WMU News

Finding the right employees

Aug. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Tips on how businesses can nab the right employees will be offered by a veteran human resources professional at a Western Michigan University presentation Monday, Aug. 13, in Battle Creek.

Bill Hofrichter of EmploymentGroup will present "How to Hire the Right Employees" from 6 to 8 p.m. at WMU's Kendall Center, 50 West Jackson. Part of a monthly series co-sponsored by the University's Women's Business Development Center and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, the program is free and open to the public.

In his talk, Hofrichter will discuss where to look for employees; the importance of a thorough job description; understanding the hiring organization's strengths, or selling points; what kinds of questions to ask in an interview; and closing the deal.

Hofrichter has been executive vice president for human resources at EmploymentGroup for three years. He has 25 years of experience in human resources, eight of them at the vice-presidential level. A graduate of Indiana State University, he also has earned Senior Professional Human Resource certification.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce at (616) 962-4076.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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