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Recruiter Conference 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

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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.

Highlighting the eleven concurrent sessions, Dr. Patrick Madsen (Director of the University Career Center) will present a few opening remarks on the state of higher education and employer partnerships. Following these opening remarks, join your peers in choosing among morning sessions geared towards learning about avenues to build a relationship with UNC Charlotte. Afternoon sessions center around peer-to-peer presentations and networking.

4 HR (General) recertification credit hours

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Panelists

Steve Bouchard

Steve Bouchard

Co-Founder, Cerno

Anna Bracco

Anna Bracco

Program Development, Cerno

Sue Brien

Sue Brien

Assistant Director for Employer Relations, UNC Charlotte

Kevin Dalton

Kevin Dalton

Partner, Fisher Phillips

Megan Downey

Megan Downey

Assistant Director for Career Professionalism, UNC Charlotte

Matthew French

Matthew French

Assistant Director for Mock Interview Program, UNC Charlotte

C. Mason Gates

C. Mason Gates

Chief Careers Officer, ThincCareers

Jim Hartmann

Jim Hartmann

Director of the Industrial Solutions Lab, UNC Charlotte

Shawn Long

Shawn Long

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte

Mike Lovett

Mike Lovett

Executive Vice President, HRD Strategies

Patrick Madsen

Patrick Madsen

Director of the University Career Center, UNC Charlotte

Robin Marks

Robin Marks

Associate Director for Employer Management, UNC Charlotte

Joseph Milano

Joseph Milano

Managing Partner,

Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Director of Veterans Services Office, UNC Charlotte

Sessions

Defining Your Brand On Campus

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

UNC Charlotte’s University Career Center (UCC) is dedicated to providing employers with top-notch service while cancelling out all of the extra “noise” that recruiters often find while recruiting talent on college campuses. This session will provide an overview of the UCC and how the Employer Relations Team works with organizations to develop an individualized recruitment strategy to produce talent acquisition success. Learn about large-scale and targeted recruitment practices and receive an in-depth overview of Hire-A-Niner, the UCC’s FREE online job and internship posting system.

Talent Pool Round Tables

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

For employers that are specifically targeting candidates with engineering, computing and informatics, or health sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to join small group discussions with representatives from the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics, and College of Health and Human Sciences.

Diversifying your Candidate Pool

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Panel of campus representatives to talk about examples on how to interface with campus groups, programs, and other avenues to diversify your candidate pool from UNC Charlotte.

Developing an Internship for UNC Charlotte Talent

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

Organizations, big and small, are devoting more time and energy in creating sustainable internship programs in order to maintain a steady pipeline of top talent while partnering with institutions of higher education in preparing the next generation of the workforce. This session will provide you with a step-by-step process to help your organization create an internship program from designing the learning experience, recruitment of the right talent, to on-boarding and maintaining a thriving mentoring experience for the interns. Participants will learn more about paid versus unpaid internships, and how academic credit is handled through the college departments.

Tapping the 9000

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

With the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences being the biggest pool of talent at UNC Charlotte, you will learn more about the competencies they are gaining from their programs, their career interests and ultimate success points, and the programs that exist to help you better connect with this diverse and "T-Shaped" candidate pool.

People, products and profits

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

The key elements of a successful business, regardless of industry.

To compete in a competitive market, you must find and attract the right people. Anyone, can hire staff, but recruiting the right people is about finding talent suited to the business and opportunity at hand.

You will hear expert advice on how to:

  • Build lasting relationships with universities
  • Keep a steady incoming labor force in a market with a rapid rate of change and turnover
  • Develop your brand, generate publicity, and boost goodwill for your company
  • Benefit your community by generating interest in both the schools and your organization

With proven and innovative ideas to attract diverse and capable candidates; this session will give you an edge over hiring managers still relying on the same tired methods, and place your company in a position to thrive for many years to come.

Hiring, Disciplining and Terminating Employees Without Making a Mess

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

As a human resources professional or hiring manager:

  • questions you should and should not ask applicants during interviews;
  • how to investigate complaints by employees;
  • how to effectively impose disciplinary action;
  • effective employee evaluations and avoiding evaluation inflation;
  • steps to take prior to ending someone’s employment;
  • how to conduct the termination meeting; and
  • terms that should and should not be in a company’s employment policies

#METOO Phenomenon

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

How could this impact your organization, current employees and recruiting strategies?

  • What is the impact of uncivility and lack of respect in your organization?
  • Are you concerned that employees have in the past or are currently exhibiting behaviors in your company that could make headlines?
  • Are men and women in your organization treated respectfully?
  • Are all employees trained properly in anti-harassment and do they have a “safe way” to voice concerns?

Learn:

  • New progressive strategies for creating a workplace free of harassment
  • Selection techniques for identifying insensitive people in your candidate pool
  • To design questions to access behaviors that are desirable and undesirable during your recruiting process
  • Red flags on work history, background checks, reference checks, etc

Intern for Life

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

How a Full-time, intern mindset can benefit Candidates and Employers in any job through an entire employment lifecycle

Employment is being re-defined daily across all strata of work. The workforce of tomorrow is also changing by the year, not the generation. Simultaneously, data is allowing a better understanding of effective employment and hiring practices. To succeed it’s becoming apparent that all organizations need to adopt a continued learning process for all parties involved. Everyone needs to be prepared for employment that’s incremental and more project-focused. It’s not a leap of thought to realize that these are the same attributes that have defined successful internships over the years.

Mason will bring his knowledge of the interning and career services world and share his data, stories, and anecdotes of how tomorrow’s workplace would benefit if everyone thought like an intern. By embracing and applying an internship mindset to your positions, your people and your careers, everyone can succeed together.

TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Attendees will be able to view and describe their respective jobs and job offerings in new ways
  2. Attendees will be able to better connect and communicate with the emerging workforce for staff recruitment and retention
  3. Attendees will better understand the value and ROI of hiring the right Candidate for the right opening.

Setting High Potential Candidates Apart From the Rest: The Recruiter's Role

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Recruiters play an invaluable role in finding and hiring high quality talent, which often becomes one of the most important competitive advantages for a business. Candidates who demonstrate high potential in their new role are typically more engaged and perform at a higher level, generating more value for the business. This interactive session examines what characteristics set high potential candidates apart from the rest and how recruiters can effectively screen for the best candidates. Participants will come away with tools and techniques for assessing talent for high potential, partnering with hiring managers to ensure the right job fit and ensuring candidates are set up for success in their new role.

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