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#TheCandEs Virtual Conference: Diverse & Inclusive Recruiting, Hiring & Candidate Experience

Companies big and small across industries continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 and the continuous inequity and inclusion gaps it’s shone a new light on. No longer can the check-box diversity priorities be enough; business leaders, including HR and talent acquisition leaders, know that they must transform their recruiting, hiring and retention practices today and tomorrow to positively impact their businesses.

Join #TheCandEs virtually for two days of great speakers and sessions talking about Diverse and Inclusive Recruiting, Hiring and Candidate Experience on May 19-20, from 11 AM ET – 3 PM ET each day.

You can check out the speakers so far below, and the agenda will be coming soon, so stay tuned! This event will be virtual again and held in the Whova app (where you can attend on your computer, tablet and/or mobile). We will be launching our event app in early May for registrants. The virtual conference will be approved for 3 SHRM & HRCI credits each day 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.

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

Talent Board is the first nonprofit research organization focused on improving recruiting, hiring and the candidate experience. Donations go a long way to help us continue our mission!

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

Talent Board is the first nonprofit research organization focused on improving recruiting, hiring and the candidate experience. Donations go a long way to help us continue our mission!

Register Today!

Check out the agenda for the virtual conference!

Agenda (All times below are listed in Eastern Time):

Our Whova event app is launching in early May, where you can plan your schedule, network, and more! Stay tuned.

Agenda Day 1 - May 19

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

11:10-11:40am KEYNOTE: Taking the Guesswork out of the D&I Talent Cycle — Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, PhD

11:40am-12:10pm The candidate experience isn’t Binary — Madison Butler & Reese Byrne

12:10-12:30pm Break

12:30-1:00pm Reduce Bias in Hiring with AI and Soft Skills Data  — Dr. Frida Polli

12:30-1:00pm Diversity is Not A Problem to Solve, It’s an Initiative to Support — Cliff Jurkiewicz

1:00-1:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Considering the Working Mom in the Candidate — Moderator: Rachel Feintzeig |Speakers: Susan LaMotte, Jess von Bank, Nicole Wormley

Experience —Moderator: Rachel Feintzeig |Speakers: Susan LaMotte, Jess von Bank

1:00-1:30pm Attracting Diverse Talent the Right Way by Boosting Candidate Experience — Jackye Clayton

1:30-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:20pm Sourcing for Diversity — Brian Fink
1:50-2:20pm Does Your Hiring Process Impact Diversity Recruiting? — Jason Moreau

2:20-2:50pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Everything You Need to Explore on AI, Tech and DE&I — Moderator: Josh Secrest | Speakers: Heather Myers, Athena Karp 

2:20-2:50pm How to Incorporate Mental Wellness Into Your Company’s Recruitment Strategy — Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES

2:50-3:00pm Day 1 Wrap up

Agenda Day 2 - May 20

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

11:10-11:40am KEYNOTE: Diversity, Belonging, and Hope: Inclusive Leadership Principles That Matter — Talia Fox

11:40am-12:10pm Advancing Voluntary Inclusiveness — Soo Bong Peer

12:10-12:30pm Break

12:30-1:00pm Approach D&I from the Top and the Bottom — Kevin Housing

12:30-1:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Hiring humans or robots? Inclusive recruiting practices to move beyond just the business case — Moderator: Scot Sessions | Speakers: Katrina Kibben, Melissa Majors, Stephanie Wemusa

1:00-1:30pm 5 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience for Women — Romy Newman

1:00-1:30pm Best Practices for Sourcing, Interviewing and Hiring Diverse Talent — Brianne Thomas

1:30-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:20pm Humanizing Diversity through Hiring Maturity  — Rocki Howard

1:50-2:20pm Running Live Virtual Events to Attract & Nurture Diverse Talent — Ali Hackett & Nicola Sullivan

2:20-2:50pm Uncovering Hidden Bias in Your Hiring Process to Build a Better, More Diverse Workforce — Rob Bennett

2:50-3:00pm Conference Wrap up 

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

Register Today!

Talent Board is the first nonprofit research organization focused on improving recruiting, hiring and the candidate experience. Donations go a long way to help us continue our mission!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences
MESH/diversity

Talia Fox
CEO
KUSI Global, Inc.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Madison Butler
VP of People + impact
GRAV

Reese Byrne
Co-Founder
Triple B Communit

Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES
Founder & Career Coach
CaffeinatedKyle.com

Soo Bong Peer
Owner, Diversity Strategy Consultant and Coach
Soo Peer Associates LLC

Amber Brown
Product Leader
D&I Technology
iCIMS

Rocki Howard
Chief Diversity Officer
SmartRecruiters

Dr. Frida Polli
CEO and Co-Founder
Pymetrics

Jackye Clayton
Diversity Equity and Inclusion ( DEI ) Strategist
SeekOut

Romy Newman 
President and Co-Founder
Fairygodboss

Brianne Thomas
Recruiting Manger
Jobvite

Jason Moreau
Co-Founder and CEO
Survale

Ali Hackett
Founder & CEO
Meet & Engage

Nicola Sullivan
Solutions Director
Meet & Engage

Kevin Housing
AVP Human Resources
Mr. Cooper Group

Rob Bennett
Sr Director of Sales
SkillSurvey

Cliff Jurkiewicz
VP of Strategy
Phenom

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

Josh Secrest
VP Client Advocacy and former global TA leader
Paradox 

Heather Myers
Chief Psychology Officer
Traitify

Athena Karp 
CEO 
HiredScore

Moderator: Scot Sessions
CEO and Co-Founder
TalVista

Katrina Kibben
CEO 
Three Ears Media

Melissa Majors
CEO
Melissa Majors Consulting

Stephanie Wemusa
VP of Diversity and Inclusion
Talvista

Moderator: Rachel Feintzeig
Work & Life Columnist
The Wall Street Journal

Susan LaMotte
Found and CEO
Exaqueo

Nicole Wormley
Senior Director, Diversity Attraction and University Recruitment
Danaher Corporation

Jess von Bank
Head of Marketing and Global Community Leader
Leapgen 

Great Speakers and Panel Discussions Topics Also Include:

 
 
 
 

We look forward to seeing you virtually this May 19th & 20th!

Register Today!

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