After a successful event in Los Angeles, Stacey Broadwell is back with the 2nd edition of the TechRecruit conference this year. The MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 in Chicago promises to be equally interesting and knowledgeable (and of course, fun!) as the LAX TechRecruit conference. The conference brings together top industry experts to discuss recruitment practices in the technical industry. This one-day conference is all about technologies that can be leveraged to make talent acquisition more efficient. The conference will house 30+ internal talent acquisition, employer branding, recruitment marketing, talent analytics, and sourcing experts, sharing their tricks and tips on recruitment.
We have compiled a list of topics and speakers who will be sharing their thoughts on the same at this conference.
CEO and Founder, Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems
Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems—a consulting and training firm—helping companies around the world improve the quality of hire. Lou is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007), The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013), and the Lynda.com Performance-based Hiring video training program (2016). He is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn’s Influencer program where he writes about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes, and research can now be found in Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, SHRM, and The Wall Street Journal. The company’s new mobile-ready learning platform—The Hiring Machine—provides instant access to all the tools needed to find and hire outstanding talent.
1. Recruitment process and strategy
Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition, DocuSign
Having worked with top tech companies, including Amazon and Groupon, Will currently works as the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at DocuSign. Through his session on ‘Hiring & Scaling Talent Acquisition Teams,’ he will help you in building the best recruitment team for your organization.
Sr. Manager of Talent, ShopRunner
Rachel is the Sr. Manager of Talent at ShopRunner.Through her session on ‘Building a More Inclusive Pipeline,’ she aims to help recruiters maintain a healthy and inclusive pipeline of candidates for their organizations.
Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin
Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin, Derek is actively involved in sourcing and recruiting top technical talent for the organization. Through his session on ‘Humanizing Candidate Engagement,’ Derek will assist you in creating the ideal candidate experience for hiring the best.
2. People analytics and workforce planning
Manager of People Analytics and Business Optimization, Nestlé
Previously the Lead Global HR Analytics and Reporting Center of Excellence at TransUnion, Jade is currently the Manager of People Analytics and Business Optimization at Nestlé. Her session on ‘People Analytics @ Nestlé’ will help recruiters understand how the organization is using People Analytics to take certain strategic decisions.
Former Head of People Analytics at Bridgestone
With over 13 years of experience in Human Capital Consulting, Dan is the Former Head of People Analytics at Bridgestone. His session on ‘Organizational Network Analysis’ is bound to help you analyze your organizational network and tips on how to improve it.
Managing Director at Aspen Analytics
Andrew is the Managing Director at Aspen Analytics, a human capital consultancy that specializes in big data and business process design. Through his session on ‘Talent Analytics,’ he aims to bring to light the importance of carefully analyzing each candidate in today’s talent-driven industry.
3. Sourcing and talent intelligence
Sourcing Engagement Lead at Objective Paradigm
Sarah is the Sourcing Engagement Lead at Objective Paradigm, a recruitment firm that specializes in helping FinTech and startup clients in Chicago hire talent. Her session on ‘Sourcing at Scale’ will highlight the tips and tricks to sourcing top candidates for your organization.
Global Talent Sourcing Strategy & Human Capital Competitive Intelligence Lead at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange
An expert at sourcing candidates, Jung is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange. Through his session on ‘Probability Search Progression Technique,’ he aims to introduce a unique approach to source the best candidates for your recruitment strategy.
Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM
With over 20 years of experience in recruiting and talent management, Michael is the Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM. His session on ‘Programmatic Ads & Exchanges: Optimizing Your Recruitment Marketing Spend’ will guide you through the various techniques involved in improving your spends while investing in recruitment marketing.
4. Recruitment marketing and employer branding
Head of Marketing at Allegis Global Solutions
As the Head of Marketing and Employer Branding, Craig drives recruitment innovation and employer branding strategies at Allegis Global Solutions. His session on ‘Employer Branding with Videos’ will aim to uncover the impact and significance of employer branding videos for all organizations across the globe.
Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media
Maren is the Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media, a full-service marketing and advertising agency, with a focus on B2B, HR, and FinTech. Through her session on ‘Content Lead Funnels,’ she will shed light on the impact of content marketing and the best practices involved in creating editorial calendars and managing distribution.
Director of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
Holly is the Director of LinkedIn Talent Solutions and is responsible for taking LinkedIn’s most valuable asset—its data—and turning it into actionable insights for LinkedIn TalentSolutions sales reps and their clients. Her session on ‘Competitive Advantage with LinkedIn Insights’ will be all about how you can use LinkedIn as a source to hire top talent.
5. Leaders in Talent Acquisition
The event will house a panel discussion with the following leaders on the latest trends and technologies in the HR and talent acquisition industry:
Head of Talent Acquisition, US Operations, Global IT & Business Services, The Kraft Heinz Company
Global Director-Talent Acquisition, Livingston International
Vice-President Talent Management, Centro
Head of People, BCV
Last but not least, the event will also have the below workshops running parallel to the main stage sessions:
- How To Apply Design Thinking To Talent Acquisition—Nicole Dessain, Chief Talent Experience Designer, talent.imperative
- Tech Recruitment Literacy 101: Moving from “Generalist” to TechRecruiter—Paul Giron, Head of Talent Acquisition, Numerator
- College Recruitment & Grad Programs: AST’s Long View Approach to Hiring—Hilary Wagner, Director of Global Talent Acquisition, AST
- Video Branding: Editor Tools and Optimizing— Craig Fisher, Head of Marketing, Allegis Global
- Demo: Linkedin Data Insights—Holly Lignelli, Director Linkedin Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
- Talent Analytics: Building Dashboards, Visualizations and Charts— Andrew Godomski, Aspen Advisors
With this, we conclude the list of speakers and topics at the MidWest TechRecruit in Chicago. HackerEarth is sponsoring the event and we would be happy to meet you in the conference hall.
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