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2021 CandE Awards Virtual Conference – Sustaining the CandE Continuity

Join us at the 2021 CandE Awards Virtual Conference, coming November 17-18 (11am-3pm ET each day), and the 2021 CandE Awards Celebration at the end of Day 1. Learn more below, and you can register for free here!

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Each year the Talent Board Candidate Experience Benchmark Research helps organizations identify their recruiting, hiring and candidate experience strengths and weaknesses. Once identified, improvements can then be proposed and implemented.

The hard part is sustaining those improvements year after year to ensure a quality candidate experience is always delivered. Challenges abound and there are things impacting the business all the time — changes on the leadership team, changes on the recruiting team, merger and acquisition activity, launching new products and services, changing priorities, economic downturns — and now pandemics.

Those organizations that are sustaining a quality candidate experience are continuously reviewing and adapting their teams, their processes and their technologies. We’ll call this the CandE Continuity.

Join #TheCandEs virtually November 17-18 (11am-3pm ET each day) to celebrate this continuity and the CandE-winning companies from 2021 and past years. We’ll have two days of great speakers and panel sessions talking about sustaining the CandE Continuity. Get 6 SHRM & HRCI credits for attending! Day 1 kicks off with our inspiring keynote speaker, followed by 30 minutes of virtual roundtable networking, and the day ends with the 2021 CandE Awards celebration. More great speakers & sessions Day 2 as well! Can’t make the event live? All of the sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 3 months, so there is no missing out! Come save your seat today.

Register Today! Registration is free and donations are welcome (recommended donation is $50, although any amount would be appreciated).

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Check out the agenda for the virtual conference!

Agenda (All times below are listed in Eastern Time):
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Day 1 - November 17

11:00-11:10am Kevin and Ron welcome you to the conference! 

11:10-11:55am Keynote Presentation from Marilyn Sherman – who will inspire attendees to take action and move forward in their lives and careers in these continuing times of challenge and change

11:55am-12:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: What Impacts The Business Impacts Recruiting and Hiring — Moderator: Kevin Grossman (President at Talent Board) | Speakers: Debbie McGrath (Talent Board Chair, Founder and CEO of HR.com), Gerry Crispin (Talent Board Co-founder, Principal and Chief Navigator at CareerXroads), & Ed Newman (Talent Board Co-founder, Founder & CEO at talentEXP)

12:30-1:00pm Virtual Networking! Join us for 3 10-minute networking sessions to meet your fellow attendees, connect and more

1:00-1:30pm Technology and Data Are Reshaping Valvoline’s Hiring Practices from End-to-End — Brandie Dawson (Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Candidate Experience at Valvoline)

1:00-1:30pm How McDonald’s Changed the High-volume Hiring Game with Record Results —  Josh Secrest (VP of Client Advocacy at Paradox (and former TA leader) & Alexa Morse (Director of Workforce Planning & Talent Acquisition at McDonalds)

1:00-1:30pm Five Key Steps for Hiring Process Revolution — Eric Sydell, PhD (EVP, Innovation at Modern Hire)

1:30-2:00pm Enhancing diversity: Cast a Wider Net, Prioritize Inclusivity Genevieve Vome (Director of Talent Acquisition at Ingevity) & Stacy Grant (Recruiter and University Programs Lead at Ingevity)

1:30-2:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Candidate Experience Improvements To Be Proud Of – with Auburn-Washburn USD 437, Colorado Springs Utilities and AdventHealth — Moderator: Ron Machamer (Global Program Director at Talent Board) | Speakers: Brian White (Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations at Auburn-Washburn USD 437), Jonathan Liepe (Human Resources Supervisor, Talent Acquisition and Selection at Colorado Springs Utilities), & Cathy Henesey (Executive Director of Talent Acquisition at AdventHealth)

1:30-2:00pm The Essential Ingredient for Recruiting Success Josh Jones (Manager of Talent Acquisition at Jobvite), Jaylan Fisher (Recruiter at Jobvite), and M.T. Ray (Customer Success Manager at Jobvite)

2:00-2:20pm Break

2:20-2:50pm Connecting with Candidates in Relevant Ways to Increase Engagement & Drive Applicant Flow Kristen Ferguson (Sr. Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing at Inspire Brands) & Brian Haukoos (Senior Director, Talent Acquisition at Inspire Brands)

2:20-2:50pm Crystal Clear Recruiting: Build a Great Candidate Experience with Smart and Transparent Hiring Practices Jay Charness (Director of Sales at SkillSurvey)

2:50-3:00pm Break

3:00-4:00pm CandE Awards Presentation — Celebrating the 2021 Candidate Experience Award winners, key takeaways from this years research, and more!

Day 2 - November 18

11:00-11:10am Kevin and Ron welcome you to Day 2!

11:10-11:40am What Impacts the Business Impacts Recruiting — Kimberly Jones (Senior Director, Enterprise Talent Strategy at UC Irvine)

11:10-11:40am PANEL DISCUSSION: How Recruiting Technologies Impact Hiring in an Upside-Down World — Moderator: Kevin Grossman (President at Talent Board) | Speakers: Chris Havrilla (VP, HC Technology Research and Advisory, Human Capital Ecosystems & Alliances at Deloitte Consulting LLP), Madeline Laurano (Founder at Aptitude Research) & George LaRocque (Founder & Principal Analyst at WorkTech (formerly HRWins)

11:40am-12:10pm Humble Pie: How Hoag Was Forced To Look Beyond Traditional TA Metrics & Reimagine Their Talent Value Chain — Michael Krug (Director, Talent Acquisition & Physician Recruitment at Hoag Hospital)

11:40am-12:10pm What Does Your Recruiting Process Say About You? — Erin Crask (Managing Consultant, Volume Hiring at SHL) & Lance Andrews (Head of Solutions Consulting at SHL)

12:10-12:30pm Break

12:30-1:00pm Recruiter Resiliency: How Hiring Morphed from COVID to “The Great Resignation” — David Crawford (Vice President at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital) and the team!

