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Meredith D. Soleau

Human Resources Director Ed Schmidt Auto & Staff Writer Fistful of Talent


Meredith Soleau is the Human Resources Director of the Ed Schmidt Auto Group (Perrysburg, OH), and she is an expert on all things social media. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo with a Major in Human Resources Management and a Minor in Psychology. With absolutely zero HR budget after the fallout of the automotive industry in 2009, Meredith had to learn to be resourceful. Meredith turned to Facebook and Twitter to recruit top talent for one of the least attractive industries in the nation.

Besides managing a car dealership, Meredith is a Staff Writer for Workforce Magazine’s Fistful of Talent, Relationships Editor for Curvy Girl Guide, and runs a popular humor blog and internet radio show. She has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Rebecca Regnier’s Full Plate, The Toledo Blade, 13 ABC’s People, Places, and Things, and will be speaking at The Recruiting Conference on social recruiting in October. She has managed large social media campaigns for brands such as Lands’ End, Schick, K-Y Brand, Spectrum,, Callaway Golf, Tide, Hewlett Packard, Shoedazzle, Nintendo, and Rumor Hotel Las Vegas. Her Klout score is a 65 (and that’s a really BIG deal).

Meredith’s Blog

Fistful of Talent

Recruiting Your Designated Hitter using Facebook and Twitter (Tuesday, Oct. 16 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

New tools for your recruiting toolbox.

Social media recruiting is affordable and practical. Meredith will teach you how to aggressively find your passive talent where they hang out – on Facebook, BranchOut and Twitter. This interactive and fun session will add some new techniques to your recruiting toolbox.
Three Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to fill positions without running costly Help Wanted ads.
2. Learn how to locate passive candidates that are not in the job market through Facebook, BranchOut and Twitter.
3. Learn effective ways to reach out to candidates through social media that grabs their attention and solidifies that first interview.

Strategic Employer Branding: Social Media + Transparency = Competitive Advantage (Monday, Oct. 15 2:55 PM – 3:45 PM)

Panel Presenter:

Social media offers a low-cost way for a company to share its employment experience and expound upon the benefits of working for the organization—and reach large numbers of potential candidates in the process. Nevertheless, many companies are not taking advantage of the opportunity; in other words, they’re not leveraging their employer brand.