MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 is just around the corner! [Recruiters can’t miss]

September 15, 2019
6 mins

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.

Keynote Speaker:

Lou Adler

Lou Adler

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

Will Bronaugh

Will Bronaugh

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.

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Rachel Kraska

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.

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Derek Zeller

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

Jade Votava

Jade Votava

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.

Dan George

Dan George

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.

Andrew Gadoski

Andrew Gadoski

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

Sarah Goldberg

Sarah Goldberg

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.

Jung Kim

Jung Kim

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.

Michael Wright

Michael Wright

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

Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher

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.

Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan

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.

Holly Lignelli

Holly Lignelli

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: 

Gary Barnstable

Gary Barnstable

Head of Talent Acquisition, US Operations, Global IT & Business Services, The Kraft Heinz Company

Kelly Burlage

Kelly Burlage

Global Director-Talent Acquisition, Livingston International

Elles Skony

Elles Skony

Vice-President Talent Management, Centro

Cece Novotny

Cece Novotny

Head of People, BCV

Workshops

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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About the Author

Arbaz Nadeem
Fun and adventure loving Manchester United fan with a passion for traveling | B2B SaaS Marketer professionally.

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