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Talent Acquisition & Management

The mission of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) Special Interest Group (SIG) is to bring together a diverse group of practitioners including workforce planners, staffing and onboarding specialists, generalists, and senior leaders to share ideas, challenges, technologies, strategies and best practices of talent acquisition and management. Our vision is to become a powerful professional community committed to the advancement of talent acquisition and the companies we represent.

Specific programs and objectives range from workforce planning, recruiting, selection and onboarding to retention and measuring metrics. In addition, we will offer diverse perspectives of latest trends and technologies specific to talent acquisition and management.

Our meetings are held bi-monthly and include networking opportunities for professionals working in or with specific interest in the talent acquisition and management field. Most programs provide HRCI certification hours, so make your education count!


  • Strategic Workforce Planning: What is it, why do I need it, and how do I do it? | Sara Bridwell, SPHR
  • It's a Matter of Style! Look Beyond Technical Competence When Recruiting in Today's Market | Kathy Giacalone
  • How to Maximize Recruitment ROI: An Interactive Presentation Based on "The Power of Networking" | Sheila Savar
  • Best Practices for AAP Narratives: Avoid Common Errors and Identify Easy Action Opportunities | Fred Satterwhite
  • Veteran/Wounded Warrior Recruitment & Outreach | Mike Bruni
  • 20 Most Common Employer Mistakes in Employment & How to Avoid Them! | Mark A. DeBernardo
  • How will the Sequester Impact the DC Workforce: A View Through the Talent Management Lens | Julie Simmons
  • Quality of Hire: Really Good People are Great for Business | Elizabeth Mashakas
  • Military Skils and Translation and Interviewing Tips | Lisa Rosser
  • Splitting up HR | Julie Simmons
  • Enabling Successful Mergers & Acquisitions | Dr. Keith Dunbar
  • Being Committed to Recruiting Veterans


Patricia Stockton
Talent Acquisition & Management SIG Leader

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