Strategic HR: Optimizing ROI with Talent Management

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Premier Course

The 2018 the EANJ Talent Management Survey found that while 60% of member companies expect to face a talent shortage that will impact business, over 74% of companies do not have a formal talent management strategy or plan in place to resolve this deficiency. Attracting, developing and retaining top talent takes time, effort and money – all three of which are difficult to come by when the HR team is lean and required to wear many hats each day. It requires moving beyond reactive hiring to planned hiring, understanding not only current but future needs and aligning with business objectives.

Five Sessions

Sessions are 3-hours each, from 9am to 12pm, and designed for HR staff with responsibilities to recruit, develop and retain talent and who work with management to nurture productivity and resolve disputes.   Sessions are interactive, hands-on and filled with real world exercises.

Session 1 - Thursday, September 19, 2019

Developing a Talent Management Strategy

  • Understanding and defining business objectives
  • Partnering with leadership
  • Collecting and presenting HR critical metrics
  • Aligning HR strategy and making the business case     

Session 2 - Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hiring for Keeps

  • Crafting the perfect job description & Strategic Recruiting
  • Interviewing techniques for HR and the Manager

Session 3 - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Keeping Employees After They Said “Yes”

  • Essential Data Metrics
  • Employee Engagement and Productivity
  • Retention Plans for High Potentials

Session 4 – Thursday, October 10, 2019

Employee Lifecycle

  • Effective Onboarding
  • Progressive Discipline and Performance Appraisals
  • Difficult Yet Positive Conversations with Employees and Applicants
  • Managing Employee Leaves
  • Offboarding and Exit Surveys

Session 5 - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Succession and Critical Knowledge Transfer

  • Mentoring
  • Internal Career Tracks
  • Internal Apprenticeship
  • Rewarding knowledge and skills transfer


Susan Russo works with both internal and external clients to ensure that their business and workforce strategies are effectively aligned to best meet customer needs.  Susan earned a Master of Human Resource Management degree from Rutgers University.  She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and certified Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute.  She is a certified Lominger 360 review feedback coach through Korn Ferry.  Susan is also certified as a SHRM-SCP through the Society for Human Resource Management and serves as an instructor for the SHRM certification test preparation course through Rutgers University.  

Anne Radke is an experienced HR-focused employment lawyer and collaborative leader who adds value through creative and innovative solutions to workforce issues, including ethics and compliance matters. She has been a valued business partner to senior management at the corporate level with exceptional people and project management skills. Anne’s current practice focuses on leading organizational change to align with employer strategies and objectives.

HRCI & SHRM CP Credits

Each participant will be eligible to receive three (3) recertification credits per weekly session.


Sessions are conveniently located at the EANJ Training Room.
30 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 202
Livingston, NJ 07039

Parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis.  We request that you only park against the rear-wall of the parking lot and not in the spaces directly in front of the building as those are reserved for tenants.  Street parking is also available but please be mindful of the signs.


The cost of this Premier Course is $750 for EANJ members, non-members $1,250. Payment must be made via PayPal, Credit Card or check.  Payment due in advance

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by 5:00pm ET on August 30, 2019. Refunds will not be granted for any cancellations after this time.