Talent Matters: Navigating the Talent Landscape

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Talent Matters: Navigating the Talent Landscape
Tuesday, February 14 | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Being strategic in recruiting is more important than ever. With constant change now the norm, Flint & Genesee Group designed this program to help you anticipate what’s next and turn hiring challenges into opportunity.

Join business leaders and HR professionals from around the region to learn about today’s biggest talent topics. Covering workforce trends and projections to talent attraction and retention, this event will provide you with strategies to help kickstart a successful 2023.

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:00-10:00 a.m. MEDC Talent Outlook
10:00-10:30 a.m. Forward Together Update
10:30-11:00 a.m. 40 Under 40 Panel Discussion
11:00-11:30 a.m. Attracting Talent to Flint & Genesee

Facilitated by Chris Rishko, Director of Talent Solutions, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Cost: $20 per attendee (Group discount available for the purchase of an entire table (up to six to eight attendees). For group discounts, contact Brianna Mosier at  or 810-600-1451.)



Meet Our Speaker
Chris Rishko is the director of Talent Solutions at Michigan Economic Development Corporation. There, he is responsible for developing and implementing systems and strategies, in cooperation with agencies across Michigan, to provide a modernized long-term talent pipeline that will assist employers in realizing the workforce objectives they need to be successful.
Prior to his current position, Rishko served as CEO of Great Lakes Michigan Works where he was responsible for the delivery of numerous federal and state workforce development programs across the five-county Great Lakes Bay Region. Additionally, he is a retired Air Force officer with 22 years’ experience as an Air Battle Manager in multiple command and control weapons systems.
Rishko holds graduate degrees from Central Michigan University and Northwood University. He and his wife, Sara, live in Midland with their four children.


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