HR Experts to Speak on Trending Topics in Recruiting and Hiring at SHRM’s Talent Management Conference & Exposition April 28-30 in Nashville

Mar 13, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2014 Talent Management Conference & Exposition will enable attendees to learn about current topics in recruitment, including employee engagement, legislation, leadership and social media.

Conference sessions will also focus on other timely issues that include complying with new EEOC criminal records rules such as “ban the box,” equipping organizations to withstand the skills gap, managing remote workforces, recruiting the Millennial generation, integrating mobile recruiting, and utilizing big data in strategic workforce plans.

During the conference, SHRM and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) will release the results of the 2014 National Study of Employers. The report, the last version of which was released in 2012, provides insights into the practices and policies of U.S. employers to address changing needs of the workforce. SHRM’s relationship with FWI dates back to 2011, when the two organizations partnered to change the way businesses view and adopt flexible workplace practices. A press briefing will be held with the authors of the study via conference call from 2-3 p.m. EST/1-2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, April 29. Please contact a member of the Media Affairs team for the dial-in information.

WHAT: SHRM’s Talent Management Conference & Exposition

WHEN: April 28-30, 2014

WHERE: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tenn.

WHO: Speakers include CEOs, best-selling authors and business thought leaders

Concurrent Session Highlights:

Legislation & Compliance

  • Can We Do That?! The Latest News in Employee Selection Procedures; Presenter: Christine V. Walters, MAS, J.D., SPHR, independent consultant and author, FiveL Company, Westminster, Md.; Summary: Attendees will learn how to compare and contrast the latest news in regulatory, legislative and legal trends in relation to employers’ use of selection procedures, including but not limited to credit/criminal information, (un)employment status, and integrity and other tests and assessments.

Recruiting & Onboarding Techniques

  • Recruiting Techniques for Today’s Complex Marketplace;Presenter: Jim McCoy, vice president, ManpowerGroup Solutions, Milwaukee, Wis.; Summary: This session will discuss how to increase an organization’s competitive edge with recruitment processes via broader talent management strategies.

Talent Management

  • Talent Shortages & Skills Gap: Equip Your Organization for New Battlefronts in the War for Talent; Presenter: Jennifer McClure, president, Unbridled Talent, LLC, West Chester, Ohio; Summary: In this session, attendees will discover how to develop and implement new recruiting, retention and leadership development initiatives to address changing business needs and compete for scarce talent.

Social Media & Technology

  • In the Palm of Their Hand: Mobile Recruiting Strategies to Find Top Talent; Presenter: Matt V. Adam, EVP and chief talent strategist, NAS Recruitment Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio; Summary: This session will cover how mobile recruiting and unique tools are helping organizations attract, engage and capture the right talent.

Leadership & Skill Development

  • Making Training Fun Again (High-Energy, Interactive, Engaging, Too); Presenter: Joe Urbanski, COO and development consultant, The On Demand Coach, Williamstown, N.J.; Summary: This session gives attendees the insight and tools to design training options that create a lasting impact.

Media: Members of the media must pre-register for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Gray at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260.

Keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. But concurrent session speakers often are available for interviews.

Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities. For all other information about the conference, please visit

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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