MassTLC Talent Community
Community Newsletter
Hello Talent Professionals,

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021!

We pushed ourselves to our limits and relied on the community and each other, both professionally and personally. We tested our resilience and here we are. I am grateful to this community and to each of you. Much like you, MassTLC quickly pivoted to support our members and the tech ecosystem to be a place where you can grow, trust, and connect.

Our 2021 plans for this community will continue to engage each of you for professional development, networking, and content sharing. We are looking to create new programming that will focus on leadership development while fostering a connection to hiring top talent. We will continue programming that supports our DEI initiatives. Having had a very full fall it was my pleasure to meet and collaborate with many members of this community.

On November 12th, MassTLC announced our Tech Top 50. Congratulations to Growth community members CarGurus, Vecna Robotics, and Workhuman.

We are planning for a very busy 2021. We will continue to provide gatherings and connections through virtual forums that address challenges and hurdles that have evolved for each of you. I look forward to growing with you as we recreate, innovate, and grow in 2021.

Warm Regards and Stay Well.
Nayla Daly
Communities Manager
MassTLC
Upcoming Programs
  • Lead A Discussion: The MassTLC Talent Community meets quarterly and is seeking conversation leaders and fresh topics. Please email Nayla if you have a topic you would like to explore with your professional peers, or if you would like to lead a conversation. Contact here if interested in speaking.

  • Board Ready Bootcamp: An award-winning program, designed specifically for women, tech leaders of color, and openly LGBTQ+ tech leaders currently in senior executive positions that are ready to make the leap to serve on a board. This will take place will take place April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Apply here.
Insights
  • Re-Imagine Your Workforce, Part 3: Compliance and Return To Work in an Evolving Environment: This month tech talent professionals gathered for a virtual workshop to discuss multi-state and global employment issues and return to work strategies. Practitioners and experts who are innovating the next generation of talent management shared their ideas, strategies, and up to the minute laws and regulations. They analyzed this question: Is remote work a permanent arrangement of the future, and how do you plan for this flexibility in the workforce? Watch the session here.

  • Re-Imagine Your Workforce, Part 2: Strategies to Attract, Retain, and Develop The Modern Employee: This Fall, MassTLC gathered professionals for a talent workshop series, Strategies to Re-imagine Your Workforce. In this second workshop, evolving strategies in recruitment and retention were showcased. Talent practitioners explored how this has played an expanded role in a tech organization. Company culture was identified as supporting the workforce while attracting the right talent in a remote or hybrid workforce. Watch this session here.

  • Re-Imagine Your Workforce, Part 1: How to Develop the HR Leader Mindset Shaped by Pandemic: In Part 1, talent professionals discussed how talent teams and roles are changing. Strategies were shared on the following: How to evolve HR leadership skills, re-think people strategy, and create a new pipeline to support a workforce of the future. Also, talent leaders shared their mindset on creating a DEI foundation inside their organization. Watch the session here.

  • Analog Devices Finds Success with Aurora to Increase Employee Engagement: At a time when 1 in 4 women are considering leaving the workforce due to COVID-19 (as shared in the McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2020 report), Olga Feingold, Talent Development Partner and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Analog Devices (ADI), took action to ensure talented women at ADI continued to feel supported and knew that the company was invested in their long-term success. Read more here.

  • Bringing the Opportunity: Walks With Strategic Leaders: In our final episode of the season, “Bringing the Opportunity,” David Delmar Sentíes, Founder of Resilient Coders, talks with Pariss Chandler, CEO of BlackTechPipeline, about her journey in tech and her efforts to help the industry at large. Listen here.


  • Top Cybersecurity Skills for 2021: Apps, Cloud will Dominate Demand: A new examination of the top 10 fastest-growing cybersecurity skills shows employers are ready to pay more for workers who can prevent attacks before they occur by building a secure digital ecosystem from the ground up, according to data from Burning Glass Technologies. Read more here.

  • How MassTLC is Committing to Improving DEI in Tech: At MassTLC we are heartened by the number of companies that have joined the Tech Compact for Social Justice and have made commitments to help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the tech sector. While MassTLC’s mission includes developing an inclusive tech ecosystem, this calling has taken on increased urgency over the past few months. Read more here.
MassTLC Resources
Companies Still Hiring job board This unique job board supports members of the MA tech community who have recently been let go from their jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis. MassTLC is actively compiling a list of tech companies still hiring in Massachusetts. 

Member Marketplace offers member organizations specials and discounts from MassTLC business organization members and partners. 

Business and Legal offers members a wide range of business and legal expertise. In this section, you can find information on the impact and implications of international, U.S. federal, state, and local laws. You can also find advice and insights on a range of business topics.
Thank You to Talent Community Sponsor
Thank You to the Talent Community Co-Chairs
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Co-Founder
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Talent Aquisition
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