WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow



The Staffing Conundrum: How to Find Great Staff! 

Thursday, April 11 | 10:35am - 11:50am 

Session Description:

Finding skilled and qualified staff that are willing to commit to seasonal work is getting harder and harder in this labor economy. Panelists will share their best strategies for finding and hiring seasonal staff including revamping job descriptions, expanding a search throughout the community and social media, and understanding what motivates this new generation of employee. Also, applicable to hiring permanent staff, this session will provide participants with a new bag of tricks to tackle the staffing conundrum. 

  • Learn five new ways to market open positions. 
  • Toss old job listings out! Learn to rewrite job listings with more open communication and key details that this generation desires.
  • Turn the negative perception of today's seasonal work force into a positive one. Learn ways to understand and embrace the next generations—they are here to stay!


Raina Baker, Membership Manager, American Camp Association

About the Speakers:

Raina has spent a lifetime working within the summer camp industry. She has held almost every position and has worked in resident and day camps, for profit and non-profit, as well as traditional and specialty programs. She is a passionate speaker, educator, certified master instructor, and clinic director for the Certified Horsemanship Association. 

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