Kevin Fitzpatrick is the EEO/AA Compliance Director – Employment Law Team at PepsiCo. He is an experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a demonstrated history of working in the food and beverages industry. He is skilled in Consumer Products, Sales, Pricing Strategy, Management, and Shopper Marketing. He is a strong finance professional with a Masters focused in Human Resource Education. Kevin is a member of the NILG Board representing the Southwest Region, served on the Board’s Executive Committee and Chaired the 2021 NILG National Conference. He is a member of the North Texas ILG.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Creating a Compliant & Competitive Military-Connected Community Talent Program
Kevin Fitzpatrick, PepsiCo; Rob Arndt, Buffer Springs
In this session, PepsiCo and BufferSprings will conduct an actionable workshop on how to build a scalable veteran and military spouse program that is built to last. Attendees can expect to walk away with real-world insights on recruiting, engaging, and retaining the right members from the military-connected community that will make your workforce not only compliant but competitive. If you hire vets, you don’t want to miss this workshop.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Disability Inclusion and Self-ID: Employer Messaging Strategies
Susanne Bruyère, Cornell University; Kevin Fitzpatrick, PepsiCo; Ornella Castman, Bayer; Moderator: Alicia Wallace, Eli Lilly and Company
Recruiting candidates with disabilities is a critical component of ensuring a diverse workforce and assisting federal contractors in meeting affirmative hiring goals. However, if organizations are not using disability-inclusive messaging in job descriptions and on career webpages, they may not be able to attract the talent they seek. Presenters will share findings from several studies exploring how employers use disability-inclusive messaging on career webpages, and how that messaging influences jobseekers with disabilities applications and self-identification.