MassTLC Talent Community
Community Newsletter
Hello Talent Professionals,

Transformation is top of our minds as teams and roles are changing and HR leaders are evolving their people strategy. You are being inventive on building pipeline and supporting the workforce of the future. A spotlight is being shined on hiring diverse candidates and using that inclusive lens to bring innovative thinking, better solutions, and a stronger business. 

Since this pandemic, MassTLC has provided a place for Talent professionals at all levels to come together during uncertainty to consider how to re-enter the workplace and what the roles and responsibilities will be. Heads of talent convened in April, May and June to share insights and discussions around policies and planning measures. In this newsletter, you will find resources from these meetings. 

We ask that you take this short survey helping us tailor our value offerings more closely to your needs during your re-opening plans. 

We will continue to provide virtual forums that address challenges and hurdles that have evolved from this crisis for each of you. Please invite your team or a colleague to attend the MassTLC Talent Workshop 3-part Series

One way to stay connected, while you are remote, is to join the MassTLC member community, MassTLC Central. This is a virtual place where you can connect to other local talent professionals, join the forum here.  
 
We are preparing for a busy Fall, so stay tuned and stay connected. We are always grateful to for the support from our amazing community sponsors, AceUp, Hired and Talent Retriever.
 
I am always looking for your ideas on talent programming and would love to hear any concerns or questions you may have. You can reach me at nayla@masstlc.org.
 
Warm Regards and Stay Well,
Nayla
Nayla Daly
Communities Manager
MassTLC
Fall Events


  • Board Ready Bootcamp, an award winning program, is designed specifically for women, tech leaders of color, and openly LGBTQ+ tech leaders who are currently in senior executive positions at tech companies who are ready to make the leap to serve on a tech company or other board. This will take place will take place October 8th, 15th and 22nd. If you are a rising star in your organization, or can recommend an up and coming leader, the next application review deadline is Sept. 11, 2020. More information here.

Insights
  • Where are all the Black and Latinx Tech Workers. Announcing MassTLC's 2030 Challenge, a call to action for the entire community to help achieve equity in hiring, developing, and advancing Black, Latinx, and Indigenous workers into technical careers in all sectors and all leadership levels. Read more here.

  • Re-Imagine Your Workshop, Series I: “How To Develop The HR Leadership Mindset and Skillset During Pandemic.” As teams and roles are changing listen to innovative strategies from HR leaders who are charting a new path during this pandemic. You will hear how to evolve your HR leadership skills, re-think your people strategy, and create new pipeline to support a workforce of the future. Access the virtual took kit here.

  • Mental Health in Tech. Now more than ever, tech leaders are concerned with the mental and emotional well-being of their workforce. You can access this important four-part behavioral health series to help tech executives better navigate the psychological safety and anti-stigma requirements in today’s workplace. Listen to the four-part series.

  • Heads of Talent Community Roundtable, “Return To Work: Research From an Employment Law Expert.” Law expert Stephen Melnick, Labor and Employment Attorney at Littler Mendelson, P.C., was on hand to offer the latest insight and answer questions as tech organizations were finalizing their return to work plans. You can listen to insights and recap here.
Resources and Collective Impact
Tech Compact for Social Justice. To change the world, we must first be open to change. Join leading companies in committing to make our technology industry better reflect the diversity of the people of Massachusetts. Be Part of the Change.

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 as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. MassTLC is actively compiling a list of tech companies still hiring in Massachusetts.

MassTLC Resource Page includes information on a number of public and private programs including guidance on accessing small business loans, addressing legal issues, accessing free licenses for technology platforms.

Thank You to Talent CommunitySponsors
Thank You to the Talent Community Co-Chairs
MassTLC Global Sponsors