The Art and Science of Hiring the Right Person

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:30 PM
Approved for 1.25 SHRM and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Dana Riker Jackson

The Art and Science of Hiring the Right Person
Tuesday, February 20
5:30 PM-Crowne Plaza

February Dinner Meeting: Buy A Book…Help A Vet!

Bring some extra $1 dollar bills to our February 20th dinner meeting to purchase a best-selling career development book.  These books make great reading or even a wonderful gift for your organization or team. For just one dollar a book, you can choose from over 150 books for sale during our networking time prior to the dinner meeting. Thanks so much to local company, AD, in Wayne, PA, who generously donated these books from their corporate library to our chapter.

You’ll find a a wide variety of reading material - covering topics such as leadership, diversity, management strategies, human resource planning and even some New York Times Best Sellers.  Best of all, all proceeds from the sale will benefit Southeastern PA Veterans Center in Spring City, PA.

 We all know that there is a war on for talent. How do we know if we have the Right person for the Right job? How do we reduce the Risk of choosing the wrong person, and how do we help our Managers to make the Right choice. Attendees will walk away with techniques they can implement immediately to make the hiring and boarding processes easier, more full proof and less Risky. You will learn how to save a lot of time and headaches you experience when that person you thought was perfect, you find out either during the onboarding process or shortly thereafter is not.


Dana Riker Jackson has been an entrepreneur and leader of businesses since 1994, when she bought, owned and operated a plastic fabrication business. In 1997, she started Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc., an organizational development business that has been working with CEO’s and HR Professionals over the past 20 years to develop high performing Leaders, Teams and Cultures. Dana is passionate and skilled at bringing out the best in people and organizations. She has helped companies across all industries, ranging in size from privately owned small businesses to Fortune 500 companies; including nonprofits and Educational Institutions.

The outcomes of her work have been to increase customer satisfaction scores, annual revenues, productivity and efficiency.

Many of the organizations Dana has worked with have experienced double-digit growth as a result of her organizational/leadership development and team building work. In 2013, Dana was the recipient of the international Athena Award given to women in recognition for their excellence in business, leadership and service to their communities. In 2016 she was among the top finalists for the Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year Award.

Both GVFHRA Members and Non-Members are invited to this event.

Spring International

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $40.00 (after cutoff price)
Non Members $60.00 (after cutoff price)
Student Pricing $20.00 (after cutoff price)

Crowne Plaza
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

GVFHRA | 2119 County Line Road | Villanova, PA 19085-1733 | Phone: 610-551-4736 | Fax: 610-525-2187 |