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The Future of Talent

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Charlottesville's Office of Economic Development proudly present the Future of Talent series, diving deep into the evolving landscape of work. Employers will learn new strategies to attract great talent and build a strong team. 

A new series of events is in the works for Fall 2024! Mark your calendar for September 25, October 23 and November 14, 12-2pm at CitySpace.

Presented on March 20, 2024

Discussion centers on the evolving landscape of work and the ways in which employers must adapt to remain relevant and competitive. Explore emerging considerations such as the full integration of remote work, ethical applications of AI, and opportunities to future proof your people practices.

Lily Garcia Walton, Chief People Officer and General Counsel of Silverchair, provided insights based upon market trends, research, and her own experiences leading a company through transformative change.

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Recruitment Viewed from All Perspectives

Presented on February 21, 2024

Job seekers, service providers, HR recruiters, and business owners all play key roles in recruitment—but they may have different needs and goals. View the recruitment process from various perspectives to understand what works, what doesn’t, and how to incorporate best practices for recruitment to ensure success.

Allyn Sinderbrand & Leigh Townsend with JW Townsend Landscapes, Frank Squillace with Civil Solutions, Brookes Sims with Virginia Career Works, and Roy Fitch with Downtown Job Center share their feedback on what’s needed to attract the best talent.

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Presented on February 12, 2024

Get off the hiring treadmill! If you’re tired of the constant struggle to hire, it’s time for a closer look at employee retention. Take back control by creating a workplace where great employees want to stay. Chris Heinz, Carter Myers Automotive Director of People & Associate Experience, shared 10 strategies you can incorporate today to start seeing results!

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The inaugural Future of Talent event series took place early in 2024. Another series is in the works for Fall 2024. Questions about the Future of Talent? Please contact Jenny Biche, Workforce Development Program Manager, City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development – bichej@charlottesville.gov or 434.970.3117