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Diversity in IT and the Myth of the Talent Gap

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April 30, 2015 11:45 AM

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Does your IT department look like the rest of your company? We're not talking about fashion choices. These days, with IT executives often viewed by their business colleagues as inhibitors to speed and success, and with shadow IT becoming in increasingly common in the enterprise, your own colleagues want to see faces in IT that reflect their own. Meanwhile, tech job opportunities would appear to be plentiful based on reports from the U.S. Department of Labor and various research institutions. Yet, ask any IT leader what they think of the available talent pool, and you'll hear a litany of complaints about how difficult it is for them to find the "right" people to fill key roles. At the same time, research shows evidence of ageism in IT, as well an overall lack of diversity when it comes to race, gender, and disability. This panel of experts will provide practical tools that IT hiring managers can use to make sure they're not overlooking important candidates in their quest to find the "right" talent. And we'll give IT employees and job seekers tips on how they can advance in a system that they may feel is stacked against them.

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