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Best Hiring Practices in Employee-Owned Companies

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This replay was recorded on March 8, 2012.

About This Meeting

Hiring practices are an important aspect of developing and maintaining an ownership culture. New hires who embrace the ownership culture may develop into committed, loyal employee owners who champion the company, contribute to greater productivity, and foster a better work environment. On the other hand, candidates who do not fit well in the company culture can result in unnecessary turnover and may lower morale. The most skilled, experienced, or even the most enthusiastic candidate may not be the best choice for an organization. To optimize the effectiveness of the hiring process, it is important for employee-owned companies to understand how to recruit and retain candidates who have not only the core skills required but also the core values. This Webinar shows how successful employee-owned companies are approaching this task. It addresses the entire process, from understanding the role company culture plays through recruiting and retaining new hires.


Best Hiring Practices in Employee-Owned Companies
Corey Rosen, NCEO
An ESOP Company Case Study
Randy Ferino, Bank of Marin


Randy Ferino

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Bank of Marin

Randy Ferino has enjoyed a diverse career. He began his career as an air traffic controller in the United States Navy, honorably serving for 5 years. Randy moved to Northern California in 1999 to attend Sonoma State University. After college, Randy joined F. Korbel & Brothers Inc. He worked in their HR department for just over 3 years, gaining exposure to many facets of the field. Randy stayed with Korbel until he finished his MBA. At that time he was hired as a recruiter for Vintage Bank and also spent a year as a consultant for Shared HR. Randy is currently the HR supervisor at Bank of Marin and has been there since 2008. He has more than 9 years of progressive HR experience and specializes in recruiting, employee relations, performance management and payroll administration. He enjoys HR because it gives him an opportunity to impact change at all levels of the organization.

Corey Rosen

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National Center for Employee Ownership

Corey founded the National Center for Employee Ownership in 1981 after working five years as a professional staff member in the U.S. Senate, where he helped draft legislation on employee ownership plans. Prior to that, he taught political science at Ripon College. He is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and numerous books on employee ownership. He has a PhD in political science from Cornell University. He currently serves on a number of ESOP company boards.