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January Webinar: Trends in Recruiting – COVID and Beyond

January 4 @ 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for the first MCDA professional development webinar of 2022 on January 4th from 6:30 – 7:45pm to explore the topic of Trends in Recruiting – COVID and Beyond. We will spend an hour with our panelists, and the remaining time will be for optional networking.

This is the first in a series of professional development events to be held on the first Tuesday of the month. Please SAVE THE DATE for additional events to be announced on February 1st and March 1st, 2022. 

At this first event, you will hear from an exceptional panel of recruiters who will share their experiences on how recruiting has changed as a result of the pandemic and its aftermath. They will offer observations and thoughts on how remote work, talent shortages, changing employee expectations, and the Great Resignation have impacted talent acquisition practices and talent demand. 

Our diverse panel of recruiters represents multiple industry perspectives including: early and experienced talent, a variety of occupations, contract and permanent hires, and both agency and corporate recruiting. 


Our Panelists will be: 

Erin Koolen, Senior Account Executive at Beacon Hill Staffing Group

Erin is an agency recruiter who specializes in placement of contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire talent in general administrative, departmental support, and human resources roles in the Twin Cities. Beacon Hill Staffing Group provides direct hire, executive search, temporary staffing, contract consulting and temp/contract-to-hire solutions to emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across market sectors, career specialties/disciplines and industries.


Derek Halen, Senior Recruiter – Talent Acquisition at Allianz Life 

As a corporate recruiter, Derek focuses on actuary, campus recruiting, and investment management talent for Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Allianz is a leading provider of retirement solutions, including fixed and variable annuities and life insurance for individuals.


Renee Wharton – Recruiter and Campus Recruiter at Bergan

As a Campus Recruiter, Renee recruits an annual class of approximately 40 interns across college campuses for 8 office locations in the Midwest for BerganKDV. She also recruits for entry-level positions and assists with filling experienced positions. BerganKDV offers business planning and consulting, tax, audit and accounting, technology and wealth management services throughout the Midwest.


Bethany Kennedy, Business Development Manager at Doherty 

As a Business Development Manager with Doherty | The Employment Experts, Beth focuses on connecting businesses with innovative workforce solutions, customized to their needs. Beth guides hiring managers and operational leaders in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, food production, warehouse, medical assembly, admin/clerical, and more! Doherty operates multiple employment solutions businesses that service hundreds of companies in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. 



Register Here! 

This event is FREE to all MCDA members and costs $15 for non-members. If you’ve let your membership lapse, now would be a great time to make a renewal!


January 4
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM