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Monday, September 25

5:00pm CDT

Email, I love you. You're perfect! Now change

Email has been our consistent friend from the dawn of UseNet and Myspace to the age of virtual reality but, despite our long history with it, recruiters haven’t yet leveraged all of email’s value.

What to Expect
Jim Stroud will detail the history of email, speculate on its evolution and share tips and strategies for making the most of a medium recruiters tend to take for granted.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who uses email and wants to learn how to make it work harder.

• Practical tips for managing your email
• Building better email recruitment marketing campaigns
• New ways to use and think about the humble email

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Jim Stroud

Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy, Randstad Sourceright
Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management, and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI... Read More →

Monday September 25, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom A
Tuesday, September 26

9:10am CDT

State of Sourcing
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Lance Haun

Practice Leader, The Starr Conspiracy
Lance Haun is a practice leader at The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, the research, consulting, and publishing arm of The Starr Conspiracy. Before joining The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit in early 2013, he was an editor at ERE Media for over three years. ERE is an HR and... Read More →
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Rob McIntosh

Principal Advisor, McINTOSH & Co.
Rob McIntosh is the principal advisor and founder of McINTOSH & Co., a boutique talent acquisition advisory firm helping corporate and industry executives improve business results. He is a senior talent executive with 20+ years of global recruiting experience spanning four continents... Read More →
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Shannon Pritchett

SourceCon Editor, ERE Media, Inc.
Shannon Pritchett is the editor of SourceCon. As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon got... Read More →
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Amybeth Quinn

Market Intelligence and Analytics Leader, Research Goddess
Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce... Read More →
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Jeremy Roberts

VP, Customer Experience, HiringSolved
Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR dep... Read More →

Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:10am - 9:50am CDT
Grand Ballroom A

9:50am CDT

Reality Bites: When sourcing strategies stop working

Sourcing is a wide and varied practice and not all sourcing strategies or reqs are created equal. Certain candidate roles are not common on LinkedIn, and a string for LinkedIn, Monster or your ATS is not the same as a string for Twitter. The what, where and how of your search will define your success.

What to Expect
In this session we'll show you what happens when that beautiful sourcing strategy that you have comes crashing down in the face of reality.  Not to fear, though...we'll also show you solutions! 

Who should attend
Recruiters looking for more options and new ideas for when the typical search approach doesn’t work.

• Learn why there’s no such thing as an “unusable” site
• New ideas for sourcing strategies for different roles and resources

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Mark Tortorici

Founder / Training Expert, Transform Talent Acquisition
Mark Tortorici is a Training, Recruiting, and Sourcing Manager who has been providing expert-level training for sourcers and recruiters since 1997. He is also the founder of Transform Talent Acquisition, which specializes in training for high technology computer concepts, advanced... Read More →

Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
Grand Ballroom A

2:00pm CDT

FaceTime Unplugged: Sourcing before social media

Before the rise of social networks, Google search and video messaging, there were classified ads, mailing lists and job hotlines. What has changed, what has remained the same, and what can we learn from the way things were?

What to Expect
Maisha Cannon will take us on a trip down memory lane with and revisit classic search techniques

Who should attend
This session is for nostalgia geeks and newer recruiters looking to learn from the past.

• Then vs now comparisons – what can we learn?
• Importance of investing in techniques, not tools

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Maisha Cannon

Global Sourcing Leader, Procore Technologies
Maisha L. Cannon is a Sourcing Leader with expertise in mentoring teams and cultivating creative strategies to attract exceptional talent. Her unique approach to identifying, engaging and assessing talent has been refined by years of building teams at E! Entertainment, Verizon, LinkedIn... Read More →

Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom A
Wednesday, September 27

9:05am CDT

2007-2017: We've come a long way, baby!

A quick Google search for "Recruiters are..." will show you what many people think of recruiters. Negative stereotypes are spread across the industry and are often a roadblock to success as we're reaching out to candidates, working with hiring managers and trying to do our best work. What can we do to up our game and change perception across the board?

What to Expect
In this keynote session, Stacy Zapar will share her personal struggles with recruiter perception and some solutions.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who has ever been the victim of negative stereotyping (in other words, everyone).

• What’s behind the negative stereotypes
• How to overcome the critics
• What it takes to be a truly great recruiter in today’s challenging marketplace

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Stacy Zapar

Founder, Tenfold
Stacy Donovan Zapar​ is a 20-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies. She launched Tenfold in 2012 and has since joined multiple recruiting technology advisory boards and consulted on global employer branding, social recruiting and sourcing initiatives for top employers... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:05am - 9:45am CDT
Grand Ballroom A

9:45am CDT

Research as a Service

Faced with the challenge of rapid, global growth, Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, took a novel approach to in-housing the talent research function.

What to Expect
In this keynote, Tyler Golden will share how she effectively piloted a unique operational model, to provide cost effective, scalable services to the global recruiting team as well as the hiring manager community.

Who should attend
Recruitment leaders interested in improving their talent acquisition operational model.

• A fresh look at the operational model
• How Red Hat changed their approach to provide cost effective and scalable services to recruiters and hiring managers

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Tyler Golden

Manager, Global TA Operations, Red Hat
Tyler Golden is an American expat living in Prague. With her borderline obsessive love of organization and a passion for cross cultural communications, she's loving her role as Global TA Operations Manager for Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am CDT
Grand Ballroom A

11:00am CDT

Old School is Still New Cool - And Still Works
Don’t dismiss old school sourcing methods – they’re still valid and can be very effective when married to new technology.

What to Expect
We’ll discuss how new technology platforms, apps and software give new life to old school sourcing methods.

Who should attend
Recruiters who want to update old school methods with new technology.

• How old school methods and technology are driving hiring results, and improving employment brand and employee satisfaction scores

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Steve Levy

Principal, Recruiting Inferno
Steve Levy brings an atypical combination of recruiting expertise and a technical experience to his performance-focused engagements with clients. He was one of the earliest members of the original ERE community and in 2004, was the first official ERE Blogger and Group Leader. Today... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom A

1:30pm CDT

The Sourcer Without Technology: How to bring out your inner prowess

Before technology, a sourcer’s net worth was determined by the names and cards placed in their personal Rolodex. As technology has advanced the need for a personal Rolodex became irrelevant as sourcers did just that, sourced. This created an abundance of administrative work. From scheduling to screening, to job boards, technology has reshaped the industry. This session will take a look into what it was like before sourcers were called sourcers and you’ll take a journey through different recruiting eras and be left with one thought, are we back where we started? 



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Will Staney

Founder and Principal Consultant, Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC
Will Staney is the founder and principal consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC and the former head of global talent acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio and Glassdoor. Prior to that he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMware, SuccessFactors... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Grand Ballroom A