January Professional Development Event: Through a Glass Darkly: Increasing Transparency in Talent Acquisition

Learn some of the key ways employers and job seekers can be more visible in an unfamiliar job market.

 About the Event

In this COVID era, navigating the job market has created an immense amount of challenges–for both employers and candidates alike. Visibility and transparency have never been more important in order to stay competitive and relevant whether you’re in the job market at this time or not.

Join us to hear from Marketing Manager, Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, as he takes us through his journey from hardship to triumph, and the valuable discoveries he made along the way.

You’ll learn:

  • Tips to be more transparent and visible in your job search
  • How to “stand out” from the competition as a hiring employer or a job seeker
  • Recommended, and not so recommended, tools and platforms to help your success rate

About the Speaker: Michael Deas

Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, has filled a number of diverse roles over his 36-year career: editor, missionary, translator, marketing manager, corporate communications manager, and communications director. Currently, Mike is Marketing Manager for the Lee Company, a $300-million home and facility services firm in Franklin, Tennessee.

Mike has been a member of IABC for 24 years, a chapter president of IABC South Carolina, an Accredited Business Communicator since 2004, and a Strategic Communication Management Professional since 2018. In 2020 Mike served on the board of IABC Nashville and was named IABC Nashville’s “Communicator of the Year.” He has been recognized 15 times with awards for excellence in communication.

His wide range of experience in both internal and external communication roles–for companies large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, on both sides of the Atlantic, in two languages–equips him with insight into the challenges facing today’s communicators.


Free for IABC members and $15 for non-members.


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