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How a Whole Human Talent Strategy Can Make You a Hiring Hero
In-Person Tuesday 06/13/2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
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Attendees will hear from fellow HR leaders how they’re shifting hiring processes from degree-centered to centered on a person’s aptitudes, talents, and skills—and reaping the benefits! 

A million fewer people *every year* are enrolling for 2- or 4-year degrees than were 5 years ago—so if, as an HR leader, you’re not expanding how you’re assessing talent and aptitude, you’re falling behind. And who wants that? In this session, hear about new research on the advantage of looking past degrees to assess whether someone will thrive in a job, and walk through solid case studies of how HR leaders in small, midsize, and large companies are pivot to embrace Whole Human Hiring—looking not only at degrees, but skilled credentials, aptitude testing, inherent talent and interests, and more—and how they’re benefitting as a result. There is no talent shortage, if you change the way you’re assessing prospective talent, so join us to see how you can become a hiring hero, take charge of the shifting educational landscape, and get and keep the talent you need!

Learning Objectives:

Hear why and how employers are embracing a whole human hiring frame. Explore strategies, from easy to advanced, you can implement to access more talent and keep your company ahead of the curve. Learn about new research, emerging technologies, and solid techniques you’ll need to become a hiring hero. Take home specific, immediate actions you can use to change how you find, assess, and keep talent in your company.

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Clayton Lord Photo
Clayton Lord, Director, Foundation Programs,
Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP Photo
Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Chief Knowledge Officer,
Cara Chennault-Reid Photo
Cara Chennault-Reid, Human Resources Director,
Koch Industries
Kate Smalkin Photo
Kate Smalkin, SVP of Employer Partnerships ,
Climb Hire