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Watercooler Conversation: Recruiting Matters!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Recruiting qualified candidates for public radio and television can be challenging.  From navigating the current job market to sourcing and hiring qualified, diverse candidates, public radio and television stations are competing with commercial counterparts and private companies that can offer higher salaries and recruit more aggressively.  What are your challenges?  What issues do you struggle with?  Join Susannah Arnim, HR Specialist from Idaho Public Television; Victoria Hagele, HR and Business Manager from Capital Public Radio; and Carol Sorber, Director of Professional Development from PBS, for an open and frank conversation about recruiting matters.

Watercooler Conversations will not be recorded. Materials may be sent to attendees.


What Is a Watercooler Conversation?

Watercooler conversations are opportunities for PMBA members to converse with each other about hot topics, successes, and shared challenges. These discussions will take place over the web-conferencing platform Zoom, but they are not webinars. Instead of a presentation where all attendees are “in listen-only mode,” a facilitator will guide and manage a discussion between all attendees, pose questions to spark conversation, and ensure good participation. Participants are encouraged to bring their station colleagues, their expertise, their questions, and their desire to participate and help their fellow public media peers solve problems. CPE credit is not available.

Prerequisites: Members Only