Retaining Your Hard-Won Talent

May 26, 2021 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much in our personal and professional lives, not the least of which are the reasons your employees may choose to stay or leave.  With recruiting harder than ever, make sure you’re retaining your hard-won talent by helping them navigate the ever-changing workplace, communicating expectations and work plans, and training your front-line leaders to support retention. Join, MMA and Sigred Solutions on Wednesday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. for a dynamic roundtable discussion with leading manufacturers who are implementing creative and effective solutions to grow and retain their workforce.


Tracy Fuerst, Vice President, Corporate Communications and PR for Magna International

  • Tracy leads a global team that is bringing the Magna story to life inside and outside of the company. Her record of achievement in more than 15 years at Magna is remarkable and her work to convey crucial information throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to Magna's 159,000 worldwide employees, including the development of Magna's Smart Start-Up Interactive Playbook, was key to the global mobility technology company's successful emergence and recovery from the crisis.

Candace Kettner, Director of Talent, The Shyft Group

  • Candace is a strategic, results-oriented HR leader who plays a leading role in shaping the collaborative organizational culture and engaged workforce at The Shyft Group, the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and fleet vehicle industries as well as for recreational vehicle markets. Candace has extensive experience in HR and talent management for manufacturing companies, including Dayco, Valeo, Parker Hannifin and ZF TRW.

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Contact Information

Michigan Manufacturers Association
Name: Sarah Martin
Phone: 517-487-8521
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