|Last week we held our final Work Redefined Series event of the year discussing how business leaders and hiring managers can discover and hire hidden talent that many times is overlooked. Our expert panel included Kristen Bracy – Founder of I Rise FL, Sashy O’Conner – Director of Operations at The Grow Group, and Dave McAleer – Veteran and Military Family Representative at CareerSource Tampa Bay. They shared that one of the main reasons that employers overlook great candidates is due to the increased dependance on technology in the hiring process and the workplace environment. Panelists also shared how companies can explore outside the traditional sources of talent and encouraged employers to take advantage of opportunities to partner with local organizations and businesses to identify candidates they might not otherwise connect with. The results not only alleviate talent shortages, but they also raise productivity and strengthen team building.
Thank you to John Flanagan, Chair of the Workforce Development Committee and President & CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay, for moderating the discussion and Brian Mann, Hillsborough Community College Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, for joining us.
Special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Hillsborough Community College, and our Investor Sponsors, Feeding Tampa Bay, Suncoast Credit Union , and Wehr Constructors, Inc.