Hawaii’s Low Unemployment
Strategies for Attracting and Keeping Talent
Hawaii has recently had the lowest unemployment rate in the United States, and a record low for our state. What are effective strategies for businesses seeking to hire and retain employees in this environment? Our panel of experienced human resources professionals will share their insights and tips.
Carl Hinson, Director, Workforce Development, Hawaii Pacific Health, has a Masters in Human Resources Management. He began his career in healthcare as a Physician Assistant. Carl is working on initiatives that will preserve Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s status as the workforce development leader in the health care field in Hawai‘i. He is actively involved in the DOE’s Health Careers Pathways Advisory Board and Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development and Education Committee.
Sunshine Topping, Vice President – Human Resources and Culture Office, Hawaiian TelCom, is a seasoned HR executive with nearly two decades of experience. Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom, she was Chief Human Resources Strategy Officer for ‘ike, a Hawai‘i-based technology company, was Senior Director of Recruitment for Hawaiian Airlines. She is an appointed member of the State Workforce Development Board and is a Board member of the Society of Human Resource Management – Hawai‘i Chapter.
Judy Bishop is owner, President and CEO of Bishop & Company, a recruiting and staffing firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in recruiting and staffing, spanning three continents. She has received numerous awards and recognitions. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of IONA Dance Company and the Hawai‘i Society of Business Professionals, and serves on the Employer Engagement Committee of the State Workforce Development Council.