HCI's 2012 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference Returns to New York City April 30th
Follow-up to Last Year's Sold-Out Event to Address Social Media, Recruitment Optimizing, Candidate Sourcing
Brooklyn, NY — April 10, 2012 — HCI, a global leader in the science of strategic talent management, has announced its 2012 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, to take place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City, April 30th through May 2nd. The conference’s stated focus is to address the changing role of acquisition in the workplace by highlighting three main drivers: Social Media & Technology, Candidate Sourcing, and Recruitment Optimization. HCI recognizes that in a post-recession business climate, talent is everywhere — and yet paradoxically, incredibly hard to obtain. How does a company source talent in a talent surplus? Is an organization’s unfocused social media presence worse than no presence at all? Can a high potential hire’s “wandering eye” be cured? These are some of the issues the conference will tackle head-on, as HCI explores the recruiter’s transition from “order-taker” to “innovator” in today’s organization.
As last year’s Talent Acquisition Conference was focused on rebuilding the acquisition function, this year’s conference will focus on keeping it strong through savvy social media use, effective branding, tapping into hidden pools of passive talent, and optimizing your recruiting process with the right team and streamlined strategies. Over the course of three days, attendees will have the opportunity to network and benchmark with their peers, hear highlights from last year’s sold-out conference, live-blog the conference to their contemporaries, and of course attend panel discussions led by leading thinkers and practitioners of talent planning.
Scheduled to speak are such luminaries as Paul Depodesta, VP of Player Development and Scouting for the New York Mets and subject of Moneyball; Dr. Charles Handler, President & Founder for Rocket-Hire, LLC; Matthew Jeffery, EMEA Head of Talent Acquisition and Global Talent Brand for Autodesk; Brian Jensen, VP of Talent Acquisition for McGraw-Hill Companies; Lisa Maronski, Director of Strategic Sourcing for John Hancock Life Insurance Co.; Sarah Tilley, VP of Talent Acquisition and Global Mobility for the Walt Disney Co.; James Cochran, Head of Global Recruiting for JP Morgan Chase; Robert Gibby, Ph.D, Senior Manager of HR Research & Analytic for Procter & Gamble; and Carolyn Powell, VP of Talent Management for Dun & Bradstreet.
HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference is made possible by the sponsorship of leading corporations, including Diamond Sponsors Adecco RPO, Allegis Group Services, CareerBuilder, Chequed, DDI, Direct Employers, DoubleStar, Futurestep, HireVue, Kenexa, LinkedIn, Matchpoint Careers, Montage, Oracle, Pro Unlimited, Skill Survey, SourceRight, Taleo, and The Right Thing. Platinum Sponsors include iCIMS, Lumesse, SuccessFactors, Jibe, TMP Worldwide, and WilsonHCG. Our Gold Sponsors include Areotek, BarkerGilmore, Employment Enterprises, GlassDoor, GreenJobInterview, Guidant Group, HireVelocity, InterviewStream, Jobs2Web, MBAFocus, OneWire, SelectMinds, Taylor Osborne, and WANTED Analytics.
The new practices provided by HCI’s presenters and panel speakers, as well as the opportunities to share insights with one’s peers and collect white papers from today’s leading analysts, means that this year’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference is the number-one source for actionable strategies and cutting-edge paradigms for the current planning, recruiting, and marketing culture.
To learn more about this year’s conference, or to register for a seat, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012strategic/overview
HCI will also be live-streaming this conference through its virtual conference platform. For more details on HCI’s virtual conference, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012strategic/virtual
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