Submitted by Thurston County Chamber

Thurston County is home to a new podcast. Introducing Talent Magnet, a podcast developed by the Thurston County Chamber and brought to you by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.

Hosts Michele Winn and Sytease Geib from the Thurston County Chamber’s Workforce Division conduct a variety of informative interviews with business leaders and workforce development experts to highlight best practices and available resources.

“Our goal is to help businesses attract exceptional talent by focusing on recruitment, training, and retention best practices; ultimately helping businesses become Talent Magnets,” said Geib.

For the first episode, Talent Magnet interviewed Darlene Wilczynski, Vice President and Regional Executive of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, about the role mentorship plays in recruiting and retaining veterans and military spouses. For the second episode, Talent Magnet spoke with a Pepsi Northwest executive about the role company culture plays in retention best practices.

Thurston County Chamber Talent Magnet
Sytease Geib, left, and Michele Winn, right. Photo credit: Dinea Norell of Dinea de Photo.

“While I was initially nervous to do the podcast, it quickly became a conversation that really touched on the challenges many veterans and spouses face when trying to develop careers.  It was a great opportunity to share my story and hopefully help others,” said Darlene Wilczynski

Listeners will find Talent Magnet at Thurston County Chamber website as well as on iTunes and Google Play.  Visit these sites for a list of past and future podcasts.

For more information, contact Michele Winn at 360-357-3362 or visit the Thurston County Chamber website.


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