WMU News

Expert discusses finding the right employees

Aug. 24, 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 Thursday, Sept. 6.

Bill Hofrichter of EmploymentGroup will present "How to Hire the Right Employees" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, 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 your 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 has earned his 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, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther at (616) 387-2714 or <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

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

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