Stand Out: How Small Businesses Can Leverage Their Strengths to Attract Top Talent

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn how small businesses can leverage their strengths to attract top talent.

Small businesses often feel at odds with their larger counterparts, particularly in attracting top talent. How can smaller, less widely known businesses compete for talent against global brands that have teams of recruiters larger than some companies' total head count!? This session will explore how the Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces compare to their larger counterparts, the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. Nelson will share: - The similarities across organizations of all sizes as well as size-specific challenges that smaller business may experience. - Trends on perks and benefits at the most recent 50 Best Places to Work. Best practices and tips in recruiting, hiring, and creating a winning culture from outstanding workplaces with between 25 and 999 employees as well as tactical ideas on how to leverage being smaller to achieve hiring success.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Lindsay Nelson


Lindsay Nelson currently serves as Manager, Client Insights for Great Place to Work®. She has nearly ten years’ experience working directly with Great Place to Work clients to understand and improve their workplace cultures. She leverages this experience in her current role to support world-class realization of client culture change by ensuring our broad base of client experiences are rapidly captured, quantified and shared internally and externally.

Lindsay brings a systems-based philosophy of consulting, helping organizations to align workplace culture with strategy and business purpose to strengthen culture and improve business performance. She has worked with clients in healthcare, technology, professional services, financial and hospitality among other industries, including many of the Best Companies.


Westgate Ballroom B
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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