June 5-7, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

Recruiter Nation Live offers the largest gathering of talent-focused professionals and experts under one roof. In fact, anyone with a vested interest in high-quality hiring is welcome to join. We’ll offer powerful keynote presentations, along with learning tracks and breakout sessions, all focused on the topics impacting your business today. Hear the latest insight and trends in creative sourcing, employment branding, recruitment marketing, collaborative hiring, effective career websites, recruiting metrics, onboarding, and much more. And of course—you’ll have plenty of opportunities throughout the event to network with the industry’s best and brightest.

*This program is valid for 10 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.*


Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Live offers two full days of total talent and recruiting enlightenment—including all your favorite activities from previous events.

  • Connect with the Best: Network with 600+ of the best minds in recruiting—including your peers, well-known industry experts, thought leaders, and visionaries
  • Get Interactive: Stop by the Demo Center to see what’s new with Jobvite products—and visit the Solutions Expo to try the latest technology from our partners.
  • Ask the Experts: For Customers – Register early, pick a time slot, and secure your one-on-one appointment with Jobvite Customer Success experts at the Insiders’ Bar.


Need help convincing your manager? Check out our blog 5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Recruiter Nation Live. If you would like help justifying the time out of the office, and the budget, we’re here to help. Here’s a draft email you can send to your boss to help make the case.



Abby Wambach

Two-time American Olympic Gold Medalist Soccer Player; Equal Pay Advocate 

Tim Sanders

Best Selling Author, Technology Pioneer

Ann Curry

Ann Curry

Award-winning journalist and photojournalist, Humanitarian Reporter

Dan Finnigan - CEO, Jobvite

Dan Finnigan

Chief Executive Officer, Jobvite


Elaine Orler

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Talent Function


Matt Charney

Executive Editor, RecruitingDaily

lydia dishman

Lydia Dishman

Business Journalist and Author, Fast Company

kris dunn

Kris Dunn

CHRO, Kinetix and Founder of Fistful of Talent

Larisa Wolf

Sr. Customer Success Manager, Jobvite

Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure

President, Unbridled Talent

Jeremy Ryder

Talent Acquisition Manager,  Trek Bicycle

Mai Nakamura

Manager of Web Development,  Jobvite

Nick Mailey

VP of Talent Acquisition, Intuit

Chris Arokiaraj

Director of Integrations,  Jobvite

Leslie Litzenberger

Sr. Customer Success Manager,  Jobvite

Kelli Dragovich

Sr. Vice President of People, Hired

Robert Tsao

Chief Product Officer, Jobvite

Sarah Zachow

Diversity Recruitment Program Manager, Schneider Electric

kyle lagunas

Kyle Lagunas

Research Manager, Lighthouse Research/IDC

Rachel Bitte

Chief People Officer, Jobvite

Kevin Wheeler

Founder and Chairman, Future of Talent Institute

Gerry Crispin

Principal and Co-Founder, CareerXroads

Jennifer Miniard

Director of Talent Acquisition and HR, Wilsonart

Andre Boularis

Director of Engage Services, Jobvite

Stacy Zapar

Founder, Tenfold

Scott Wintrip

CEO and President, Wintrip Consulting Group


Debbie Kemp

SVP Human Resources, Bankrate

Shally Steckerl

President, The Sourcing Institute

Sujay Rao

VP of Product, Jobvite

Paul Hebert

Sr. Director – Solutions Architecture, Creative Group, Inc.

Madeline Laurano

Co-founder and Chief Research Officer, Aptitude Research


Monday, June 5

1:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration and Check-in Open
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Insiders’ Desk [By Appt Only]
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Welcome Reception
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Free Night to Explore San Francisco!

