Welcome to #RPOACON2021

Join us for the second annual RPOA conference to learn from and connect with top RPO and talent acquisition leaders. This 5-hour event will be jam-packed with more educational and networking opportunities than ever before to keep you both informed and engaged on the latest strategies and trends shaping the talent acquisition landscape and the broader economy. More details will be added over the next few weeks.

Speakers

Zach Chertok

Zach Chertok

Columbia University Associate and former Aberdeen HCM Analyst

Shally Steckerl

Shally Steckerl

VP, Talent Strategy and Sourcing Innovation at Aspirant

Erin Peterson

Erin Peterson

Podcast host and Global RPO Consultant at PeopleResults

Trent Cotton

Trent Cotton

VP Talent Acquisition & Retention at Bureau Veritas Group

Julia Kershaw

Julia Kershaw

Solution Design Consultant / Employment Brand Activation and Creative Services at ADP

David Coe

David Coe

Senior Vice President, Talent Programs at Orion Talent

Joe Marino-1

Joe Marino

Executive Vice President at Hueman People Solutions

Ben Eubanks

Ben Eubanks

HR Analyst | Author | Podcaster

Jennifer Terry-Tharp

Jennifer Terry-Tharp

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Joveo

Agenda

Our goal is to bring you timely and relevant content to keep you informed on recent and future topics in the talent and RPO space. Because of the pace of change in the labor market, we will be working on the session content over the next few weeks and finalize the agenda by early September. Stay tuned and subscribe to RPOA's social channels for the latest information.

12:00-12:05 Welcome Message 

Start your conference in the virtual lobby to listen to a quick welcome message from the organizers. From the lobby, you'll make your way to the auditorium to review the agenda and access all sessions.

12:05-12:50 Keynote 

Details will be announced by September.

1:50 - 2:00 Networking Session

Head to the virtual lounge to engage with fellow participants, meet speakers, make connections, and ask questions.

2:00-2:45 Panel #1

Details will be announced by September.

2:45-3:00 Networking Session

Head back to the virtual lounge for another networking session with peers and speakers.

3:00-3:45 Panel #2

Details will be announced by September.

3:45-4:15 Fireside chat with Erin Peterson and Trent Cotton

4:20-4:50 Fireside chat with Shally Stackerl and Jenn Terry-Tharp

4:50-5:00 Conference closing

Free Registration

Featured Speakers

Erin Peterson

Erin Peterson
Podcast host and Global RPO Consultant at PeopleResults

Erin has been the Talent Acquisition leader for some of the most successful organizations in the world. She has translated her unique global expertise on everything from how to design your talent acquisition strategy and supply chain to how to select the right tools or partner to make it work. She has deep knowledge in recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) and advises leaders on how to make smart decisions in selection and implementation. Erin also has the expertise to advise organizations on how to enhance their employment brand, improve candidate experience, optimize processes, and advises on whether to outsource recruitment, and which partner to choose.

Erin’s recent clients include: NFP, SC Johnson, and Arrow Electronics. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and HR Executive Magazine. She writes for TheMuse.com, and hosts a podcast for global recruiting leaders. She served on the Board of Directors of the Staffing Management Association.

Trent Cotton

Trent Cotton
VP Talent Acquisition & Retention at Bureau Veritas Group

Trent joined the HR industry in 2004 after working as a sales leader within the Financial Services Industry for eight years. He began work as a recruiter for a superregional bank before moving over to the role of an HR Partner for a major line of business. He transitioned over to work on his own as a consultant and partner for small to medium sized businesses specializing in talent strategy, development, aligning HR to the business strategy and HR operation optimization.

In 2010, he joined BBVA as the lead recruiter for Commercial and Wealth Banking. Over the following ten years, he assumed more responsibility, ultimately becoming the Director of Talent Acquisition for the US. He led a talent transformation within the organization to optimize recruiting processes, increase candidate quality and experience while also developing a robust data analytics platform to track metrics.

