The Employment Trilogy Series Program is designed for managers responsible for interviewing and hiring their direct reports.  This full three-day (2 hour) series will be offered on ZOOM and on the following dates:





Session 1:  Effective Behavioral Interviewing Skills

Hiring managers are as essential as recruiters in the recruitment process – if not more! It’s crucial they know how to effectively interview to determine if a candidate is a great fit for the team and organization. This program will help hiring managers become a more effective and impartial leader so they can hire the best candidate for the job.

Session 2: Onboarding. 

The process of onboarding can be one of the most critical factors in ensuring recently hired talents will be productive and contented workers in the culture. Onboarding is more than just filing HR paperwork, after all! In fact, research shows that onboarding is one of the most important parts of an employee’s experience. When done right, it not only sets new employees up for success but also promises many benefits for the organization. By the end of the session, managers will know how to implement a successful onboarding experience. 

Session 3: Establishing Expectations for Success

The first 30 days of the new employee are crucial to their success. When the manager’s expectations are clearly communicated, direct reports feel confident in their abilities can take ownership of their tasks. Clear, specific expectations prevent misunderstanding and boost overall productivity and engagement. By the end of the session, managers will learn how to create effective employee expectations, how to clearly communicate expectations, ask questions to check for understanding, and offer feedback; all geared to ensure the success of your new employee!

The Employment Trilogy Series will provide participants with the valuable resource materials and create action plans to implement to your work!

Investment: $599 per participant for the entire program

Employment Trilogy Series Instructor

Gail is an accomplished human resources professional in the banking industry. Throughout her expansive career, she has had responsibility and demonstrated success as a Senior Vice President for numerous aspects of human resources including: employment, employee relations, benefits and compensation administration, training, and affirmative action.  

As an instructor for the Center for Financial Training (formerly the American Institute of Banking), Gail has shared her expertise with banking professionals in the areas of human resources management, supervisory/management skills, business communications, and change management.  She serves as a volunteer instructor for Dress for Success and Renew Life, facilitating workshops that focus on resume development, interviewing skills, and change strategies. Similarly, she is an instructor for the Department of Workforce Development and Professional Education at Ocean County Community College (Toms River, NJ).  

Throughout her career, Gail has been actively involved and served on committees through the New Jersey Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.  She presently serves as the  President of her own human resource consulting firm, Strategic HR Partners. Her firm focuses on helping clients in the areas of effective hiring, onboarding, performance assessments, retention strategies, and leadership/management development.

Gail holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and numerous professional certifications within her field. She was named as a TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) Honoree which pays tribute to women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions in their industry in executive, managerial, and professional roles.

Gail K Tilstra

Gail K. Tilstra

What participants say about the instructor:

"Gail was nice and knowledgeable."