Talent Acquisition Strategy
The Most Unfair Thing TA Can Do Is Treat All Roles Equally TA6
Linda Brenner, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Talent Growth Advisors LLC
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 1: 30 - 2: 30 p.m.
Let’s face it, not all roles are equal in today’s organizations. In fact, treating all roles equally
may actually repel the people your company needs in the most-critical roles while attracting the
wrong people for other roles. The result is that the business and all employees will ultimately
suffer. TA professionals at leading companies have begun to differentiate the way they hire and
retain employees based on the criticality of the role and the scarcity of talent for those roles. A
differentiated talent strategy is essential to be able to compete for top talent in the right roles,
and to make the best use of limited TA resources. In this provocative session, Linda Brenner —
who has held talent-management roles at The Gap, Pepsi and The Home Depot — will examine
how organizations are reevaluating their entire talent acquisition process and landing on a new
strategy based on a “critical roles” approach.
• Learn how TA can speak to the bottom line impacts of your recruiting efforts
• Understand what it means to treat roles unequally and how to identify the
most critical roles
• Develop an effective TA strategy based on this differentiated approach
Crafting Your Talent Strategy for the Machine Age TA7
Jim Stroud, Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy, Randstad Sourceright
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Robots, artificial intelligence, autonomous cars ... “the future” is no longer an ambiguous date
for an upcoming time, but is now a reality that is warping the status quo for generations to come.
How do we handle this truth? Some would suggest that the battle lines are already drawn between
man and machine, with non-techies suffering as casualties of war. Another point of view dictates
we should outsource all work to machines and focus our energies on the overall improvement
of society. No matter which theory of tomorrow proves correct, work is a constant and we as
recruiters need to prepare for it. So, how do you source for a world run by robots and automation?
Whether what comes next is a battle of man vs. machine, man working alongside machines
or man becoming machines, Jim Stroud, a long-time entrepreneur, podcaster and recruitment
thought leader, will open your eyes to how you can best plan your workforce strategy for the
wondrous days to come.
• Learn the present day and future impact of robots and automation on the
• Discover the jobs of tomorrow and how to source and recruit for them
• Start preparing now for the future behavior of passive and active candidates
“An informative and intriguing conference for professionals of all experience
HR/Talent Acquisition Specialist
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