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FaB HR & Talent Forum: A Conversation with Mona Kraft of Nueske's | December 8, 2021
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
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Their applewood smoked meats, in particular their bacon, are iconic and adorn the tables of top chefs and home cooks around the world. We’re talking with Nueske’s next week.

With attracting and retaining the best and brightest a top challenge going into the new year, join us for a holiday interview with Mona Kraft, Chief People Officer of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats. Here’s our question sampler for Mona:

  1. So many of us love the Nueske's brand - would you provide a quick overview of the company?
  2. Your title is Chief People Officer. What does that mean to you? How did your title come about? What does that mean to your employees?
  3. With the holidays upon us, what are some things you are doing internally for your employees? 
  4. What additional things might Nueske’s be doing to navigate through the talent shortage being felt in Wisconsin? Located in central Wisconsin, what resources does the company use to attract talent and continue to retain your current talent?
  5. Does Nueske’s have any apprentice programs, youth apprentice programs, or high school/college outreach? Is Nueske’s working with any veterans programs, second chance offender programs, migrant worker programs, etc? 
  6. What community programs does Nueske’s support to give back and reach out?          
  7. Can you talk about your COVID mitigation plans? How are you dealing with employee relations with the new COVID vaccine mandates? Any best practices you can offer to other members? 
  8. What is the best advice you’ve been given in regards to your job?
  9. What’s your favorite part of your job?  What keeps you awake at night about your job? 


8:45 – 9:00 AM
Access the Zoom call

9:00 – 9:10 AM
Welcome & FaB update

9:10 – 9:45 AM
A Holiday Interview with Mona Kraft, Chief People Officer at Nueske’s

9:45 – 10:00 AM
Q&A with Mona and live Nueske’s bacon drawing!



Our Forum sessions are open to all members (and their employees) in good standing. See if your company is a member herePreregistration is required. 




Contact: Emily Allen, FaB Wisconsin | [email protected]