Recruit to Train: Create a Technical Candidate Pool

Agenda

Akamai Technologies has been described as the biggest Internet company you’ve never heard of.  Akamai has to maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse potential employees for an innovative workforce, while competing with the better know tech giants. To increase their diversity pool, Akamai has created Akamai Technology Academy, a training-to-hire program to provide the necessary foundation—through immersive in-class education and on-the-job training—to help participants acquire specialized, work-ready tech skills. Akamai searches for a diverse group of people with an aptitude for learning.  Successful participants will complete a paid-training program, and be eligible for full-time employment at Akamai after graduation.
You will learn:

  • How to actively expand and develop your pipeline.
  • How to train recruiters to spot potential-to-train.
  • How to connect talent acquisition and development for long-term competitive advantage.  
  • How new paid-training graduates are integrated into the larger Akamai culture.

Presenter

Anthony Williams

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Akamai Technologies