SXSW 2024

The New Rules of Talent Attraction and Retention


Though there are initial signs of the labor market softening, talent attraction and retention is the new corporate battleground. Employers are evaluating their businesses to diversify talent, attract candidates, and retrain or upskill for a changing world. Meanwhile the interests or experience of candidates entering the workforce don’t match open needs. So, who will succeed? This session will explore new, unique talent attraction programs, policies, and training partnerships designed to tackle today’s biggest challenges in employment.

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  1. Academia and corporate America must work together to create a robust and ready talent pipeline, including within PK-12
  2. Industry-specific programs, like those empowering transformative industries, including EV and chip production, offer a new model for filling talent
  3. Work-life balance, including lifestyle, and welcoming social policies are a key part of talent attraction



Emily Oakes, Account Executive, Finn Partners

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Short Form
  • Track: Workplace Revolution
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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