Chamber Open EDGE
Topic: "OK, I need to hire somebody, how do I find the right people?"
Discussion Leader: Beverly Purtell
The second topic of our hiring discussions will center around finding candidates, interviewing for critical skills and "fit", and onboarding.
The Chamber EDGE is a self-directed group with a mission to focus on networking, education and relationship building. The group is comprised of Chamber members who are experts in their field and exhibit a willingness to educate, discuss, grow and engage with their peers. The Chamber Open EDGE meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the 110 Grill in Chelmsford from 8:30am-10:00am (unless otherwise noted on the Chamber event calendar).
This is an interactive session. Please come prepared with any questions that you have and a willingness to share tools and methods have worked for you and your business.
About Our Discussion Leader:
Beverly Purtell is a management consultant with over 30 years of broad management and human resource experiences. She returned to her consulting practice in 2015 and focuses on Executive Search, Management Assessments, Recruiting Projects, Succession Planning, and Management Training.
Formerly the SVP-Human Resources for the MA, NH, and RI Credit Union Leagues, she was responsible for internal human resources for these trade associations as well as external HR consulting in a myriad of management and human resource disciplines to member credit unions. As a management consultant to the credit union industry, Purtell provided multiple executive searches, CEO compensation analysis and performance evaluation tools, management assessments, HR Assessments, organizational analysis and design, succession planning, employee handbook design, and management guidance. She created and presented a myriad of managerial training programs to a variety of management groups, credit unions, and boards of directors. Beverly began working at the League while she was a Principal Consultant for HRValue Group, and she spent 12 years at the League through these two roles.
Before her work in the credit union industry, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for an international telecommunications company which had been a former client of her consulting practice.
Previous to this and for over a dozen years, Purtell was the President of an HR consulting firm that provided a broad range of human resource and management solutions to its clients. Her practice included client companies within a variety of industries and disciplines to include biotechnology, education, financial services, insurance, law, manufacturing, medical instrumentation, medical systems, networking, publishing, robotics, semiconductors, software, telecommunications, etc.
She began her career with several Fortune 500 companies and left the corporate world to start her own consulting firm. She holds a B.S.B.A. which she received with honors from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She has been an advisory board member to The Harvard Community Health Plan, served as Chairperson of The Human Resources Network of the Merrimack Valley, and been an initial board member of a non-profit organization educating employers on ADA issues. She is a certified trainer on Preventing Harassment and Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace with the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination.
“Providing organizations with a partnering relationship that enhances internal human capital capabilities.”
The Greater Lowell Chamber’s mission is to provide opportunities for our members through education, marketing, networking and advocacy. This event features opportunities through education.