Watch: A conversation with RTI International's Bucky Fairfax

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As part of a series of conversations to help our community understand how COVID-19 is impacting workplaces and careers, I sat down RTI International’s senior vice president for strategic talent management, Bucky Fairfax, to discuss how the organization’s global workforce — comprised of 6,000 people, most of whom are fully remote — is adjusting to the current crisis.

Fairfax discusses the challenges of disseminating information across a distributed team but also the opportunities to build in inclusivity and equalize access to leadership. As RTI International prepares to respond to the coronavirus crisis through its programming, it has also opened up calls for experts to join its talent community.

Watch the interview to learn more about the skills in demand and advice for repackaging your expertise in the COVID-19 era.

Watch more from the series:
UNHCR’s Catty Bennet Sattler explains how the agency is innovating and how the health crisis is affecting recruitment.
IOM HR chief Michael Emery discusses the pandemic's impact on the workplace and careers.

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About the author

  • Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.