12:30-1:00pm Upgrade Your Recruiting Creative — Neil Costa (Founder & CEO at HireClix)

12:30-1:00pm The Measurable Link Between Candidate Experience and Recruiting Performance — Jason Moreau (Co-founder and CEO of Survale) & Ben Eubanks (Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research and Advisory)

1:00-1:30pm Marketing with Heart: Building an Effective Recruitment Marketing Strategy — Kelby Tansey (Team Lead, Recruitment Marketing at Southwest Airlines)

1:00-1:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Candidate Experience Improvements To Be Proud Of – with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stantec — Moderator: Christy Andrews (Director of Learning Programs and Advisory Services at Talent Board) | Speakers: Lisa Sherman (Head of Talent Acquisition at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Jeremy Bonewitz (Talent Acquisition Manager at Stantec)

1:00-1:30pm The Internal Candidate Experience: The Most Important Group That’s Often Ignored — Anil Dhawan (Head of Product for Enterprise Talent Optimization at SeekOut)

1:30-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:20pm An ATS Success Story: Utilizing your ATS to improve and maintain Candidate Experience — Kelly Tavakoli (Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition at West Monroe), Rachel Beckerman (Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at West Monroe) & KatyAnn Fitzhugh (Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at West Monroe)

1:50-2:20pm The Power of Recruitment Marketing Agility — Debbie Tuel (Chief Joy Officer at Symphony Talent) & Brandy Ellis (Head of Transformation at Symphony Talent)

2:20-2:30pm Conference Wrap up 

 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Marilyn Sherman
Keynote Speaker

Brandie Dawson
Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Candidate Experience
Valvoline

Genevieve Vome
Director of Talent Acquisition
Ingevity

Stacy Grant (she/her/hers)
Recruiter and University Programs Lead
Ingevity

Kelly Tavakoli
Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition
West Monroe

Rachel Beckerman
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
West Monroe

KatyAnn Fitzhugh
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
West Monroe

Kelby Tansey
Team Lead, Recruitment Marketing
Southwest Airlines

David Crawford (and team)
Vice President
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Michael Krug
Director, Talent Acquisition & Physician Recruitment
Hoag Hospital

Kristen Ferguson
Sr. Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing
Inspire Brands

Brian Haukoos
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Inspire Brands

Alexa Morse
Director, Workforce Planning & Talent Acquisition
McDonald’s

Josh Secrest
Vice President, Marketing & Client Advocacy
Paradox

Eric Sydell, PhD
EVP, Innovation
Modern Hire

Jay Charness
Director of Sales
SkillSurvey

Debbie Tuel
Chief Joy Officer
Symphony Talent

Brandy Ellis
Head of Transformation
Symphony Talent

Erin Crask
Managing Consultant, Volume Hiring
SHL

Lance Andrews
Head of Solutions Consulting
SHL

Josh Jones
Manager of Talent Acquisition
Jobvite

Jaylan Fisher
Recruiter
Jobvite

M.T. Ray
Customer Success Manage
Jobvite

Neil Costa
Founder & CEO
HireClix

Panel Discussion – What Impacts The Business Impacts Recruiting and Hiring – Speakers include:

Moderator: Kevin Grossman
President
Talent Board

Debbie McGrath
Talent Board Chair
Founder and CEO of HR.com

Gerry Crispin
Talent Board Co-founder
Principal and Chief Navigator at CareerXroads

Ed Newman
Talent Board Co-founder
Founder & CEO at talentEXP

Panel Discussion – Candidate Experience Improvements To Be Proud Of – with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stantec – Speakers include:

Moderator: Christy Andrews
Director of Learning Programs and Advisory Services
Talent Board

Lisa Sherman
Head of Talent Acquisition
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jeremy Bonewitz
Talent Acquisition Manager
Stantec

 

Panel Discussion – Candidate Experience Improvements To Be Proud Of – with Auburn-Washburn USD 437, Colorado Springs Utilities and AdventHealth – Speakers include:

Moderator: Ron Machamer
Director of Global Programs
Talent Board

Brian White
Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations
Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Jonathan Liepe
Human Resources Supervisor
Talent Acquisition and Selection
Colorado Springs Utilities

Cathy Henesey
Executive Director of Talent Acquisition
AdventHealth

Panel Discussion – How Recruiting Technologies Impact Hiring in an Upside-Down World – Speakers include:

Moderator: Kevin Grossman
President
Talent Board

Chris Havrilla
VP, HC Technology Research and Advisory
Human Capital Ecosystems & Alliances
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Madeline Laurano
Founder
Aptitude Research

George LaRocque
Founder & Principal Analyst
WorkTech (formerly HRWins)

PLUS, PRESENTATIONS BY:

Survale
Engage2Excel
Paradox
Phenom

Modern Hire
Beamery
Jobvite
SeekOut

SHL
SkillSurvey
Symphony Talent
And more!

Check Out Great Panel Discussions Including:

 
 
 
 

We look forward to seeing you virtually this November 17th-18th!

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