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"Hire the Right Person the First Time" Workshop Offered by FGCU Florida Institute of Government

FORT MYERS, FL - Managers and supervisors from both the private and public sectors are invited to attend a one-day workshop “Hire the Right Person the First Time” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University as part of its Professional Development Series from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 14 at the FGCU Broadcast Building Room 111.

It is critical now more than ever for a business to be proactive in designing recruitment strategies and processes. The course teaches everything that needs to be known and participants receive an interview guide with sample forms.


     Job analysis

     Fundamentals of interviewing

     Latest interviewing techniques

     Creative recruiting methods

     Behavioral interviewing for results

     Tools for selecting the right person

     Legal issues for interviewing and hiring including ADA

     The “how” and “why” of reference and background checks

Lori Burke is instructor for the program. Burke, SPHR, has been involved in the human resources field for more than 14 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is nationally certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Society of Human Resources Management. She has held officer and board member positions for HR Collier, the Naples chapter of HR professionals, which is an affiliate of SHRM.

The central purpose of the Institute is to help promote superior performance in government and nonprofit organizations through quality training, consulting and technical assistance.

As an accredited comprehensive public university, FGCU addresses the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and provides a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities for the general public, such as administratively hosting the Institute.

For more information, contact Institute director Joanne Hartke at (941) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $66.

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