So, turns out Vegas isn’t just about gambling, and drinking, and eating, and… well, you know, the stuff that stays in Vegas.
Turns out: it’s also about Talent (no, not that kind – you’re sick, you are truly, truly sick…). I’ve been invited to the 11th Annual Talent Management Summit, as a member of the press. The event sounds ridiculously interesting, and barring some logistical challenges I’m hoping to get out there for it.
Fear & Loathing style, that is. They have no idea what rough beast’s gonna be barrelling down I-15 at ’em.
Once I’m ensconced, there’s going to be a _ton_ to do. I’m going to get a peek inside of Zappos.com (no, not the shoe side – they happen to do a pretty kick-tail job on the recruiting and retention piece, too). I’m also going to get the chance to hear from the heads of talent acquisition at some plum companies like MetLife & Harrah’s about how their focus on talent has been evolving.
Annnnd… why am I writing about this? Because they asked me to. And: to make a point. This is good – no, great – for my career. It’s interesting, I’m going to learn a ton, and, well, it’s Vegas. It’s happening because I write this ridiculous blog on occasion – you owe it to yourself to think up creative ways you can get your name out there, too. Time, it is awastin’ for all of us…