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BH314 Talent Acquisition, Selection, and Retention

Certificate Track: Human Resource Management

This course covers aspects of selection principles, retention applications, and exercises for hiring employees. The format provides a roadmap for the talent acquisition process. It provides you with the landscape of the current talent pool and strategies to help your managers make smarter hiring decisions by improving the accuracy and efficiency of the decision making process. The course also provides you an overview with the changing world of work in today's environment and takes a holistic view of the talent acquisition process.

What You Cover

  • Defining job performance
  • Sourcing and talent-acquisition strategies
  • Using Workforce Analytics to measure talent-acquisition programs
  • Understanding legal requirements in the selection process

How You Benefit

  • Learn best practices to onboard and retain top performers
  • Learn to predict job performance in alignment with culture and job requirements

Cost: $549
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.


Elaine Lees, MBA, SPHR, is a talent-management strategist who helps companies select, develop and retain key employees with custom fit solutions. She is the Principal for Elaine Lees Consulting. In her career as VP, HR, and company officer, Ms. Lees has been exposed to and managed through leading-edge issues in talent management such as retention, scaling for growth, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, rewards, and management development.

Enrique Washington has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and talent acquisition. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of the Generator Group. He oversees Generator Group’s talent management consulting and executive search practice. For more than six years Enrique taught Staff and Employee Selection in CEPE's HR Certificate Program. In 2006, he received the “40 under 40” award by the Portland Business Journal for his work and accomplishments in the Portland business and local community. Mr. Washington has been featured or quoted in several other publications including Fortune Magazine, HR Magazine, Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology Magazine, Diversity Executives and the Portland Business Journal.

Management of Human Resources (BH101) is strongly recommended as the first course, especially for those entering the certificate program with less than two years experience in the field. 

For information on bringing this course onsite, please contact Melissa Endicott. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificate:
Human Resource Management