Session Details

Crafting Success: Navigating Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement in Facility Management

Start Time:

10/30/2024 8:30:00 AM

End Time:

10/30/2024 9:30:00 AM

About this session:

Decades of institutional knowledge are leaving or have already walked out the door leaving many organizations constrained with a tremendous gap in building history. This creates a vacuum in an organization’s ability to quickly respond to everyday maintenance requests, preventative maintenance or worse, when something potentially catastrophic happens. That's why it's increasingly crucial to proactively capture that knowledge, equipping your team with tools and processes to safeguard information within the organization, ensuring accessibility for every team member.
While the current labor shortage is making recruiting challenging, finding qualified people has become even harder. With a scarcity of technicians in the talent pool, there's intensified competition for the few available recruits. Many organizations are also losing key people to higher paying jobs which compounds the problem of backfilling your current open positions.
To motivate and retain employees, leaders are exploring strategies to foster a culture that values appreciation, learning, and adaptability. These initiatives encompass career advancement programs, reimbursement for continuing education, flexible scheduling, bonus incentives, and other avenues for personal and professional development.

  1. Analyze strategies for addressing reduced staffing levels in facilities management, including job description evaluation and recruitment planning collaboration with HR
  2. Assess the integration of technology for optimizing equipment maintenance, capturing institutional knowledge, and enhancing emergency response efficiency
  3. Examine talent acquisition and retention complexities, focusing on succession planning amidst labor shortages, and develop employee retention programs
  4. Investigate methods for attracting and retaining top talent in student-centric environments, balancing investment in existing team training with recruitment efforts, emphasizing on-the-job training and career advancement pathways

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Room Number:

Concorde C





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