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#TheCandEs Virtual Conference 2022: DE&I in Recruiting, Hiring & Candidate Experience

Join #TheCandEs virtually for two days of great speakers & sessions on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Recruiting, Hiring & the Candidate Experience. Register and learn more below!
Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Candidate Experience – Why DEI Strategies and Tactics Are Critical to Competitive Recruiting and Hiring Today.

Recruiting and hiring have never been more competitive. Potential job candidates want more from their jobs – more money, flexibility, development opportunities – and more belonging. This includes external and internal candidates alike. For companies that have been and are improving their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and tactics, this adds a layer of competitive advantage to a better candidate experience and important potential hires they may have missed otherwise.

In fact, according to our latest candidate experience benchmark research, the top recruitment marketing content for women and people of color included information about diversity & inclusion initiatives, company culture, and why people want to work there. This aligns with the recruitment marketing content employers told us this year they made more available before candidates applied: company values, diversity & inclusion, why people want to work there.

Join #TheCandEs virtually for two days of great speakers and sessions talking about Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Candidate Experience – Why DEI Strategies and Tactics Are Critical to Competitive Recruiting and Hiring Today on June 15-16, 2022, from 11 AM ET – 3 PM ET each day.

Speakers and agenda are below, and more coming soon! This event will be virtual and held in the Whova app (where you can attend on your computer, tablet and/or mobile). We will be launching our event app at least 1 week before the virtual conference. The virtual conference will be approved for 3 SHRM & HRCI credits each day as well!

Announcing Melissa Majors and Dr. Shirley Davis as our keynote speakers! Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, is an innovator and optimizer of education, inclusion, & leadership strategies. She has dedicated her career to maximizing the business impact associated with these areas of focus, and will be talking about The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders. Dr. Shirley Davis is a Best-Selling Author, Global Workforce Expert, and is President at SDS Global Enterprises, Inc, and her session will be Stop Saying We Can’t Find Any Diverse Talent.

Giveaway Alert! Everybody needs help with their DEI strategy, so we’ll be giving away 20 copies of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies by global workforce expert and three-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Shirley Davis. The book is full of real-world experiences, stories, case studies, checklists, assessments, tips, and strategies that will give you a deeper understanding of the business impact of DEI and how your role as a leader can contribute to your company’s long term success.

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!

Register Today! Registration is free and donations are welcome (recommended donation is $50, although any amount would be appreciated). For solution and service providers that aren’t current CandE sponsors, a registration donation of $500 per person for this event is required. Contact support@thetalentboard.org if you have any questions. 

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Check out the agenda so far, with more coming soon!

June 15 - Day 1 Agenda

11:00-11:10am Talent Board team welcome you to the conference! 

11:10-11:45am Keynote Presentation: The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders — Melissa Majors (CEO, Melissa Majors Consulting)

11:45am-12:15pm – It’s Not Inclusive If It’s Not Psychologically Safe: A Key Component to Inclusivity & Equity — Catherine Mattice (Founder and CEO, Civility Partners)

12:15-12:35pm – Break

12:35-1:05pm Engaging Diverse Talent by going (Beyond the Brand) — Anthony Vaughan (Founder, The E1B2 Collective)

12:35-1:05pm How To Shift Decision-Making Power From the Few to the Many — Discussion with Dr. Kristen Liesch (CEO, Tidal Equality), Scot Sessions (CEO, TalVista) and Al Covington (ITS Human Resources Manager, University of California, Santa Cruz)

1:05-1:35pm Panel Discussion: Inclusive Recruiting with Emerald, Sunrun & West Monroe — Speakers: Danielle Antes (Director, Talent Acquisition at Emerald), Nicolle Doyle (Sr. Program Lead, Inclusion & Diversity at Sunrun), Gage Nordlof (Talent Acquisition Manager at West Monroe) | Moderator: Christy Andrews (Director of Learning Programs & Advisory Services at Talent Board)

1:05-1:35pm How to Use Video in a DEI Recruiting Strategy Jeff Weidner (CEO at Popmix Media)

1:35-1:55pm Break

1:55-2:25pm How Dell’s Diversity Talent Acquisition Team is Changing the Face of Tech By Helping to Meet Bold Diversity Goals Discussion with Gabe Rodarte-Miller (Diversity Talent Acquisition – URM Pillar Lead at Dell Technologies) and Pankaj Jindal (Co-Founder, Sense)

1:55-2:25pm Stabilizing the Shaky Future of Diversity Hiring  Desmond Harrell (Customer Success Manager at hireEZ)

2:25-2:55pm How to Amplify DEI Initiatives to Make a Big Impact with Candidates  Corey Berkey (Senior Vice President, People & Talent at Jobvite)

2:25-2:55pm Battling bias with Data: a Winning Approach to Reducing Bias in Hiring  Eric Sydell, Ph.D. (EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire)

2:55-3:00pm Day 1 Conference Wrap-up with Talent Board team

June 16 - Day 2 Agenda

11:00-11:10am Talent Board team welcomes you to Day 2!

