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Monday, October 28 • 12:20 - 12:55
Designing a Future of Work That Works for All ™ - Challenging Cultural Fit - Yulkendy Valdez & Josuel Plasencia, Forefront

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Often, employers hire based on “Cultural Fit” for their workforce and this (un)intentionally creates dominantly heterogeneous teams. This interactive session tackles the roots of the “cultural” problem by challenging the way you think about inclusion and “cultural fit.” Having a more diverse workforce opens your company to new and exceptional talent from any and all backgrounds.

With the tech industry evolving as rapidly as it is, often employers have a hard time locating the best and brightest new talent. In these situations, employers/managers often hire someone who fits the ‘culture’ of the workplace and miss out on exceptional talent elsewhere.

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Yulkendy Valdez

Co-Founder and CEO, Forefront
Yulkendy is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, and public speaker. As the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront, she helps businesses and their leaders enable their cultural competence and inclusive leadership skills to meet the demands of the emergent workforce. Yulkendy... Read More →

Josuel Plasencia

Co-Founder and President, Forefront
Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, community leader, and public speaker. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront, a premier training provider for the future of work, helping leading employers become more innovative, competitive, and profitable as workplace... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 12:20 - 12:55 CET
Roseraie 1 & 2