Join Us for Recruiter Nation Live!
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, 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.*

Here’s the Lowdown

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.

Justify Your Trip

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.


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Keynote Speaker
Abby Wambach
Two-time American Olympic Gold Medalist Soccer Player | Equal Pay Advocate

One of the world’s best players in the air, she is currently the #1 all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 160 career goals. The USA’s emotional leader was her country’s... Full Bio

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Ann Curry
Award-winning journalist and photojournalist | Humanitarian Reporter

Award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry, a former NBC News Network anchor and international correspondent, has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and... Full Bio

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Dan Finnigan
Chief Executive Officer | Jobvite

Dan Finnigan has spent his career launching and growing Internet businesses with a focus on the recruitment market. Previously, Dan served as Senior Vice President of Yahoo! and General Manager of Yahoo!... Full Bio

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Tim Sanders
Best Selling Author | Technology Pioneer

Tim Sanders spent most of his career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was on the ground floor of the quality movement, the launch of the mobile phone industry and,... Full Bio


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Guest Speaker
Berverly Amy
Talent Attraction Specialist, Belron Canada

As a Talent Attraction Specialist for Canada’s industry leader in professional automotive glass repair and replacement —Belron  Canada— Beverly Amy is responsible for showcasing  culture and employment opportunities, by elevating Belron Canada as an... Full Bio

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Steve Alexander
Director of Talent Acquisition, AccentCare

Steve is currently the Director of Client Services with Agile1 serving AccentCare as the Director of Talent Acquisition.  AccentCare is a national post-acute care with over 160 offices throughout the US.  He... Full Bio

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Chris Arokiaraj
Director of Integrations | Jobvite

As Director of Integration Services at Jobvite, Chris leads the strategic practice, offering various types of integrations between Jobvite and major HRIS platforms. Chris partners internally with Jobvite Product and Engineering teams... Full Bio

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Rachel Bitte
Chief People Officer | Jobvite

Rachel is Chief People Officer at Jobvite, aka head honcho of finding and keeping the geniuses who work here. She has over 18 years of human resources leadership and process excellence experience,... Full Bio

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Matt Blumberg
CEO, Return Path

Matt Blumberg is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Return Path, a data solutions provider based in New York City. It is with great pride that he has watched this initial creation... Full Bio

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Andre Boularis
Director of Engage Services | Jobvite

As an accomplished public speaker and regular blogger for SHRM on Employer Brand, Strategic Sourcing, and Social Media Recruiting; Andre leads Jobvite’s Global Engage Services team. He and his division work closely... Full Bio

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Matt Charney
Executive Editor | Recruiting Daily

With a unique background that includes HR, blogging and social media, Matt Charney is a key influencer in recruiting and a self-described “kick-butt marketing and communications professional.” He serves as executive editor... Full Bio

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Gerry Crispin
Co-Founder and Principal | CareerXroads

Gerry is a lifelong student of Staffing. He has always promoted the notion that every stakeholder in the hiring process including candidates must have their basic needs addressed for recruiters to be... Full Bio

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Lydia Dishman
Business Journalist and Author | Fast Company

Lydia Dishman is a business journalist writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, commerce, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The... Full Bio

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Kelli Dragovich
Senior Vice President of People | Hired

Kelli Dragovich is the Senior Vice President of People at Hired. Within this role, she leads the team responsible for enabling Hired to rapidly grow and scale effectively. She’s passionate about building... Full Bio

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Kris Dunn
CHRO | Kinetix and Founder | Fistful of Talent

Kris is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, and the founding editor of the popular HR blogs Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist. He’s a VP of HR type who... Full Bio

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Paul Hebert
Senior Director – Solutions Architecture | Creative Group, Inc.

Paul Hebert is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on influencing behaviors and driving business results through employees, channel partners and consumers. Paul is the Senior Director of Solutions Architecture for Creative... Full Bio

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Debbie Kemp
SVP Human Resources | Bankrate

Ms. Kemp has served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bankrate Inc. since April 2015. From 2011 until 2015, Ms. Kemp served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources... Full Bio

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Kyle Lagunas
Research Manager | Lighthouse Research/IDC

Kyle Lagunas is research manager for IDC’s Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice.  In this role, Kyle leads IDC’s research on the most recent developments in recruiting and staffing... Full Bio

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Madeline Laurano
Co-Founder and Chef Research Officer | Aptitude Research

Madeline’s primary focus over the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the... Full Bio

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Nick Mailey
VP of Talent Acquisition | Intuit

