Description: Retaining a motivated and engaged workforce is crucial to the success of Wisconsin manufacturers of all sizes. However, many firms are struggling with where to start when addressing employee retention. Determining the root causes as to why employees leave jobs is crucial.

The WMEP is hosting a webinar on February 22nd at 11 am focused on actions your organization can take now to evaluate and increase employee retention. Key factors impacting retention that will be discussed include: The role of competitive pay, the criticality of the supervisor/new hire dynamic, and the impact of effective employee onboarding programs. 

This session is being led by WMEP affiliate Thomas O'Rourke, CEO of Connolly Clarke, LLC Tom has over 20 years of experience advising organizations on Human Capital Specifically, Tom's work focuses on organizational strategy and structure, talent management, workforce planning, employee engagement and retention, change management, leadership development, competency models, high performance cultures, and building client consulting capability.

Objective: The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 10-15-minute Q&A / WMEP info) is to provide information on how to identify, approach, plan for and deal with employee retention challenges.


  • Introduction to WMEP and the presenter
  • Main presentation
  • Conclusion
  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up - WMEP supporting services

This webinar is aimed to help small to medium sized manufacturers and food processors who are facing workforce challenges

The webinar will be recorded and will be made available after the live event.

If you can't make the live session, register and receive a complimentary recording after the live event has concluded.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tammy Schwarzbauer