PORTLAND RELOCATION COUNCIL SUPPORTING AND EDUCATING PORTLAND'S RELOCATION COMMUNITY 

PRC Member Appreciation & Networking Night

  • September 13, 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Top Golf - 5505 NW Huffman St, Hillsboro, OR 97124
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Join us for an evening with Sara Stowe and time for food, drinks, TopGolf and conversation. Sara will be sharing from her 20-year career in recruiting for the presentation "Culture Fit: More than a Feeling". She will share an approach to uncovering and articulating your culture and how to design your selection process to fairly assess “fit.” She will also share her experience in the competitive world of recruiting in tech, and relocating talent to Portland—which has its own culture—as well as the creative approaches companies like Insitu are adopting to effectively work with a remote workforce when relocation isn’t an option.

About the presentation - Culture Fit: More than a Feeling

A bad hire is costly—financially as well as the impact on happiness and morale within the team. When we look back to understand what went wrong, it’s unlikely that the person wasn’t qualified or had the necessary skill set. More often, it turns out that they weren’t a “fit.” How can you really predict if someone is going to fit in and be successful? Does success at one company mean success at yours? Interview teams struggle to properly assess fit, and often rely on their “gut feeling.” Intuition is hard-wired for our survival, yes, but we’re also human beings who have history, culture, experience and context, which informs our values, but also creates bias and, in hiring, makes the talent pool even more shallow. Understanding and articulating your company’s culture is at the crux of developing an approach to identify culture fit and the potential for success. It is the foundation of a structured approach to assessing talent, employer brand, engagement, talent development and performance feedback. However, culture is informed by so many factors that it can be a challenge just to know where to start.

Sara will share with you an approach to uncovering and articulating your culture and how to design your selection process to fairly assess “fit.” She will also share her experience in the competitive world of recruiting in tech, and relocating talent to Portland—which has its own culture—as well as the creative approaches companies like Insitu are adopting to effectively work with a remote workforce when relocation isn’t an option.


About the presenter - Sara Stowe

Over the course of her 20-year career in recruiting, Sara Stowe has developed a passion and talent for distilling the complexity of workplace culture into straightforward programs for companies that want to make smart choices about who they hire. Sara shifts hiring managers away from hiring on “gut feeling” to applying an individualized, structured approach so those they hire can strengthen or transform the culture. Through deep insights and storytelling, Sara helps companies authentically articulate their culture; express their purpose and core values, develop their employer brand, and build a custom interview process focused on attracting and hiring the right fit...not just for one hire, but a sustainable solution for future hiring. Sara is proud to serve as Talent Acquisition Manager at Insitu.

About the event:
  • Corporate Attendees: FREE
  • PRC Supplier Members: $25
  • PRC Supplier Non-Members: $50
Registration is limited so don't miss it!

Golf equipment can be provided by TopGolf at no expense; no need to bring your own, however you can if you would like. Don't Golf? Neither do over 80% of the people who attend events at TopGolf it's fun for all!

And don't forget to join us for a "hands-on" volunteer opportunity at JOIN, PRC's non-profit partner before our TopGolf event on Wednesday, September 13 from 10am -1pm. Learn more and register here.

More information on TopGolf can be found at their website. www.topgolf.com 

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If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event: please contact soneill@suddath.com  

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