Nick Mailey is an HR executive who leads Talent Acquisition at Intuit, a Most Admired Software Company that also ranks among Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. A passionate talent... Full Bio

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Jennifer McClure
President | Unbridled Talent

Jennifer McClure is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, leadership success coach, and former HR executive who works with business leaders to build careers that they love, and lives that matter. As President... Full Bio

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Jennifer Miniard
Director of Talent Acquisition and HR | Wilsonart

Jennifer is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition and HR for Wilsonart.  Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces is a world leading manufacturing and distribution organization that is driven by a mission to create innovative,... Full Bio

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Mai Nakamura
Manager of Web Development | Jobvite

In her role as the Manager of Web Development in Customer Success, Mai works closely with organizations seeking creative support with the production of employment-focused career sites. Nakamura leads a team focused... Full Bio

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Elaine Orler
Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Talent Function

CEO and founder of Talent Function, Elaine Orler has been developing and implementing HR solutions since 1993. Passionate about the candidate experience and its impact on both workforces and employers, Elaine is also... Full Bio

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Sujay Rao
VP of Product | Jobvite

As VP of Product at Jobvite, Sujay heads all product activities for Jobvite’s flagship product Jobvite Hire, along with Jobvite Onboard and the popular Hiring Team Mobile App. During his career, Sujay has... Full Bio

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Jeremy Ryder
Talent Acquisition Manager | Trek Bicycle

Jeremy Ryder is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Trek Bicycle. He is passionate about creating an unforgettable, positive hiring experience for both Candidates and Hiring Managers. In his role at Trek, he... Full Bio

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Shally Streckl
President | The Sourcing Institute

As President of The Sourcing Institute and outspoken industry pioneer, Shally builds enterprise recruiting engines for Fortune 500 brands helping them efficiently find unfindable talent. He is the author of the industry... Full Bio

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Kevin Wheeler
Founder and Chairman | Future of Talent Institute

Kevin is a well-known futurist, speaker, author, teacher and consultant in talent acquisition and development. Kevin is the Founder and Chairman of the Future of Talent Institute. Kevin started FOTI in 2004... Full Bio

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Scott Wintrip
CEO and President | Wintrip Consulting Group

Scott Wintrip has changed how thousands of companies across the globe find and select employees, helping design and implement a process to hire top talent in less than an hour. He is the... Full Bio

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Larisa Wolf
Senior Customer Success Manager | Jobvite

In her role as a Senior Customer Success Manager, Larisa partners with Jobvite customers to understand their business process, make recommendations to drive value and increase engagement. In the process, she identifies... Full Bio

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Sarah Zachow
Diversity Recruitment Program Manager | Schneider Electric

Sarah is the Diversity Recruitment Program Manager – North America for Schneider Electric. Sarah has been in Talent Acquisition for Schneider Electric for 4 years in various roles. Sarah is passionate about... Full Bio

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Stacy Zaper
Founder | Tenfold

Stacy Donovan Zapar is a 20-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies. She launched Tenfold in 2012 and has since joined multiple recruiting technology advisory boards and consulted on global employer branding, social... Full Bio


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Monday, June 5

2:00pm – 6:00pm Registration and Check-in Open
3:00pm – 5:00pm Insiders’ Desk (By Appt Only)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception
6:00pm Free night to explore San Francisco


Tuesday, June 6

7:00am – 7:45am Rise and Shine Walk with Rachel our CPO
7:30am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Expo and Demo Center Open
7:30am – 8:30am Insiders’ Desk (By Appt Only)
8:30am – 9:00am Insiders’ Training Lap (Drop-Ins)
9:00am – 11:00am Keynote

Dan Finnigan, Chief Executive Officer | Jobvite

Recruiting Equality and Affecting Change
Abby Wambach, Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Star and Equal Pay Advocate

11:00am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:20am Breakout Sessions

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 you more persuasive. Find out how to drive “yes” responses from 20% to 94% by simply including one additional word in your request. You will learn the biases and triggers every human has that will help you close more candidates and reduce the decision timeline. Sign up because these techniques will increase your income quickly. In fact, this description includes two of the techniques we will discuss. Can you spot them? Attend this session to find out which ones. You’ve always wanted to be a jedi – now is your chance.

Driving Referrals as Your #1 Source of Hires
Heather Cardoso, Director of Staffing Operations | ServiceNow
Rachel Wong, Project Lead, HR Staffing Operations | 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
Rachel Duran, Manager, Employer Brand Marketing | 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.

