board of directors as the chair of Community Relations. 


This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”

Mid Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending 1 recertification credit through HRCI.

All online reservations are due by close of business on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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