STEM Talent Acquisition Strategies Event

Talent Management Alliance S.T.E.M. Talent Acquisition Strategies Event

24 Feb 2014

STEM Talent Acquisition Strategies EventTalent Management Alliance (TMA), has shared additional details about its upcoming 2014 STEM Talent Acquisition Strategies Event. Held at the Andaz Hotel in San Diego California, from July 29th-30th, 2014. The event annually attracts 100 human capital executives and will feature insightful practitioner led sessions that will address talent acquisition strategies to attract, engage, and retain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent.

Speakers include: Dustin Leszcynski, Global Business Talent Acquisition Lead, Technology & Operations at Hewlett-Packard, Shawn Gilfedder, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, George Ramirez, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Executive at Union Bank, JJ DiGeronimo, Leadership Expert & Author for Professional Women; President of Purposeful Woman & Tech Savvy Women, Rodney Smoczyk, Director, Talent Acquisition and HR Group at EDG Inc., David Williams, Global Manager Talent Acquisition at FMC Technologies, Alex Putman, Former Director of Employer Branding at YP, Shahbaz Alibaig, Recruitment Technology Manager, Talent Acquisition and Global HR Operations at GE, Susan Wheeler, Workforce Planning and Education Relations Strategist, Organization and Workforce Development at SMUD, Bradford Wilkins, Director, Talent Management and HR Services at Adcap Network Systems, Dr. J. Michael Hardin, Dean of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama, Charlotte Jones, Recruitment Marketing Leader at Lockheed Martin and Derina Adamczak, Global Recruitment Marketing and Technology Manager at CH2M HILL.

According to a recent survey of talent recruiters for Fortune 1000 companies conducted by Bayer Corporation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers are still in short supply and high demand with eighty-nine percent reporting that competition is fierce to fill open STEM jobs with four-year STEM degree holders. In addition, at both traditional and non-traditional STEM companies, job creation is on the rise while the talent pool available remains stagnant. However, some talent acquisition leaders have a different belief: That there is not a talent shortage at all. A report from the Economic Policy Institute in DC concludes that the US has more than enough people to fill most STEM positions, but because of the current state of the recruiting industry, open positions still aren’t being filled due to competition from non-STEM companies where STEM skills are increasingly attractive, and are offering more competitive pay and benefits than their STEM counterparts.

Whether there is a STEM talent shortage or not, the STEM talent landscape looks like shortage of degree holders, a growing trend of STEM graduates securing jobs outside the field, and job creation on the rise. The Answer is employing new talent acquisition strategies internally and externally and take back talent.

“STEM companies have a unique talent acquisition problem, their talent supply isn’t just smaller than their talent demand, and the skills STEM talent possess are attractive to all companies in all industries. Interviews we conducted with over 50 talent acquisition leaders in STEM resulted in this year’s focus on strategies to attract, engage, and retain talent,” said Amanda Lewis, Talent Management Alliance’s content director.

The STEM Talent Acquisition Strategies event will focus on the entire talent acquisition lifecycle starting with the development of a robust talent pipeline, creating a winning employer brand, capitalizing on strategic sourcing practices and continuing through STEM-centered engagement and retention best practices. We will discuss the current and future talent landscape, and talent acquisition’s role in strategic workforce planning to predict and plan for the STEM talent supply and demand challenges of tomorrow.

Additional information about the 2014 STEM Talent Recruitment Summit, including registration details, can be accessed at:

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Talent Management Alliance (TMA) produces a variety of conferences, webcasts and whitepapers that are designed to facilitate peer to peer learning through the exchange of progressive business ideas between human capital professionals from specific industries: including retail, technology, energy, finance, and healthcare.