12:30pm – 1:30pm Networking Luncheon, Expo, and Insiders’ Desk Open (By Appt Only)
1:30pm – 2:30pm 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.

2:40pm – 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

What Recruiting Trends Are Worth The Hype, and Which Are Total BS?
Matt Charney, Executive Editor | Recruiting Daily

Matt Charney, Executive Editor at RecruitingDaily, has his finger on the pulse of recruiting trends. In this session, he¹ll take an honest approach in breaking down the business speak that sometimes surrounds recruiting trends, and which ones are worth your time and budget.

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, Head of Talent | 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.

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 candidate pool of your dreams—and ultimately turn each candidate into a future brand ambassador.

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.

3:00pm – 3:20pm Break
3:20pm – 4:20pm Breakout Sessions

Level Up: 10 Things that Great Recruiters Do
Stacy Zapar, Founder | Tenfold & The Talent Agency

What distinguishes a good recruiter from a truly great one? In this session, Stacy Zapar will share her best tips, tricks and strategies to level up your recruiting game to work smarter, faster and more efficiently. Learn ways to improve your sourcing, candidate outreach, candidate engagement, intake meetings, hiring manager relationships, candidate experience and get better ROI out of your recruiting efforts, all the while building your recruiter brand, employer brand and consistently delivering a great hiring manager and candidate experience. You’ll leave with a handful of ideas you can implement immediately and see tangible results your first week back in the office.

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.

Organizing the Chaos of High-Volume Applicants at Hulu jobvite_icon_32
Jessica Wheeler, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition | Hulu
Marisa Uranga, Lead Recruiter | Hulu

Does the tidal wave of interest in your company have you running for cover? Join this informative session as Hulu, the popular premium entertainment service company, shares its strategy for seeing through high-volume applicant overflow to keep an eye on the talent prize. Learn what not to do when dealing with numbers that overwhelm even the best of recruiting teams—and explore how Hulu is applying “the art of rejection.” You’ll also discover which Jobvite tools can best help you tame the chaos and streamline processes, so your talent acquisition pros remain focused on the bottom line.

Panel: How to Level Up Your Candidate Experience jobvite_icon_32
Todd Raphael, Editor-in-Chief | ERE Media

James Mandl, Director of Recruitment & Development | EF Education
Bill Gerke, Director Talent Acquisition Operations | Wayfair
Jamie Hichens, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition | Glassdoor
Steve Alexander, Director of Talent Acquisition | AccentCare

Do you know what percentage of candidates will never apply to a company again after having a bad experience in the hiring process? Answer: A whopping 40%. We all know that candidate experience matters, but it often gets bumped when faced with the pressures of getting the right talent in your organization as fast as possible. Of course, your career website is a great place to start, but don’t stop there. This panel will explore best practices along all of the candidate experience touch points–from your Glassdoor page to how you set up interview rooms and beyond.

6:00pm – 10:00pm Time to Party!


Wednesday, June 7

7:00am – 7:45am Rise and Shine Walk with Rachel our CPO
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 Keynote

Ann Curry, Television Journalist and Humanitarian Reporter

10:00am – 10:50am CEO Panel

Welcome to the World of Subscription Talent
Tim Sanders, Best Selling Author, Technology Pioneer

Dan Finnigan, CEO | Jobvite
Bonnie Crater, President & CEO | Full Circle Insights
Dan Rosensweig, CEO | Chegg
Matt Blumberg, CEO | Return Path
Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO | BlueJeans Network

We still operate as if we live in a world in which we, “acquire talent,” in a similar way that we, “acquire customers.” In reality, customers are subscribers and so are employees; increasingly, they subscribe to us versus us acquiring them. Just as we have company wide responsibility to retain and service customers, we need to do the same thing in recruiting. In this CEO Ted-like talk, top CEOs will discuss the importance of talent today and it’s increasing importance as we venture into a world where automation is on the rise, the education gap is widening, job hopping happens more frequently, and talent is rapidly becoming every company’s core differentiation.

10:50am – 11:10am Break
11:10am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

Recruitment is Marketing: How Ericsson Increased Their Social Employee Advocacy
Lisa Smith-Strother, Sr. Director and Global Head of Employer Brand, and Diversity Talent Acquisition | Ericsson

Unleashing the power of social employee advocacy allows companies to experience greater success in terms of amplifying their employer brand, increasing their thought leadership, improving their online reputation, and generating valuable results. With a proper employee advocacy and social media strategy embedded with diversity messaging, your company can transform how employees receive, share, and amplify the branded content across their own social networks. Join us for this unique case study and learn how Ericsson is currently using employee advocacy, social media and diversity messaging to amplify their employer branding.

