Boost Your Talent Management Strategy with SHRM in Chicago

By Roy Maurer Feb 24, 2017

Approximately 1,500 talent acquisition and management professionals will take advantage of the learning sessions, networking opportunities and vendor solutions at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition, to be held April 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

The informative, energetic event is designed for recruiters and HR professionals who want to grow their network; fine-tune their recruiting skills; learn the latest trends in talent acquisition and management technology; and increase their confidence in compliance, hiring practices, onboarding techniques and engagement strategies.

In addition, the Exposition provides contact with vendors to discuss the latest in technology solutions for optimum recruiting and engagement results.

Keynote speakers include:

  • David Novak, former chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company. Novak will share the secrets of the unique leadership program he used to train thousands of managers to rise to higher levels of performance. 
  • Former sports agent Molly Fletcher will provide tactics that will help HR professionals build better and more productive relationships, avoid common negotiating pitfalls, and close more deals.
  • Innovation expert and author Frans Johansson will present on ways to develop leadership abilities and spark organizational culture change to drive business growth.

In addition there are over 50 sessions and several Smart Stage talks to choose from on a variety of topics such as:

  • How recruiters can deal with difficult hiring managers.
  • The art of motivation-based interviewing.
  • Developing and implementing a compliant applicant tracking system.
  • How to solve diversity and inclusion hiring challenges.
  • The legal and practical pitfalls when using social media to screen candidates.
  • Shifting from performance management to performance leadership.
  • How to manage telecommuters and remote workers.
  • Optimizing the candidate experience.
  • Developing a management onboarding program.
  • Preparing for the next generation of workers.

Attendees can also sign up for pre- and post-conference seminars on talent acquisition strategy, succession planning, behavioral interviewing and immigration compliance.

Register by April 7 and save $215 off the onsite rate.

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