Recruitment and Retention of Minority Employees

Recruitment and Retention of Minority Employees
Thursday, May 5, 2011
9:00am-11:30am
University of Scranton, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510


Eddie L. Davis
Vice President of Human Resources
Mercy Health Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Corporate America finally got the memo: diversity is a tool that can help build a stronger, more competitive and forward thinking company. So now, with guns blazing, diversity recruiting and retention has become a major business initiative, often left in the lap of HR to figure out. I hate to tell you, but diversity recruiting is not the job of a recruiter; it’s
every employee’s job!

So where do you start? How do you build a program? How do you embed diversity recruiting and retention into the overall company culture and make it everyone’s job? This workshop will address these questions and yours in an interactive sharing environment.

Eddie L. Davis brings expertise in strategic planning, total quality management, employment practices, diversity issues, employee and labor relations.

Prior to serving at Mercy Health Partners, Davis was at Saint Joseph Health System. Mr. Davis managed a staff of 20 human resource professionals providing services to 3,500 employees caring for over 700 licensed beds located at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph East, and St. Joseph Mt. Sterling. While serving the Saint Joseph’s System, Davis developed innovative recruiting strategies and reorganized the system’s Human Resource and Volunteer functions.

Prior to his service at St. Joseph Health Systems, Mr. Davis was Director of Labor and Employee Relations and Compliance for the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Washington, DC, and he served as Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at Citibank, North America in Long Island, NY. Nearing completion for the MSA degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI; Mr. Davis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD.


About

NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.