Strategic Talent Acquisition & Retention
May 18 - 20, 2016 in New York City
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Pre-Conference Workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 18

8:00am EDT

WORKSHOP A: Candidates Are Customers Too – How To Improve The Candidate Experience To Prevent Damage To Your Brand
Mainz a Magna Company

The need to maintain the human element while utilizing the latest in technology may be the difference between a positive candidate experience and a negative one. Negative candidate journeys are 8 times more likely to damage your brand and create a narrower talent pool. Remember, a candidate is most likely a consumer of your product or service, and a bad recruiting experience could mean the loss of a customer and their connections. Developing an institutionalized communication plan for outside stakeholders is mandatory for today’s most successful companies.


Discover the value in creating a detailed candidate engagement standard, and learn how to:


  • Understand how candidates perceive your brand while trying to secure a job with your company
  • Bring back key coaching tools for recruiters and hiring managers to generate a holistic candidate journey
  • Explore how your current process may be hurting or helping create brand champions within your candidates
  • Increase customer engagement through your candidate pool


Michel Bekiarian, CEO

Mainz a Magna Company

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Michael Bekiarian

CEO, Mainz a Magna Company
Michael is the CEO of Mainz, a Magna Management company based in New York City. At Mainz, Michael leads a team of CX industry professionals passionate about building the authentic customer experience by providing the very best in passionate and culturally aligned employees through... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
New York City

10:15am EDT

WORKSHOP B: Unlock The Power Of Your Organization’s Story To Create An Authentic Employer Brand That Will Boost Your Talent Acquisition Efforts
Monaco Lange -- The engagement consultancy™
Through time, organizations have been built to serve the customer. And rightly so. No customers, no company. But this hyper-focus on the customer often means the employees behind the scenes are forgotten. The irony? Employees are a company's strongest brand ambassadors, and companies now more than ever need to keep them inspired and engaged. 


In this workshop, you will learn to transcend “brand fog”—vague and generic messaging—and unlock the power of your company's story, strengthen your employer brand, and effectively communicate your employer brand to current employees and candidates.


Learn the steps required and the tools needed to move your employees with a clear, concise, , and compelling employer brand story, including how to:


  • Understand the difference and overlap between company brand and employer brand
  • Translate the employer brand as a story, and the power within it
  • Define your unique story and how to build it from within
  • Present your story with new authenticity, clarity, and confidence
  • Align your story with the core values and vision of the organization
  • Hear inspirational examples of what other companies are doing and how they did it


Greg Monaco, Founding Partner

Monaco Lange -- The engagement consultancy™ 

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Greg Monaco

Brand Consultant, Monaco Branding and Creative
For the past 20 years, Greg has dedicated his mind and heart to helping companies align around shared values, vision, and telling their unique stories to the world. As founder of The Engagement Consultancy™, Monaco Lange, Greg puts these skills into action by helping organizations... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
New York City

1:15pm EDT

WORKSHOP C: Applying The 5 Rules Of Engagement To Build An Employee Experience That Attracts And Retains Top Talent
Brilliant Ink

There’s a revolution underway in the world of talent and employee engagement, fueled by a number of factors – an improved economic outlook, business growth, millennials demanding more meaningful work, and hyper-connectivity that has eroded the traditional boundaries between our jobs and our personal lives. In other words, it’s a wild new world of work – is your organization prepared to roll with the changes?


In this entertaining and interactive session, you’ll learn the new rules of talent and employee engagement that will help you and your organization not only survive the revolution, but thrive.  Following this discussion, you’ll be able to successfully:


  • Apply the five rules of engagement that will help you build an employee experience that attracts and retains the best of the best
  • Exercise your company values to strengthen a culture of authenticity and more effectively engage with your people
  • Empower your managers to be more effective communicators from day one


Ann Melinger, CEO

Brilliant Ink

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Ann Melinger

CEO, Brilliant Ink
I've spent the last 15+ years counseling organizations on improving employee engagement and business results. Employee engagement is my passion and I believe strongly in the role that communications plays in helping people feel good about the work they do every day. I believe my work... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
New York City

3:30pm EDT

WORKSHOP D: Using Data And Analytics To Convince Leadership To Approve New Talent Acquisition Strategies (AKA Budgets!)
WorldBridge Partners
With so many metric possibilities, and so little time – what do you choose to measure, and how do you measure it? Then, once analyzed and collected, what do you do with the data? Do you have the right info and numbers for leadership versus hiring managers?


During this interactive, hands-on workshop – we’ll delve into the measurement world of recruiting and talent acquisition. You’ll walk away from this session with a confident understanding of how to:


  • Choose the right measurement methods for your project
  • Present data and metrics to different stakeholders to achieve the best results
  • Improve current and future talent acquisition strategies with better measurement data


Michele Porfilio, Talent Acquisition Consultant

WorldBridge Partners

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Michele Porfilio

Talent Acquisition Consultant, WorldBridge Partners
Michele Porfilio is a Talent Acquisition Consultant at WorldBridge Partners. Previously she was a Strategic Sourcing Leader at Crowe Horwath LLP.   Michele has been a leader in advocating the applications of technology in recruiting, utilizing metrics to improve performance, and... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
New York City