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Recruiting Conference and Expo

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
7:00 A.M.   Workshops – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 A.M.– 11:00 A.M.
  Recruiting FocusRecruiting Tools FocusWorkshop A: Recruiting Software For Small-to-Mid Size Business
with Sarah White, Recruiting Solutions Director, MRA - Management Resource Association
  Sourcing FocusWorkshop B: Become a Sourcing MacGyver!
with Chris Murdock, Executive Sourcer & Knowledge Manager, Yahoo!
  Recruiting Tools FocusWorkshop C: Developing Career Communities as a Next Generation Talent Management Strategy
Eric Kramer, President & CIO, Innovative Career Services
  Recruiting FocusWorkshop D: Improve "The Candidate Experience": Can You Put Yourself in Their Shoes? with Matthew Kaiser, Vice President & Talent Strategist, NAS Recruitment Communications
11:00 A.M.   Intensives – Registration & Lunch
12 P.M. Noon – 5 P.M. (Lunch Included)
  Recruiting FocusIntensive E: Adaptive Talent Strategies: Building Organizational Staffing Excellence for Today and the Future
with Susan Burns, Founder, Talent Synchronicity and Kevin Wheeler, CEO and Founder, Global Learning Resources
  Recruiting Tools FocusIntensive F. Tools, Tools, Tools…You Got Them, But Do You Know How to Use Them?
with Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence
  Recruiting FocusIntensive G. Recruiting Strategy in a Down Economy: Identifying What's to Come in the Upturn
with John Sumser, CEO & Founder, The Recruiting Roadshow™
  Recruiting FocusRecruiting Tools FocusIntensive H. Performance-based Hiring – A Business Process for Hiring Top Talent
with Lou Adler, President, The Adler Group
Recruiting FocusRecruiting Tools FocusIntensive J. Shrink Your Budget With Fast and Free Sourcing Techniques
with Shalley Steckerl, Founder and Chief CyberSleuth, JobMachine, Inc.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
9:00 A.M. Expo Open Registration – Continental Breakfast
10:00 A.M. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference Host
10:15 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Recruiting FocusHow to take the Champion You are to Work Each Day
Presenter: Peter Weddle, CEO, WEDDLES
11:10 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. Recruiting FocusKeynote Speaker: Show Some Enthusiasm!
Presenter: Paul Kennedy, HR Director EMEA, New Balance
12:15  P.M.– 1:00 P.M. Recruiting Focus Recruiting As If People Matter
Featured Speaker:
Don Ramer, CEO and Founder, Arbita
1:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M. Networking Luncheon Sponsored by Arbita
2:30 P.M.– 3:15 P.M. Concurrent session information -
Recruiting focus Top Priority in a Down Economy: Quality of Hire
Presenter: Judy Sweeney, Vice President and Head of Taleo Research, Taleo
Recruiting Tools Focus Turning Strategy Into Results: A Practical Approach to Workforce Planning
Presenter: Mitzi Adwell, Talent Management Practice Leader, THENEWMANGROUP
Legal Focus The Solution to Filling the Employee Void in Healthcare and Other Industries: Learn How to Lawfully Secure the Services of Foreign-Born Professionals
Presenter: Carl Shusterman, Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
Healthcare Recruiting Focus TBD
Presenter: Dave Pritchard, Jackson Healthcare
Hospitality Recruiting Focus Nothing to Do?!?! Prioritizing Your Recruiting Strategy To-Do List in this Economy
Presenter: Michael Goldberg, Manager of Recruiting, Freeman
3:25 P.M. – 4:10 P.M.
