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Test Leadership Congress is an international conference featuring emerging trends, latest developments, experience and practical advice in software quality leadership and management.

The conference program 2020 is designed for comfortable learning and maximized interactive participation from the safety of your home:

Summer Season: July 20th through August 21st
Tutorials: September-October 2020

Learn details and ways to participate: https://testleadershipcongress-ny.com/program/
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Tuesday, September 15 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TUTORIAL: How to Create High-Performing Tech Teams in Today's Market (1st half)

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When it comes to a successful technology organization, great teams start with great people. But building great teams (and keeping them together) can be tough, particularly given the uncertainty of today’s market. It stands to reason that the red-hot demand for technology professionals will return, and being prepared for a competitive talent market will give you a leg up when it comes to building high-performing teams.

Join Kirk Walton for this workshop as we focus on three critical activities for any Technology Leader: building a great team, attracting talented members to join, and once you’ve built that team, how to retain them.
First, we’ll focus on tools you can use to assess your current team, identify gaps (that may have been caused due to recent events) and strategies to create a game plan on how to fill those gaps.

Second, we’ll focus on how to attract the talent you need to build the best teams possible. This will include questions to not only identify “the right fit” for your team, but to use the interview as a tool to sell prospective candidates on why your team is their best option.

We’ll have a particular focus on the impacts of the past few months on technology teams, and how attracting, hiring, and onboarding top talent has changed in an increasingly virtual world.
Finally, we’ll focus on retaining your high-performing team by creating an amazing employment experience that they will never want to leave – especially in today’s “New Normal.”

Class Takeaways:
  • Kirk will introduce assessment tools with a keen focus on soft skills, not just technical skills, and why they are so important in building the best team possible
  • Kirk will leave attendees with a persona template – which for many, could replace the traditional (i.e. mundane) job description
  • Kirk will also leave attendees with a list of “must-ask” interview questions that reveal candidate motivation and hot buttons to ensure you are identifying top talent, and then how to sell the candidate on why your team is the best option for them as the market starts to grow once again

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Kirk Walton

Vice President, tapQA
Kirk Walton has 20 years’ experience in the IT Services industry (starting as a Lotus Notes consultant in 1999!) He has over 15 years’ experience in recruiting and has successfully recruited and hired well over 500 IT professionals during that time.Kirk is incredibly passionate... Read More →

Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT