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Conference Presentations - May 19 - 22, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2008

10:15 A.M.

Work Strong: How to Take the Champion You Are to Work Each Day
Peter Weddle, CEO, WEDDLES

11:10 A.M.

Keynote: Show Some Enthusiasm!
Keynote Speaker: Paul Kennedy, HR Director EMEA, New Balance
Information about the video played: This is an NBX film viewable on YouTube. The band is called 'The Dirty Feel' and the song is "Get it all the Time".

2:30 P.M. - Concurrent Sessions

Top Priority in a Down Economy: Quality of Hire
Judy Sweeney, Vice President and Head of Taleo Research, Taleon
Turning Strategy Into Results: A Practical Approach to Workforce Planning
Mitzi Adwell, Talent Management Practice Leader, THENEWMANGROUP
The Use of Search Engines and Social Networking Sites to Screen Candidates – Landmines and Pitfalls
Les Rosen, President, Employment Screening Resources
Preparing for the Recruiting Rebound: Re-Tooling Your Practices, Technologies and Tools for the Economic Turn Around
Keynote Speaker: Michael Goldberg, Manager of Recruiting, Freeman

3:25 P.M. - Concurrent Sessions

It All Adds Up: Engagement + Self-Selection=Efficiency
Jim Wexler, EVP, Marketing, BrandGames
Proving Your Value: Justifying Your Existence at the Executive Table
Jonathan Jones, Managing Partner, Pinpoint
Hiring for the Long Term: The Ever-Lasting Power of a Strong Employer Brand
Kat Drum, Global Employment Brand Program Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

Thursday, May 21, 2009

9:35 A.M.

Key Note: Retention in the Hospitality Industry
Co-Keynote Speakers: Laura Lee, VP Human Resources, Mirage Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas and Hilary McClain, VP Internal Talent, MGM Mirage

11:55 A.M.

Using Mobile to Recruit
Joel Cheesman, CEO and Founder of mJob and Cheezhead
Simulation Interviews: "Show Me What You’ll Do For Me"
Louise Kursmark, MRW, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCM; President, Best-Impression Career Services, Inc.
Rev Up Your Search Engine: Tools & Tactics to improve Your Search Skills
Co-Presenters: Jamie Minier, President, The RightThing and Terry Terhark, CEO, The RightThing

1:55 P.M.

Finding Keepers: Hiring for the Long-Term in a Down Economy
Presenter: Eric Winegardner, VP Client Adoption, Monster Worldwide
You Built it. They Came. Now What? Website Designs to Engage Quality Candidates
Panel Co-Moderated By: Gerry Crispin, Chief Navigator, CareerXroads and Mark Mehler, CareerXRoads
Best Practices in Background Screening
Presenter: Jill Gengler, Director, Merchants Information Solutions
"Surprise and Delight" Transformation Initiative - 2009
Erika Duncan, Director of Talent Acquisition, Spectrum Health
Real World Recruiting and the Online Future: Iming, Podcasting, Blogging, You Tube-ing, Social Networking
Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer of Adicio & Publisher of &

4:00 P.M.

Essential Recruiting 2009 - Conference Recap
Lauryn Franzoni, Vice President & Executive Editor, ExecuNet
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