RecruitCon 2022

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

Pre-Conference Workshops

May 18, 2022
8:00a.m. – 8:55a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
A.M. Preconference | Into the Known: Leveraging Free Resources to Accomplish Paid Results

We won't list all the tools and technology available to help you source and recruit top talent, but one thing they all have in common is cost. Utilizing various sourcing tools and tech can add up really quickly, eating into your budget and reducing your chances of hiring the talent you desire.

As the costs of hiring tools and technology increase and their marginal returns decrease, there is more and more that can be done to find top talent by, instead, leveraging free resources that are built on top of these paid tools.

In this session, Brian Fink, senior technical sourcer at Twitter, will begin with the fundamentals of search and teach you how to leverage open Web techniques, as well as how to engage with candidates where they do their best work.

Prepare yourself to:

• Examine Boolean fundamentals.
• Exhaust ALL of the free features in LinkedIn.
• Dive into new professional networking sites.
• Breakdown paywalls.
• Pull results from the "dead Internet."
• Leverage free people search engines.
• Use your iPhone® and Android apps to discover profiles, and
• Binge on free content!

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
P.M. Preconference | Start Your Recruitment Marketing Journey: A Comprehensive Training

You may not think recruitment and marketing go hand in hand. But a huge piece of making sure your talent pool is stocked with the best and brightest is making sure your company is an attractive place to work. Therefore, recruitment and marketing need to play off one another. The job of a recruiter isn’t just to find great potential hires—it’s to get those hires to apply and commit. Marketing is an essential mindset to have during that process, and this is where the two intertwine.

Through this informative half-day training, you'll learn:

• The essential components of recruitment marketing,
• Each stage of the recruitment marketing journey and how to revamp your hiring processes for optimal results,
• The importance employer branding and recruitment marketing plays in the candidate experience,
• Unique ways to attract and engage jobseekers through a variety of mediums,
• What to include on your career site to better align with your marketing strategy,
• How social media recruitment factors into your marketing strategies,
• And more!

Main Conference - Day 1

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

Michelle Rozen’s powerful blueprint for leading changes has 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 Rozen for this one-of-a-kind, actionable, 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 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.

10:00a.m. – 10:20a.m.
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break
10:20a.m. – 11:20a.m.
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 skills to improve response rates, including from those hard-to-find candidates and passive jobseekers from diverse backgrounds.
• And more!

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
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 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!

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Networking Lunch (Provided)
1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Performance Objectives Change Everything!

The workforce and workplace have changed forever. It’s more challenging than ever to recruit, hire, engage, and retain top talent. To overcome today's hiring struggle, you need to implement performance objectives to keep track of your hiring successes and, yes, even failures. During this session, expert Barb Bruno will explain how performance objectives improve the following areas of the recruitment process:

• Intake with hiring managers;
• Recruiting;
• Interviewing;
• Extending offers; and
• Onboarding, engagement, and retention.

She will share her experience helping organizations identify and implement performance objectives that you'll want to use the minute you get back into the office—or at home if you're still recruiting and hiring remotely. You'll also learn:

• Which performance objectives to monitor and address,
• How to improve recruiter performance using metrics and objectives,
• How to communicate these objectives to your hiring team,
• And more!

2:30p.m. – 2:50p.m.
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break
2:50p.m. – 3:50p.m.
Let’s Talk About Sourcing Please!

Let’s talk about Sourcing please. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things, that may be … as sourcing continues to emerge (Hot to trot) as its own separate entity within the Talent Acquisition and HR worlds (a little bit, a little bit), it’s important to understand deeper about what it is, what it isn’t, and why you should or shouldn’t put a dedicated focus on it.

If you’re thinking about the following:
• “Aren’t sourcers just junior recruiters?”
• “Our recruiters do sourcing”
• “Why do we need people who look on LinkedIn all day? We have job boards …”
• “Is this session description a cheesy spin-off of a Salt n’ Pepa song?”
• “It’s been a long day at the conference, I hope these two guys who go by superhero names are funny.” (Check out their shoes too!)

Then you should join us for this session, where you’ll learn:
• What Sourcing is, and how is it really different than recruiting.
• Benefits and challenges of integrating a sourcer/sourcing team into your organization.
• How a sourcing team differs from recruiting.
• Struggles you’ll hit along the way.
• (And that, yes, we are funny!)

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Workflow Strategies for Today's Technology-Focused Recruiter

Remote work has forced many professionals to embrace new technologies to help them be more productive at their jobs—and the same can be said for recruiters. Despite the fact that HR technology tools have been available for years, many companies are now realizing how important these tools truly are and incorporating them into their workflow and hiring processes.

To be successful at incorporating new tools and tech, you must develop workflow strategies to help your recruiters avoid making biased hiring decisions, improve time-to-hire metrics, and more … but where do you begin? Join Nikao Hill for this insightful session, during which he'll:

• Help you understand the importance of having a technology-driven process in place and how this process can have a positive return on investment (ROI).
• Uncover a technology-driven workflow process that will help your organization improve its hiring metrics, increase talent retention, and enhance the candidate experience.
• Reveal cost-effective tools and tech to help you and your team be more productive throughout the hiring process.

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Networking Reception with Exhibitors

Main Conference - Day 2

May 20, 2022
8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.
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!

10:10a.m. – 11:10a.m.
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% of them being 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!

11:10a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Networking, Exhibitors, and Refreshment Break (Raffle Prizes Announced)
11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
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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