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Successful Strategies to Retain Your Best Employees
What is worse than having one of your go-to employees give their notice? Replacing solid performers is a huge challenge and many estimate the time and money required to replace employees can easily exceed their annual wage. Be proactive and create a environment that reduces turnover and increases a strong corporate culture. Whether you have a staff of 4 or 400, you'll leave with great insights from Maxine Hart, Chief Human Resources Officer of Reading Cooperative Bank.
Recruiting and retaining employees is a major challenge facing companies and organizations right now in this employment market. Organizations can no longer leave the recruitment or the retention to good will and chance as employees have more options now than they have had in previous years.
Maxine Hart of Reading Cooperative Bank will share lessons on how to improve employee engagement and how to refocus recruitment efforts to both attract and retain your top performing employees.
Maxine Hart, SPHR, is the Chief Human Resource Officer at the Reading Cooperative Bank. Her responsibilities include creating and maintaining strong and motivated teams of employees that demonstrate the needed skills for the 21st century. Immediately prior to joining the Bank, Maxine was the HR Director at Manet Community Health Center, a network of health centers for the medically underserved on the South Shore. Prior to that, and before moving to the U.S. in 2002, she worked in organizational development and change management for large corporations, government departments and non-profit organizations in Mexico and South Africa. Her work in South Africa included serving as deputy director for staffing in South Africa's first democratic election. She also developed culture change processes for 3,000 personal banking division employees at South Africa's 3rd largest financial institution. Maxine earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and her Masters in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Manchester, UK. She also holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a Trained Mediator. Maxine lives in Newton with her husband, James Smith, and two children.