11:10-11:45am Keynote Presentation: Stop Saying We Can’t Find Any Diverse Talent — Dr. Shirley Davis (Best-Selling Author | Global Workforce Expert | President at SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.)

11:45am-12:15pm Onboarding in the Age of Flexible Work — Ashley Packard (Senior Talent Development Specialist at GoTo / LogMeIn)

12:15-12:35pm Break

12:35-1:05pm How SMB’s Can Tackle DEI, Procure Top Talent, and Save Money… All With a Few Key Strategy Shifts — Alex Bowden (CEO at  PEOPLEfirst Talent & Retention Consulting)

12:35-1:05pm Panel Discussion: Inclusive Recruiting with Cigna, Southwest, and The Corning Museum of Glass Speakers: Lucy Dubin PhD (CHRO and member of DEI Roadmap Team at The Corning Museum of Glass)
| Interim Head of Talent Acquisition at NPR), Amy Warner (Diversity & Early Career Talent Acquisition at Cigna), Navid Ladha (Business Consultant – Diversity at Southwest) | Moderator: Kevin Grossman (President at Talent Board)

1:05-1:35pm Attracting and Retaining Young Talent — Ajay M. Pangarkar (Author and Workforce Performance Strategist at CentralKnowledge / LRNOnline.com)

1:05-1:35pm The Do’s & Don’ts of Using AI to Build Inclusive Talent Experiences — Jess Elmquist (Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Evangelist at Phenom)

1:35-1:55pm Break

1:55-2:25pm Candidate Feedback and Diversity — Jason Moreau (Co-Founder and CEO at Survale) and Ian Alexander (Co-Founder and CMO at Survale)

1:55-2:25pm Redefining an Effective HBCU & Diversity Recruiting Strategy — Christen Steele (University Recruitment Consultant at WayUp (acquired by Yello))

2:25-2:55pm Redefining an Effective HBCU & Diversity Recruiting Strategy — Chris Murdock (Chief Sourcing Officer and Co-Founder at IQTalent Partners)

2:25-2:55pm Unlocking the potential of the neurodiverse talent pool: the power of inclusive assessment and recruitment — Kristin Allen (Senior Manager, Psychometrics at SHL), Mike Adams OBE (CEO of Purple) & Valentine Bruk-Lee , Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Director, Healthy Work Lab, Department of Psychology, Florida International University)

2:55-3:00pm Conference Wrap up 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
(more coming soon!)

Melissa Majors
CEO
Melissa Majors Consulting
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shirley Davis
Best-Selling Author
Global Workforce Expert
President
SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Catherine Mattice
Found and CEO
Civility Partners

Anthony Vaughan
Founder
The E1B2 Collective

Jeff Weidner
CEO
Popmix Media
Jeff@popmixmedia.com

Ashley Packard
Senior Talent Development Specialist
GoTo / LogMeIn

Ajay M. Pangarkar
Author and Workforce Performance Strategist
CentralKnowledge / LRNOnline.com

Alex Bowden
CEO
PEOPLEfirst Talent & Retention Consulting

Chris Murdock
Chief Sourcing Officer and Co-Founder
IQTalent Partners

Pankaj Jindal
Co-Founder
Sense

Gabe Rodarte-Miller
Diversity Talent Acquisition – URM Pillar Lead
Dell Technologies

Eric Sydell, Ph.D.
EVP of Innovation
Modern Hire

Corey Berkey
Senior Vice President, People & Talent
Jobvite

Jason Moreau
Co-Founder and CEO
Survale

Ian Alexander
Co-Founder and CMO
Survale

Jess Elmquist
Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Evangelist
Phenom

Christen Steele
University Recruitment Consultant
WayUp (acquired by Yello)

Kristin Allen
Senior Manager, Psychometrics
SHL

Mike Adams OBE
CEO
Purple

Valentine Bruk-Lee , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Director, Healthy Work Lab, Department of Psychology
Florida International University

Desmond Harrell
Customer Success Manager
hireEZ

Dr. Kristen Liesch
CEO
Tidal Equality

Scot Sessions
CEO
TalVista

Al Covington
ITS Human Resources Manager
University of California, Santa Cruz

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Recruiting with Emerald, Sunrun & West Monroe – Speakers include:

Danielle Antes
Director, Talent Acquisition
Emerald

Nicolle Doyle
Sr. Program Lead, Inclusion & Diversity
Sunrun

Gage Nordlof
Talent Acquisition Manager
West Monroe

Moderator: Kevin Grossman
President
Talent Board

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Recruiting with Cigna, Southwest, and The Corning Museum of Glass – Speakers include:

Amy Warner
Diversity & Early Career Talent Acquisition
Cigna

Navid Ladha
Business Consultant – Diversity
Southwest

Lucy Dubin PhD
Chief Human Resource Officer and member of DEI Roadmap Team
The Corning Museum of Glass

Moderator: Kevin Grossman
President
Talent Board

PLUS, PRESENTATIONS BY:

Survale
Engage2Excel
Paradox
Phenom

Modern Hire
Sense
Beamery
Gem

Jobvite
SeekOut
SHL
SkillSurvey
And more!

We look forward to seeing you virtually this June 15-16!

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