Workplace Diversity Expert
In August 2006, Ted Childs retired from IBM after a distinguished 39-year career as a member of their corporate human resources team. Upon retiring, he founded Ted Childs, LLC. Read More >
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Moving Work Forward Press Conference
Retaining Talent & Staying Competitive
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In this keynote speech, workplace diversity speaker Ted Childs weighs on in the critical national/global dialogue on workplace flexibility. Boiling the dialogue down to its importance in keeping corporations competitive, Childs explains how workplace flexibility impacts attracting and retaining talent; how work gets done and how talent delivers business results; how we win on the economic battlefield; and, ultimately, quality of life. Most importantly, Childs explains, this dialogue is about leadership: Can we create workplaces where our best and brightest people, our core business assets, can give their best each day, at the highest levels of productivity, morale, and retention? Explaining that it is necessary to not only compete in business but to win, Childs encourages corporations to ask themselves what is possible and seek game-changing solutions. The old ways of conducting business are not enough: the time for change is now.
As a leading corporate diversity expert, Ted Childs understands the importance of embracing diversity and the advantage it provides in the war for talent and an increasingly competitive global marketplace. To achieve maximum potential, we must pay attention to changing demographics and emerging issues, and embrace them as opportunities for growth. Childs will clarify the definitions associated with diversity and inclusion, explore the global environment, including the marketplace, look at external recognition as a subject matter influence, share his diversity and inclusion “global mega-trends,” and close with commentary about leadership as a tool for integrating diversity and inclusion into the DNA of today’s business leader.
"The feedback was very positive! He was terrific! [We were] proud to have him. Everything went perfectly as planned. He was very, very well received! Thanks!"
"Ted was fantastic as always. The audience loved his candor and he provided good, sound, and practical advice."
"Ted Childs was EXCELLENT! He received a standing ovation following his remarks. He expanded his group of followers!"