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recruitDC Agenda


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recruitDC Agenda

  1. 1. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Woolly Mammoth Theatre 641 D Street Northwest Washington, DC 20004 8:00 – 8:45 Registration and Breakfast 8:45 – 9:00 Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks – Jessica Lee, APCO Worldwide 9:00 – 9:55 Keynote Speaker - Gerry Crispin, Career Xroads Engage Them or Enrage Them: A Closer Look at the Candidate Experience in 2010 – Theatre Anyone who has looked for a job in the last decade has a moment when they suddenly realize they really aren’t going to be treated like a customer. In fact, the staffing equivalent of customer service typically reminds you not to bother to email. So why should you care? Gerry will share 5 questions every recruiting leader should ask themselves before they even begin to think about what candidate experience should mean to you. He’ll also share a dozen best practices (and a few of the worst) before he’s done as he reviews some of his more unique research approaches- applying to hundreds of companies each year under an assumed name. 10:05 -10:50 Candidate Experience Breakout: An opportunity to delve into this topic further with fellow participants facilitated by Gerry Crispin – Theatre 10:05 – 10:50 Social Media Buzz Session: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - What Separates the Best from the Rest – Rehearsal Hall Social media is on every Recruiting and HR professional's mind these days--whether you and your company are on the cutting edge, or you have yet to dip a toe in the waters. Join brand and talent acquisition professional Susan Strayer for a unique take on social media best practices and strategies. You'll be broken into groups of professionals to begin a conversation about common challenges as they relate to the 'Big 3' Social Media sties, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Then you'll turn to peers who may be steps or light years ahead of you for advice. This session is for all levels of social media expertise with the idea that everyone has something to learn. Session Facilitator: Susan Strayer Director of Employer Brand and Marketing, Marriott International and Career Coach/HR Consultant
  2. 2. 11:00 – 11:45 Sourcing Panel: Finding Your Purple Squirrel: Sourcing Strategies and Tactics for Your Hard-to-Fill Position – Theatre Join our expert panel for a 45 minute discussion on how to create strategy, search strings and move through the steps to find the talent you need. Our panel will be working with your tough positions so that participants walk away with information that can be put into action upon return to the office. Bring your toughest requisitions and get the opinions of these seasoned recruiting professionals. Panel Moderator: Kelly Dingee Sourcing Researcher & Trainer, AIRS Panelists: Lori Gale CEO Fastlane Hires Bret Hollander Founder of NetRecruiter Pete Radloff Director of Recruitment, Strayer University 11:00am -11:45am Unconference Breakout: Nothing to Fear: Learning, Gaining Comfort and Staying on the Leading Edge with Advancements in Recruiting Technology- Rehearsal Hall Session Leaders Marvin Smith, Microsoft and Rayanne Thorn, Broadbean 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch – An opportunity to share more best practices and knowledge sharing about your recruiting challenges. 12:30 – 1:10 Sponsor Panel: 21st Century Recruiting: Addressing Your Recruiting Challenges – Theatre Hear from our sponsors: Indeed, Jobs2Web, SmartBrief, Monster, InsideJob about the recruiting challenges they see facing the industry and their customers. Panel Moderator: Mary Ellen Slater, SmartBrief 12:30 – 1:10 Unconference Breakout: Cleared Recruiting: Finding the Secret Squirrel Rehearsal Hall Session Leaders Nicole Boucher, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Kathleen Smith, ClearedJobs.Net Rehearsal Hall 1:20 – 2:05 Hiring Veterans Panel: Hiring Military in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges – Theatre While defense related firms are often well versed in hiring military in transition, there are many soldiers mustering out whose interests and aspirations take them further afield. This panel will explore the growing opportunity this too often untapped pool of talent offers employers in every sector. Panel Moderator: Gerry Crispin Principal and Co-Founder, CareerXroads Panelists: Angela Guidroz National Recruiter, Sodexo Carl Savino President, Competitive Edge Services Chad Sowash VP Business Development, Direct Employers Association Kathleen Smith, CMO, ClearedJobs.Net
  3. 3. 2:15 – 3:00 Recruiter Career Development Panel – Theatre You’re a Recruiter…So, Now What? How to Make Sense of Potential Career Paths in Talent Aquisition Unlike many other corporate organizations, Talent Acquisition Departments typically provide recruiters with limited opportunities for professional growth. In many companies, recruiting organizations are relatively smaller operations and have lower visibility with corporate executives. As a result, recruiters often feel “trapped” in their jobs and struggle to make the appropriate career decisions. However, there is hope! Panel Moderator: Alan Strauss Founder and CEO of StartFinder and the Talent Acquisition Leadership Council Panelists: Scott Kubic Vice President Talent Acquisition, IBM Michele Espada Recruiting Director, Freddie Mac Melonie Parker Director Corporate Talent Acquisition, Lockheed Martin Janeen Shaffer Federal Recruiting Manager and Certified Career Counselor, Deloitte Federal Michele Neiman Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition, Northrop Grumman IS 3:00 – 3:15 Closing Remarks Jessica Lee, APCO Worldwide