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Hiring and Retaining Top Talent! 

This June we will focus on the ultimate challenge in China (and across the world): Hiring and Retaining Top Talent! Discussion will be led by two woman who have developed talent at companies across the world, from our local KABB to Goldman Sachs in NYC. 

Identifying talented people is the number one priority for any company’s strategy. Unfortunately, most industries in China struggle to achieve strategic goals due to a scarcity of mature talent.  Entrepreneurs in China face:

• Frustration with the lack of qualified candidates

• Decision makers hiring the wrong person out of desperation

• Competitors trying to lure top talent away

• High management and employee turnover

These challenges are exhausting, expensive, and can quickly lead to the failure of your startup! Mary Rezek, Founder ofSaatori Ltd., and Michelle LaVallee, Founder of Management Success China will share their combined experience of 36 years working with entrepreneurs in China to successfully build high performance teams.  They will discuss the top areas you “must do differently” in order to dramatically increase your startup success: 

• Defining and staying true to your culture & values

• Identifying the potential of a future talent before others

• Assessing talent accurately during interviews

• Developing and executing your "people strategy"

Mary is an insightful, highly focused and results driven international business executive. As an executive coach and advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams, clients turn to Mary when they are faced with challenges related to making big changes, quickly. She prefers messy situation and is often described as a ‘fixer’. With a relentless passion to help business leaders get what they really want in business and life, Mary has coached CEOs and senior executives in a wide range of industries, spanning from aviation to financial services to IT.

Michelle’s business coaching practice is based on the cornerstones of focus, strategic thinking, and valuing talent. As COO of Blue Horizon Management (Blue Frog and KABB) during its rapid expansion, she developed her ability to rapidly evaluate and assimilate the current state of a team, in order to assess what is required for growth, scale or improvement. Michelle is a master at reengineering organizations to attain their strategic goals. She also specializes in Topgrading®, a world leading talent management strategy that is proven to dramatically increase the percentage of A players within organizations.  

Agenda 活动安排:

  • 7:00 Networking over wine and food 自由交流时间(提供酒和食物)

  • 7:00 Workshop (TBD)

  • 8:00 Fireside Chat and Q&A with Mary and Michelle 自由交谈与提问环节 

  • 9:00 Informal discussion and networking 非正式讨论和自由交流时间

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The Taiwanese sandwich masters at 烘蛋森林 will provide a light dinner for everyone rushing from the office.

Nimbus Bar and Vespertine are providing their excellent venue on the South Bund at 2/F, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu; 2 drinks with entrance.

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Date Time

2015-06-25 19:00 - Start

2015-06-25 22:00 - End

  • 中国 上海 黄浦区
  • 中山南路505号2楼, 近毛家园路