Panel Discussion - Recruitment Strategies

  • 10/12/2021
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting


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Join us for a panel presenting:

Recruitment Strategies

Join us for a panel discussion to review current Talent Acquisition challenges in today's talent market.  The Panel will discuss and review what processes, technologies, and practices employers can perform to remain competitive to attract and retain top talent.  Topics of discussion will include:

  • With the high turnover that many employers are experiencing right now – what recommendations do you have for employers seeking to retain their top talent?
  • What strategies can an employer use to attract top talent in a time of extreme competition?
  • What role does culture play in attracting and retaining talent? 
  • What recommendations do you have for employers to keep up with the rising wages and be/stay competitive with their compensation?

**This event will be held virtually via Zoom**

 Program Overview:

About Our 

Allison Barksdale, MBA

Allison Barksdale serves as the employer engagement manager for the Delaware County Workforce Board.  While new to workforce development, Allison has more than 25 years of professional experience in service management, strategic planning, training, and leadership development.  Allison started her career in convention center management.  After earning an Executive MBA from Temple University, she ventured into entrepreneurship opening a combined special events venue, tea, and flower shop.  She also runs her own coaching and consulting business, RISE Leadership LLC.

Allison wears many hats.  Aside from her role in county government, she is a speaker, coach, and consultant.  According to Ms. Barksdale, "Regardless of your title or position, you have to take the lead in your career and in you life."  She encourages everyone to R.I.S.E! - Reach. Inspire. Serve. Elevate!

Working with Delaware County Workforce Development Board has given Allison the added benefit of serving both job seekers and business owners by connecting them to each other and to the resources that stimulate workforce development and economic growth.  She is quick to point out, all of these resources are free!

Mike L. Ranck

For over 30 years, Michael Ranck has made the YMCA his career choice. Beginning as the Aquatics Director at the Main Line YMCA in Ardmore, PA and now the CEO of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, he brings a strong knowledge base to his job each day.

As President and CEO, Ranck is responsible for a $11 million operating budget and a $7.5 million endowment. He oversees the daily operations at three branch locations in Lansdowne , Ridley & Springfield, PA, as well as the school-age child care and camp programs operated in partnership with the Springfield School District.. He is responsible for execution of an Annual Support Campaign, which raises over $225,000 for the YMCA CARES Financial Assistance Program. In this position he also makes decisions regarding operations, membership, and program quality and development, best business practices, maintenance, and community collaborations. Ranck works directly with a 25 member Board of Directors and a 12 member Board of Trustees.

He currently serves as Board Chair at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, is past chair at Delaware County Community College, past chair of the Delaware County 2020 Census and serves on the Family Support Line Board of Directors.

Prior to working as President/CEO of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County he served as the Executive Director of the Ridley Area YMCA in Secane, PA, Operations Director of the Lower Bucks Family YMCA in Fairless Hills, PA, Executive Director of the Tri-Hampton Branch YMCA in Churchville, PA, and Associate Executive Director at the Main Line YMCA in Ardmore, PA.

Ranck graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1983, he received his YMCA Senior Director certification in 1988. Further developing his professional studies, Ranck graduated from the YMCA Annual Support Campaign School in 1996, and the YMCA Executive Development Program School in 1994.

Ranck resides in Springfield, PA with his wife Susan, two daughters Emily and Allison and son Colin.

Julie Arsenault 


Combine engaging, determined, and enthusiastic and you have Julie Arsenault. Serving as a Relationship Sales Manager at Monster for nearly seven years, Julie takes on challenging responsibilities, such as encouraging recruiters/sales people to think outside of the box and constantly spearheading new ways to drive business.

She is a master networker, professional recruitment collaborator, and skillful motivator. Her impressive various recruitment background allows her to sell and manage, while having fun.

In addition to twelve plus years in the business, Julie has also served as President at her local Chamber of Commerce, emcee at several Dash of Diva events, and been in a few commercials.

Ask Julie about her talk show voice.  It’s her secret talent.

While her travels have taken her around the country, Julie is proud to call Maine home.

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