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    Pre-Employment Tools in the Selection & Recruitment Process

    Date: February 10, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Note the change of monthly meeting locations!
    1031 New Hampshire St.
    Lawrence, Kansas

    **Parking is available across the street and in the parking garage at the north end of the block.
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    Start Times:

    11:15 am  Registration Begins

    11:15 am  Buffet Lunch Available

    11:45 am  Opening Business, Chapter Announcements

    12:00 pm  Presentation

    1:00 pm    Meeting Adjourned


    Join us for an interactive discussion on the utilization of pre-employment tools in the selection and recruitment process.  John Wright and Gretchen Adamson will share their experience with pre-employment tools, including how they reduced turnover and increased predictability of success in placements. They will discuss several tools and highlight the process of the Culture Index Survey. In addition, they are offering participants with an opportunity to complete the Culture Index Survey to see first-hand how it works.

    If you are interested in completing the Culture Index Survey, send and email response to Mary McKenzie, VP of Development, by noon on February 6th.

    • Send email to:
    • Subject line: February SHRM
    • Provide your name, company name, and email address.
    • You will receive your own personalized Culture Index Survey results.


    • Member - In Advance - $15
    • Guest - In Advance - $20
    • Member - Late Registration (after 2/5/15) - $20
    • Guest - Late Registration (after 2/5/15) - $20

    Click here to register.


    Gretchen Adamson is a HR professional with 15 years of experience.  She gained her experience working for an international water well, mineral exploration and energy services company.  In 2001, she earned a Master's in Human Resources from Ottawa University and has her PHR.  Although she has a generalist background, she gravitates toward the Talent Management areas of HR. Her expertise lies in employee relations, training and development, talent acquisition, coaching succession planning and assessments.  Gretchen is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and is a Licensee of the Culture Index.

    John Wright has spent his entire professional career in a variety of leadership roles ranging from entry level manufacturing supervisor to the C Suite level as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources. In addition to his numerous years in Human Resources John also gained progressively higher levels of responsibility in the areas of manufacturing, operations, administration, sales and quality. In all of these roles John had individuals reporting to him and engaged in coaching and developing employees ranging from entry level production workers to Staff Executives and Division Presidents.