September 23 - 25, 2018, The Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale

Melissa Lanier


Director of Leadership Development and Talent Management
T-Mobile


11:00 AM Rethinking Talent Strategy for the Disruption Era

In this unique keynote, this presentation will look at how both talent acquisition and talent management are being transformed in an age of unprecedented disruption. Among employers, digital disruption and low unemployment rates requires massive workforce reskilling or rapid hiring for new roles, many of which may not even currently exist. In the workplace, millennials have already become the largest single segment, bringing with them cultural values that favor deep talent development and self-designed career paths. And nowhere has the talent function been more transformed than in recruiting and hiring. A new focus on candidates’ experiential journey and untapped talents has arisen as the same time new technologies — such as artificial intelligence screening, video interviews and social media recruiting — have dramatically shifted the way a new generation is hired into the workforce. In these keynote, learn:

  • Why recruiting + hiring must adapt to a newfound focus on the candidate experience and journey
  • What talent acquisition practices should be dropped in our own era of disruption, what’s replaced them and what’s worth holding on to during this time of volatile change
  • How businesses must change their thinking about their talent management, leadership and high-potential development, as well as workplace culture
  • Why skills development and career pathing will become central to talent development practices


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Melissa.

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