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Skills- Based Hiring: Attract the Talent You Need to Succeed

Melany Deem, our Jobs and Education program manager, is also the co-chair of the HIREDenver team. In collaboration with HIREDenver, she is hosting the following workshop on February 15 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver in Cherry Creek (600 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246). 

Learn how you can hire for skills in Skill Works 101: Attract the Talent You Need to Succeed, an engaging workshop developed by Skillful Colorado and presented by HireDenver and DRHES.

In this FREE workshop for HR professionals and others responsible for hiring, you’ll learn how to hire suitable candidates by:

  • Focusing your job posting and description on competencies to hire and retain productive candidates
  • Broadening your talent pools
  • Reducing bias in your hiring process, and
  •  Developing sourcing and recruiting strategies for your local market Hire better, speed up your time to hire, increase retention, and increase candidate diversity by focusing on skills, not pedigree.

This program is valid for a total of 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP(r) or SHRM-SCP(r). Register here:

Please email Tracey and Melany at if you have any questions.