4:45pm – 6:00pm - Speaker Opening Comments and Moderated Q&A
6:00pm – 7:00pm - Holiday Cocktail Reception
The workforce is more diverse, decentralized, educated and eager than ever before. While grey-haired engineers in Europe mentor tattooed Millennials in Malaysia, forty-year veterans learn from coders young enough to be their grandchildren.
This exciting, cross-cultural, cross-generational workforce sparked creativity and innovation, but it also introduced a lot more talent risk into a business. A dynamic workforce can make it harder to understand your workers and see how their skills and expertise match up with business needs. For board directors, that means not knowing whether your company has the talent it needs to turn a strategy on paper into a reality on the ground.
In this upbeat, engaging session attendees learned five provocative questions you didn't know you could ask to help companies recognize and sidestep talent risk in today's shifting and dynamic workplace.
Steve Trautman has been helping companies solve technical team talent problems for more than 20 years, first as a program manager on Microsoft Word 1.0, then as an executive during Expedia's growth phase and now as a talent "fixer" for some of America's most visionary CxOs.
As Principal of The Steve Trautman Co., he provides executives with proven ways to assess workforce risk, internally share knowledge, motivate staff and reduce the loss of unique knowledge and expertise when employees leave, transfer teams or retire. In his work with Fortune 500 companies Steve pioneered a revolutionary way to identify talent risk and solve it using hard data.
Steve is the author of three books including Do You Have WHO it Takes: Managing Talent Risk in a High-Stakes Technical Workforce. He lives in Seattle with his family and is halfway through their quest to visit all the US National Parks.