Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Location President’s Room, The Harvard Club of NY, 35 West 44th Street, New York City, 10036
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:15 Meeting begins/Introductions
Hiring for Gender Diversity…in Afghanistan
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Former ESIX member Megan O’Malley, now leading talent acquisition at the IRC, shares with us her experiences so far since joining the group earlier this year, and in particular, the extraordinary challenges that exist in hiring women leaders in some of the far-flung locations in which the IRC operates.
10:45 Member Round Table Discussion:
In this segment, we will discuss a topic of interest chosen beforehand by members.
11:45 ‘The Talent Delusion’
Many believe that psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be our main tool for hiring, promoting and firing leaders, especially as the cost of a mis-hire at the executive level is extremely high. However, still less than half the respondents in our Annual Survey are using some kind of assessment tool for external hiring. Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessments, and concurrently Professor of Business Psychology at University College London & Columbia University, has written a new book to help us bridge the gap between the psychological science of talent, and common real-world talent practices. Dr. Tomas will share with us his research behind ‘The Talent Delusion’, including data-driven solutions to common problems around leader evaluation and selection.
1:30 pm Adjourn