The Under-Tapped Talent Pool: A Discussion on D&I

Startup technology companies are constantly fighting industry Goliaths. Whether it’s speed to market, advertising dollars, brand recognition or social media influence, startups have to constantly scrape and claw to succeed. Even competition for elite talent is a struggle for startups, but maybe it’s only because they are fishing in the wrong pond. Many companies often search for talent the same way, regardless of their size. Yet there is an under-tapped pool of skilled candidates that are not getting the proper consideration for key positions. Talent recruiting must evolve in the same way the workforce itself has evolved. No longer are elite talent found only at Ivy League schools. Startups by nature are disruptors. Learn how innovators and entrepreneurs like you have embraced change in recruiting and thrived in business.

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Tamara Atkinson

Workforce Solutions

Amber Gunst

Austin Technology Council

Allan Rayson

Regions Bank

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