Chicago SHRM Members Only | Free Event
“Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from your peers”
Doors open at 7:45; Roundtable starts promptly at 8:00 until 9:15
We all know this equation: Turnover and retraining costs equals the loss of institutional knowledge and productivity. Throw in a tight labor market and it’s easy to see how employee retention is critical to staying competitive. In this session, we’ll discuss what we’ve discovered in both recruiting and retaining employees and how to use data to evaluate and strengthen those efforts.
Gayle Norton is the Director Talent Strategy with DeGarmo with more than 20 years of management, consulting, sales and recruitment industry experience. Through a consultative customer-centric partnership model supported by highly experienced recruiters and consultants, Gayle assists her clients through recruitment optimization to improve the talent acquisition function, assessments to determine best candidate selection, or recruiting to find the top talent needed to drive business and gain competitive advantage. Working in multiple industries, Gayle has led engagements at companies ranging from startups and emerging growth companies to large, global employers including Harley-Davidson, Cadence Health, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Motorola, American College of Surgeons, USG, Ulta, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Gayle brings a healthcare and pharmaceutical background to her consulting career. She was a Registered Nurse and then led a sales area for a pharmaceutical company where she won numerous awards for performance excellence. She moved into consulting where she led her own consultancy focusing on operational change and talent acquisition initiatives and then to a talent acquisition consulting firm functioning as a consultant and Managing Director. Her diverse business foundation adds a unique lens to her consulting work. Gayle is actively involved in STAR Chicago, the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, currently serving as Vice President of Professional Development. She is also a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) where she previously served as Co-Chair of the HR Management Systems committee. Gayle has spoken at HR, HR technology and talent acquisition conferences and has been published in several industry publications. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-274-3663.