May 19 - 21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX
Julia Keintz, Director of Customer Analytics at Walmart e-Commerce and Walmart Labs

Julia Keintz


Director of Customer Analytics
Walmart e-Commerce and Walmart Labs

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Day Two: Monday, May 20

Monday, May 20th, 2019


5:10 PM Bringing Stay-at-Home Caregivers Back into the Workforce- Walmart Labs' Audacious Experiment with Returnship

In Silicon Valley, the war for talent is real and ongoing. As part of its efforts to be both more inclusive and compete for talent wherever it can be found, Walmart Labs — the technology arm of the retail giant — launched an HR experiment to target tech professionals with five or more years experience who want to return the workforce after taking time off to care for children or elderly parents. It’s a group that is largely female and remains overlooked by talent acquisition teams. Dubbed “returnships,” these pilot positions are targeted toward talent based on their work history and career achievements while realizing these workforce returnees need structured pathways to come up to date on technology changes. If the pilot proves successful, the program could be rolled out globally, as well as to more conventional Walmart leadership roles outside of tech. Join Walmart Lab’s VP of Human Resources Bobbie Grafeld to learn more about:

•How Walmart partnered with a nonprofit to develop a talent pipeline in this overlooked sector
•Organizing the structure of a “returnship” to accelerate participants’ path back to the workforce
•Starting small while scaling the program to adapt to workforce needs and candidates’ family realities