Tuesday, June 6

7:30am – 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am
Expo and Demo Center Open
7:30am – 9:00am
Insiders’ Desk [By Appt Only]
9:00am – 10:40am
Dan Finnigan, Chief Executive Officer | Jobvite
Abby Wambach, Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Star and Equal Pay Advocate
10:40am – 11:00am
11:10am – 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions
Proven Practices to a Robust Candidate Referral Program jobvite_icon_32
Heather Cardoso, Director of Talent Acquisition | ServiceNow
Rachel Wong, Referral Program Supervisor | ServiceNow
Companies know the value of candidate referrals, but putting a referral program into practice can often seem like a daunting task. In this session, talent experts from ServiceNow will outline how their company conquered the challenges to implement a winning program that works. Learn how to define your referral program, and explore the Jobvite tools that help you successfully promote your plan to employees. Understand why tracking referral metrics can be a work in progress—and how to build tracking processes into your program for lasting value.
Tackling Talent with Tech: Build and Source from Your Talent Pool jobvite_icon_32
Andre Boulais, Director Professional Services | Jobvite
Jennifer Miniard, Director of Talent Acquisition and HR | Wilsonart
Sarah Zachow, Diversity Recruitment Program Manager | Schneider Electric
Gary Petruzzelli, Director, Americas Talent Acquisition | CA Technologies
What would happen if half of your hiring manager’s team walked away tomorrow? Don’t panic: This session will equip you to handle any urgent hiring situation quickly and efficiently. Join Jobvite’s Director of Engage Services—also a former customer and leader of a Tech 50 SaaS Talent team—as he guides a panel of experts through play-by-play tactics for tackling tough talent acquisition. Through insiders’ stories, you’ll learn why your existing talent pool is your most effective weapon when it comes to attracting, engaging, hiring, and retaining talent. You’ll also hear how quickly organizations are tapping into that resource with Jobvite Engage, and why Engage works. Walk away ready to engage both internal employees and future hires with mobile-optimized campaigns and other innovative approaches that will transform your hiring managers into recruiting evangelists.
The Crazy World of 2025: Challenges and New Ideas for Talent Acquisition
Kevin Wheeler, Founder and Chairman | Future of Talent Institute
If you think talent acquisition leaders face challenges today, just wait a few years. Join noted futurist Kevin Wheeler as he explores how trends in technology, demographics, globalization, supply chains, social media and many other areas will dramatically impact not only what talent acquisition leaders do on a daily basis, but also the future of the profession at large. This session is based on research and learnings from the Future of Talent Institute, which Kevin leads.
How to Buy HR Software
Madeline Laurano, Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer | Aptitude Research
As the HR technology market becomes increasingly crowded and complex, organizations looking to select a partner feel overwhelmed when trying to make the right decision. Too often, analysis of the HR technology market focuses on product capabilities and ignores all the other factors that comprise a strong relationship between provider and customer. As a result, only 39% of companies would recommend their provider. When trying to select the right HR technology partner, companies must understand differentiators across the entire customer journey—from first conversation to ongoing support. Unfortunately, in a highly commoditized market, finding what sets one provider apart from another is not always easy. This session will help you better understand how HR tech has changed in recent years, how to assess the unique differentiators of technology providers—and which ones are most important to your journey. You’ll also learn which tools and resources can best inform your decision, as well as how to communicate your final selection to key stakeholders.
Psychology of Recruitment: Brain Hacking to Get Agreement
Paul Hebert, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture | Creative Group, Inc.
Scott Adams of “Dilbert” cartoon fame has said that humans are just wet robots—and he’s not far off. But while we can’t actually recode the software in our heads, we can hack it. This session will provide you with effective techniques for “hot wiring” your recruits’ decision engines to make your arguments more persuasive. Learn the biases and triggers that will help you close more deals and reduce the decision timeline.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Networking Luncheon, Expo, and Insiders’ Desk Open [By Appt Only]
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Keynote  The Essential Ingredient: Why Being a Good Option is a Losing Strategy
Tim Sanders, Technology Pioneer and Best Selling Author
With today’s focus on “The Gig Economy” recruiting professionals have focused on how Millennials as a whole like career mobility, and why they should adapt to this new generation preference. However, research suggests that candidates (regardless of generation) who are looking for an “Essential Career Ingredient” are more likely to outperform the Gig’ers in terms of productivity, loyalty, engagement and leadership development. Employer brands that market their essential role in an employee’s career will attract the cream of the talent crop.

During this talk, Tim will outline how recruiters can position their opportunities as career propulsion ingredients by focusing on brand power, development opportunities, innovative products and services, and internal community.

2:10pm – 3:00pm
Breakout Sessions
Creating Brand Ambassadors from Your Talent Pool with Jobvite jobvite_icon_32
Larisa Wolf, Senior Customer Success Manager | Jobvite
Leslie Litzenberger, Senior Customer Success Manager | Jobvite
Why source harder when you can locate talent smarter with Jobvite Hire? If you’ve ever wondered whether your team is using all the search tools Jobvite has to offer, this session is for you. Don’t miss the latest & greatest best practices as Jobvite experts and customer success duo—Larisa & Leslie—unveil how you can improve your sourcing process for a better candidate experience. Come explore recruiting techniques and key Jobvite features that turn the rejection process into the talent pool of your dreams—and ultimately turn each candidate into a future brand ambassador.
Jobvite Analytics for Data Driven Decisions jobvite_icon_32
Job Seeker Panel: Say Hello to Your Candidates
Matt Charney, Executive Editor | Recruiting Daily
The Cold War: Exploring the Relationship Between Hiring Managers, HR & Recruiting
Rachel Bitte, Chief People Officer | Jobvite
Kelli Dragovich, Senior Vice President | Hired
Matt Hughes, Recruiting Manager | Hired
While it’s a relationship that can sometimes be awkward, contentious and passive-aggressively full of blame, the complex triangle of hiring managers, HR, and recruiting teams is important to explore. Join us for a fireside chat as these incredible leaders share their insight on how the connection between these parties can either accelerate or stall the hiring progress and ongoing development of rapidly scaling organizations. You’ll learn how to build better, more effective rapport and help ensure continued successful talent acquisition.
DisruptHR! Approaching HR, Talent Acquisition (and Your Career) in a Whole New Way
Jennifer McClure, President | Unbridled Talent
Tired of the same old approach to HR? Are you ready to change how we talk about talent? Come shake things up in this session, led by Jennifer McClure, and explore real-life stories of disruption from CEOs, HR practitioners, and talent acquisition professionals. You’ll learn how to beat competitors and win in-demand talent through new recruiting, retention and leadership development initiatives. You’ll also learn tactics that help you sell innovative ideas to managers and execs. And you’ll see why taking a long-term, “big picture” approach to HR can help ensure strong, successful alignment with the organization’s goals.
3:00pm – 3:20pm
3:30pm – 4:20pm
Breakout Sessions
Organizing the Chaos of High-Volume Applicants at Hulu jobvite_icon_32
Jessica Wheeler, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition | Hulu
Marisa Uranga, Lead Recruiter | Hulu
Boosting Brand with Magnetic Career Sites jobvite_icon_32
Mai Nakamura, Manager of Web Development | Jobvite
Peter Moore, VP, Talent Management & Acquisition | Dollar Shave Club
Marc Shea, Director Talent Acquisition | Universal Music Group
Blake Wettstein, Sr. Talent Acquisition Program Director | Ingram Micro
What’s behind Curtain #3? Find out at this interactive session, where our panelists—each experienced talent acquisition strategists—reveal how major career site makeovers have magnetized the candidate experience to more effectively entice skilled applicants. Hear real-world stories and winning results from well-known companies like Universal Music Group, Ingram Micro and Dollar Shave Club. Gain insight on the difference between standard Jobvite career sites and power-packed branded versions, developed through Jobvite Hosted [iFrames, XML and API] solutions. Site “stickiness” and a memorable job seeker experience can be yours, too! And if you’ve got site tips of your own, bring them. Your peers will thank you for it!
Level Up: 10 Things that Great Recruiters Do
Stacey Zapar, President | Tenfold
Analytics: Hiring Manager Batting Average
Kris Dunn, CHRO | Kinetix and Founder | Fistful of Talent
You know the drill. Well-intentioned recruiters source and screen candidates, and ultimately push a slate of qualified targets to the hiring manager for next steps. Then one of two things happens: either the hiring manager does nothing (and the best candidates slip away), or the hiring manager picks the wrong person. Sadly, you can’t make decisions for your hiring managers—but you can encourage your organization to hold them accountable for their choices. Join Kris Dunn from Kinetix and Fistful of Talent to learn how a valuable recruiting metric, the Hiring Manager Batting Average, can you give you the data you need to start a new conversation in your organization and level the playing field. We’ll also explore ramp-up considerations, reporting tips and political notes on the best way to initiate your discussion.
Durable Diversity: Cultivating an Inclusive Workforce in a Conflicted World
Scott Wintrip, CEO and President | Wintrip Consulting Group
While research data shows the positive impact of diverse workforces, some leaders still express doubts about hiring for diversity—and the reason might surprise you. Join Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, as he investigates why organizations face obstacles when it comes to maintaining diversity. He’ll explain why common inclusion initiatives—such as gender balancing, hiring quotas, and blind hiring—fail to build sustainable workforces. He’ll also cover how new trends in hiring, like experiential interviews, can help combat those challenges. And he’ll show you how companies of all sizes are working to change the rules of hiring to better cultivate inclusive teams at work.
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Day Wrap-Up and Prize Giveaways
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Time to Party!

