Ep 40 – New ways to build your future-ready workforce

This week’s guest

Kamal Ahluwalia

President Eightfold

Telco has a problem. The industry needs a gazillion people with cloud skills, but it’s late to the party. Demand for these workers is at an all-time high, and the best talent is already being wooed by the hyperscalers and industries that embraced a move to the public cloud years ago. How can forward-thinking CSPs cultivate the talented teams they need?

Good news – there are new workforce management strategies and AI tools that can help. In this episode, Kamal Ahluwalia, President of Eightfold, joins me to talk about how telcos can build a killer cloud workforce. Listen now to learn:

  • What’s changed about finding and managing talent [04:10]; 
  • How you can engage in-demand workers in today’s hot market [09:25]; 
  • Strategies to develop your in-house talent [10:50]; and
  • Why old school CVs and job descriptions are becoming obsolete [14:28].

Hint: Listen to the end for a super fun (and valuable) surprise. Telco execs, don’t miss this one!

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Author’s bio

Kamal has extensive experience in scaling and building businesses, software categories, and surrounding ecosystems. He is a pioneer and practitioner of AI Talent Platforms – a breakthrough technology in which any organization can hire and promote talent based on their potential, while simultaneously creating a more diverse, inclusive, and successful workforce. Kamal is co-author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent.”

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Podcast Credits

  • Executive Producer and Host: Danielle Rios Royston, TelcoDR
  • Senior Producer: Lindsay Grubb, TillCo Media
  • Editor/Producer: Alisa Jenkins Wilson, Springboard Marketing
  • Audio Editing: Andrew Condell
  • Music: Dyami Wilson

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