Recruiting & Onboarding in a Virtual or Hybrid Environment (B2B Thought Leader Series)

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Even before 2020, remote work, flexible hours, and an emphasis on a more diverse workforce had begun to alter recruiting and onboarding for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The COVID-19 pandemic and 2020’s racial turmoil accelerated these changes. As the economy recovers, SMBs must reimagine how they attract and onboard talent if they hope to attract and retain the best and the brightest in their industry.

In this webinar, you will hear directly from talent and organization management experts about a variety of best practices for recruiting and onboarding an empowered and diverse workforce in a virtual world.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Screening and interviewing candidates effectively
  • Welcoming new employees by providing the infrastructure, tools, and support they need to thrive
  • Creating special moments to keep new hires engaged and committed throughout their employee journey
  • Using agile practices to create a positive, rewarding, and empowering candidate and employee experience

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Start: Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2:00pm



Kristine Gunn
Executive Director, Talent & Org Management

For over 25 years Kristine Gunn has worked with executive leaders and intact teams to improve leadership effectiveness, align people and processes, identify emerging issues, and assess the sustainability of organizational initiatives and interventions. She has worked directly with executive teams, senior staff, and line managers facing diverse strategic business challenges such as fast growth, market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, culture alignment and developing the next generation of leaders.  

Kristine is currently the Executive Director of Talent and Organization Management at TriNet, where she leads a team of HR and organizational strategy consultants that help SMB’s grow and scale their business by unlocking the potential of their people.

Barbara Bevilacqua
Director, Talent & Org Management

Barbara Bevilacqua is Director, Talent and Org Management at TriNet, a leading provider of full-service HR solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). She is a Certified Professional Coach with extensive experience consulting C-level executives. In her current role, she helps business thrive by applying best practices across the employee life cycle.

She holds an MA degree in Human Resources Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.

She is native to Northern California and lives in Oakland with her husband and three sons. She spends time hiking in the hills and almost every Sunday making fresh pasta dishes.

Kristin Russum
Director, Talent & Org Management

Kristin Russum is Director, HR Strategy at TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive HR solutions for small and medium-size businesses. She is an experienced human resources leader partnering with C-level executives on HR policy, employee and manager coaching, and confidential human capital matters.  She has over 15 years of professional HR experience leading businesses through change management initiatives and human capital development challenges. 

Prior to joining TriNet HR Corporation, Kristin served as a director of Human Resources with rapid-growth B2B and B2C companies within the financial services, manufacturing, supply chain, technology, and wholesale sale industries. Her key areas of expertise are risk analysis and mitigation, benefits design, leadership development and succession planning, and HRIS selection and implementation.

Kristin obtained her B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics from Louisiana College and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.   

Darby Starnes
Manager, Learning & Development

Darby Starnes is Manager, Learning and Development at TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive HR solutions for small and medium-size businesses.

Darby Starnes has over 20 years of experience covering all aspects of Human Resources for small and medium size businesses (SMBs). In her current role she leads learning and development and change projects for TriNet. Darby plays a vital role in managing the adoption, execution, and implementation of HR programs including the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 program for TriNet customers. These programs are designed to help SMBs keep up to date with best practices.

Darby holds an M.B.A, as well several industry certifications, including: CDP (Certified Diversity Professional), CPTD, ACC, CCMP, CDVC, CSSGB, SHRM-SCP, CMC, SPHR, and a masters in project management certification from Villanova University.