Finding Talent: Takeaways from Brainstorm Tech

In early July, I attended the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference. This is an invite only conference for CXOs that brings together leaders in the media and technology sectors. I’ve also found the conference to be spot on in terms of identifying trends.

This conference is always an insightful time for picking up tidbits of information about what’s going on in the market. In addition to being struck by the conversation about customer experience, here are a few of my takeaways on finding talent, the second in a series of 3 posts.

Finding Talent Takeaways from Brainstorm Tech - David DeWolf

The Talent is There

There’s no doubt a war on talent, but that war is mainly fought on conventional battlegrounds. Multiple companies were scaling their onshore resources organically by hundreds at a time through unconventional means (one had hired 250 product, ux, and engineering resources in the past five months).

Diversity is Key

One key way folks are recruiting talent is focusing on more diversity. The global head of HR for Apple and others spoke about deliberate efforts to pull exceptional talent out of underrepresented markets. In most cases, there is phenomenal talent that simply doesn’t have the connections and network to land top notch jobs in traditional means.

How about you? What are you doing to attract top talent? Where are you searching? Are you being unconventional?


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