Wednesday, June 7

8:00am – 9:00am
Check-in and Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am
Expo, Demo Center, and Insiders’ Desk Open [By Appt Only]
9:00am – 10:00am
Ann Curry, Television Journalist and Humanitarian Reporter
10:00am – 10:50am
CEO Panel
Dan Finnigan, CEO |Jobvite
10:50am – 11:10am
11:10am – 12:00am
Breakout Sessions
The Jobvite Roadmap jobvite_icon_32
Robert Tsao, Chief Product Officer | Jobvite
Sujay Rao, VP of Product | Jobvite
The hiring landscape continues to be reshaped by a shifting global economy, and only those organizations leveraging the most innovative products, services, and tools are prepared to compete effectively for talent. Jobvite customers, grab your seat and explore how your recruitment solution is primed to keep pace with the change and set new trends in this evolving world of recruiting. Join our Jobvite strategy & product leaders, Robert Tsao and Sujay Rao, as they spotlight the latest technology updates and how they relate to a changing landscape, where Artificial Intelligence will undoubtedly make an impact in the near future. Don’t miss our coverage of several unique advanced recruiting use cases, as we unveil an exciting product roadmap poised to move the needle in your organization’s talent acquisition strategy.
Recruitment is Marketing: How Ericsson Increased Their Social Employee Advocacy
Lisa Smith-Strother, Sr. Director, Global Employer Brand, Recruitment Marketing, and Diversity TA Head | Ericsson
Aligning Your Recruiting Strategy with Transparency
Nick Mailey, Vice President, Talent Acquisition | Intuit
State of Recruiting Analytics in the Talent Acquisition Industry
Kyle Lagunas, Principal Analyst in Talent Acquisition | Lighthouse Research/IDC
According to the latest data from IDC’s benchmark survey, Modern Measures of Success in Talent Acquisition, 78% of companies think it’s important to measure performance in Talent Attraction and Engagement. That makes sense, as performance data should provide better insight into what’s working and what’s not. The only problem—and it’s a big one—is that 45% of companies are relying on inconsistent or anecdotal data. Even worse, 38% aren’t tracking performance data at all. Join Kyle Lagunas, Principal Analyst in Talent Acquisition at IDC, as he shares key findings from his research on modern measures of success in recruiting. He’ll cover the extent of measurement and reporting across key capabilities, as well as the real value of insight generated by standard measurement practices. You’ll walk away ready to craft an action plan for evolving measurement and adopting modern KPIs.
Customers are Candidates: Is Your Company at Risk?
Gerry Crispin, Principal and Co-Founder | CareerXroads
By now you know that what candidates think about your company is just as important as what customers think. But did you know that 80% of a candidate’s perception of your company can be directly linked to just five specific drivers? This is a huge revelation—thanks to TalentBoard data collected and compiled over the past six years—and we’ll discuss it in depth at this session, led by Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads. Understand what these five fundamentals are, how they impact the candidate journey, and what you can do to address them in your recruiting and application processes. Learn why it’s critical to pay attention to candidates at every stage of the funnel, the way marketers do to their prospects—and see why the true cost of a bad candidate experience might be more devastating than you think.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Networking Luncheon, Expo, and Insiders’ Desk Open [By Appt Only]
1:10pm – 2:00pm
Breakout Sessions
Culture is Key: Finding & Retaining the Best Fits jobvite_icon_32
Jeremy Ryder, Talent Acquisition Lead | Trek Bikes
Company culture is a vital element of the hiring process—and it’s one Trek takes seriously. Throughout its recruiting funnel, this big-name bike company leverages employer branding and Jobvite technology to convey culture in a way that inspires loyalty, attracts candidates, and ultimately brings on the best culture fits. Through firsthand experiences and proven Jobvite best practices, you’ll learn how to keep company culture top of mind every step of the way, from candidate communications to interviews to onboarding. Understand the connection between hiring for culture, accelerating onboarding processes, and retaining high-quality employees.
Take Recruiting Viral: Proven Strategies in Social Media & Digital Campaigns jobvite_icon_32
Andre Boulais, Director Professional Services | Jobvite
Jennifer Miniard, Director of Talent Acquisition and HR | Wilsonart
