Fall 2016 Conference Agenda Announced!

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We’re taking recruitDC back to Maryland for the Fall 2016 Event! Please join us at the North Bethesda Marriott on Thursday, November 17th for our half-day event.

The 2016 recruitDC Fall Event Agenda!

7:30 am – 8:45am      Registration and Networking

8:45am – 9:00am       Welcome Remarks

9:00am – 10:00am     Hacking LinkedIn Beyond the Great Recruiting Paywall                                            

Brian Fink | Relus Cloud | Head of Technical Recruiting          

LinkedIn, otherwise known as Frankenstein’s Job Board Social Network and Center for Recruiters who Want to Recruit Good, is one of the most important and costly tools for recruiting today.                    

It doesn’t have to cost any more than Facebook, Pinterest, Github, Twitter, or Flickr. Instead of facing the limitations of different memberships and add-on features, Brian Fink takes on LinkedIn and shows you how to access Active Candidates, Phone Numbers, Email Addresses, Unlimited Profiles, Unlimited Connects, Sync Contacts without pesky downloads, Referrals, “Real” Experience, Education, and Diversity … And more of the “paid features” for free! If you are looking to cut your LinkedIn addiction or accelerate your sourcing needs, Fink shows you how you can immediately put these actions to work for your teams.

10:00am – 10:30am   Networking Break

10:30am – 11:15pm: Breakout Sessions

**Choose one of the following sessions**

Back to Basic Tracks:

Applicant Fracking Systems

David Galley | Brain Gain Recruiting / Sourcing Certifications | Director, Training Programs

If you, or your clients, have ever said “I have found EVERYONE on _____ (LinkedIn/Monster/DICE/Nursingjobs/OilPro/RoadTechs/etc)”, then this session is for you.

Getting the most out of your recruitment tech is harder than getting the last spoonful of peanut butter out of the bottom of the family size jar. No matter how you run them, your searches turn up the same 10 people each time. This presentation provides an overview of best practices for making your candidate data sources “good to the last drop”, with plenty of real examples taken from among the world’s most (and least) well-known sites to recruit from.

Key takeaways:

  • Constructing “deep” searches, to find less obvious candidates on LinkedIn, job boards, or your own ATS.
  • Reframing the questions you ask during a search.
  • Identifying new “data rich” resources, for when the usual suspects just won’t do.
  • Getting the most out of non-traditional resources.

Advanced Recruiting Skills and Techniques Track:

Reality of Recruiting: Making Dirty Jobs into Glamorous Positions

Maren Hogan | Red Branch Media | Founder & CEO

Hiring for a company located in a buzzing city with an established positive employer brand that is teeming with perks is what most recruiters consider “the dream.” Similar to just about every other dream, only a few actually get to live it.

In this session, Maren Hogan discusses her experiences in building recruitment marketing and employer brand strategies for the less glamorous jobs. From finding hard hitting selling points to pinpointing a particular target audience to creating honest, yet appealing job ads, Hogan will ensure session attendees leave with actionable processes to build out their very own successful recruiting program, no matter how dirty the job description.

Management & Strategy Track:

How to Attract Top Talent as an Unknown or Misunderstood Brand

Will Staney | Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC| Founder & CEO           

Are you losing candidates because they misunderstand your employer brand without giving you a chance? Are they familiar with your brand but unaware of what you’re like as an employer? Recruiting for a company without a well-liked or well-known employer brand makes a hard job even harder. But according to employer branding veteran, Will Staney, it makes it all the more exciting too – it’s one more challenge to be cracked. Join this session to learn how he’s led and advised companies from VMware and SAP to GoDaddy and Realtor.com, through incredible employer branding transformations that reinvented their ability to attract and hire top talent – and how you can too. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to roll out a new employer brand so it sticks, internally and externally
  • The secrets of crafting an authentic story that resonates
  • How to turn your employees into powerful brand ambassadors
  • Building a content strategy that aligns to your recruiting initiatives
  • The key steps to a compelling EVP (employee value proposition)

And real-life success stories from some of Will’s most transformed clients and employers    

11:30am – 12:30pm  From Intake to Engagement Old School and New Cool Strategies and Techniques

Steve Levy | Recruiting Inferno Consulting | Principal  

Anything but post & pray! How to manage an expanded intake meeting as the launching pad to creating old school & new cool ways to finding & engaging people.

12:30pm – 12:40pm                             Close-Out

12:45pm – 2:00pm                               Lunch


**This event is pending HRCI credit approval.**


See you in November!

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