2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Harvard Business Review On: How to Hire Superstars

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St


How do you recruit, hire, and retain awesome people? Today startups and behemoths alike brag about their team of ninjas or rockstars. But how can you tell if someone really is a star – and how can you get that person to want to work for you?

We have assembled our own superstar team to help you answer these questions and more. We'll discuss how to find hidden gems – the fantastic people other organizations have overlooked – and how to build a diverse recruiting pool. We'll also tackle what to do if you can't find people with the skills you need and how to build a talent pipeline when you're not even sure what those skills may be in six months or a year. You'll leave this panel with a firm understanding of how to bring great people to your company.


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Craig Walker

Founder & CEO

Switch Communications

Craig Walker is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO. He co-founded UberConference in 2012 with $18 million from Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. He was involved in the launch of both Yahoo!...

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Katherine Bell


Harvard Business Review

Katherine Bell is the Editor of HBR.org, the website of Harvard Business Review. Previously, she was Online Managing Editor for America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Illustrated, Managing Editor at the...

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Patty McCord


Patty McCord Consulting

Executive coach for CEOs and their teams to help in defining leadership and company culture. Working with them inside their businesses to become great leaders that drive companies forward and creat...

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

CEO / Professor

Hogan Assessments


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