If you think the war for talent is over—and that talent won—then you know the harsh reality about hiring today. It’s not enough to be a recruiter anymore; today’s HR teams also have to be experts in employer branding and social media. In this interactive session, presented jointly by Jobvite and Wilsonart, we’ll cover best practices in all three areas, teaching you how to attract and nurture top talent through the art of viral engagement. From informative, eye-catching landing page campaigns to thriving social posts, learn what’s trending in 2017, and hear Wilsonart share real-world recruitment marketing milestones. You’ll walk away ready to skillfully and creatively promote jobs and convert high-quality prospects into amazing “pink unicorn” hires.
Career Development for Recruiters: Newbie to Seasoned Professional
Sparkle and Shine: Simple Tweaks to Deliver a Stellar Candidate Experience
Stacy Zapar, President | Tenfold
2:10pm – 3:00pm
Breakout Sessions
Your Integrations Toolkit for Seamless Recruiting jobvite_icon_32
Debbie Kemp, SVP Human Resources | Bankrate
Chris Arokiaraj, Director of Integrations | Jobvite
Looking to create a hiring experience that’s quicker, better, and smarter? Look no further: We have the technology and expertise to enable seamless recruiting that’s better than ever before. It’s all about taking an integrated approach. Join this session to directly hear from our integration experts on how to connect the dots between Jobvite and your existing systems. Hear first-hand insight from Bankrate’s SVP of HR as she shares friendly insider trading tips behind her company’s successful Jobvite-ADP Workforce Now integration—plus the before & the after stories, along with must-have tools for your kit. Whether your dots lead to HRIS, DocuSign, job boards or even background screening, we have the lines to connect you.
Implemented and Now What?
Elaine Orler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Talent Function
What happens after an organization finds the right recruiting technology? In this session, Elaine Orler, CEO and founder of Talent Function, will look at implementation from start to finish—paying special attention to the after. Join us to hear real-world examples of successful implementations and those gone awry. You’ll take away actionable tips to help your organization ensure lasting success, including best practices for communication and change management. You’ll also learn strategies for keeping up-to-date on the latest solutions and avoiding a return to old habits.
Mobile Outreach Techniques
Shally Steckerl, Founder |The Sourcing Institute Foundation
So you found good prospects—now what? Being the world’s greatest sourcer means nothing when you can’t get candidates to respond. In this session, led by renowned sourcing expert Shally Steckerl, you’ll explore proven social and mobile tricks to escape InMail hell and increase your call-back ratio by at least 20%. You’ll also learn how to weave your cold calls, voicemails, and emails with new social media outreach strategies. And you’ll cover real-world ways to find prospects’ social footprints, fine-tune your social media pages and messages, and prioritize various communication vehicles to get faster, more positive responses.
Onboarding: Who Owns it? HR or Recruiting?
Larry Sanford, Head of Talent Acquisition & Enablement, Talent Onboarding & Development, HR Strategy | Coupa
3:10pm – 4:00pm
Closing Session: How Will AI/Automation Change Recruiting?
Lydia Dishman, Business Journalist and Author | Fast Company
While technology in recruitment is nothing new, every ongoing development in artificial intelligence, algorithms, and machine learning presents a mix of challenges and opportunities for both industry professionals and job seekers. In this lively discussion, our panelists will focus on just how smart AI really is, how it’s already impacting organizations today, and whether or not it can ever replace human recruiters.
Conference Concludes
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* Sessions & Times subject to change


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Spend Time in The Expo: The Recruiter Nation Live Expo will feature an in-depth look at some of the most innovative recruiting technologies and deep expertise in talent acquisition in the industry.

Stop by the Jobvite Demo Center. See it. Experience it. Attendees visiting the Expo will get a sneak peek at some of the recently released and up-and-coming product enhancements planned for the Jobvite Platform and pick up the best tips and tricks from Jobvite experts. Did we mention the fun prizes yet?


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