Recruiters Are Standing in a Deep Shift. Start Thriving in It!

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will learn that adaptability is listed as a top in-demand skill in nearly every study, yet the AQ Global Study found only 1 in 4 workers can adapt at high levels.

Recruiters are standing in a deep shift. The lines are blurring between science fiction and reality. Uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are now everyday occurrences, and a lot of people (and organizations) are struggling to identify and attract top talent. For HR and recruiters, this is an existential moment. It's time to start growing and thriving. What worked in the past isn't working today. An adaptability crisis looms large with the ranks of talent acquisition professionals and their organizations. Fortunately, we now know that adaptability is a uniquely human capability and like IQ and EQ (emotional quotient), it can be developed and improved. During this presentation, author and AQ (adaptability quotient) expert Ira S. Wolfe will share why AQ is a top in-demand skill, how talent acquisition professionals can identify the dimensions that separate survivors from thrivers, and which factors have the greatest impact on sustainable performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out why Harvard Business Review, World Economic Forum, and others declared adaptability to be the new competitive advantage.
  • Learn about the adaptability quotient.
  • Discover how grit, resilience, mindset, mental agility and environment impact adaptability.
  • Learn tips to boost your personal and organizational AQ.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Ira S. Wolfe

Ira S.

Ira S Wolfe is a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body” and president of Poised for the Future Company, founder of Success Performance Solutions, a TEDx Speaker, Certified AQai Practitioner, Top 5 Global Thought Leader on Future of Work and HR (Thinkers360), and host of Geeks Geezers Googlization podcast (selected as one of the top 50 podcasts to listen to in 2021).  His most recent book Recruiting in the Age of Googlization was selected as one of the top 50 books to read in 2021 by Thinkers360 and recognized as one of the best Recruiting books of all-time by Book Authority. He is also Chief Googlization Officer and founder of the Googlization Nation community.

Room: Forum 130
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Leadership & Navigation
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