High performance pipelines (virtual only)

Competitive talent acquisition & retention systems
Friday, Oct. 21 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Virtual FW/18


Times listed in CDT. This workshop is available in-person on Monday, Oct. 17th and virtually on Oct. 21st. Both sessions will not be available on-demand. 


This workshop is aimed at assisting your organization in developing the framework for a talent acquisition and retention system. These systems will accelerate your business performance by recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining the best talent with the highest potential.


Based on industry leading best practices, this workshop will provide a benchmark for how any organization can move from a passive recruiting model to the active sales recruiting model. By conducting an in-depth and realistic analysis of current hiring and onboarding processes, we identify potential barriers, compress the hiring cycle, improve outcome metrics, and deliver high performing new employees to hiring managers. This workshop will also explore the steps required to retain the high performing best talent and the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders within the organization in the talent acquisition and retention process.


Training Modernization Group, Inc. (TMG) is a registered veteran-owned small business and a leader in human performance systems, including strategy development, analysis, design, development and implementation. TMG has received numerous awards and recognitions from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), with recognized expertise through partnerships with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Hampton Roads Quality Management Community, VOW Coalition and New Horizons Regional Education Center. www.tmgva.com


Tom Barto joined the TMG Team in April 2011 and has served as project lead and program manager helping to deliver world class programs for our partners. Tom has been working with partners across all industries to implement team performance improvement programs, talent acquisition and retention Ssystems, as well as lean and Six Sigma training and certification programs. Tom has been involved with programs across all industries including Rock-Tenn, StandFast Packaging, Mar-Bal, Inc., TESCO, Arconic Hampton Castings, Arconic Dover Castings, and Torotel Products, Inc.

He also served as Program Manager for TMG’s Vet-STRONG Program, a national public/private partnership focused on training employers across the country how to recapitalize their workforce by recruiting transitioning veterans and serving Guard and Reservists. Tom was the program manager for the Commonwealth’s Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program from its inception in 2012 through February 2014. The V3 Program was awarded with the 2013 Virginia Commonwealth University Innovation in Government Award. Tom received his ASQ Green Belt Certification in 2015, a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Values and Professions and a Spanish Minor from Christopher Newport University in 2005, as well as achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1998. Tom was also a contracts manager from 2006 to 2011 working for government contracting firm Apptis, Inc., Serco-NA, and Qivliq, LLC., managing millions of dollars’ worth of contracts and subcontracts for both Federal and State Agencies including DoD, DoJ, DHS, and all branches of the Armed Forces.