Talent Connect Articles

  • Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

    November 21, 2019

    In Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace Report, 67% of U.S. workers reported being either actively disengaged (16%) or simply not engaged (51%). More than half were actively looking for a new job. Some find those numbers dispiriting. But not Marta Riggins, the head of employer brand for Instacart, the online grocery shopping and delivery service....

  • How the FBI Overhauled Its Hiring Process to Improve Diversity and Create a Better Candidate Experience

    November 4, 2019

    In 2016, former FBI director James Comey realized the organization was facing a diversity crisis in its special agent ranks. While the U.S. population was becoming increasingly diverse, the FBI’s special agent population was becoming more homogenous — with the share of agents from underrepresented groups dropping from 18.9% in 2006 to 17.9% by 2016. Comey tasked...

  • How to Build More Confident — and Successful — Teams, According to Activist Brittany Packnett

    October 31, 2019

    When renowned activist and educator Brittany Packnett gave her first-ever TED talk earlier this year, she found herself following a speaker who helped discover a new galaxy. As if that wasn’t intimidating enough, the first two rows were filled with billionaires, and everyone kept asking if she was nervous.  Brittany’s talk was all about confidence, so she wasn’t...

  • A Top FBI Negotiator Shares 5 Tactics for Getting the...

    October 24, 2019

    When Chris Voss, the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference, first began...

  • 4 Industry Leaders Share Their Key Takeaways from Talent...

    October 17, 2019

    There was lots to chew on at Talent Connect 2019 — tasty tidbits from the 47 breakout sessions, nuggets of wisdom from the stellar...

  • Glen Cathey Explains Why and How Introversion Should be a...

    October 15, 2019

    Early in Glen Cathey’s career, the owner of the company he worked for announced in front of his peers that he was surprised hiring...