Skill Enrichment Workshop Series XIX

 “Hiring and Retaining Key Executives”

‘The success of your company depends on your management teams’


Presented by:  Sandy Sanderson

Managing Director: Sherwood Meridian Resources

Sandy has over thirty-five years of executive search and technology management experience including founder & principal of Meridian Resources.

 His background includes seven start-up companies.


Workshop sponsored by:

Advantage Personnel, Inc.

We are pleased to present the next workshop in our series on:

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:30am to 10:30am


Workshop information and topics

8:30am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast


Facilitated by: Cristina Gomez, Founder, Advantage Personnel inc.

9:00am to 10:15am

Workshop presentation: “Hiring – Retaining Key Executives”

10:15am  - 10:30am

Q & A and Wrap-up

Meeting Location:


550 S. Winchester Blvd #300

San Jose, CA 91128


R.S.V.P. confirmation by registering at:


Confirmation and directions will be sent to you via email two days prior to the event








Advantage Personnel, Inc., 408-266-8844

Serving the staffing needs of Bay Area’s Entrepreneurial Companies since 1988 Direct and Temporary services in the areas of :

Administration, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Sales & Marketing


“Hiring and Retaining Key Executives”

‘The success of your company depends on your management teams’


Presented by:  Sandy Sanderson

Managing Director, Sherwood Meridian Resources


* * * * WORKSHOP AGENDA * * * *



The process of recruiting qualified candidates requires a range of activities including: defining the position, compensation, finding and qualifying the right candidate, and completing the hiring process. 

Topics to be covered include:

·                      Beginning the executive search:  How does it differentiate from all others

·                       Position Description: Incorporating key elements to attract top talent

·                       Selecting & assessing each candidate’s ROI

·                       Compensation package: What is the latest trend?

·                       Executive Interviews: How to acquire crucial information



Key executives are the lifeblood of your company.  Assuring continuity of your management team is a critical element in assuring the success of your company.

Employers need to focus on preserving their top talent and reducing turnover rates by taking proactive measures before it is too late.  The workshop will cover the top ten strategies to select, motivate, and keep high-performance individuals.

·                       Building a long term management team from the beginning

·                       Commitment from the first day to assure success

·                       Bringing the executive up to speed on the company

·                       Provide growth opportunities

·                       Align aspirations to contributions

·                       Motivating the troops provides more ROI than you can imagine

·                       Make rewards count: encourage them to ask the question

·                       Enlist problem solvers

·                       Practice what you preach before you ask others to follow

·                       Manage by walking around and through the open door

·                       Sweat the exit Interview: the loss of an executive is a big deal