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Events: BATSA 8 featuring Glen Cathey

BATSA's eighth live event held May 7, 2019 featured the sourcing industry's #1 thought leader, Glen Cathey, in his only Boston area speaking appearance for the year, with a world premiere of his well-researched presentation "Introversion: The Largest Neurodiversity in Sourcing, Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion".

Overview

While a good portion of the world's population is made up of introverts of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual preferences and ages, much of the Western world seems to favor and idolize extroversion. This can lead to environments in which introverts feel as if they don't belong, and where introverts earn and get promoted less than their extroverted counterparts.

Introversion isn't a choice - it is genetic, and research has shown there are brain-level differences between introverts and extroverts that result in real differences in how they think, process information, interact with others, and work best.

In this talk, Glen will highlight the advantages that introverts bring to the table when it comes to sourcing and recruiting, as well as make the case including introversion in diversity, neurodiversity, and inclusion efforts, offering practical suggestions for creating environments in which introverts can bring their authentic selves to work.

About Glen


Glen CatheyGlen Cathey, a/k/a The Boolean Blackbelt, Senior Vice President, Global Digital Strategy & Innovation, Randstad

With more than 20 years of experience in recruiting, Glen Cathey is a globally recognized sourcing and recruiting leader, blogger (booleanblackbelt.com) and corporate/keynote speaker (9X LinkedIn, 10X SourceCon, 3X Talent42, 2X SOSUEU, Booking.com, PwC, Deloitte, Intel, Booz Allen, Enterprise Holdings, AstraZeneca...).

Glen currently serves as a Global Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation for Randstad, reporting into the Netherlands, focusing on data-driven recruitment, AI and automation. Over the course of his career, Glen has been responsible for talent acquisition training, process, technology, analytics and innovation strategies for I.T. staffing and RPO firms with over 100,000 hires annually, and he's hired, trained, developed and led large local, national, global and centralized sourcing and recruiting teams, including National Recruiting Centers with over 300 associates.

He has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park, and is passionate about people, diversity and inclusion, process (Lean), data and analytics, AI and automation, strategy and innovation, leadership and performance.


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