Trent is now the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Talent Strategies for Bureau Veritas, a recognized world leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC).

In his free time, Trent has written two books: "The 7 Deadly Sins of HR" and most recently, "Sprint Recruiting". He's an active participant in the HR Industry and is asked to participate in roundtables or provide keynotes for many organizations. His blog Sprintrecruiting.com reaches thousands of readers and provides unique insights on a range of recruiting topics.

Shally Steckerl

Shally Steckerl
VP, Talent Strategy and Sourcing Innovation at Aspirant

When it comes to innovative approaches to candidate search, Shally literally wrote the book. He is the author of the industry standard textbook “The Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Handbook” as well as “The Sourcing Method: Tactics to Find Unfindable Talent.”

Often referred to as “the father of Sourcing,” over the past two decades, Shally has helped build sourcing organizations for companies like Fiserv, Microsoft, Google, Coca Cola, Cisco, Motorola, and more, and has helped hundreds of recruiting leaders successfully launch sourcing initiatives, improve the performance of their existing sourcing teams, and establish new sourcing functions from the ground-up.

He serves as Director for The Sourcing Institute Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to providing recruiting industry education and opportunities to underserved communities. Recently, Shally was appointed as the Director for PowerSourcing at Aspirant.

Zach Chertok

Zach Chertok
Columbia University Associate

Zachary Chertok has spent twelve years in and around the HR, Supply Chain, Project Management, and Operations Management technology sectors spanning roles including industry analyst, investment researcher, practitioner, developer, and marketer. After a brief tenure in the public sector working for the city of Boston, he transitioned to HR Technology with Kronos before becoming an analyst for HR and BI technologies and services. Across his career, Zach has worked in investor research for private equity and in marketing for emerging and established technology spaces centered on managing and facilitating people and people-driven competencies. Today, Zach works for WorkForce Software in product marketing while mantaining his own research in behavior economics and teaching for Columbia University's HCM program with a focus on strategic workforce planning.

Zach holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Project Management from McGill University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in the City of New York.

who should attend

If you're interested in staying informed on talent acquisition trends, gaining knowledge on RPO solutions, and networking with peers on relevant hot topics, then this conference is for you.

aspiring-marketing-icon

Talent Acquisition and HR Leaders

aspiring-marketing-icon

Talent Solution Providers

aspiring-marketing-icon

Business Leaders, Analysts, Researchers and Educators

Highlights from last year's conference

On October 6, 2020, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association, along with its partners, hosted the inaugural RPOA conference. The 4-hour virtual event featured a keynote speech, 3 educational sessions, 2 networking sessions, and a happy hour.

>> Watch all sessions from this conference <<

 

The State of Job Seeker and Hiring in the Covid Era

In this session, recruiting tech leaders reflect on the current state of the job seeker and hiring based on their proprietary and other industry data. The impact of these current conditions on staffing and recruiting providers will also be examined, and the role of technology will be discussed among the group.

Moderator: Thad Price. Speakers: Jenn Terry-Tharp, Garret Friedman, Chris Forman




Audience Buzz 

What people said about #RPOACON2020

"As an attendee to the virtual conference yesterday, I just have to say, that was THE best conference I've attended this year. It ran smoothly (thank you RPOA), the speakers and panelists were engaging and that virtual happy hour was such an amazing idea. I've already been in touch with Slash since then to tell him as much."
"I liked the subject matter and how it was presented. The interface was excellent. I mean, being able to move back and forth from the lobby to booths was seamless."
"Thanks again for orchestrating such an amazing event last week. People really enjoyed and got a lot from it – especially the Laughter Yoga with Slash! 😉"
“The sessions were insightful and fun. The happy hour was amazing on many levels."
“This was the first virtual conference that I had participated in.  Overall I think it went great."

Conference starts in arrow-ght

Media Sponsor

ClearEdge Marketing