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MRC Symposium: A Workforce in Recovery: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Skilled Employees

No-Cost Virtual Symposium

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP)

An Agenda to Ignite Change

Are you still trying to bounce back from The Great Resignation? With so many businesses competing for talent, where is your edge? How do you keep your head above water while employees continue to burn out and the demand for services increases?

Don’t just bounce back – bounce forward. Our no-cost virtual symposium forecasts a future of workforce growth and cutting-edge recruitment and retention strategies. Learn where and how to find motivated, qualified staff who are in recovery. Discover talented employees where others aren’t looking and build a sustainable recovery-ready workplace.

Check out the topics we’ll be exploring with experts in the field

10-10:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Toni Wolf, B.S., Commissioner of the MRC
MRC: Your Business Solution to Connecting with Qualified Employees
10:45-11:30 a.m. Keynote: Ted Wayman, B.S., News Reporter at WCVB-TV, Channel 5
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Our Starting Point: What is a Recovery Ready Workplace?
1:00-2:00 p.m. Insights: The Benefits of Hiring People Not Typically Considered
2:00-3:00 p.m. Insights: What Employees are Saying about how Recovery Ready Workplaces Can Change Lives
3:15-3:45 p.m. Spread the Word: How Advocacy Moves the Workforce Forward
3:45-4:00 p.m. Our Path Ahead: Recruit and Retain Great Employees

This no-cost virtual symposium, sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), is designed to help employers learn how to:

  • Find creative answers to the great workforce shortage
  • Find and keep qualified, motivated staff who are in recovery
  • Get resources to meet your recruitment and retention needs
  • Develop HR policies and practices that support people in recovery
  • Create a recovery-ready workplace

The symposium will include Massachusetts State legislators, employers, and employees with lived experience, all of whom will speak about the importance of including individuals in recovery from substance use disorders in the labor market.


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