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Kansas City area initiative trains more than 450 HR pros to attract top talent

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Kansas City area initiative trains more than 450 HR pros to attract top talent

Photo caption: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KC_Streetcar_(26813012241).jpg by Jason Doss is licensed under CC BY 2.0.  Article by Sheryl Estrada.

Dive Brief:

  • Businesses in Kansas City, Missouri are learning how to navigate the war for top talent in a tight labor market. More than 450 talent acquisition and HR leaders at companies including Cerner, Garmin, Hallmark, Sprint, H&R Block, Geico and KPMG participated in TeamKC’s third annual Training Camp Feb. 28.
  • The initiative, spearheaded by the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), was formed to create custom resources to elevate the region’s efforts to attract, retain and develop top talent. The training camp provided instruction on the latest recruitment, engagement and inclusion strategies including the rise of artificial intelligence and innovative sourcing and pipelining. Keynote speaker, Risha Grant, an award-winning diversity consultant, provided an interactive presentation and a training session on how to best leverage diversity and inclusion tools to increase the bottom line.
  • TeamKC currently serves a network of more than 1,000 talent acquisition leaders and 300 Kansas City area employers. The program “is a powerful competitive advantage for the KC region in attracting talented people and companies who need to hire them,” Tim Cowden, KCADC president, said in a statement. […]

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