Webinar: Hiring Strategies

When:  Nov 12, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Labor is one of the single largest challenges in the healthcare foodservice industry today, both commercially and non-commercially. Further compounding the struggle, is the difficulty faced in onboarding, and then retaining talent once they have been sourced.  

Join AHF for a three-part webinar series focused on staffing, retention, and recruitment. We will work to provide you with new tidbits, relevant cross-connections from the foodservice industry as a whole, and a well-rounded look at what you need to know to elevate your day to day efforts. Along the way, we may share some take-home resources to help you put what you learned into action. Be sure to register for all three events!

Miss one part of the series? No problem! Our webinars are archived and free to access by members at any time. 

Series Moderator: Julie Jones, MS, RDN, LD

Julie_Jones_6_2015-2.jpgOur series will be hosted and moderated by Julie Jones, MS, RDN, LD, former President of AHF, and current Director of Performance Learning with Ruck Shockey Associates. Julie spent years developing high performing teams, talent, and strategic vision while delivering outcomes for Nutrition Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (WMC), a 7-hospital system located in Columbus, Ohio.  She served in progressive leadership roles starting as a staff dietitian in 1988 and serving 14 years as the Director of Nutrition Services before retiring in 2018.  Julie’s strengths were translating ideas into practice, directing teams and developing a positive work culture.  She and her team won numerous awards for innovative design, service delivery, and technology applications.

Julie has served as President for both the Association for Healthcare Foodservice as well as the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has received the highest awards from these Associations for both leadership and the advancement of practice in her field. She was awarded the IFMA Silver Plate for Healthcare Foodservice in 2015.

Part 1: Hiring Strategies

November 12, 2019 - 4:00-5:00PM EST

Do you feel like the hiring hamster wheel is always spinning? You race but can’t keep up with the revolution of the wheel. Learn to slow down to speed up using effective assessment, strategy, and tactics to impact your hiring success. Join our moderator Julie Jones and Julie Meddles from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center as they walk us through how to get off the hamster wheel.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe factors that impact the hiring process
  • Review hiring process and identify opportunities to improve outcomes in your operation
  • Identify best practices and common mistakes in your hiring practices


Webinar Panelist: Julie Meddles, MS, RDN, LD

Meddles__Julie__MS_RD_LD__0035_April_2017.jpgHealthcare food and nutrition operations leader at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for over 20 years. Currently Director of Nutrition Services. Julie began her career in practice as a clinical dietitian before moving on to a variety of management roles in Nutrition Services since 2000.  Her primary area of responsibility currently is leading the department of Nutrition Services which administers quality nutrition care and food service operations for patients, staff, students and visitors in Wexner Medical Center facilities and the communities they serve. 

Julie is also a certified facilitator and has enjoyed working with staff in the areas of customer service, leadership development, communication and interpersonal skills.  She embraces change leadership and is an advocate for staff and patients.

Julie is a double alumnus of The Ohio State University and completed her Master of Science in 2012.  Julie has served in many leadership positions of professional organizations during her career. 

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