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.

The Jobvite Roadmap jobvite_icon_32
Robert Tsao, Chief Product Officer | Jobvite
Sujay Rao, VP of Product Management | 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.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Luncheon, Expo, and Insiders’ Desk Open (By Appt Only)
1:10pm – 2:00pm Breakout Sessions

Aligning Your Recruiting Strategy with Transparency
Nick Mailey, Vice President, Talent Acquisition | Intuit

Faced with a declining employment brand and increasing competition for skilled employees, Intuit made the bold decision to reimagine recruiting. Join Nick Mailey, VP of Talent Acquisition at Intuit, to learn how this renowned company blended vision, strategy, and a focus on customer benefit to drive a transformational journey. He’ll explain how the need for greater transparency inspired the company to not only listen to its data but also apply valuable insight to drive better outcomes. Learn how the company is using new talent strategies to better align its recruiting organization with both business and customer needs—and explore ways you, too, can reshape your talent acquisition practices for greater success.

Career Development for Recruiters: Newbie to Seasoned Professional
Marcus White, Global Talent Acquisition Partner | LinkedIn

How many of you were born to be recruiters? How many of you fell into the industry by accident? Either way, you are on the exciting journey now so what’s next? As the recruiting industry becomes more sophisticated and the role of the recruiter becomes more critical, it’s important that as professionals we take time to reflect on how we can best position our careers for the long run. And as leaders we have a responsibility to help our teams navigate their own careers. In this session, Marcus White will share his perspectives on the careers of recruiters and share data from LinkedIn that gives insight to how recruiters have navigated in their career trajectories, showcasing some of the career opportunities and paths they have chosen. In addition, you’ll learn the six universal skill sets that all recruiters should master to best position themselves for a rewarding future.

Sparkle and Shine: Simple Tweaks to Deliver a Stellar Candidate Experience
Stacy Zapar, Founder | Tenfold & The Talent Agency

Candidates are customers and customers are candidates. Are we treating them the way that they are accustomed to being treated as consumers in today’s world? In this session, Stacy Zapar will share the importance of providing a good candidate experience (as well as the downsides of a bad one) along with actionable, practical, yet surprisingly simple tips to create a stellar candidate experience through every phase of the recruiting lifecycle, from preapply all the way to onboarding. Learn how to create happy candidates, boost your employer brand, measure for success and drive more applicants and interest in working for your company.

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.

2:10pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions

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.

Sourcing Mobile Outreach Strategies to Raise Your Game
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? jobvite_icon_32
Larry Sanford, Head of Talent Acquisition & Enablement, Talent Onboarding & Development, HR Strategy | Coupa

Here is the most important question – do you like fire drills? If the answer is no, you are in the right place. Avoid the unpredictability, chaos, and irritation of manually onboarding your new hires by joining Larry Sanford, Head of Global TA & Enablement, from Coupa Software. He will unfold the disadvantages and advantages of onboarding talent to increase their new hires productivity, ramp, long-term success and retention. Ultimately, Coupa is going beyond the traditional approach and changing the game for the new hire experience.

Boosting Brand with Magnetic Career Sites jobvite_icon_32
Mai Nakamura, Manager of Web Development | Jobvite
Beverly Amy, Talent Attraction Specialist | Belron Canada
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 Berlin Canada. 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!

Your Integrations Toolkit for Seamless Recruiting jobvite_icon_32
Debbie Kemp, SVP Human Resources | Bankrate
Chris Arokiaraj, Director of Integrations | Jobvite
Diana Yu, Sr. Integrations Consultant | 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.

10:00am – 10:50am CEO Panel

Closing Session: How Will AI/Automation Change Recruiting?
Lydia Dishman, Business Journalist and Author | Fast Company

Eyal Grayevsky, CEO | Mya
Kieran Snyder, CEO| Textio
Somen Mondal, CEO | Ideal

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.

4:00am – 4:15am Prize Giveaways and Conference Concludes

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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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Recruiter Nation Live will be held at Westin Saint Francis Hotel

335 Powell Street (on Union Square), San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-397-7000
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*The room block deadline has passed and unfortunately there are no more rooms at the discounted rate. The current rate is $450/nt + tax. Please email Grace Lee ) with guest name and dates if you’d like to reserve a room at that rate, or to get on the wait list if there are any last minute cancellations.


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