HR Experts to Discuss Top Recruiting and Hiring Trends at SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition, April 18-20, in Orlando, Fla.

Feb 9, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition will cover a wide range of timely issues on attracting and retaining an organization’s most valuable asset—its employees.

Among the more than 50 concurrent session topics include recruiting Generation Z, recruiting trends of 2016, the importance of succession planning, minimizing unconscious bias in talent management, cutting early turnover and complying with federal laws that impact talent management. 

More than 1,000 recruiters and human resource professionals from across the country are expected to attend the conference, and nearly 80 companies will be featured as exhibitors.

WHAT: SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition (#SHRMTalent)

WHEN: April 18-20, 2016

WHERE:Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Fla.

DETAILS: Concurrent sessions include:

  • Top Recruiting Trends of 2016 and Beyond, Monday, April 18, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • The 40-Year-Old Intern: Understanding Midcareer Re-Entry Internships Programs, Tuesday, April 19, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
  • Cut Early Turnover! Seven Ways to Immediately Cut First-Year Turnover in Half, Tuesday, April 19, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Beyond the Pay: Motivating and Engaging Employees Without Money, Tuesday, April 19, 3:30-4:15 p.m. 
  • Strategies for Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Talent Management Decisions, Tuesday, April 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Meet the Globals: What You Need to Know About Gen Z, Tuesday, April 19, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
  • Master the Recruiting Skills of Tomorrow, Today: Social Media, HR Tech and Digital Brand Intelligence, Wednesday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.​
  • Succession Planning: A Reality That YOU as a Talent Management Professional Cannot Ignore, Wednesday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

RESEARCH: SHRM will release results from the 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey during the conference. A press briefing about the survey will be held from 12:45-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 via conference call with Evren Esen, director of survey programs at SHRM. Please contact a member of the SHRM media affairs team for the dial-in information. 

At the conference, SHRM’s benchmarking service will also have information on talent acquisition. 

General session keynote speakers include Kat Cole, group president of FOCUS brands, which includes national chain restaurants Cinnabon, Carvel, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Auntie Anne’s; Jim Knight, former senior director of training and development at Hard Rock International and author of Culture That Rocks; and Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners Inc., a company that strengthens leadership in people and organizations. 

For conference details, please visit

Media: Members of the media must preregister for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Gray at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260. Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities and interviews with concurrent speakers. 

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 us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.


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