Member Education Webinar Series: What’s Working in Recruitment and Onboarding

Jun 20, 2024

1:00 pm CST

Virtual Event

Virtual Event

Hear from a panel of four of your industry peers as they share what they are doing that is working to build their workforce pipeline, recruitment, and onboarding. You will leave this webinar with ideas that you can immediately put into practice. Each of our panelists bring their day-to-day expertise to the table while sharing how they are addressing today’s workforce challenges head on.

In this session, you will hear about:

  • Effective ways to improve your recruitment and onboarding strategy.
  • Processes companies go through to welcome and integrate employees into the workplace.
  • How successful partnerships and collaborations can help enhance the talent pipeline.

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Austen Schueler

Austen Schueler

Talent Acquisition Manager


Austen Schueler is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Vermeer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment. With over a decade of experience in recruitment, Austen and his teams have per integral in, driving the Vermeer’s pursuit of increasing the organization’s overall workforce size by nearly 60%. He is passionate about fostering cultural alignment and has led initiatives to create an equitable and efficient hiring process.

Austen holds a Bachelor's in Social Science from Central College (IA) and is recognized for his expertise in talent analytics and lean methodologies in recruitment operations. A frequent speaker at industry events, Austen and his teams’ approaches have significantly contributed to Vermeer’s growth and success.

Ella Bowling

Ella Bowling

Aftersales Training Business Development Manager

AGCO Corporation

Ella Bowling brings over 20 years of experience in education and corporate training and development to her role at AGCO Corporation where’s she been leading since September 2023. As a dedicated professional on the AGCO Aftersales Training team, she leads the charge in shaping AGCO's Talent Pipeline through the development and implementation of a formalized Apprenticeship Program, collaborating with strategic training partners to deliver cutting-edge technical training curriculum and overseeing the launch and development of the AGCO AAS Degree in Diesel Technology at Parkland College. 

Ella represents AGCO with industry and educational bodies, conducts annual reviews with training partners to foster best practices, and provides hands-on support in apprentice recruitment and management, particularly with youth organizations like the National FFA and SkillsUSA, demonstrating a commitment to nurturing the next generation of diesel technicians for the AGCO dealer network.

Kelly Peterson

Kelly Peterson

Organizational Development Leader

Kondex Corporation

Kelly Peterson’s true passion lies in recruitment and development, and she is proud to have worked in the Human Resources field for over 20 years. As the youngest of five girls, growing up on a dairy farm in Southern Fond du Lac County, WI, she learned the importance of hard work and perseverance at a young age.

Kelly has worked at the Kondex Corporation in Lomira, WI, for 10 years and is currently the Organizational Development Leader, overseeing recruitment, development, and training. Kondex’s mission to help feed and fuel the world is dear to her heart and their dynamic team of associates work hard every day to carry out that mission. She enjoys being a part of the AEM Workforce Development committee and sharing best practices with others in the field.

Stacy Hiquet

Stacy Hiquet

VP of HR and Training Development

DuraMark Technologies

Stacy Hiquet has a background in managing all aspects of the business including sales, operations, and marketing. As the VP of HR and Training Development for DuraMark Technologies, Stacy’s true passion is fostering a positive workplace culture and developing people through training.  In her free time, she enjoys writing podcasts and traveling.


Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Vice President, People Strategy

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

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