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Recruiter Conference 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
UNC Charlotte Center City

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Conference Overview

The biggest line item for a company's budget is personnel. With the economy getting better, more jobs opening up, and candidate pools shrinking, organizations are needing to develop new ways to attract top talent. Institutions of higher education can be a major partner in many ways to assist in the development of a strong pipeline of talent at both the entry and experienced hire levels. Join others from the talent acquisition and development world for a day of learning, networking, and connecting to talk about the variety of ways an organization can build a relationship with a major university and learn from your peers on best practices that support a more dynamic approach to discovering the right talent.

Dr. Patrick Madsen (Director of the University Career Center at UNC Charlotte) will present a few opening remarks on the state of higher education and employer partnerships, while highlighting the conference's eight concurrent sessions. Following these opening remarks, join your peers in choosing among sessions centering around peer-to-peer presentations and networking.

Panelists

Laura Bogardus

Laura Bogardus

Owner, Bogardus Research Consuliting, LLC.

Sue Brien

Sue Brien

Assistant Director for Employer Relations, UNC Charlotte

Julie Malloy Copeland

Julie Malloy Copeland

Vice President of Talent Management and Development, HRD Strategies, Inc.

Sarah Levitt

Sarah Levitt

Owner, Sarah Levitt, LLC

Shawn Long

Shawn Long

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte

Patrick Madsen

Patrick Madsen

Director of the University Career Center, UNC Charlotte

Jeff Michael

Jeff Michael

Director, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Robert Shindell

Robert Shindell

President & CEO, InternBridge

Jay Skipworth

Jay Skipworth

Associate Director for Employer Management, UNC Charlotte

Sessions

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Check-In and Breakfast

Join us in the Atrium at UNC Charlotte's Uptown Campus and enjoy a light breakfast while networking with friends old and new.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Patrick Madsen

Conference Welcome

Patrick Madsen

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Sarah Levitt

Magnificent Leadership - Leading Through Change and Maximizing Profits

Sarah Levitt

Content-rich and engaging, this program weaves compelling narratives from Sarah’s interviews from The Making Magnificence Project® with additional examples from her work in the c-suite, to highlight the key factors for leadership success and managing change during a business climate of uncertainty and transition. Packed with actionable information designed for HR Leaders and senior executives to manage talent and boost engagement to drive business outcomes, the program highlights some of the key elements of Magnificent Leadership® and how apply them real-time. Tackling some of an organization’s greatest challenges, including: setting priority and direction, building bench strength and mapping out succession planning, creating a culture of innovation that propels organizations forward, and transforming an uncertain present into an ideal future, this session is filled with real-world examples that include individual, team, and organizational application.

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Julie Malloy Copeland

Impact 365: Managing and Influencing Your Organization's Brand

Julie Malloy Copeland

"During the session, we will: • Define branding & illustrate the business case for focus on it year-round—personally, functionally, and organizationally • Discuss how human capital & brand equity are two critical assets that support an organization’s short-term stability & long-term success • Reinforce why HR must position itself as a true business ally & strategy architect • Identify why and how HR should benchmark & partner with Marketing to manage three components of an organization’s brand—its reputation, culture, and total value proposition • Explore HR’s monumental impact on Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line, shaping companies’ public reputations & their future business prospects • Describe the importance of brand alignment among One’s personal brand, the HR Function’s brand, & the Organizational brand to generate brand power and build brand equity. During the session, key examples showcasing world-class branding practices among individuals and organizations will be shared. #epicHR; #gr8HR "

Sue Brien
Jay Skipworth

Defining Your Brand On Campus

Sue Brien, Jay Skipworth

Participants will learn about all the avenues to recruit at a large public university. Participants will gain new information about the candidate pool, research opportunities, and partnership potential to integrate industry into academia. Participants will gain strategies and techniques to increase their visibility on campus to attract top talent.

Laura Bogardus

Disability Employment: It's Not Just the Right Thing to Do...

Laura Bogardus

Participants will learn about employer-driven disability employment initiatives with a focus on why companies seek to develop these initiatives and which types of environments are critical for successful implementation. She'll also discuss the benefits companies receive from intentional inclusion of people with disabilities at work, along with guidance on how to overcome barriers. When it is done right, companies that place importance on disability inclusion will see the benefits in the bottom line.

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

Shawn Long

Lunch & Round Table Discussion

Shawn Long

Participants will be given an introduction to the LEADS Program and the Follows working within the program. Round table networking and brainstorming will take place after introductions

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Robert Shindell

Your Competitive Edge in Talent Acquisition – Internships!

Robert Shindell

Everyone can agree on the value of internships, but does your organization have a strong intern program that maintains a pipeline of highly qualified candidates for full-time roles? Has your talent acquisition strategy realized the full ROI that a well-run internship program can provide? Internships and other forms of experiential education help students make a seamless transition to your organization and are a perfect vehicle to increase retention rates, complete short-term projects, and identify future talent. Based on the most in-depth research conducted into the successful management of internship programs, this session will include detailed statistics from proprietary research while providing you with a framework to create and sustain the ultimate internship program. Qualitative and quantitative responses from over 200,000 students from more than 500 universities will be shared with a detailed examination of what makes internship programs successful. Learning Objectives: • Learn how to effectively develop, implement, manage and assess an impactful Internship program. • Review the legal and workforce development implications of hosting interns SHRM BoCK Competencies: HR Expertise Leadership & Navigation Ethical Practice"

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Kristine Jones-Pasley

[Cancelled] Diversity: The Dirty 9 Letter Word

Kristine Jones-Pasley

This presentation is a real conversation on diversity and will address biases that affect diversity recruitment and tips on how to recruit a more diverse candidate pool. There will be moments where you laugh and moments where you may be really uncomfortable. The goal of this presentation is to have you think about your recruiting style and what changes/implementations you can make.

Jeff Michael

Economic Challenges for the Charlotte Region

Jeff Michael

For 50 years, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has been seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing the Charlotte region. One of the greatest challenges for the region today is the growing disparity between the economic fortunes of the region's urban core and the rural communities surrounding Charlotte. Institute director Jeff Michael will present some of their latest research looking at this "urban-rural" divide and share his thoughts on what it might mean for the workforce of the Charlotte region.

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