Webinar: Hiring Challenges in the Shooting Sports Industry

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

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Everyone ‘knows’ that building a very strong leadership team is instrumental for business success.  Do you believe every person on your leadership team is an “A” or “B” player? Do you know what you need to do to hire and keep them?

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, in association with Growth Strategy Partners LLC, is pleased to announce a 30-minute webinar designed to help shooting industry companies grow their businesses. The topic of this session is "Hiring Challenges in the Shooting Sports Industry (and how to solve them).

Hiring qualified people in the shooting sports industry is different and more challenging than other industries. Some of the challenges are related to the industry, but others are related to the process and resources used by many companies in their hiring process.

In this 30-minute, fast paced, webinar, we will share with you:

  • How hiring impacts performance and profitability
  • What is needed to hire “A” and “B” players
  • When to use your internal resources vs. contingent or retained search firms
  • Top 3 challenges facing shooting sports companies
  • How to solve the top 3 challenges

This webinar will be presented by Christopher DiCenso of Growth Strategy Partners and Shaylene Keiner of Headhunters NW.  Chris has identified some of the key characteristics needed to hire “A” and “B” players and has developed improved hiring processes for many organizations. Shaylene is the President of the most sought after executive recruiting firm in the Shooting Sports industry.  HeadHunters NW is a global search firm with strategic partnerships and broad experience in CPG specific to our industry. 

This educational webinar is designed for Presidents, CEOs, Senior Executives and hiring managers in the shooting sports industry who want to improve their hiring process and success.

Date: March 15

Time: 1 to 1:30 PM ET

Cost: Free to NASGW members. Non-NASGW members are $25

This event is sponsored by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and presented by Growth Strategy Partners.  

Growth Strategy Partners is a management consulting firm which accelerates the revenue, profit and organizational growth of companies in the shooting sports industry by applying our research based 7 Keys to Growth.  You can learn more at The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is a trade association with a mission of bringing shooting sports buyers and sellers together.  NASGW is comprised of 

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Webinar Contributors

Christopher Dicenso

Managing Partner
Growth Strategy Partners

The Managing Partner of the firm and has been improving sales and operations for over 25 years. He started as a manufacturing engineer for Sturm Ruger then built businesses as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton and Inc Magazine before starting his own firm. Chris is an active IDPA, USPSA and 3 Gun competitor, past president of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association and board member of his local gun club. Chris has spoken at the SHOT show and NASGW’s Annual Meeting.

Shaylene Keiner

HeadHunters NW

Shaylene has worked in the recruiting industry for over 20 years. She has worked for global publicly held recruiting firms as well as privately held recruiting firms. In 2004 she founded HeadHunters NW so she could provide high touch specialized recruiting service to top-tier premium brands who need premium talent. This specialization makes it possible to produce fast results with talent that can scale quickly to the needs of tomorrow.