Attracting, Retaining and Developing Tech Talent


[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]While the overall national unemployment rate is still relatively high, the rate of unemployment for Information Technology professionals is at an all-time low. And for many specialized skills, demand is far outstripping the talent supply. So the race for Tech talent is steaming up with increasing concern among the top Tech employers about their ability to retain their best employees while salaries continue to rise. Marcia Heroux Pounds, Business Writer for the Sun Sentinel, who covers the employment beat, will lead a panel of subject matter experts representing different segments of industry on this very hot topic. Whether you are an employer competing for Tech talent, or an IT professional looking for your next career move, this session is for you. Some takeaways from this session include:

  • Best practices for attracting the best Tech talent the market has to offer
  • The most difficult skills to find in today’s IT market and typical salaries
  • Hot technologies that are driving Tech hiring
  • What the most successful employers are doing to retain top talent
  • 2014 IT budgets and how they compare to previous years
  • The top reasons employees leave their employers
  • How the most successful job candidates position themselves to gain employment and build successful careers


MODERATOR: Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel Business Writer

PRE-EVENT DISCUSSION: Navigating the Affordable Care Act

We’ll address these issues as we help you deal with this confusing law:

  • How do you determine whether your business needs to offer coverage and to whom?
  • What type of coverage do you need to offer your employees?
  • What are the associated penalties if your business is not compliant?
  • What are the options to help you become compliant?
  • What was delayed until 2015?


  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration and Networking
  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Pre-Event Workshop on the Affordable Care Act by Trinet
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Attracting, Retaining and Developing Tech Talent Panel Discussion
  • 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Meet the Speakers
  • 8:30 pm – Conclusion

PARKING: Parking pass provided in registration confirmation email


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[wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Fees to Attend:

  • Non-Member Registration: $55.00 per person
  • SFTA Standard Member: $25.00 per person
  • SFTA Premier Member: $15.00
  • Students & Academia Memberships: $10.00 (must use .edu email address when registering)[/wpcol_1half_end]

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


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