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Jahkedda Akbar

Senior Vice President of Innovation, Radancy Labs

Jahkedda Akbar has always been fascinated with human behavior—how individuals and groups make decisions in the face of internal and external factors and stressors. That passion has led to a career in the social and corporate sectors, program and strategy development, digital marketing, sales, and product innovation, working in companies in the U.S. and abroad.

Jahkedda currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Innovation, Radancy Labs. As the Head of Labs, Jahkedda explores research and data to better understand the changes in behavior in the talent market, impacted by fluctuations in the labor market, changes in policy, society, and the advent of new technologies. She derived insights from that holistic lens and through client engagements to uncover new insights to support our clients’ talent attraction goals, provide a new perspective to the market, and inform product innovation at Radancy.

Prior to Radancy, she held the role of Head of Global Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing as a part of the Marketing and Communications leadership team at Publicis Sapient (PS). During her tenure, she built the function from the ground up, lead a team of recruitment marketing strategist, and developed the organization’s very first Employer Value Proposition and Employer Brand.

Jahkedda holds a BA in Psychology from Pace University and an MPA in Management and Policy from NYU Wagner Graduate School.

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