Debra Yarnall

Head of Talent Acquisition

Debra is currently the Sr. Recruitment Program Manager of a centralized lead generation team at Amazon Web Services. She has 20+ years of recruitment and sourcing transformation & technology experience and 15 yrs. managing and directing global sourcing teams on 4 continents. Yarnall is an industry leader in candidate generation, advanced sourcing techniques, recruitment automation software, talent nurturing and training/development. She has industry experience supporting media/entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceutical, agricultural, consulting services, technology, insurance, manufacturing and business services. She has also spoken at numerous sourcing/recruiting conferences including HRTX, ERE/Sourcecon, HireConf, TA Week and has been featured on Women in TA & Y’all Hiring podcasts.  When she’s not at work, you can find her volunteering her time leading “The Outsiders” 4H Club. 


Debra Yarnall’s Session(s)

9:50 a.m.–10:25 a.m. PST —

Diversity Sourcing: Tips and Tools for Talent Sourcers

How intentional is your organization when it comes to diversity hiring? Debra will take you on a transformation journey and share how her organization made a conscious effort to bridge the gap between diversity events and hires AND how important it is to track and measure your diversity outreach efforts.

2:10 p.m.–3:00 p.m. PST —

Panel Discussion: Post-Pandemic Supply and Demand for Talent

As hiring needs shift post-pandemic, some pre-pandemic hiring challenges have been exacerbated while new challenges have dominated, resulting in total disruption. From hiring volatility, introduction of new processes / tech to hiring agility - in the midst of an upheaval, it's clear we have to throw out some of our old ways of thinking about sourcing talent. Join us for this chat to discuss what works and doesn't work in 2022. 

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