Sep 27 2018
Research Event / University of Texas, Austin / Thursday, September 27, 2018

Research in Action | Center for War for Talent

Best practices are dead! Experiment instead!

That was the message from the speakers at the Research in Action event for Filene Research Institute’s Center for the War for Talent at the University of Texas, Austin. Credit union leaders joined researchers from academia and industry to talk about the possibilities of designing experiments to uncover institutions’ own specific rulebook for attracting and retaining top talent. 

Attendees learned about how to design a good experiment—but also how to use experimentation to build an innovation-focused organizational culture, how to start small and scale up, and how to garner support for that agenda with key stakeholders. The credit union movement is an increasingly diverse one, with competitive pressures from all sides. But credit unions already have a wealth of data they can use to design attraction and retention policies that work for them.

Presentation Materials

Sekou Bermiss, Experimenting with People (Analytics)

Chris Rider, Best for whom? Identifying your best practices through strategic experimentation

Megan Brown, First steps towards scientific HR: Launch and learn from experiments

Sekou Bermiss
Sekou Bermiss
Associate Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chris Rider
Chris Rider
Akkaway Term Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
Georgetown University
Megan Brown
Megan Brown
Lead Decision Scientist
Taylor C. Nelms
Taylor C. Nelms
Senior Director, Research
Filene Research Institute
Event Sponsor

Filene Members: As a Filene member, you and your team can attend this event at no cost. But, space is limited so register today!

Non-Filene Members: We kindly request that non-members make a contribution of $250 in support of the event.


AT&T Conference Center

University of Texas
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Room block is available until September 4, 2018

Book online or by phone at 877-744-8822 (referene Filene Austin Colloquium)

Filene Cocktail Reception

9/26/18, 6:00 p.m.
Gabriel's Cafe - AT&T Conference Center

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