Concurrent Session information -
Recruiting focusEffectively Managing your One-on-One Hiring Manager Relationships
Presenter: John Vlastelica, Founder, Managing Director, Recruiting Toolbox
Recruiting Tools FocusIt All Adds Up: Engagement + Self-Selection=Efficiency
Panel Moderated by: Jim Wexler, EVP, Marketing, BrandGames
Legal Compliance FocusTen Practical and Proven Tools to Qualify and Hire the Best
Presenter: John MacDonald, Esq., Litigator and Share Shareholder, Stark & Stark
Healthcare Recruiting FocusProving Your Value: Justifying Your Existence at the Executive Table
Panel Moderated by: Jonathan Jones, Managing Partner, Pinpoint Strategies, LLC
Panelists: Shawn M. Kessler, Recruitment Strategist, Zero-in Recruitment Marketing; Kurt Scott, Director, Physician Search & Consulting, VISTA Staffing Solutions
Hospitality Recruiting FocusHiring for the Long Term: The Ever-Lasting Power of a Strong Employer Brand
Presenter: Kat Drum, Global Employment Brand Program Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
4:20 P.M.– 5:30 P.M. Recruiting Focus Panel - Green Recruiting
Presenter: Jeanne Sturges, Managing Editor,
5:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. Networking Cocktail Reception & Exhibitor Showcase
Thursday, May 21, 2009
8:00 A.M.–9:00 A.M.   Registration
8:30 A.M. – 8:40 A.M. Expo Open Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference Host
8:40 A.M. – 9:25 A.M. Recruiting FocusRecruiters — More Important than the CEO?
Presenter: Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence
9:35  A.M.– 10:25 A.M. Recruiting Focus Hospitality Focus 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, Mirage Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas
10:55 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. Concurrent Session information -
Recruiting focusPresenter: TBD
Recruiting Tools focusUsing Mobiles to Recruit
Panel Moderator: Joel Cheesman, CEO and Founder of mJob and Cheezhead
Legal Compliance focusThe Use of Search Engines and Social Networking Sites to Screen Candidates – Landmines and Pitfalls
Presented by: Les Rosen, President, Employment Screening Resources
Healthcare Recruiting focusMore Than Meets the Eye: A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Doctors
Presenter: Kurt Mosley, Vice President of Business Development. The MHA Group
Recruiting focusRev Up Your Search Engine: Tools & Tactics to improve Your Search Skills
Presenter: Laura Stoker, Senior Director of Training, AIRS, A Company of the Right Thing
11:55 A.M. – 12:40 P.M. Recruiting Focus Kennedy Information Research Report Findings
Featured Presenter:
Lizz Pellet, CEO, EMERGE International
12:40 P.M.–1:55 P.M. Buffet Networking Luncheon
1:55 P.M. – 2:40 P.M. Concurrent Session information -
Recruiting focusYou Built It, They Come, Now What? Website Designs to Engage Quality Candidates
Presenter: Eric Winegardner, VP Client Adoption, Monster Worldwide
Recruiting Tools focusSourcing focusWhat Drives Me Nuts About Source of Hire Measures and What You Can Do About It
Co-Moderated By: Gerry Crispin, Chief Navigator, CareerXroads and Mark Mehler, CareerXRoads
Legal Compliance Focus Best Practices in Background Screening
Panel Moderated by: Jill Gengler, Director, Merchants Information Solutions
Healthcare Recruiting Focus"Surprise and Delight" Transformation Initiative - 2009
Presenter: Erika Duncan, Director of Talent Acquisition, Spectrum Health
Recruiting FocusSimulation Interviews
Presenter: Louise Kursmark, President, Best Impression Career Services
2:40 P.M. – 3:10 P.M. Ice Cream Social
3:10 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Real World Recruiting and the Online Future: Iming, Podcasting, Blogging, You Tube-ing, Social Networking
Recruiting FocusModerator:
Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer of Adicio & Publisher of &
4:00 P.M. – 4:20 P.M. Recruiting focusEssential Recruiting 2009 - Conference Recap
Presenter: Lauryn Franzoni, Vice President & Executive Editor, ExecuNet
4:20 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.   Expo Passport Winners Announcement/Closing Remarks
Conference Host
Friday, May 22, 2009
8:00 A.M.   Summit Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. – Lunch Included   More Sourcing Summit Information Here!
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