On Friday, March 8, TalentNet Live! returns for its third annual Austin conference. If you are interested in mobile recruiting, cool tools, candidate experience, HR Strategy,
*Building and Executing A Social Recruiting Campaign,
*Developing and Marketing an Employment Brand,
*Social Media Policy Creation, Compliance & Employee Enablement,
*Tracking, Analyzing and Reporting Results,
…and building campaigns that actually get noticed… then you need to be at TalentNet Interactive on March 8th.
Additionally, in the spirit of South by Southwest (which kicks off the same day), we’re changing the game with a new (and radically different) kind of conference track:
We’re not just thinking outside the box here. We’re blowing the box up and building something better:
If you’re don’t want to just talk about social recruiting & branding but want to get “hands-on” with your learning, you’re not alone. On March 8th, the conference experience as we know it will evolve.
This year, TalentNet Live! attendees can participate in a an actual recruiting case study in real time with real practitioners in highly interactive, collaborative workshops.
That’s right: We’re doing a live, crowd-sourced, social recruitment strategy and audit. 24 Hour Fitness has graciously agreed to open up their recruiting strategies and practices for us to audit and learn, step-by-step, how to do the same for our own companies & brands. Plus, you’ll get an actionable social recruiting template to take back with you. More info.
If you’re part of a tech start-up looking to hire, or are part of a recruitment team, this is the perfect opportunity to be able to work with some of the leading minds in the HR Technology & Social Recruiting space. And it won’t cost thousands of dollars to do it.. registration is only $250. But the strategies and tactics you’ll learn with us on March 8th? Priceless.
Registration & Welcome
The doors to TalentNet Austin Interactive officially open at 10 am; just enough time to get set, registered and get caffeinated before the day formally kicks off. It’s also a great chance to network with conference attendees, facilitators and speakers in a relaxed, informal environment. Around 10:10, our conference will be kicked off by Master of Ceremonies Dwane Lay & TalentNet Live founder, Craig Fisher.
Opening Session: Testing Your Program’s “Fitness”
This will also serve as the kick-off overview for those choosing to participate in the afternoon interactive workshops track and case-study. While these workshops will clearly provide a wealth of knowledge for 24 Hour Fitness, don’t be fooled about it’s outcome: the afternoon case-study workshops are designed to help you learn, hands-on in real-time, how to do what we’ve discussed in this session.
Platinum Sponsor Session: Talking Tech Hiring Trends W/ Dice
Tom Silver, Senior VP, Dice
Tech Hiring Trends and newly released Annual Salary Survey data. What’s Dice doing to help companies combat the state of tech hiring challenges.
What could be more relevant than looking at Tech Hiring Trends while at SxSW.
Conference Track 1: General Sessions
Concurrent Session Options: These general sessions will be held upstairs and are limited to 75 attendees each session.
Conference Track 2: Interactive Workshops
Workshops will be held downstairs and each session will repeat four times. Sessions will follow the same timing as conference track one, so participants can either work their way through all 4 workshop sessions or mix-and-match between workshops and general sessions. To keep the session interactive, each workshop will be limited to 20 attendees.
After the third workshop session, Workshop Attendees will take a 10 minute break and then reconvene in the Cactus Room downstairs to review & discuss recommendations made in each session and ask questions with Matt Charney & Crystal Miller. Chief People Officer Mark Foley will also be on hand to consider recommendations and arm participants with a leadership view of challenges and questions likely to be raised when considering implementing the recommendations made from workshop sessions, emulating the experience conference participants might face within their own organization.
While the TalentNet Live! agenda is built around employer branding, social tools and HR technologies, the one issue that underlies – and impacts – every company’s talent acquisition efforts (online or otherwise) is building and maintaining a diverse workforce.
Joe Gerstandt, a highly sought after speaker and author on diversity and inclusion issues, will help set the stage with the opening keynote: Whole New Talent: Diversity Reconsidered. This session will combine equal parts presentation and discovery to examine work and research from a variety of disciplines to uncover new insights which challenge not only the importance of individual talent, but also existing ideas of diversity and inclusion.
Come with an open mind and join the conversation to develop a new understanding of diversity – and, just maybe, a new understanding of the concept of talent itself.
Workshop Wrap-Up & Conference Close
Director, Talent Acquisition
Lance Sapera will be presenting the social audit & 24 Hour Fitness recruiting program overview with Matt Charney.
Head of HR Process Design
Dwane Lay will be the Master of Ceremonies, acting as emcee for TalentNet Austin Interactive.
Stacy Zapar will be facilitating multiple candidate sourcing & pipelining workshops at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Marianthe Verver will be facilitating a sourcing session at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Digital Strategist & Marketing
Crystal Miller will be co-facilitating the 24 Hour Fitness audit & case study with Matt Charney, Mike Foley, and Lance Sapera.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Michael Goldberg is facilitating one of the social platform workshops at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive
James is co-presenting a general session with Sarah White on emerging HR & recruiting technology.
Principal Consultant & Serial CMO
Maren Hogan will be facilitating one of the content & messaging workshops at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Sarah will be presenting in general session.
Emily Jasper will be co-facilitating a content & messaging workshop with Lizzie Maldonado at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Mary Ellen Slayter will be facilitating a content & messaging workshop at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Director of Recruiting and Strategic Programs
Will Staney is the director of recruiting and strategic programs at SuccessFactors, an SAP Company. In this role, Staney is responsible for leading the development of SuccessFactors’ overall online recruiting marketing strategies, employer branding and strategic talent acquisition programs. Prior to SuccessFactors, Staney served as talent acquisition web strategy manager at VMware where he was…
Speaker, Author, Co-Founder Talent Anarchy
Joe Gerstandt will be delivering the opening keynote at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Associate Director, Talent Attraction
Carrie Corbin will be speaking on the mobile recruiting panel during general session with Kevin Wheeler & Chris Citero at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Director of Marketing
Matt Charney will be co-facilitating the 24 Hour Fitness audit & case study with Crystal Miller, Mike Foley, and Lance Sapera.
Craig Fisher will be co-presenting a general session with Bill Boorman & facilitating a cool tools workshop at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.
Director of Talent Delivery
Teela Jackson will be co-presenting a session with Paul DeBettinges on recruitment marketing at TalentNet Live Austin Interactive.