Talent Experts to Discuss Latest Trends at SHRM Conference

By Roy Maurer Apr 17, 2017
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Effective interview practices, dealing with difficult hiring managers and using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool are just a few of the nearly 50 concurrent session topics planned for the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management Conference & Exposition, to be held April 24-26 in Chicago. 

Nearly 1,500 HR, talent acquisition and management professionals responsible for recruiting, retaining, training and engaging employees are expected to attend the conference to hear about the latest trends, grow their networks and increase their knowledge.

[SHRM members-only toolkit: Recruiting Internally and Externally]

Concurrent sessions include: 

Top Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond

A panel of talent management experts will explore how new recruiting practices, strategies and technologies are reshaping the war for talent. Moderated by Tony Lee, SHRM's vice president of editorial, the wide-ranging session will help you prepare for the top recruiting trends of 2017.

Panelists include:

  • Sharlyn Lauby, SHRM-SCP, president of the ITM Group, an HR consulting firm, and writer of the HR Bartender blog, one of the most popular online destinations for human resources professionals.
  • Rodney Smoczyk, SHRM-CP, director of recruitment for McLane Company, a supply chain services provider based in Temple, Texas.
  • Gil "GW" Williams, lead talent manager and career matchmaker at global software firm Intel.
  • Carol L. McDaniel, director of talent acquisition at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Seven Ways Recruiters Can Deal More Effectively with Difficult Hiring Managers

Kris Dunn, chief people officer at recruitment process outsourcing firm Kinetix in Atlanta, and founder of one of the hottest HR blogs, Fistful of Talent, will explore ways to deal with difficult hiring managers and increase recruiting effectiveness.

The Art of the Interview

Carol Quinn, CEO of interviewer training company Hire Authority, based in Delray Beach, Fla., will go over effective interviewing and selection techniques that should improve your hiring results.

Optimize the Candidate Journey

Ed Newman, vice president of strategy for Phenom People, a talent relationship marketing software company based in Horsham, Pa., will offer insights into candidate behavior and show how to optimize the candidate journey by tailoring your messaging to resonate with the individuals you most want to attract.

Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success

Shawn Andrews, founder and CEO of Andrews Research International in Irvine, Calif., aims to help you overcome hidden biases that affect the decisions you make, how you interpret information and how you interact with others.

Creative (and Free!) Ways to Make the Most of LinkedIn as a Recruiting Tool

Mary Gormandy White, SHRM-SCP, co-founder and director of talent development at MTI Business Solutions in Mobile, Ala., will offer simple tips to incorporate LinkedIn into your recruitment strategy.

Strategic Mentoring to Engage People, Develop Talent and Achieve Business Objectives

Ann Tardy, president of LifeMoxie, a mentoring software and solutions provider in Red Bank, Ill., will explain how to deploy an approach to mentoring that drives onboarding, retention, engagement, development, succession planning, leadership and inclusion.

The Death of a Guess: Using Data to Make Better People-Related Decisions

Whitney Martin, president of ProActive Consulting in Louisville, Ky., will provide best practices on infusing more-objective data into key people decisions to increase accuracy, precision and positive impact on the business.

Hiring Superstars: Using Assessments to Put the Right Person in Every Job

Paul Endress, founder and CEO of organizational development consultancy Maximum Advantage in Harrisburg, Pa., will show you how to use assessments and related technologies to hire more top-performing employees who fit your organization's culture.

Managing Veterans in the Workplace

Kathy Crenshaw, SHRM-SCP, and Linda Maddy, co-presidents of BelKat Solutions in Vancouver, Wash., will present on engaging and retaining veterans by successfully integrating them into their new environment.

If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement

Jill Christensen, founder and president of Jill Christensen International based in Denver, will provide a practical four-step process that can be applied immediately to re-engage employees.

The Home-Based Worker Revolution—How to Effectively Select and Manage this Unique Workforce

David Lewis, president and CEO of OperationsInc, an HR consulting firm in Norwalk, Conn., will show attendees how to provide flexible work arrangements without compromising company performance.

Redesigning Your Performance Review Template to Drive Individual and Organizational Change

Paul Falcone, vice president of human resources at telecommunications company Cox Communications, will present on how you can reinvent your performance appraisals to create clear and concrete links between organizational performance and individual achievement.

Tomorrow's Talent in Your Hands Today: Developing a Robust Internship Program for a Win-Win Result

Sharon L. Beaudry, assistant professor at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Ore., will show you how to develop an internship program that meets the needs of students, educational institutions and your workforce.

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