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May TTBB with Georgia Employers' Association

Published Thursday, April 26, 2018

Retaining Value: Effective HR practices for recruiting, training and retention


Mike McCurdy of the Georgia Employers' Association is the featured presenter for the Augusta Metro Chamber’s Third Thursday Business Builder on May 17. Mike will discuss effective HR practices for ROI in recruiting, training and retention. Attendees will learn more on the effective use of HR metrics and management.


Today's business world runs by the numbers - maintaining effective processes for recruitment and development will assist your bottom-line and is increasingly important for those who wish to raise the visibility and relevance of their contributions to organizational success. The measurement of key HR processes and initiatives to ensure organizational success include: recruiting, training and development, and employee retention.


Mike McCurdy is the Executive Director of the Georgia Employers’ Association. Mike spent over 35 years in Human Resources leadership in the Manufacturing sector. He served the Blue Bird Corporation as Vice-President of Human Resources and External Affairs beginning in 1998 until his retirement in January 2017.


His career in Human Resources included the design of employee benefit programs, effective management of EHS and implementation of workers compensation cost control programs and union avoidance. His experience also includes multi-facility responsibilities at locations in both the U.S. and Canada. Mike’s efforts with the recruitment of veterans, those with disabilities, and candidates from correctional institutions have resulted in recognition from the State. Mike has shown the importance of developing relationships with local and State officials to support the growth initiatives of the organization.


The May Third Thursday Business Builder will be held at the Augusta Metro Chamber office and begins at 11:30 am with lunch provided. Attendance is complimentary for Chamber members and $15 for prospective-members. Advanced registration is required at Deadline to register is Monday, May 14. Due to limited space, please limit to one (1) representative from each company. For more information, please contact Sabrina Balthrop, Director of Events, at or by calling 706.821.1300.


Third Thursday Business Builder seminar series provides topical intelligence on key issues for businesses. Local industry experts present relevant information on topics important to successful business operations and growth.





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