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    March NCF-SHRM Chapter Meeting

    Date: March 12, 2020, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    ****Note Location Change*****
    Pinspiration - Newberry Square Plaza
    1200 NW 76th Blvd. Suite 15
    Gainesville, FL 32606

    First Time Visitors: Free. Returning Guests and Non-members pay $20 per meeting
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    3:30 p.m. - Networking and Chapter Business
    4:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

    Putting the Brakes on the Revolving Door -
    Why Retention Matters and Getting Your Managers on Board

    presented by: Chad Sorensen from Adaptive Solutions

    Summary:   As the economy steadily improves, pressures continue mount for companies to attract and retain talent.  Unfortunately, managers often don’t understand the positive and negative impact they can have on retaining their employees.  It’s commonly known that employees stay or leave a company because of a manager, however what is not often discussed is the negative effect disengaged employees have on the entire company and what the manager can do about it.

    A major part of the solution is helping managers understand their role in retaining employees through engagement, coaching, development, and performance management. 

    Objectives:   Specific objectives accomplished in this session will include being able to develop business metrics that tie employee engagement and retention to business  results and being able to create strategies to improve those results. Participants will also be able to understand the importance of establishing ongoing developmental relationships with key employees in their department to improve the retention of those employees.  Finally, participants will be able to create tools that will help managers identify disengaged employees and develop ways to improve their performance and minimize the negative impact they have on business results.


    Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

    He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations.   Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

    He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves as the 2019-2020 President Elect for the HR Florida State Council.  He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016.  Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

    In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 10 years.  He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.


    This session has been approved for 1 Business (Strategic) credit from the HR Certification Institute.