Melissa Thompson

Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Prior to joining Ford, she was SVP, Talent Acquisition for media organization Nielsen, where she transformed the TA team to meet business needs for fast paced, innovative talent acquisition. As VP, Talent Acquisition role at McGraw-Hill Education, she built the Global TA team from the ground up, including an improved user experience through implementing Lever ATS onboard and introducing Passport to Recruit, a manager training program. In her career she has held recruiting leadership roles at Dell, Citrix, Siebel, and Lenovo. Melissa is an engaging, results-oriented, strategic leader who has a passion for how Talent Acquisition can drive business results.


Melissa Thompson’s Session(s)

9:00 a.m.–9:35 a.m. PST —

Optimizing Your Talent Strategy: Using Data Wisely to Measure and Advance Talent Acquisition

Data matters, but results matter more. Join Melissa Thompson, Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Ford for this eye-opening session to help you use data wisely throughout the TA process to meet your goals.

Melissa will discuss how to:

  • Identify what really matters when it comes to understanding if you're moving the needle on DEI
  • Utilize data points that have more importance at every step of the talent life cycle
  • How to get out of your own way when it comes to making progress

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