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RecruitCon Road Trip | Strategies to Land Your Purple Squirrel Candidate
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RecruitCon Road Trip | Strategies to Land Your Purple Squirrel Candidate
East Road Trip: Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Boston, MA
SEMINAR SNAPSHOT: RecruitCon is hitting the road, and here’s your chance to get a piece of the superior programming! RecruitCon Road Trip | Strategies to Land Your Purple Squirrel Candidate is your region’s premier daylong experience to help recruiting and HR professionals conquer today’s biggest talent acquisition challenges. In just one-day, you'll get concrete tips strengthen your candidate pool and land rock star talent.
Industry experts, including vice presidents of recruitment and talent acquisition and sourcing technologists, converge on your city to reveal their best-kept recruiting secrets. During this full day of powerful case studies and hands-on workshops, you'll learn:
- The hottest tips and tricks for finding ideal candidates and reducing time-to-fill
- Brand messaging blueprints to help you emerge as a coveted place to work in today’s competitive job market
- Tactical response strategies to neutralize reputation-damaging reviews on feedback websites
- A secret sauce for writing job postings that pull in high-performers
- Audit outlines for assessing your website and application processes so you're not scaring off your purple squirrels
- Formulas to prove the ROI of your efforts
- Tips to leverage your powers of persuasive to supercharge your candidate response
A leading brand will kick off the event with an inspiring talk on the techniques they’re using to build and maintain their impressive roster of talent. And, you’ll have plenty of time to network during registration, our intensive workshops, lunchtime panel discussion, and Happy Hour Hack!
EAST Road Trip Speakers: Boston
Skill Scout Inc.
Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, is passionate about bringing company and candidates’ stories to life as a way to make meaningful hiring connections. She believes that empathy is the foundation for change. And, that clear communication and storytelling is key to making that change stick. With Skill Scout, Ms. Valentine and her co-founder Abby Cheesman are particularly passionate about highlighting industries like manufacturing while simultaneously surfacing the talent of quality candidates often overlooked.
National Government Services Team Lead
Ryan Quinn is the National Government Services Team Lead at Eliassen Group in Reading Massachusetts. As a National Team Lead he is responsible for a team of 4, which supports Eliassen Government Services cleared job requirements; recruiting for IT professionals with Secret and Top Secret clearances. Sourcing for both State and Federal clients, he recruits on openings from New England to D.C., Florida, and California and everywhere in between. He is excited to share some of his tips and tricks in sourcing, as well as learn from others overcoming sourcing challenges.
East Agenda - Boston - October 19
Registration & Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
The State of Talent Acquisition: How New Macro Trends Will Impact Your Success
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Get a high-level view of the state of talent acquisition as our editors share some of the latest developments impacting how recruiters must adapt to attract today’s coveted candidates in what’s fast-become a jobseeker’s market.
Kick-Off Keynote: Why This Company Is a Talent Magnet—and How Your Company Can Be One, Too
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Get an exclusive look inside the robust and highly successful recruiting practices at one of the area’s most sought-after companies that candidates are clamoring to work for. Hear directly from their head of talent acquisition on what powers their recruiting engine to achieve consistent success in reducing time-to-fill and maintaining stable of attractive candidates.
Digital Damage Control: How to Neutralize Negative Reviews on Glassdoor, Yelp, and Other Online Sites
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
One negative comment about your company, its hiring managers, its culture, its workspace, etc. could cause qualified candidates to pass on your organization and join a competitor instead. While you can’t control what’s posted online about your company, you can take charge with actionable plans to eviscerate the impact that negative reviews have on your recruitment efforts. This session will show you how. And, if you’re new to employer review platforms, our presenter will give you 5 tips for setting up employer profiles on Glassdoor, Vault, Indeed, and other sites!
Snacks & Networking Break
10:10 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.
Is Your Company Website Killing Your Recruiting Game? How to Tell and What You Can Do to Fix It
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
When candidates visit your company website, do they stay long enough to learn about your business and assess how their talents might fit within your mission? Or, do they get frustrated and bounce—whether before or during the application phase? If your website—and its mobile configuration—aren’t consumer-friendly, your recruiting efforts will be dead in the water. This session will provide real-life examples illustrating the types of fixes for desktop and mobile versions that can take your company website from drab to fab.
Unpacking the Most Effective Job Postings for Talent Attraction: What Works and What Hurts
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Led by: Elena Valentine, Skill Scout Inc.
Which companies’ job postings really rock? And, which businesses are rolling over to the competition because their advertisements miss the mark? This session will use field-proven examples of exceptional job postings to teach you what works and why, so you’ll know which job posting drafting mistakes to avoid and which to adopt to seize the coveted candidate pool’s attention.
Power Lunch: Panel Discussion (Visit URL to vote on which topics you want covered)
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
In the weeks ahead of RecruitCon Road Trip, recruiting pros will vote on additional topic(s) to discuss. Then, we’ll design a moderated panel discussion around the poll-winning issues. Take the poll here to customize the event to meet your business needs!
How to Make Recruiting Technology Your Ally in the War for Talent
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How far can you trust technology to do your job? This session will cover everything from automated application systems and video interviews to using artificial intelligence programs to evaluate your job applicants. You’ll leave this session with a clear view of what technology can do for you and what it can’t, plus recommendations for tech that will work for your particular situation.
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Perfecting Your Candidate Communication Strategy: Influencing Skills to Maximize Your Recruitment Efforts
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
HRCI business credit pending
Are your communications with prospective and current candidates strategically influencing them to stay in your talent pipeline? In today’s competitive race for talent, recruiters and HR must learn to think like marketers and build out a comprehensive strategy that’s designed to influence prospective candidates to respond to your call to action. This session will cover how to craft a strategic communications plan for reaching and positively influencing prospective candidates using your employment brand and other factors. You’ll also learn metrics for measuring the success of recruitment communication strategies you use to connect with candidates.
Happy Hour Hack: Mix, Mingle, and Tackle Your Most Pressing Technical Recruiting Challenges with Top Sourcing Pros
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with some of the country’s top sourcing pros who will reveal their best-kept secrets for overcoming your specific sourcing challenges. Grab a drink and some snacks and head to a hi-top table in the Candidate Attraction Lounge where our sourcing pros will walk you through how to divide and conquer sourcing challenges using the latest technology that applies to LinkedIn, Facebook, career sites, and more!
You’ll get valuable tips from:
- Ryan Quinn of Eliassen Group who will teach you tricks for mastering CareerBuilder –National Searches, “related keywords,” and ClearanceJobs searches
- Call our call center at the number below or email marilyn.turner(a) nyeventslist.com for registrations or additional information about this event!
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