Wyndham Chicago Riverfront,
Chicago, IL

Monday November 5th &
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Agenda

November 5, 2018
  • 8:15 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chairs
    Cindy Gordon
    Vice President of People, Policygenius
    Jan Fiegel
    Head of Talent, Sidewalk Labs
  • 9:00 AM
    Opening Keynote
    Embrace Digital Now to Transform Your TA: Leverage New Technologies and Models to Thrive in an Era of Unprecedented Change
    Denise Moulton
    Vice President, HR Research Leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
    Bill Cleary
    Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Cognitive, AI, social collaboration, UX, content marketing and digital branding technologies are transforming Talent Acquisition. Harness the latest digital talent acquisition initiatives to innovate your sourcing and hiring approaches. Gain insight to:

    • Make sense of the dizzying array of new TA technology solutions
    • Broaden and expand sourcing channels in the digital talent economy
    • Innovate in creating a compelling candidate experience

    Transform your talent strategies to win the best candidates.

  • 9:45 AM
    Case Study: Digital Hiring Ecosystem
    Streamline Your Hiring Manager and Digital Candidate Experience to Add Value to Your Talent Acquisition
    Joanna Clark
    Recruiting Manager VP, Wells Fargo

    Organizations have put ‘user experience’ and ‘candidate experience’ to the top of their priority list when looking to improve recruitment process. Learn how to keep your recruitment team connected and ensure a consistent candidate experience across your recruitment ecosystem through a solid digital strategy. Source techniques to:

    • Create a compelling and personalized candidate experience
    • Optimize experience by choosing the right digital channels and reducing tech noise
    • Offer ‘easy-to-use’ and streamlined application process

    Fortify your candidate and hiring manager experience to ensure the best hiring results.

  • 10:15 AM
    Midmorning Networking Break
  • 10:30 AM
    Leadership Panel: America’s Best Employers
    Harnessing the Power of Digital to Fire Your Employment Brand Forward
    Will Maurer
    Leader - Global Talent Engagement and Talent Acquisition, Steelcase
    Matthew Richards
    Director, Executive Talent Acquisition, Cognizant
    Jan Fiegel
    Head of Talent, Sidwalk Labs

    Digital and Technology are the newest enigmas for recruitment. Hear from leading companies and navigate the nuances of new solutions, strategies and networks to position yourself and your company effectively to your target candidates. Explore processes to:

    • Streamline resources in digital brand awareness
    • Position your brand on social media
    • Identify the most effective digital platform for your specific talent needs

    Ensure you are fully capitalizing on digital tools to expand your talent acquisition.

  • 11:15 AM
    Interactive Session: Birds of a Feather

    Benchmark your progress and thinking with industry peers in this interactive session. Delegates will divide themselves into informal discussion groups centered on a variety of topics relating to digital talent acquisition. Topics will include:

    • Digital platforms
    • People Analytics
    • Employer Branding
    • The digital TA ecosystem
    • Diversity
    • Young Talent
  • 11:30 AM
    Panel Discussion: Strategic Partnerships
    A TA Seat on the Board: Leverage Digital to Ensure Recruitment is an HR Business Partner
    Caitlin Brophy
    Senior Human Resources Manager, PepsiCo
    Lindsey Dole
    Vice President of People, Updater
    Tanaz Mody
    Head of Operations and People, Olmo

    Recruitment has become the mandate of the top leadership within organizations. Discover which digital talent acquisition resources the top companies are investing in. Develop your vision for digital, and build a strategy for your leadership. Gain insight to:

    • Define the new role of the Chief Talent Officer
    • Understand how digital TA interacts with your other business functions
    • Target recruitment strategy in your C-suite

    Unlock the power of digital TA to influence the greater strategic role of HR in your organization.

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:45 PM
    Expert Insight: Digital Feedback and Recruitment Strategy
    Create a Continuous Digital Feedback Environment to Drive Up Your Recruitment Strategy
    Stephen Chesley
    Senior Workforce Planning Specialist, NASA

    Continuous improvement is key to a relevant and successful TA strategy. Improve your knowledge on employee engagement with better intelligence from people analytics. Develop new systems to:

    • Enhance survey data for your people analytics team
    • Improve employee happiness and culture
    • Better collaborate with your HR team

    Attain, and retain, the very best talent by ensuring you offer a feedback environment that people feel comfortable with.

  • 2:15 PM
    Case Study: Employer Brand, Engagement, Experience
    Create a DIGITAL Employer Brand that Candidates Will Fall in Love With
    Jay Zaidi
    Head of Talent Acquisition, Rangle.io

    Your brand recognition is critical to attracting the candidates you want to hire, and simply posting a job and waiting for applicants no longer works. Create a digital brand your top candidates will fall in love with. Build a process that:

    • Effectively promotes your brand on digital channels
    • Draws the best talent to you through social, mobile, and video
    • Harnesses effective digital outreach campaigns

    Appeal to the best talent by creating an effective digital brand.

  • 2:45 PM
    Networking Break
  • 3:15 PM
    CASE STUDY: PREDICTING JOB FIT WITH NEUROSCIENCE AND AI
    Restructuring your hiring process using gamified assessments and artificial intelligence
    Andrew Avrin
    Global Account Director, Pymetrics
    Deanna Brogan
    Vice President, Talent Acquisition - North America, Nielsen

    Neuroscience-driven candidate assessment techniques can create a bias-free top-of funnel tool to measure candidates cognitive, social, and emotional capabilities. Adopt best practices to:

    • Beat the competition for top candidates in skills, capabilities, and fit.
    • Set up your organizational best practices for success in using data-driven TA methodologies.
    • Transition smoothly to new HR methods.

