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FCBE hosts talent-retaining workshop for local HR managers
Early Entry Talent Program:  Structure and Legal Considerations

For release:  July 18, 2014

Over 50 local HR managers and directors interested in hiring and retaining top talent in the Memphis market attended an informative workshop at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics on Friday, July 18.    Sponsors of the event, Jackson Lewis PC and the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, provided this complimentary workshop as part of their commitment to help employers recruit and retain early entry talent successfully.

James Mulroy, managing shareholder for Jackson Lewis, reflected on the event, “we want to help Memphis employers with strategic planning from a legal perspective so that they experience positive and productive employment relationships with their new hires.  We feel this is particularly important to support our county’s goal of retaining top talent here locally.  Our relationship with the Fogelman College of Business and Economics has been a productive way to partner with the U of M to help our community be more successful with employment matters.”  Jackson Lewis legal counsel, Jim Stock and David Jones, provided a practical overview for employers in areas such as wage and hour, immigration, and employee policy and handbook issues frequently seen in today’s workplace.

The Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center works to prepare and place business majors in both internships and full-time positions post-graduation.  “Working with our community’s employers, we tailor professional development programming to prepare our students for the ‘classroom to boardroom’ transition.  Through this customized programming, our students are better equipped to meet the needs of today’s workplace,” says director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, Dr. Kathy Tuberville.  Attendees of the workshop learned more about the talent issues of recruiting early entry talent as well as how to structure recruiting and retention efforts effectively toward today’s business graduates.

“As we work to build our community, the partnerships with employers are essential to create and foster opportunities for our graduates.  We have never seen a more collaborative business environment to help students be successful professionally and are excited about new opportunities in the future,” stated Dr. Rajiv Grover, dean of Fogelman College of Business and Economics.

Anyone interested in learning more about either the legal counsel provided by Jackson Lewis or the programming and partnership options with the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center can contact James Mulroy or Dr. Kathy Tuberville.

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