Chris Powell

CEO - Talmetrix, Inc.

Chris Powell, CEO at Talmetrix, a human capital feedback, research and insights company focused on providing solutions, technology and services. Chris is a proven executive and entrepreneur who has spent over 25 years enabling high-growth, inclusive and performing organizations. Before joining Talmetrix, Chris was the Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive (acquired by Discovery, Inc.), former parent company for HGTV and Food Network. Chris also held HR leadership roles with Voya (formerly ING), Marriott International, and Deloitte. Chris completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University where he also worked as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.  He completed advanced graduate studies at Harvard School of Business.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 1

Using Data to Build a Disability Inclusive Workforce
Chris Powell (Talmetrix), Carol Glazer (National Organization on Disability)  

NOD’s (National Organization on Disability) Employment Tracker is a free online survey that benchmarks companies’ performance in disability workforce inclusion against a pool of over 210 companies with 9 million employees.  We’ll review trend data and aggregate results from the 2021 Tracker and will report on the practices most highly correlated with disability recruitment, self-ID, retention and promotions.  This year marked the first-ever quantitative analysis on what practices have the greatest impact on critical HR metrics.  We’ll report on those results and what they signal for the future of disability inclusion in the workforce.