Hiring and Managing a Diverse Workforce

Hiring and Managing a Diverse Workforce

Date(s) - 09/10/2019
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Green Mill/Best Western Plus
2705 Annapolis Ln N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441

AFS Twin Cities Chapter welcomes Mary Knudsen, Human Resources Manager, AAM Casting Division, St. Cloud Manufacturing Facility, to the afternoon Tech Talk on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Green Mill in Plymouth, Minnesota. Beginning at 4:15pm, Mary will discuss “Hiring and Managing a Diverse Workforce” and how AAM accomplished this by non-traditional recruiting and targeting a diverse cultural workforce.

About the Speaker… Mary is the Human Resources Manager at AAM Casting in St. Cloud. She has 25 years of HR experience and 16 of them have been with AAM. Mary graduated with a Social Work Degree but quickly changed her career path after working in the field and gave a two week notice and left the great state of Minnesota and moved to California. Meeting her husband Tim and having two children, she finally convinced him in 1993 to move back to Minnesota, where they purchased a small convenience store and operated it for 8 years. At that time, they didn’t have any issues finding employees. In 2001, they moved to the St. Cloud area and Mary worked at FDC as their recruiter and benefits Coordinator.   In 2003, Mary was hired by Grede, now AAM, as an HR Coordinator with the focus on recruiting and benefits. Mary continued to work in HR and is now the HR Manager.

About the Topic… In the past 25 years, there have been many different challenges in the recruiting world – going from high unemployment rates to low unemployment rates, going from standard 8 to 5 shifts to offering flex scheduling, advertising in the newspaper or radio to advertising on buses, at sports arenas, and even advertising in bathroom stalls. Trying to find qualified candidates are forcing employers to become creative in their hiring strategies.


3:00pm      Social – Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres

4:15pm       Presentation – “Hiring and Managing a Diverse Workforce”

5:00pm      Speaker Gifts & Announcements

Register below by Friday, September 6th at noon. 

Click here to view newsletter.



Bookings are closed for this event.

Attendees Registered