The New Old War for Top Talent

Zack Chertok dives into the modern state of talent bottlenecks and industry-imposed barriers to hiring; into strategies to reprioritize around classic and emerging talent characteristics to attract and retain good talent; and into frameworks for how to meet strategic workforce demand with smarter techniques, strategic partners, and a stronger understanding of what can be done to attract and retain the talent your organization needs.

Overcoming Friction in Today’s Talent Market

Pam Verhoff leads a panel with Jason Krumwiede, Fred Goff and Chip Holmes discussing three fundamental messages for talent acquisition strategy: 1) You need to pay people fairly; 2) Challenge old assumptions related to the workforce, and 3) Align DE&I to the business’ needs.

Recruitment Marketing Strategies for Today's Market

Michelle Krier, Julia Shaw, David Coe, and Angela Hood discuss how organizations can adapt their recruitment marketing strategy to hire talent in today’s candidate-driven market. The expert panel shares first-hand experiences working with clients from different industries, geographies, and sizes on effectively recruiting talent in a virtual environment.

Transformational TA with Sprint Recruiting

In this fireside chat, Erin Peterson and Trent Cotton discuss transforming TA through “Recruitment Sprints”, Agile methodology, radical prioritization, and more.

Conference Key Takeaways

In our closing session, the dynamic duo, Shally Steckerl and Jenn Terry-Tharp, share their takeaways from all the conference speakers and sessions. 

What participants said

“ Zach Chertok's presentation was very informative. The session today was time well spent.”

Trika Mullings
Trika Mullings Mgmt Consultancy

"Good discussion from candidate perspective with interviews and poll data. I also enjoyed the panel discussion from recruiting experts."

Matt Baker
KNK Consulting

“Learning about the boomer affect on our skills gap. And, reaffirming what I have said for decades . . our educational system does not provide practical training for real jobs.”

Anonymous
RPO Executive

“I loved the information given. This gives you a different perspective and helps see things openly.”

Roman Escobar
Recruiting Partner, Xelerate LLC

“A truly awesome event with lots of great information and valuable insights. Thank you RPOA for all of the efforts that went into hosting such an amazing event.”

Trika Mullings
Trika Mullings Mgmt Consultancy

“Loved the exceptional insight. This is not the analysis that a lot of people in the industry want to hear but it is the truth that they need to understand.”

Anonymous
Conference Participant

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.

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

Michelle Krier

Michelle Krier

Senior Vice President of Marketing at ClearEdge Marketing

Chip Holmes

Chip Holmes

Managing Director, Client Services at AMS

Jennifer Terry-Tharp

Jennifer Terry-Tharp

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Joveo

Jason Krumwiede

Jason Krumwiede

Senior Vice President, Client Delivery at Broadleaf Results

Angela Hood

Angela Hood

Founder & CEO at ThisWay Global

Fred Goff

Fred Goff

CEO of Jobcase

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