Talent Board (the CandEs), a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience through its annual recruiting and hiring industry benchmark research, today announced its upcoming virtual conference Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Candidate Experience – Why DEI Strategies and Tactics Are Critical to Competitive Recruiting and Hiring Today.
Recruiting and hiring have never been more competitive. Potential job candidates want more from their jobs – more money, flexibility, development opportunities – and more belonging. This includes external and internal candidates alike. For companies that have been and are improving their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and tactics, this adds a layer of competitive advantage to a better candidate experience and important potential hires they may have missed otherwise.
According to the Talent Board's latest candidate experience benchmark research, the top recruitment marketing content for women and people of color included information about diversity & inclusion initiatives, company culture, and why people want to work there. This virtual conference will cover these topics and more and is free to attend. Each half-day is filled with inspirational keynote speakers, informative recruiting and hiring sessions, networking opportunities, and giveaways.
"The candidate market is more competitive than ever and providing an inclusive candidate experience is definitely a differentiator worldwide – from pre-application to onboarding," said Kevin Grossman, Talent Board president, and event organizer. “Everyone at an organization is responsible for creating a culture of belonging for their candidates and employees, and we look forward to hearing about all these themes and more come June 15-16."
The CandE virtual conference keynote speakers and sessions include:
Melissa Majors Consulting
Keynote: The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Teams
“I am beyond thrilled to serve as keynote speaker at the upcoming June virtual conference Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Candidate Experience – Why DEI Strategies and Tactics Are Critical to Competitive Recruiting and Hiring Today,” said Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting and author of The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Teams. “Inclusion is much more than a moral obligation; it’s a performance accelerator and vital retention strategy. Yet, many leaders perceive inclusion as an optional soft skill, so they miss out on the business advantage of operationalizing inclusion into core processes, like recruiting and hiring. I look forward to joining the Talent Board and conducting a guilt-free, actionable examination of the most inclusive leaders and companies' tactics, best practices, and habits.”
Global Workforce Expert
SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.
Keynote: Stop Saying We Can't Find Any Diverse Talent
"At a time when the workforce is more diverse than ever, companies can't survive if they use the excuse that they can't find great diverse talent,” said best-selling author and global workforce expert, Dr. Shirley Davis. “As a former head of recruiting, I am here to tell you that they are out there--you just have to be resourceful and strategic. I can't wait to share my success strategies for how to dispel this myth and how to source, attract, and select diverse talent. I look forward to seeing you at The CandEs Virtual Conference on June 16."
Registration is free for the June 15-16, 2022, Talent Board CandE virtual conference – Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Candidate Experience – Why DEI Strategies and Tactics Are Critical to Competitive Recruiting and Hiring Today. Register today here.
About Talent Board
Founded in 2011, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards is the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. Talent Board delivers annual recruiting and hiring industry benchmark research that highlights accountability, fairness, and the business impact of candidate experience. More information can be found at https://www.thetalentboard.org.