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A "Kennedy Conference" tradition, our five–hour long intensives take place on Tuesday, May 19 from Noon to 5:00 PM. Get ready to learn the latest tips, tools and tactics needed to exceed the year's expectations for recruiting success from today's foremost industry thought leaders. Designed especially to complement the Main Conference takeaways, we encourage everyone to select one of these valuable, in-depth Intensives.
Intensives cost just $695 each (including lunch) and you can earn an additional five (5) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI),
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Intensive E: Adaptive Talent Strategies: Building Organizational Staffing Excellence for Today and the Future

with Susan Burns, Founder and CEO, Talent Synchronicity and Kevin Wheeler, CEO and Founder, Global Learning Resources, Inc.
Excellence in recruitment and talent leadership is a critical business function for leading companies regardless of industry, size or geography. Alignment, agility, speed and creativity are essential for building and executing an adaptive strategy. In this intensive, you’ll explore top-line trends and influencers affecting talent acquisition and management strategies. Using flexible models we’ll actively work through key steps and decisions to develop and apply a roadmap from which you can approach broad-sweeping or more targeted components to support a successful and sustainable strategy.
Expect to be an active participant in small group and large group discussions. You’ll work through a number of exercises in varying degrees of depth and develop your own action plan using a guiding template to support your specific goals. As a group, we’ll immerse ourselves in a unique scenario planning to culminate the day’s learning and push the boundaries of our minds and collective capabilities to define and redefine excellence in recruiting leadership.
Key takeaways include: balancing the needs presented by today’s business environment while simultaneously building a future focused strategy; delivering enhanced value through the recruitment function; leveraging your employment brand to attract and retain top talent; incorporating CRM, workforce planning, community and social media tools to enhance results; and accurately measuring results that guide talent and support broader organizational business strategies.

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Intensive F: Tools, Tools, Tools...You Got Them, But Do You Know How to Use Them?

with Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence
Having tools to do a job is only part of the solution. Knowing how to use them is the key to their success. This is a rare “how to” session that evaluates available recruiting tools, teaches you the skills you need to use them effectively, provides metrics that drive return on investment, and leaves you with a manual of materials that guarantees future recruiting success.
Join this in-depth Intensive to learn what tools are available, the best use of each, and how to combine them for the highest effectiveness; how to measure the success of these tools; the skills needed to successfully leverage the tools you have; how to use metrics to drive proper use of the tools to gain the greatest return on investment; and how to avoid common mistakes that render some tools useless.

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Intensive G: Recruiting Strategy in a Down Economy: Identifying What's to Come in the Upturn

with John Sumser, CEO & Founder, The Recruiting Roadshow™
Hiring is often reactive; it’s often transactional. And while recruiters might argue otherwise — it’s often shortsighted. However, it should be noted, a lack of synergy between strategy and search often has negative ramifications upon an organization, including: layoffs and loss of financial and strategic control.

Search and HR professionals looking to exercise more control over the short and long-term implications hiring has on an organization will find Population Distribution Diagrams (PDDs) an indispensable tool. Join this session and you’ll see that the benefits of using PDDs are clear. Applicable to different sized groups, and the different functions within groups, it provides the deep strategic insight necessary for consistent/predictable hiring success. Recruiting and HR personnel can use PDDs to highlight workforce strengths and weaknesses, model history to see how you got where you are today, inventory supply chain — by candidate name and by source, and quantitatively describe the workforce development strategy.

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Intensive H: Performance-based Hiring – A Business Process for Hiring Top Talent

with Lou Adler, President, The Adler Group
Performance-based hiring offers companies an end-to-end hiring process for sourcing, assessing and recruiting top talent that can be used from entry-level to executive positions. Finding and hiring “the best” is different than finding and hiring people who are simply average.

Performance-based hiring provides companies a means to separate the two. It consists of a compelling job, a targeted consumer-marketing approach to sourcing, a two-question performance-based interview, a formal evidence-based debriefing and assessment process, and a consultative career-management approach to recruiting. Collectively, performance-based hiring is a scalable business process designed around the unique needs of top performers. Join this session explore the latter in depth and to learn how to convert traditional behavioral interviewing into performance-based interviewing and increase assessment accuracy and management adoption rates.

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Intensive J: Shrink Your Budget With Fast and Free Sourcing Techniques

with Shally Steckerl, Founder and Chief CyberSleuth, JobMachine, Inc.
Does your company have hiring needs, but a shrinking budget? Are you feeling the pressure to tighten the belt? Don’t worry! Free sources for finding candidates abound! You just need to know where to look. Attend this session and gain the ability to tap into these sources using just a fraction of your budget, building your reputation and gaining job security along the way.
This critical session promises expert advise on how to: use search engines to access over 80- million free resumes on the web; get free leads from online databases like Zoominfo, JigSaw, Plaxo, LinkedIn®, tap into free social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Xing, and blogs; search multiple social networks with one click, without the need to register with all of them; use free tools to automate your searches so they run without worry and feed you results daily; and use free time-management tools that save you time and energy — plus, they make you look good!

Three Easy Ways to Register

1. Online
2. E-mail
3. Call 800-531-0007 or 603-924-1006 ext 631
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