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      November 14, 2013

      Thursday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      8633 Colesville Road
      Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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      recruitDC Winter 2013

      About the Winter 2013 RecruitDC

      recruitDC brings together the best and brightest in the local Washington DC area recruiting community to share our challenges with meeting demands that change daily – even hourly!

      This full day event on November 14th at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will bring together our local recruiting superstars plus a few talented national speakers to inspire, challenge and educate you on current topics and trends in recruiting.

      Thanks to Our Sponsors

      8:00 AM-9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast


      9:00 AM – Welcome


      9:10 AM-10:15 AM – Keynote: CHRO Panel – What Does the C-Suite Want To Know About Talent Acquisition? – Facilitator: Sarah Halzack – Business Reporter, The Washington Post. Panel Members: Angela Mannino, SVP Human Resources, Inova Health System; Jeff Perkins, Chief People Officer, NPR; Melody Jones,Chief Administrative Officer; CEB and Bridgette Weitzel,Vice President, Organization Development & Chief Talent Officer, BAE Systems North America – The headline for this year's "Post 200" a Washington Post review of the top 200 companies in the Washington, DC area read like this:  "In the Washington region, the biggest businesses got a little smaller in 2012." Combine that with the impact of the Sequester on the local economy, and it would seem talent acquisition wouldn't be a priority for executives. But the local job market is still one of the most challenging and robust in the entire country. Now more than ever, those organizations that have the hire and retain the best talent are those that win. So what do C-Level executives want to know about the challenges with developing and executing a successful talent acquisition strategy in the local market? Join a panel of top local HR leaders who are being asked these very questions by their top executives and who will share with you their insights into how they are believe that they can win in the local War for Talent.


      10:15 AM-10:45 AM – Coffee Break


      10:45 AM-11:45 AM – Breakout Sessions


      Career Development Panel – Taking Charge of Your Recruiting Career – Ben Gotkin – Founder & President, recruitDC - Panel Discussion with Celinda Appleby, HP; Conor Nicholson, Nicholson Staffing Solutions and Ian Jones, Fluidhire
      Most organizations do not have well defined career paths for their recruiting professionals. What do you do when you wish to continue to progress in recruiting in your organization but there is no clear path forward? How do you continue to learn, grow, and even specialize to become an invaluable resource in your organization? How do you adapt when business slows down and industries contract, which may require you to make a career path into a new industry? Join a panel of local recruiters who will share with you how they have managed to grow and thrive in their careers despite changes in the economy, making career moves to new industries, and ever advancing technologies and techniques.

      Sourcing Success – It’s All About Engagement – Derek Zeller, Sr IT Corporate Recruiter, ARTI – Whether you are dealing with active candidates, candidates who were referred, or candidates that you sourced completely on your own, it’s the conversations that we have with these candidates that can make all the difference. Great talent has to be convinced to join your organization, and this is where your communication and selling skills have a significant impact on your sourcing and recruiting activities. Do you have a script? Does the script differ based upon whether you are communicating with active, referred or passive candidates? Are you educating your hiring managers about the differences in how they need to communicate with active vs. passive candidates? This session will address those questions and more and help you with how you approach and engage prospects and candidates.


      11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Networking Lunch

      12:45 PM – 1:15 PM –Overcoming the Bumps in the Road of LifeBallroom

      You have your life plan and contingencies for how things will work out. Life will throw you a curve ball or worse a sniper’s bullet – what do you do next? Overcoming life’s challenges draws upon your internal and externals skills and strengths. Even better, overcoming these challenges creates new opportunities and builds new talents you didn’t know you had. recruitDC welcomes Justin Constantine, Iraq War veteran and his story. 

      1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Breakout Sessions


      Recruiting in Uncertain Times – Pete Radloff - Sr. Recruiting Manager, Living Social - Panel Discussion - Chris Scalia, SAIC, Doug Meyer, SOS International, and Liz Coleman, World Wildlife Fund – We are all receiving mixed messages about the economy. How much of an impact with the Sequester cuts really have on our employer and on the local economy as a whole? If companies are so flush with cash, why aren’t they doing more hiring? The level of uncertainty that the local economy is experiencing is almost unprecedented, and has already slowed down local hiring activity, which has consistently been the strongest in the country, even through the Great Recession. Join our panel of local recruiting leaders from many different industries as they will share their thoughts on how these uncertain times are affecting their recruiting strategies and how they are adjusting their resources and plans to accommodate their organization’s short and long-term hiring needs.


      Advanced Sourcing Tips and Tricks for 2013 – Geoff Peterson – Managing Principal – General Lead – The art and science of sourcing changes almost daily, with new tools and techniques constantly emerging that can help you unearth even the most passive of candidates. Whether you are a dedicated sourcing professional or a full-life-cycle recruiter that has sourcing responsibilities, there will be plenty to learn as sourcing expert Geoff Peterson shares with you what you need to know to find the relevant talent that isn’t looking for you.


      2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Coffee Break


      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Closing Keynote – Effective Employment Branding for Conservative Organizations – Jenny DeVaughn, Sr Director, Employment Branding and Social Media – Randstad Sourceright – As the senior director of Employer Branding and Social Media for Randstad Sourceright, Jenny DeVaughn is instrumental in driving the internal and external employment brand and social media strategies that set the company and its RPO clients apart as employers of choice. How does a conservative or unknown brand compete with non-traditional work cultures to attract top talent?


      Jenny will share examples of tactical recruitment campaigns and innovative ideas that have proven successful in helping organizations with old-school work environments find talent. She will also discuss ways to start the process of updating your company’s employment branding.


      4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

      Join us for the recruitDC After Party! Right down the street at the Continental Pool Lounge!


      As with all recruitDC events, ticket sales are final. There are no refunds, but you can switch your ticket with a colleague. Those transactions are your responsibility. If you transfer your ticket to someone else, you can alter the name on your ticket through this registration page.


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