People Matters: Redesigning Recruitment & Retention for Social Innovators

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Future Leaders Stage

People & Purpose


How does purpose-driven organisations identify, incubate and attract social innovators? Explore major opportunities and knowledge gaps between employers and young professionals’ perspectives on talent-company matching and retention. Understand and discuss why talents are the ultimate drivers of social innovations, preparing companies with resilience and competitive advantages.


  • What are the trends and barriers between companies and applicants to work in the social innovation sector?
  • How can one work as a social innovator in corporate firms?
  • How can we align company goals with talent identities, incentives and expectations?

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  • Consider the respective roles and future skills of social innovation talents through internal advancement vs external talent search.
  • How should companies see and adapt passion projects and hybrid working options? Can inclusive hiring be multi-dimensional?
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