Job War II

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30am

Session Description

We are in the early stages of the second war for talent. With employees predicted to capitalize on the work-from-home and work-from-anywhere environment, employers need to leverage all their tools to make sure they come out on top. In this session, Brad will discuss how to leverage artificial intelligence in your recruiting and retention efforts to win the next war for talent.

Learning Objectives

  • Which is more important; retention or recruiting?
  • Engagement and retention tools that can help capture employee sentiment and mood analysis to identify ‘hot spots’ and predict flight risk.
  • Workforce experience and communication tools to meet employees “where they are”.
  • Ways to automate the process of finding and engaging the top talent.
  • Predict with meaningful accuracy who will fit and who will fail.


Brad Mandacina

As Lockton’s director of HR Tech, Brad supports his clients with selection and implementation of the optimal mix of HR technology and business process outsourcing to minimize resources dedicated to their non-core business operations such as employee benefits, payroll or talent management.

Employers can call on Brad’s more than a dozen years of experience in human resources and technology to help automate the business processes providing the foundation of their business. As businesses seek to “do more with less,” Brad and his team offer insight into technology direction, vendor management and assistance with return-on-investment analysis. HR Tech serves clients ranging in size from

48 employees to 48,000 employees; the current average client is around 4,000 employees. Areas of specialization include benefits administration, mid-market BPO, payroll and tax, vendor selection, and implementation.

Brad has achieved and maintains numerous industry designations through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS). He was named a top benefit technology innovator by Employee Benefit Adviser.