Filling an open position these days feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. The competition for talent is a global race and the number of unfilled roles continues to rise, but is this challenge more prevalent in specific industries?

With trends showing that the power now lays on employees, is simply offering remote or hybrid work options and fun perks enough to appeal to the right talent? Another factor that seems to have been overlooked these days is talent retention. Are you able to keep your employees happy to prevent them from voluntarily leaving? Roughly 5.8 million people have voluntarily left their jobs in the US as of July 2021 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The question is, what is driving employees to leave?

During this 60-min live panel, we will explore these topics and provide actionable tips to help you navigate these challenges.
  • Recruiting best practices in the economic landscape
  • Unrealistic requirements and expectations to fulfill a role
  • Macro trends and forecasting expectations for 2022 and beyond
  • Culture and management style playing a role in a candidate’s decision
  • Strategies to reduce employee churn
Head of Product at Rodeo
Maarten introduced Scrum at the fastest-growing start-up in the Netherlands. He helped the start-up to scale up its Product Management and delivery process across multiple tech offices around the globe after the company secured a 22$m series A funding round. He is an ambassador and editor at Serious Scrum, the largest publication on Medium about Scrum. He has written more than 125 best-practice articles on Product Management and Scrum.

Over 10 years of experience building products, leading cross-functional teams using Scrum, Kanban, and classical project management methodologies. Maarten helped to rebuild 5 products and have been a part of 4 agile transformations of which he spearheaded one himself.

As a Product Manager, Maarten is a generalist. He is successful with teams that build complex back-end functionality or front-end functionality to delight users. He believes in 'less, but better'. By blending the world of Product Management and Scrum, Maarten helps teams beat the Feature Factory and uncover better ways of delivering value together.
Former Partner and Co-Founder at Digital Natives Group
Ben Guttmann is the former co-founder and managing partner at Digital Natives Group, a recently-acquired, award-winning, digital marketing agency in New York City. Digital Natives' work included a diverse and celebrated portfolio of projects for major brands including I Love NY, the NFL, Comcast NBCUniversal, the Empire State Building, Hachette Book Group, SwissRe, The Nature Conservancy, and others.

Ben is an active member of New York's business, technology, and civic community including roles on the boards of the LIC Partnership, Queens Community Board 2, Queens Economic Development Corporation, the Queens Borough President’s Western Queens Tech Council, and ExpandED Schools. Ben graduated from Baruch College, where he now also teaches digital marketing as an adjunct professor.
Senior Recruiter - Advertising & Marketing at Creative Circle
Brian is a creative professional who now helps creatives with their professions. As a recruiter for Creative Circle, a national specialized staffing agency, he’s particularly interested in optimizing portfolios and resumes, having reviewed literally thousands over the years. Brian began his career as Designer and Art Director for over 10 years at companies including Karmaloop and EF Education, and for agencies including Captains of Industry and Arnold Worldwide. Brian has given talks, served on panel discussions, and sat on portfolio reviews for the AIGA, and numerous design programs and organizations including the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Pratt, Cooper Union,, California College of Art, Boston University, Lesley University, Tufts, Gordon College, and many others. He’s a father, husband, foodie, and aspiring woodworker.