Welcome to Minnesota Talent Leaders.
You might be wondering what it is and why I am working on this idea. Grab a cup of coffee and let me ramble a bit…
How this has come about… “listening tour”
Starting in Q4 of 2017 and through 2018 I did a “listening tour” with Minneapolis and St Paul senior recruiter, HR, talent leaders, CEO’s, civic leaders, college and university career services, colleagues and friends. While I had/have some (strong) beliefs about what is going on in the region… I wanted to know what others were thinking.
Here are some highlights:
We have a number of great Recruiter and HR groups in town and events are full, demand for content is high
Yet there are a lot of topics, themes and conversations that are NOT being had
There is a want/need from those I spoke with to elevate the marketing of the region as a great place to live and work
There is not one place to find a list of Minnesota Recruiter and HR events
A stronger feeling of community is wanted and needed
Those items and a few others are the void I am wanting to fill and where I am starting.
I want to elevate the level of conversation that is going on in the region. We used to have content for Directors to VP of HR and Recruiting and talk about “big picture” things like what the future of talent and workplace would be like. We shared ideas freely. We shared strategies and tactics… what was working and what had not. We networked together.
And we did recruiter training. A lot of it “how to’s” and things we could take back to our desk and try the next day. (Well, Monday since all the events were on a Friday)
I want to get back to that.
In the coming months I will be hosting a series of webinars that will lead to in person events by the end of the year. And in 2020 I will bring back the Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp.
There will be more details early February ‘19 including FAQ’s, partnerships and sponsors and save the dates for upcoming webinars.
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To start… here are some great events that are going on in our area in the coming months:
February 15: Make It. MSP. => Workshop: Attracting & Retaining Tech Talent
February 21: SourceCon Twin Cities => February Meetup
March 7: MNRSA => 2019 Symposium People. Purpose. Passion
March 12: TalentMN (TBD)
March 29: Future of Talent Institute => Talent Transition: The Emerging Era of Consolidation and Adaptation
April 10: FuelWork (formerly LEHRN) => 11th Annual HR Tech Expo
May 10: Twin Cities SHRM => 2019 Spring Conference
May 22: Minnesota Recruiters => Spring Recruiting Conference
Resources (I’ll be adding more and not just mine):
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs <= click that if you are looking for a new job
Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Fall 2018 <= click that if you are wondering about the demand for Minnesota Recruiters
2019 Minnesota Jobs Prediction <= click that if you are wondering what I am thinking 2019 is going to be like
What are topics of interest to you? Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently on my mind (in no order)… how to recruit to the region, building multi generational teams, effective retention strategies, creating diverse and inclusive cultures, how to prepare for a recession that one day will come, best practices for building tech teams (I think about this just about every hour of every work day), effective onboarding and interviewing/hiring/mentoring junior developers. And of course learning and tuning effective recruiting tactics and strategies.
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If we have not crossed paths… a few highlights: I along with some friends in the summer of 2007 started the Minnesota Recruiters group and built it into the largest regional recruiting conference in the U.S., been recruiting in the tech space for 20+ years, started the Minnesota Headhunter blog (this site) in 2005 (the longest running regional recruiting blog), I’ve done a large number of speaking engagements, been in the press more than a few times and for the past 18+ months co founder of the MSP on Deck Podcast.
I want it… am I on to something, do you think we already have too many groups, do you want to volunteer or would you want to be a future speaker? Send me an email email@example.com and if you have not yet, give me yours by clicking => Minnesota Talent Leaders.
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