Turning the Tide aims to teach employers how to retain and recruit good workers

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Many businesses that were shuttered during the pandemic are reopening but a number of them are struggling to retain and hire new employees.

Some companies are offering sign-on bonuses, vacation days and other incentives to lure people to apply for a wide range of jobs available.

Keesha Starr owns K Starr Coaching, a company focused on providing tools and support to individuals who want to grow in their influence.

“With so many of my peers and friends struggling with staffing shortages, I saw this great need and knew I had to do something about it,” Starr said.

Starr plans to host two workshops called “Turning the Tide” in October and November.

“These events support and give back to local business owners and managers,” Starr said. “Its a workshop format where leaders can learn how to retain good employees and attract employees.”

Workshops will be held Oct. 19 at Waterman’s Brewing and Nov. 14 at the WWAY Event Center. Both workshops will be held from 3-5 p.m.

Starr says attendees will receive lots of information and resources.

“What I have found from most business owners is that there is such competition right now and even though money can be a big part of the discussion, what’s a bigger part of it is that team atmosphere and culture that keeps growing and attracting the right people and them seeing the value of working for you,” Starr said.

K Starr Coaching’s sponsors for these workshops include the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, K & M Networking Group, RockStar Connect, Express Employment Professionals, Ironclad Brewery, Waterman’s Brewing Company and WWAY.

Admission for both upcoming events is $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.kstarrcoaching.com/events.

 

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