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2018 Talent: An Essential Priority | San Francisco

Hosted in San Francisco Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PDT

Event Overview

Talent. Growth. Hiring. If they’re keeping you up at night — you’re not alone. 87 percent of CEOs count talent as their No. 1 challenge.

Although most (72 percent) plan to increase hiring, and expect fierce competition, the National Center for the Middle Market reports: 44 percent cannot find candidates with the skills they need. It’s time to get creative.

Now more than ever, CEOs face critical decisions and are making strategic investments that determine their fate and fortune. It’s time to think smarter. The strengthened ability to hire, retain, engage and manage talent — as an integral part of your business strategy — will give your organization a competitive edge.

Join us for this half-day event featuring proven insights from thought leaders TBD. Leave prepared to make talent a strategic focus for growing a successful, competitive business. The time is now.

Members through October 4: $99| After October 4: $129
Guests through October 4: $119 | After October 4: $149

Members and guests are welcome to attend. For more details contact Rachel Celizic, Event Planner, at rachel.celizic@vistage.com.

Event Speakers

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

CEO, TalenTrust

People: Your biggest investment and best competitive strategy

With businesses spending 40-80 percent of gross revenues on employee salaries and benefits, it's critical this investment in human capital is calculated and leveraged to support long-term success. Kathleen Quinn Votaw will outline four ways to maximize investment in your people:

  1. Culture and employment branding
  2. Strategic recruitment
  3. Onboarding and training
  4. Retention and engagement

Be empowered by real-world, actionable examples of how to ensure talent becomes a strategic business imperative.


City Club of San Francisco

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Check-in and breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and networking discussion

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Joe Galvin | Chief Research Officer, Vistage CEO projections for 2018

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Santiago Jaramillo | Founder & CEO, Emplify Build a Winning Employee Engagement Strategy

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Closing remarks



City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA