Available Live and On Demand, General Session
Opening Remarks & General Session | Battling Unconscious Bias for Underrepresented Talent Pools
Monday 04/20/2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Add to calendar
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Transforming How We See Talent
Talent has always mattered, and as America gets back to work, it will matter more than ever. Join SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, as we kick off Talent 2020: Virtual Experience. He will discuss HR’s strategic role in leading with talent in the post-COVID-19 workplace and shaping our workplaces to be better and more aligned to new business and people priorities.

Battling Unconscious Bias for Underrepresented Talent Pools
Unconscious bias is a reality in today’s world of work, plain and simple. That bias can often limit the size of candidate pools and cause some of the most qualified candidates to be overlooked. This session will illuminate how consideration of untapped talent can open up infinite possibilities for your workforce. Join us for three thought-provoking talks that will arm you with new perspectives on what these underrepresented individuals bring to the table, like unique skills and talents, and gain a deeper understanding of the role you can play in battling unconscious bias at work. Hear from Hot Chicken Takeover Founder, Joe DeLoss, on hiring the formerly incarcerated; psychologist and creator of Therapy for Black Girls, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, on mental health in the workplace; and President & CEO of Inspired Communications International, LLC, a Certified Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise, John Register, about employing veterans and those who are differently abled. These speakers, all experts in their own right, will share compelling stories that make the case for hiring underrepresented individuals, tips for employment success and practical takeaways you can infuse in your day-to-day work, like fostering a culture of inclusion and wellbeing. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation for how diversity benefits the work environment and how you can leverage it as competitive advantage in recruitment and employee retention efforts. 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP Photo
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Joe DeLoss Photo
Joe DeLoss, Head Fryer and Founder,
Hot Chicken Takeover
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Photo
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Licensed Psychologist and Founder of Therapy for Black Girls
John Register Photo
John Register, President & CEO,
Inspired Communications International, LLC