A lack of new challenges and low support for big projects can make it tough for CIOs to stay put, leading to shorter tenures for CIOs than for other executives.Late last year, the global consultancy Booz & Company polled 60 CIOs at companies around the world in search of wisdom about CIO success, motivation, and retention. Though the survey catered to large companies, you'll see that the findings are highly relevant to smaller organizations too. Even if you don't yet have a formal CIO function in your C-suite, you certainly have a key employee (or key people) who are the highest-ranking techies.
We’re just a few weeks away from kicking off Indeed Interactive 2019 in Austin, Texas. This year our theme involves solving “The Talent Equation” — in other words, determining which factors candidates weigh most heavily in their employment search.
Today’s job seekers have many options, and it can be difficult to know which variables drive their selection process, from compensation and benefits to company culture. So how can we master the art of talent attraction? Our data-driven approach will help you solve your talent equation and, in doing so, become top talent’s top choice.
In previous blog posts on this year’s Indeed Interactive, we highlighted some of the can’t-miss sessions and our esteemed keynote speaker. To help you maximize your experience, we asked members of the Indeed team to share the inside scoop on the sessions they’re excited about. You can find the full list of sessions here.
What’s your role?
As a Senior Manager on the Employer Insights team, I have the distinct honor and pleasure to lead a team of talented and diverse Recruitment Evangelists. Our team’s mission is to leverage Indeed’s data, insights and storytelling to change the hearts and minds of our customers. We do this on stages (including Interactive!) and in conference rooms all around the world!
What are you looking forward to seeing on the main stage?
I’m excited to hear from Carmen Bryant, Indeed’s Director of U.S. Marketing, in her session Your Brand, Your Promise. The current talent market is highly competitive, so I’m interested in the insights and strategies Carmen will offer to help employers remain true to their brand when seeking top candidates. She’ll also dive into the four main influences on employer brand: company culture, employee opinions, candidate experience and corporate reputation.
It’s sure to be an eye-opening session, where Carmen will share methods that help brands remain authentic. She’ll also give examples of companies that have mastered the art of authenticity; I’m curious to see which ones they are!
Can you recommend a breakout session?
Jacob Morgan’s session, The Experiential Organization: Designing Employee Experiences So People Want to Show Up for Work will give insight to recruiters and human resources (HR) professionals who seek to redesign work as a place where employees actually want to go.
Jacob is a business futurist and the author of “The Employee Experience Advantage,” and he’ll discuss the new world of experiential organizations, focusing on culture, technology and the physical workspace. Session attendees will walk away with inspired ideas from the world’s most forward-thinking experiential organizations. I imagine there will be a lot to learn.
How about a tip for first-time visitors to Austin?
Austin is known for its delicious BBQ, rowdy bars and unparalleled live music scene, so if you have never been, all of those are a must. However, my favorite thing to do in Austin is run on the trail around Lady Bird Lake. It has beautiful views of downtown and is a great way to burn…