The average rating for speakers at THE RECRUITING CONFERENCE 2011 was a 4-star rating!

THE RECRUITING CONFERENCE of 2012 brings together online recruitment thought leaders, sourcing experts, and corporate recruiters from all-size organizations: from Fortune 500 firms to brilliantly staffed small companies.

“This conference was a breath of fresh air. Speakers were well informed and enthused about their topics! I learned a lot of great tools to help me in my day to day work life.”

– Shonnie Sexton, SPHR, HR Manager, RS Hanline & Co

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2012 Speakers:

Conference Emcee
Case Studies and Consultative Sessions: Recruiting Strategy

Jason Warner, Principal, RecruitingDash
Jason Warner draws from two decades of recruiting and executive leadership experience at some of the world’s most noteworthy, fast-growing companies.
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Keynote Presenter
Choose Your Hard: Lead or Be Led
John Vlastelica, Managing Director, Recruiting Toolbox
John Vlastelica draws from 20 years of recruiting and HR experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader and 7 years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer. He was the Senior Director, Global Recruiting for Expedia and a Recruiting Director at Amazon.com.Read more here


Linda Brenner, Managing Director, Designs on Talent

Linda started Designs on Talent with the vision of helping HR leaders drive results in talent acquisition and talent management. The firm’s clients include great companies such as Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, Linkedin, Home Depot and TJX. Prior to starting the firm, Linda Brenner was co-founder and Managing Partner of inTalent Consulting for five years.Read more here


From Green Field (zero) to 60 in Under A Year; Data-Driven, Talent Mapped, & Dressed in Social 3.0 Flair
Brad Cook, Global VP of Talent Acquisition, Informatica

Brad is a subject matter expert in the development and implementation of global talent acquisition strategies (Americas, EMEA, Asia Pac & Japan), change management, services sales & sales management, as well as global business operations.Read more here


Gerry Crispin, Principal & Co-Founder, CareerXroads

Committed to writing, researching and sharing his adventures, opinions and data about evolving staffing models with the HR profession, clients and friends – Gerry is passionate about how firms design and build staffing processes, the technology to enhance them and the systems to manage them.Read more here


Hiring for Culture, the Candidate Experience, and your Brand.
Christa Foley, Senior HR Manager, Zappos

In her role, Christa and her teams scour the planet for people that are “fun and a little weird” and work to provide employees with a culture where they come first. Since culture is the #1 priority at Zappos, the main focus of HR is to help protect and preserve the Zappos culture.Read more here


Andrew Gadomski, Chief Advisor and Founder, Aspen Advisors

Andrew is the Chief Advisor and Founder of Aspen Advisors. A truly unique efficiency consultancy firm, Aspen is the first organization to focus purely on talent strategy and productivity, enabling clients and partners to focus on execution and management.Read more here


The Art & Science Battle
Daniel E. Hanyzewski, Principal, West Shore Partners

Dan has been integral in the staffing organizational development of several firms including but not limited to, Data General, SHL, Ameritech Information Systems, Motorola and, in its’ inception, as a major contributor to Cisco Systems, has been regarded as an important resource and thought leader, and has demonstrated a consistency and an acute awareness of what is required to add value to the services he is chartered with providing.Read more here


Carmen Hudson, Engagement Manager, Sourcing and Social Media

Carmen Hudson draws from over 15 years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. Carmen’s expertise is in helping clients build the right sourcing and recruiting strategies, and then implementing them in the real world of limited budgets, competing priorities, and highly competitive recruiting environments.Read more here


Kortney Kutsop, Key Account Manager, Universum Group

As an Employer Branding Specialist, Kortney works with many companies and organizations to develop effective employer branding strategies. With close to 5 years of experience, Kortney’s portfolio includes partnerships with a majority of the Fortune 100 firms and Government agencies in their efforts to attract, engage and retain top students and professionals.Read more here


Make Better Talent Decisions
Yves Lermusi, CEO & Founder, Checkster

Yves is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine.Read more here


So What About Corporate Executive Recruiting?
Caroline B. McClure, Principal, ScoutRock

Prior to founding ScoutRock, Caroline was the director, executive recruiting at Lockheed Martin, then a Fortune 50 Company. Charged with improving the company’s executive hiring and selection process, she established a centralized corporate-wide executive recruiting program designing the concept of operations as well as the implementation and execution strategies.Read more here


Chris Murdock, Senior Partner, IQTalent Partners

Chris Murdock is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner of IQTalent Partners. Chris has over 12 years of executive recruiting experience and leads research and sourcing for the firm while also developing client relationships.Read more here


Chad Oakley, Chief Operating Officer, Charles Aris, Inc.

Chad’s many responsibilities include running the Strategy & Business Development practices, where he has personally led the placement of over 170 candidates at leading Fortune 500 companies such as PepsiCo, Mars, Inc., CVS Caremark, and Northern Trust, along with Private Equity firms such as Bain Capital and Charlesbank.Read more here


Hiring for Culture, the Candidate Experience, and your Brand.
Brandis R. Paden, Recruiting Supervisor, Zappos

In her role, she and her team are tasked with finding amazing and talented people to add to Zappos’ unique culture. At Zappos, having the right skills and experience is only half the battle. Qualified candidates must also pass an extensive culture assessment.Read more here


Recruiting Your Designated Hitter using Facebook and Twitter
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. Read more here


Shally Steckerl, CyberSleuth, 4SCT

Mr. Steckerl advises recruiting leaders on how to successfully embed key sourcing initiatives into their current efforts, improve the performance of their existing sourcing teams, and establish sourcing functions from the ground up. Read more here


Laura Stoker, Executive Director of Global Training, AIRS

As an experienced research expert with over 15 years of experience, Laura serves as AIRS Executive Director of Global Training. She leads AIRS sourcing research and course development. With an extensive and diversified global recruiting background, Laura is a frequent presenter at national and international industry conferences.Read more here


Julia Stone, Director of Research and Recruiting, BizWerks

She considers herself a student of sourcing and is always looking for new ways of reinventing her work. Julia is also a hands-on Trainer, Recruiter and Sourcer, spending every day in the trenches trying to multi-task her way through both jobs and a few others along the way.Read more here


Nicole Strecker, Managing Director, STA Worldwide

Nicole has received high reviews for her presentations at both SourceCon 2011 and The Recruiting Conference 2011 on the subjects of Recruitment and Social Media Law. As someone with a clear legal and practical understanding, combined with personal working knowledge of these topics, Nicole is uniquely positioned to advise on these critical issues facing recruiting industry professionals.Read more here


John Sumser, Editor, HRExaminer & Principal Analyst, HRxAnalysts

Sumser continues to break new ground. Currently, he is leading a team to evaluate the emerging social media (recruiting and HR) market, building a comprehensive curriculum in social media effectiveness for Recruiters and collaborating on the development of employment related economic indices for several clients.Read more here


The Social Habits of Highly Successful Job Boards
Peter Weddle, CEO, WEDDLE’s Research & Publications

Peter has been the CEO of three HR consulting companies, a Partner in the Hay Group and the recipient of a Federal award for leadership-related research. Described by The Washington Post as “… a man filled with ingenious ideas,” he has authored or edited over two dozen books and been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, National Business Employment Weekly and CNN.com.Read more here






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