RecruitCon 2022

May 18-20, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Pre-Conference Workshops

May 18, 2022
8:00AM – 8:55AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00AM – 12:30PM
AM Pre-Conference 1

This intensive, half-day session will cover the most pressing recruitment challenges and help you uncover strategies to overcome these challenges. You'll have the ability to connect with our expert speaker throughout the session, and get your questions answered in real time. Attend the refreshment break to gather unique tips and tricks from your recruiting peers.

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Lunch on Your Own
1:30PM – 4:30PM
PM Pre-Conference

Join our expert speaker to uncover the ins and outs for creating your own recruitment marketing strategy. You'll have the ability to connect with our expert speaker throughout the session, and get your questions answered in real time. Attend the refreshment break to gather unique tips and tricks from your recruiting peers.

Main Conference - Day 1

May 19, 2022
8:00AM – 8:55AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:55AM – 9:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Lead Change with Confidence: Your 5 Step Plan

Dr. Michelle Rozen’s powerful blueprint for leading changes have transformed the lives, performance, and success of leading brands in all industries. Her science-based, easy to apply strategies have given leaders the actionable solutions and powerful confidence to lead their teams through rapid changes—all the way to off-the-charts results. Join Dr. Rozen for this one-of-a-kind actionable and motivating experience and master the most powerful tools for mind-blowing results as a team, as a leader, and as an individual!

Actionable takeaways:

• Understand change resistance and get the tools to handle it
• Master the power of “2-Second Decisions” to transform performance and get the results that you are looking for
• Learn about the C.H.A.N.G.E. Model and how to lead change with confidence
• Master the most powerful five step plan for supporting your team through change

10:00AM – 10:20AM
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break
10:20AM – 11:20AM
Diversity Starts with the Job Post: 4 Creative Ways to Refresh Job Ads with DEI in Mind

Want to increase your job post engagement with candidates from diverse backgrounds? Sure, but how? First, we have to change the way we've always done things. Job post strategies haven't changed in the last 100+ years, leaving us with 100-year-old biases.

This hands-on presentation will provide examples of why many job postings fall flat, particularly regarding inclusion, and four ways recruiters can refresh this content with inclusion in mind. You'll walk away with tactics to increase qualified candidate engagement by as much as 300%, and you'll reach many more qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.

You'll learn how to:

• Break the trends with better tactics for talking about skills and education in your job postings,
• Avoid creating psychological barriers that send candidates from diverse backgrounds running away,
• Recognize what works and what doesn't about your current job posts,
• Hone your writing to improve response rates, including from those hard-to-find candidates and passive jobseekers from diverse backgrounds,
• And more!

11:30AM – 12:30PM
Partnering with Hiring Managers: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We all know the standard problems—interview scheduling issues, feedback ghosting, "I want to see more candidates," and "We want someone young and energetic." Not many in talent acquisition have been trained on how to navigate these issues from a risk/liability standpoint, or even a "best practices" standpoint.

In this session, we will explore different challenges of working with a variety of hiring manager personas, and how to navigate through successful outcomes for everyone. Let us know your worst nightmares, and we will talk about how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Learn how to avoid risk and liability when being presented with potentially illegal requests from hiring managers,
• Know appropriate responses to those requests while also still providing sourcing/recruiting support,
• Coach hiring managers on how to manage the recruitment of their open roles (yes, that is THEIR job!),
• Share best practices to everyone in the hiring process,
• And more!

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch (Provided)
1:30PM – 2:30PM
PM Session 1
2:30PM – 2:50PM
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break
2:50PM – 3:50PM
PM Session 2
4:00PM – 5:00PM
PM Session 3
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Networking Reception with Exhibitors

Main Conference - Day 2

May 20, 2022
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Let's Talk Pronouns: Actionable Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Culture

A critical part of helping people thrive at work is creating a safe space to work. Even in supportive environments, many transgender and gender-nonconforming people can still expect uncomfortable conversations over and over again, sometimes every day. It’s everything from introductions to inclusive restrooms.

Let’s talk about pronouns, inclusion, and the actions you can take at work and in your community to become a better ally. Even more importantly, you can make the world safer for other people.

You’ll learn:

• What pronouns are and how to appropriately use them,
• Tips for practicing pronouns when you get them wrong,
• Strategies to build belonging with simple behaviors,
• And more!

10:10AM – 11:10AM
Bridging the Equity Gap in University Recruiting

Many recruiters are faced with the challenge of hiring more diverse talent for their organization. In this session, Alia Poonawala, Executive Director of Hire Hopkins at Johns Hopkins University shares strategic initiatives that resulted in 71% of participating employers making internship offers to university talent with 57% underrepresented minority (URM) talent. Learn how to diversify your hiring funnel and improve hiring outcomes for URM candidates.

Poonawala will help you:

• Identify URM jobseekers in your talent pool,
• Uncover best practices for diversifying your hiring funnel,
• Discover strategies for sourcing and recruiting university talent,
• Understand scientific data surrounding diversity recruiting,
• And more!

11:10AM – 11:30AM
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break (Raffle Prizes Announced)
11:30AM – 12:30PM
You Heard Me, Sourcing Can Be Fun … with the Right Tools and Tech in Place!

Sourcing is fun! Or at least it should be! As recruitment technology advances, people in the talent acquisition space have been itching to automate the more mundane and time-consuming day to day tasks. There are so many new artificial intelligence tools and technology out there—what is worth giving a go and how can we set ourselves up for success to have a productive day? In this session you will learn:

• How to set yourself up for success before you even start your day,
• Key automation tools that will help you access and record data quickly,
• The most efficient way to reach your candidates, and
• How to automate your inbox.

Conference Adjourns
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