Webinar – CHRO Panel: Talent Retention

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary 

In the face of a looming recession, many organizations are feeling pressure to downsize while also experiencing an increase in voluntary turnover as low unemployment, a lack of skilled labor, and a rise in the number of vacant roles have given employees more employment choices.

Such regrettable turnover impacts organizational productivity and leads to significant costs from increased reorganization, recruitment, and retraining efforts. While many organizations attempt to increase engagement to improve retention, this approach doesn’t consider the whole problem and may mask the real reasons why individual employees chose to leave.

In this panel our senior HR executives will discuss:

  • The approach they are taking to identify key retention challenges.
  • Key themes and insights on the root causes of regrettable turnover in their organizations.
  • HR-owned and leader-driven initiatives that were prioritized for their retention plans.

Meet the panelists



Lori Bishop

Chief People Officer

  • As a trusted human resources executive with over 25 years’ experience in healthcare, global research, security, and Fortune 500 environments, Lori brings a solid reputation for championing organizational transformations, revitalizing cultures, and catapulting staff performance. 

  • Considered a forward-thinking and approachable mentor and consultant, she enjoys coaching leaders and fostering employee growth. She is a resourceful and positive HR business partner and a true collaborator who builds strong relationships, negotiates contracts, and leads high-morale teams. 

  • She holds a BA in English from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management from Amberton University in addition to HR certifications. Simply put, she is the unHRPeoplesChamp!  

Voula Vasilopoulos

Director, Talent Acquisition, Interact

  • As a Talent Leader, Voula builds a best-in-class organizations by identifying and bringing top talent to companies.Voula influence's her team, Business Leaders and Hiring Managers alike, on building strong people relations. Voula inspires her team to be proactive and creative in their recruitment practices

  • With the heart of an empath and keen mind of a marketer, Voula can leverage the data and insights around her to achieve incredible results and gain competitive advantage, in both the employer and candidate markets. .

 Darlene Slaughter

Chief Diversity Officer, March of Dimes;

  • Darlene R. Slaughter is a visionary leader with a passion to remove barriers and provide equal opportunities for all.  As the Chief Diversity Officer for March of Dimes, Darlene is leading a culture of engagement, innovation, accountability, trust, and DEI. Darlene’s appointment is a new role for the March of Dimes. 

  • Prior to joining March of Dimes, Darlene served as the Chief Diversity Officer for United Way Worldwide where she led the first equity summit. As Principal Consultant at Linkage Institute, she supported all levels of management in diversity and leadership; and as Fannie Mae’s Chief Diversity Officer, she achieved an integrated strategy to utilize and support the talents of all employees.

  • Darlene holds an M.S. in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from American University and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Howard University.

Panel Hosts

Tamara Heimonen

Executive Advisor, McLean & Company

  • Tamara has deep experience in moving organizations forward in culture, DEI, and leadership & learning, and she has previously worked for national and multinational corporations in the finance, retail, and grocery industries. She is a results-driven leader with a passion for innovation and aligning talent strategies to drive engagement and performance in complex and changing environments.

  • Tamara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University and a postgraduate certificate in Human Resources Management, and she is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).

Register Now

About Us

McLean & Company is the trusted partner of HR and leadership professionals around the world.  

Our memberships provide HR and leadership professionals with what they need to drive the organization forward – from full-service assessments to practical action plans, impactful training, and more. 

At McLean & Company, we’re passionate about empowering leaders to shape a workplace where everyone thrives.