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October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
General Assembly
Innovation has hit human resources – transforming how companies attract, train and retain A-list talent. With the industry changing rapidly and a higher demand for technical talent straining companies, hiring talent can be daunting. Whether it is attracting diverse candidates or training up junior hires, HR professionals and managers often face a lot of challenges.


  • Learn how to find and attract diverse talent.
  • Tips for creating an inclusive work environment for new hires.
  • Should your team hire a Bootcamp graduate?
  • Hear why diverse teams perform better.
  • How do you discover what helps a new hire succeed?
  • Ways managers can mentor junior hires to maximum effectiveness.
  • Strategy for building confidence and soft skills in employees who are struggling.
  • How to re-skill or up-skill employess to stay on the cutting edge.
  • How are HR departments in fortune 500 companies responding?
  • Hear what positions are in highest demand.

Companies often wing it when it comes to growing their staff, to the detriment of employee productivity, retention and ultimately product quality. Luckily, there is a better way! Come hear from three industry professionals discuss their approaches for bringing on talent from non-traditional backgrounds, while keeping business constraints in mind. You will leave with new strategies, tools, and a passion to invest in the future of your teams.


  • 6:30-6:45pm – Check-in, network and grab a seat
  • 6:45-7:10 – Lightning Talks
  • 7:10-8:10pm – Expert panel
  • 8:10-8:30pm – Q&A