2018 is shaping up to be a perfect storm of recruiting challenges in Massachusetts. Especially for companies hiring for tech roles. It’s a candidate market – there are more jobs than talented people to fill them. In addition, the MA Pay Equity Act will soon prevent recruiters and hiring managers from asking how much a candidate is currently paid.

In order to keep hiring costs down, it will be more important than ever for you to entice passive talent to want to come to your company for the right reasons. However, the process doesn’t stop there. Even after a candidate accepts an offer, onboarding and engaging them to increase retention is crucial.

Join us on May 1st for an engaging conversation with legal and talent acquisition experts who will share best practices and answer your questions.


7:30 – 8:00 am:
Connecting over Coffee for the Early birds

8:00 – 9:30 am:
Panel and discussion

9:30 – 10:00 am:
Q&A and post-panel networking


Talent Works International,
201 Jones Road,
3rd floor EAST,
Waltham,  MA 02451.

FREE parking available also.


Tracy Thomas Boland is a management-side employment lawyer, who will speak about the legal “dos and don’ts”. Tracy will explain what questions can be asked, including guidance on the new MA Pay Equity Act. You’ll learn how to “red flag” employee workplace rights, how they apply in the hiring process and how to avoid hiring mistakes.

Tracy is a partner with Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP.


Jody Robie is an employer branding and talent acquisition specialist who will discuss innovative and affordable ways to engage passive candidates beyond a LinkedIn invite. Learn how to start your process before the pressure of the days-to-fill metrics. Jody will explain the importance of how to create an authentic proposition for the talent you need to grow your business.

Jody is the Senior Vice President for North America for Talent Works International.


Kerry Condon is a global TA leader who will speak about how to roll out a global pay equity and diversity hiring strategy globally. Learn about the challenges of adapting good ideas into best practices here in MA and beyond. Having worked and lived globally Kerry can share some of the learnings about adapting policies across the business.

Kerry is the Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition for Akamai.

If you can attend please RSVP today using the form.