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The War for Talent: Time to Reset Your Acquisition and Retention Strategies

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Amber Clayton
Society for Human Resource Man, Knowledge Center Director

Amber Clayton oversees the Society for Human Resource Management’s Knowledge Center, which fields over 60,000 HR questions from members a year. She has participated in over 100 media interviews in the past year related to COVID and other trending topics, including interviews with CNBC, FOX, CNN, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Amber co-hosts a podcast called Honest HR. She is SHRM-certified with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. She has been in various HR roles for over 20 years, in the retail and healthcare industry, before joining SHRM in 2011.

Amy Spurling
Compt, Founder & CEO

Amy Spurling is the Founder and CEO of Compt, which is designing employee perks so they actually work. A serial entrepreneur, it is the time Amy spent as CFO and COO of early and growth stage companies prior to Compt that drives her belief that companies and employees can achieve so much more together when employees are fully supported. Named Boston’s “CFO of the Year” by the Boston Business Journal in 2016, she is a seasoned executive with over 15 years experience in leadership roles at venture-backed companies ranging from early start-up phase through high growth and ultimately exit. Over her career, she has closed over ten rounds of financing totaling more than $200M, and managed two acquisitions to close.

Kerri Nelson
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Lead Researcher

Kerri Nelson, Ph.D., is Lead Researcher at SHRM. She is responsible for leading, developing, and designing strategic workplace and workforce research that provides organizations, business leaders, and policy makers with evidence-based insights, recommendations, and innovations at the intersection of people and work. She received her doctorate in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut and has expertise in talent management, organizational effectiveness, survey design, survey research, and data analytics.


Now that businesses are re-opening following the height of the pandemic, there is a struggle to acquire and retain talent. Join Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, Knowledge Center Director and Kerri Nelson, Strategic Research Sr. Specialist with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with Amy Spurling, CEO of Compt as they share information on current trends in talent acquisition and retention and how start-ups like yours can survive and thrive during these challenging times.