IMPACT Talks! Innovations in Talent Acquisition: Diversifying the IT Talent Pool
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tamara Nall Roland Selby Susan Thaden (Primary Contact) Thaden Marcus Murph

Innovations in Talent Acquisition: Diversifying the IT Talent Pool

Host:    Sue Thaden, President & CEO, CRi

Fast paced, IMPACT! Talks feature three compelling speakers sharing powerful ideas in the space of 60 minutes. These brief high impact talks are designed to disrupt ordinary thinking and inspire you to reimagine what is possible. For the Talent Forum, the focus of the Impact! Talks will be on innovative ways thought leaders are diversifying the talent pool in the face of the perennial shortage of IT professionals.

IMPACT! Talk #1: Expand Your IT & Engineering Candidate Pool – Eliminate the College Degree Requirement!

Roland Selby, Vice President Strategic Partners, NPower

This session will challenge you to think differently about tech talent and highlight a great untapped resource – the non-college talent. Roland’s talk will address the historic barriers to employment, hiring trends for non-college degree talent, and the value of having a diverse talent pool.

IMPACT! Talk #2: Five conversations We Should Be Having About Neurodiversity in Technology

Marcus Murph, Partner, KPMG

As corporations compete in the war for top talent, they must question their current talent acquisition strategy. Marcus will focus on the challenges, opportunities and changes that need to happen to attract, retain and unleash the potential of neurodiverse talent within today's organizations.

IMPACT! Talk #3: In Our Backyard: The Untapped IT Talent Pool

Tamara Nall, President & CEO, The Leading Niche

With the extraordinary demand for talent, businesses continue to expand their reach to every corner of the globe in search of IT resources, including India, Philippines, and Eastern Europe. However, many overlook the vast and largely untapped domestic – based resources right in our backyard: Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs).  From Morgan State University to Prairie View A&M University to Edward Waters College, many of these schools are typically not on the radar of IT recruiters. In an ever-changing, yet highly competitive market, corporations must be sure that they hire the best and the brightest as part of their teams. Join Tamara Nall, Founder and CEO of The Leading Niche, to learn how she successfully partnered with over 100 employers including Fortune 500 companies, to expand recruiting to these institutions and gain access to a vast pool of untapped IT and engineering talent. 

Location Name
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom