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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: Applicant Tracking for the Rest of Us
with Sarah White, Recruiting Solutions Director, MRA - Management Resource Association
  Sourcing FocusWorkshop B: Become a Sourcing MacGyver!
with Dan Harris, Executive Research/Recruiting Specialist, eBay
  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 I. 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. Registration – Continental Breakfast
10:00 A.M. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference Host
10:15 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Expo Open Recruiting FocusWork Strong: How 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: Show Some Enthusiasm!
Keynote Speaker: 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 Compliance focusThe Use of Search Engines and Social Networking Sites to Screen Candidates – Landmines and Pitfalls
Presented by: Les Rosen, President, Employment Screening Resources
Recruiting Tools Focus Preparing for the Recruiting Rebound: Re-Tooling Your Practices, Technologies and Tools for the Economic Turn Around
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
Presenter: Jim Wexler, EVP, Marketing, BrandGames
Healthcare Recruiting FocusProving Your Value: Justifying Your Existence at the Executive Table
Co-Presenters: Jonathan Jones, Managing Partner, Pinpoint Strategies, LLC; Shawn M. Kessler, Recruitment Strategist, Zero-in Recruitment Marketing and 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 - Leveraging your Company's "Greenness" through Branding to Lure Top Talent
Panel Host: Jeanne Sturges, Managing Editor,
Moderator: Gerry Crispin, Chief Navigator, CareerXRoads
Panelists: Lizz Pellet, CEO, EMERGE International; Kat Drum, Global Employment Brand Program Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company; Vicki Steere, Executive Director, Jobing Foundation and at Drum, Global Employment Brand Program Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company; Marie Artim-Green, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
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.   Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference Host: Anna Brekka, Senior Director, Talent Management Services, Kennedy Information
8:40 A.M. – 9:25 A.M.   Recruiting FocusWorking Breakfast Recruiters — 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, MGM Mirage
10:25  A.M.– 10:55 A.M. Expo Open Exhibit Hall Open - Coffee Break
10:55 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. Recruiting focusBreaking the Brand Barrier
Presenter: Steve Fogarty, Recruiting Captain, adidas North America
11:55 A.M. – 12:40 P.M. Recruiting Tools focusUsing Mobile to Recruit
Presenter: Joel Cheesman, CEO and Founder of mJob and Cheezhead
Recruiting focusRev Up Your Search Engine: Tools & Tactics to improve Your Search Skills
Co-Presenters: Jamie Minier, President, The RightThing and Terry Terhark, CEO, The RightThing
Recruiting FocusSimulation Interviews: “Show me what you’ll do for me”
Presenter: Louise Kursmark, MRW, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCM; President, Best-Impression Career Services, Inc.
12:40 P.M.–1:55 P.M. Buffet Networking Luncheon
1:55 P.M. – 2:40 P.M. Concurrent Session information -
Recruiting focusFinding Keepers: Hiring for the Long-Term in a Down Economy
Presenter: Eric Winegardner, VP Client Adoption, Monster Worldwide
Recruiting Tools focusSourcing focusYou 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
Panelists: Margie Medd, Director Employment Branding, Microsoft and Angelica Wolf, Employment Manager, Cirque du Soleil
Legal Compliance Focus Best Practices in Background Screening
Presenter: Jill Gengler, Director, Merchants Information Solutions
Healthcare Recruiting Focus"Surprise and Delight" Transformation Initiative - 2009
Presenter: Erika Duncan, Director of Talent Acquisition, Spectrum Health
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 &
Panelists: Chelle Bize, Classified Recruitment Manager, Las Vegas Review Journal ; Carmen Hudson, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Yahoo! and Roberto Angulo, President and CEO of AfterCollege, Inc.
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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