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Maximizing Candidate Quality

Strategies for Improving How You Find and Keep Talent

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Finding high quality employees is challenging and getting harder. Get the strategies you need to find and retain the high-quality professional or industrial talent you seek.

Regardless of industry, high quality candidates are those who have the right mix of hard and soft skills, are motivated by the work and want to stay, and whose personal goals align with yours. Finding and retaining them are not easy tasks. In Eastridge’s latest webinar, you'll get tools and strategies for upping the quality of talent you find and keep.

Eastridge’s Director of Industrial Staffing, Crystal Bessette-Castro, and Chris Diaz, Associate Director of Professional Staffing, share best practices and pitfalls to avoid in finding the right talent match at each stage of the hiring process. They also provide real-world examples to show how to best implement these strategies.

Gain valuable tools and best practices for enhancing candidate quality in this webinar, including: 

  • Identifying Workforce Challenges and Root Causes 
  • Expanding the Talent Pool 
  • Leveling Up Job Positioning
  • Outsourcing Stages of Recruiting 
  • Factoring Retention into Recruiting 
  • Managing for Retention
  • Onboarding to Motivate Employees
  • Best Practices for Utilizing a Contingent Workforce 

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Crystall BassetCrystal Bessette-Castro 

Director of Industrial Staffing, Eastridge

Crystal has been leading industrial staffing teams for more than 5 years. Crystal’s subject matter expertise is focused on building teams across the industrial spectrum including in the Life Sciences, Aerospace, Healthcare, MedTech, and Pharmaceutical sectors, as well as in Logistics and Distribution, and Infrastructure. Crystal partners with clients to thoroughly understand their workforce challenges, needs, and skill gaps, then targets recruiting to find the highest quality candidates. She provides a mix both remote and onsite support to all clients. Crystal oversees Eastridge’s proprietary skills assessment program for her manufacturing clients, Gateway for Attaining Technical ExpertiseⓇ (or GATE), which plays a pivotal role in finding talent matches and is key to Eastridge’s retention rates in manufacturing, which are over 90%. Crystal currently oversees three Eastridge branches in California, and manages some of Eastridge’s highest performing recruiters in industrial staffing. 

Chris DiazChris Diaz

Associate Director of Professional Staffing, Eastridge

Chris has worked in Talent Acquisition for more than 7 years, serving a range of industries. Chris’s subject matter expertise is in building Customer Service teams, including Call Centers and Financial Services teams. He partners with clients to thoroughly understand their business and workforce challenges, and strategizes with them to find, attract, and retain top talent, following a data-driven approach to deliver impactful matches. Chris provides clients with hands-on service and works to set candidates up for success in interviews and on the job. Chris has served as Branch Manager overseeing West Coast recruiting teams, managing some of Eastridge’s highest performing recruiters across a range of industries including in Life Sciences, Medtech, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Gaming and Entertainment, and more.