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Session 208: Finding the Right Fit: Making the Right Hires, Right Now


Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30 AM

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In an especially tight market, what are support organizations doing to ensure they make the right hires at the right time? Not so long ago, the emphasis was on looking for hard-skill tech superstars, then it was on soft-skill superstars, and then it was on the ever-elusive cultural fit. But what's most important to organizations right now, and how are the most successful organizations bringing these candidates on board?

Led by Robert Half's Jim Johnson, Chip Caddell (Grow Financial), Matthew Parks (PACE Center for Girls), and Darren Johns (Baptist Health System) will answer the following questions and more:

  • How are managers avoiding hiring mistakes – in a labor market that does not allow for many errors - and making the right hires for their organizations right now?
  • What are hiring managers looking for when recruiting? Where are they putting the emphasis? Tech skills? Soft skills? Culture fit? Where are organizations upskilling in-house and what are non-negotiables?
  • How are hiring managers distinguishing their organizations in order to help with recruiting efforts? What unique efforts are they making?

Jim Johnson

SVP
Robert Half Technology

Jim Johnson is SVP of Technology Staffing Services for Robert Half, which includes The Creative Group, Robert Half Legal, and Robert Half Technology. In this role, Jim travels North America conducting training on best practices in the IT staffing sector, identifying trends in technology and hiring, and attending and speaking at national events, including HDI and Microsoft Ignite. With more than 20 years of staffing industry experience, Jim joined Robert Half Technology as an account executive in 1999, moving up the ranks from division director to branch manager, then director of strategic accounts. In 2014, Jim was promoted from field business consultant to vice president, and was promoted to senior vice president in December 2017.