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SHRM Talent Conference Expo is Underway in Las Vegas Featuring Speakers from NFL, NBA and More

Reimagine How to Attract, Engage and Retain Top Talent in a Turnover Tsunami

A man standing in front of a sign that says talent 2021.
​Stephen M.R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, at the SHRM Talent Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Amit Dadlaney

Las Vegas – The SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) Talent Conference & Expo is happening now virtually and in-person in Las Vegas at Caesars Forum as leaders discuss how to attract, engage and retain top talent in a new world of work.

Top talent management is needed now more than ever as we face a turnover tsunami, with over 40% of U.S. workers (41%) actively searching for a new job right now, or planning to.

Key sessions from today focus on top recruiting trends for the years ahead in a highly competitive landscape, while highlighting the road to inclusive workplace cultures.

"The two epic imperatives of our time: Create a great culture that can attract, retain, engage and inspire the best people (and win the war for talent), and collaborate and innovate in order to stay relevant in a changing, disruptive world," said Stephen M.R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything.

The SHRM Talent Conference continues tomorrow with a professional sports panel featuring the National Football League's Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer Dasha Smith and the National Basketball Association's Chief People and Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart as moderated by SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. This panel will provide a unique platform for conversation around how COVID-19 and social unrest impacted the NBA and NFL. 

"Organizations are eager to hear how seasoned professionals are navigating the ever-changing workplace landscape," said Taylor. "These key leaders from the NFL and NBA offer crucial insight while speaking to a company's most valuable asset: Talent."

RSVP: Media interested in covering Talent, or SHRM's upcoming conference, SHRM21, September 9 to September 12 in Las Vegas, can contact the media affairs team at

SHRM21 includes keynote speakers Chipotle Mexican Grill's Chairman and CEO, Brian Niccol, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer, Marissa Andrada, and Life is Good Co-Founder and Chief Executive Optimist, Bert Jacobs with performances by Patti LaBelle and Michael Bolton.

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