    Use cutting-edge systems to preview candidate-job fit.

  • 3:45 PM
    Keynote: Pulling in Young Talent
    Embracing Digital Tools to Engage, Network, and Advance the Next Generation
    Brien Convery
    Director of Talent Acquisition + Campus Recruitment, RBC
    Dave Wilkin
    Founder, Ten Thousand Coffees

    Mentoring and networking are core elements of talent acquisition. Mobilizing these tools is critical to the success of your retention, development and career success of young talent. Develop a blueprint on:

    • Redefining talent mentoring in the 21st century
    • Testing, implementing, and piloting new and effective approaches through video
    • Coaching, training, and measuring online outcomes

    Heighten your recruitment potential and engage the next generation.

  • 4:30 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day 2
  • 4:40 PM
    Evening Executive Reception

    Unwind and mingle with the delegates and speakers at our end-of-the-day reception. Bring your business cards!

November 5, 2018
November 6, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chairs
    Cindy Gordon
    Vice President of People, Policygenius
    Jan Fiegel
    Head of Talent, Sidewalk Labs
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote: Mobile First
    Bringing TA to the Small Screen: How to Reap the Benefits of Mobile-First Recruitment
    Angela Stansell
    Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, TIAA

    Candidates increasingly use their phones to access job calls. Ensure the growth of your talent pool is powered by an effective and accessible mobile platform. Attain insights to:

    • Create a Mobile-Accessible talent acquisition strategy
    • Allow top talent to reach you easily and submit finished applications
    • Improve the quality of your candidate pool

    Expand your TA activities to empower mobile-powered applications.

  • 9:45 AM
    Case Study: Pulling in Dream Candidates
    Maximizing your Talent Brand SEO- Push and Pull Strategies to Attract Dream Candidates
    Marvin Smith
    Strategic Talent Sourcing | Talent Community Strategist, Lockheed Martin

    The biggest change in talent acquisition today is top job seekers searching out companies they want to join. The tables have turned. Recruiters need strategy to balance the ‘pull’ vs ‘push’ of employer and talent brand. Optimize your sourcing through searches and beat your competition when candidates come looking. Master the success factors to:

    • Understand what SEO is and how to influence it
    • Ensure your company comes up in Google searches by job seekers
    • Work with your marketing team to attract the best candidates

    Ensure your vacancies engage inbound and outbound content, making it easy for candidates to find you online

  • 10:15 AM
    Networking Break
  • 10:45 AM
    Panel Discussion: Diversify Hiring with Digital
    Ensure Your Digital Tools Serve Your Goal to Recruit the Best by Avoiding Unconscious Bias
    Steven Huang
    Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Culture Amp
    Jarvis Sam
    Sr. Director of Diversity Recruiting and Talent Sourcing, Nike
    Angela Stansell
    Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, TIAA
    Veronica Appleton
    Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion, We Are Unlimited
    Avery Francis
    Head of Talent Strategy, Bright + Early

    Digital TA technologies are changing the way we identify talent. Adapt to improve your talent sourcing approaches to recruit the top candidates by avoiding the shortfalls of bias in hiring. Walk away with practices to:

    • Benefit from digital technologies to make objective hiring a reality
    • Focus on talent and candidate potential
    • Ensure recruitment ROI through the benefits of a diverse workforce

    Expand your talent sourcing to recruit the best for your organization.

  • 11:30 AM
    Interactive Session: Skill-Matching Technology Innovations
    Improve Your Talent Sourcing with Digital Skill-Matching Tools to Screen Resumes Effectively

    Large technology pioneers are now developing advanced systems to better match candidates and positions. Amplify your hiring performance. Source new tools to:

    • Better allocate candidates based on skills
    • Implement effective screening procedures
    • Reduce the chances of bad recruitment decisions

    Ensure you hire the right talent by further verifying candidate skills.

  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    Case Study: Digital and You
    Maximizing Your Impact as TA with Personal Branding in the Digital Age
    Avery Francis
    Head of Talent Strategy, Bright + Early

    Employer branding is leading the conversation in Digital TA, but what role does your personal brand play in your recruitment success? Maximize the impact you have in engaging candidates by leveraging digital technologies to customize your personal brand and position yourself as an engaging TA leader. Source techniques to:

    • Draw candidates to you through a strong and consistent personal brand
    • Identify how to boost employer brand while progressing yourself as a TA leader
    • Source the most effective platforms that fit your brand needs

    Position yourself an engaging TA leader to draw candidates to you.

  • 1:30 PM
    Case Study: Best-in Class Digital Recruitment Strategies
    Inside the Most Effective Virtual Engagement Strategies Across the Country
    Carter Bradley
    Co-Founder and Partner, Ivy Research Council

    Neuroscience-driven candidate assessment techniques can create a bias-free top-of funnel tool to measure candidates cognitive, social, and emotional capabilities. Adopt best practices to:

    • Beat the competition for top candidates in skills, capabilities, and fit.
    • Set up your organizational best practices for success in using data-driven TA methodologies.
    • Transition smoothly to new HR methods.
    • Use cutting-edge systems to preview candidate-job fit.
  • 2:00 PM
    Conference Adjourns
November 6, 2018

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