[Recording] Early Careers: How to Attract the Next Generation of Talent

The world of talent acquisition has faced a year of unprecedented change. Check out the webinar recording panel discussion below to learn more!

With travel bans ubiquitous and social distancing the new norm, how can employers attract and retain the next generation of talent while operating within these restrictive parameters?

In this webinar recording from November 2020, a number of leading experts from across the talent acquisition and early careers space will answer this question and many more.

Our panel of guest speakers, moderated by Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board, includes:

  • Nicola Sullivan – Solutions Director at Meet & Engage
  • Jane Clark – Global Head of Emerging Talent Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions
  • Dan Black – Global Leader, Talent Attraction & Acquisition at EY
  • Ben Greene – HR Consultant, Public Speaker & Transgender Educator

Packed full of real-world learnings and insights, this panel discussion will take an honest and objective look at how employers can:

  • Make practical, strategic decisions that will strengthen early careers recruiting initiatives in 2021
  • Deliver a top-notch candidate experience for emerging talent (in spite of COVID-19 related restrictions)
  • Run live virtual events to attract emerging talent and create a sense of community and belonging
  • Improve diversity, equity and inclusion for young talent entering the workforce

In addition, we’ll take a holistic look at the future of talent acquisition and discuss how employers can solve current and future hiring challenges in 2021 and beyond.

About the Speakers 

Nicola Sullivan

Solutions Director at Meet & Engage

Nicola is Solutions Director at the fast-growing HR Tech, Meet & Engage. Her role is to work with clients and prospects to ensure conversational recruiting technology solves pain points in the hiring process, while delivering real impact and excellent outcomes. Nicola’s experience spans the end-to-end resourcing cycle – from employer branding to assessment/selection and candidate management, and from internal comms to talent management and career transition. Working with clients across a variety of sectors, Nicola’s led multi-disciplined teams to deliver great resourcing outcomes.

With a real focus on diversity and inclusion, Nicola believes it’s a commercial and moral imperative to ensure that organisations attract, recruit and manage talent in a way that is fair for all. Her work with a number of public and private sector clients in this space has seen real progress made.

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Jane Clark

Global Head of Emerging Talent Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions

Jane joined Talent Collective in 2019 and is currently Global Head of Emerging Talent Consulting. With a strong track record in talent management and HR change and transformation, she is responsible for leading and defining Early Career resourcing programmes and solutions for a cross-industry selection of key accounts.

Her breadth of experience ranges from overseeing complex outsourcing Graduate/Interns/Apprentices solutions and in-house Graduate programmes globally to designing leading Early Career recruitment strategies for multinational organizations. Jane’s client base and associated consulting projects span a number of sectors including Healthcare & Life Sciences, Engineering, Telecommunications, Transportation, IT, Investment & Retail Banking, as well as operating across 50+ countries including Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Jane is a thought leader and collaborator and operates across a broad stakeholder base, building strong relationships and always striving for excellence. Naturally curious, resilient, and steadfast, she works well in challenging environments to deliver at pace without compromising quality.

Jane brings extensive global leadership experience in early careers resourcing and development, and for the past twenty years has been responsible for building and driving industry award-winning strategic talent plans to attract, recruit, develop and retain best-in-class junior talent. She has worked in a variety of senior roles within the global investment banking and financial services industry with companies such as Credit Suisse, Fidelity and Barclays.

Jane holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and is currently studying part-time for a doctorate in HRM and organisational behaviour, focusing on graduate programmes and the future world of work.

Dan Black

Global Leader, Talent Attraction & Acquisition at EY

As Global Talent Attraction and Acquisition Leader, Dan is responsible for EY’s global recruiting strategy, including sourcing, attracting and hiring people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Dan leads a team of more than 1,200 recruiters around the world who are responsible for hiring talent at all levels, across all EY’s locations and lines of business. With more than 20 years of recruiting experience, he also regularly consults with EY clients on their global recruitment and employer brand strategies.

Career experience: Before being named EY Global Talent Attraction and Acquisition Leader in 2017, Dan spent 18 years leading various EY recruiting functions in North and South America. Prior to his career in recruiting, he served as an auditor for financial services clients as a Certified Public Accountant. He also currently serves on the Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council, a group of senior leaders focused on advancing the firm’s efforts related to belonging, equitable sponsorship, and accountability in the context of leading culture change.

Credentials and community involvement: Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Fordham University. Dan regularly provides commentary for top media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, FORTUNE, Forbes, Fox Business and the New York Times, among others.

Dan is a former president and a longtime board member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading US organization focused on the employment of the college-educated.

Dan is also active within his local community, serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Archville Fire Department and as a coach, referee and active supporter of youth sports in his hometown of Sleepy Hollow.

Ben Greene

HR Consultant, Public Speaker & Transgender Educator

Ben Greene is an openly transgender man and proud advocate and DEI educator. After graduating from Brandeis University a year early, he began work running his own LGBTQ+ inclusion consulting firm, and works regularly with companies internationally to provide support and guidance on issues of inclusion. He received his official degree in computer science and is passionate about finding ways to use technology and data to drive understanding and change. He is also a member of generation Z, and is currently writing a book on how to be an impactful, active ally to all the trans people you know, and the ones you’ll meet in the future.





About Meet & Engage

Meet & Engage is a suite of Conversational Recruiting Technology with a mission to make it easier for employers to connect with candidates at every stage of the hiring process – from attraction, to selection, to onboarding. We work with organisations in North America and all over the world – names like Amazon, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank and Virgin Media – to improve the candidate experience. We have three products: Our Live Chat messaging platform for virtual events, Candidate Experience Chatbots with seamless integration to keep engagement levels high, and Timeline, our onboarding platform. At Meet & Engage, we have a team of recruitment experts and award-winning software to solve real-life hiring and engagement challenges.

About Talent Board

Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards is focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness, and business impact. Now in its 10th year, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards is the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact.

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