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As we announce more sessions—both keynote and breakout—you’ll find them here. Check back often for agenda updates!

Registration open

Pick up your badge and other conference essentials at the registration desk before heading to the Welcome Reception.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Kick off your Indeed Interactive experience with appetizers, networking and entertainment.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Indeed Works open

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Indeed Works Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Session

9:00 am – 10:15 am

General Session

A Better World of Work

Paul D’Arcy
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Indeed

General Session

Welcome

Maggie Hulce
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise, Indeed

Networking Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Session

“What’s in it for me?” Keeping pace with the empowered employee

Today’s career paths are increasingly nonlinear and full of pivots, largely influenced by job seekers’ ever-evolving hopes, dreams and aspirations. As the world of work continues to transform in response to social and technological changes, so too does the workforce’s expectations for how, when and where they work.

In this session, Carmen Bryant, Director of US Marketing, explores the aspirations of today’s workforce, providing key insight into why job seekers are prone to make certain career pivots. Future proof your talent attraction strategy by arming yourself with actionable solutions to enhance your employee experience and value proposition, allowing you to attract, retain and engage the evolving workforce.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • HR professionals aiming to enhance their employee experience
  • Talent leaders looking to improve their employee value proposition
  • Recruiters looking for strategies to attract talent

Walk Away With:

  • The latest data around job seekers’ aspirations and how these influence their career choices
  • Insight into cultivating an employee experience that aligns with the shifting priorities of today’s workforce
  • A better understanding of how your employee experience drives your employee value proposition
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11:00 am – 11:45 am
Carmen Bryant
Director, US Marketing
Indeed

Breakout Session

How the Labor Market could Influence the 2020 Election

The state of the economy matters in election years: Typically a strong economy helps incumbents win re-election. But this year, unemployment is so low that the economy isn’t a top concern for most people, and the US is divided on so many other issues. So what does the labor market mean for the 2020 election.

The labor market—like so much in the U.S. today—is polarized. The gap between rich and poor places is widening, and blue areas face a different set of economic challenges than red areas do. In this session, Indeed’s Chief Economist Jed Kolko will look at the state of the labor market today and how it might affect politics in the 2020 election and beyond.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in the impact of the economy on the 2020 US election

Walk Away With:

  • A better understanding of what’s happening in the labor market and what to watch as November approaches
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Jed Kolko
Chief Economist
Indeed

Breakout Session

Giving Up the Ghost: Facts and fixes for disappearing job candidates

You’ve invested in motivated and rigorous recruiters, crafted the best possible job postings and reached qualified, interested candidates. They clearly wanted the job, and you wanted them–why, then, did these perfect potential employees vanish? In this session, Scott Bonneau, Vice President of Global Talent Attraction, will reveal Indeed’s data behind today’s phenomenon of job seeker “ghosting” and provide solid take-aways for retaining interested talent throughout the hiring process. Come prepared to share your best—or worst—ghost story.

Who Should Attend:

  • Decision makers looking to resolve questions about failure to close in hiring
  • Talent leaders and business owners who want to improve hiring efficiency by implementing better practices
  • Recruiters interested in maximizing their return on effort throughout the hiring process

Walk Away With:

  • An understanding of “ghosting” and its roots in popular culture
  • Solid data to support strategic planning around recruitment and hiring best practices
  • Action items for more effective communications and interactions with job seekers
  • Business concepts to combat the cultural shift toward ghosting
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Scott Bonneau
Vice President, Global Talent Attraction
Indeed

Breakout Session

Your Jobs Are Your Products: Building a data-driven recruitment marketing function

A great story—it’s an essential component to selling candidates on your organization. When masterfully employed, storytelling creates the right experience for the right candidate at the right time. And when your organization can approach jobs like true products and couple the art of storytelling with an ability to create and test hypotheses using data, the resulting impact will take talent attraction to the next level.

Join Andrew Lane, Senior Director of Recruitment Marketing and Channel Strategy at RBC, one of Canada’s largest global banks, as he takes a deep dive into creating a data-backed storytelling framework, one designed to bring your organization to life and create better connections with the ideal candidate(s), whether internal or external. Using the RBC story as a core proof point, this presentation will reignite your love affair with recruitment marketing data (assuming you can survive Andrew’s inevitable bad jokes).

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent leaders in all industries
  • Employer brand and recruitment marketing professionals
  • Data and process enthusiasts

Walk Away With:

  • Scalable concepts and solutions in brand-based storytelling, recruitment marketing data and candidate experience enhancement
  • Improvement-focused processes that impact recruiter effectiveness and drive an iterative approach to hiring quality talent
  • Actual examples drawn from RBC, one of the world’s largest financial institutions
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Andrew Lane
Senior Director of Recruitment Marketing and Channel Strategy
RBC

Breakout Session

Marketing Beyond Millennials: Creating an inclusive recruitment message across multiple generations

Four generations are working side by side in today’s workforce. Yet, according to PwC, only 8 percent of organizations include age as a part of their diversity and inclusion strategies. Don’t miss this chance to see one of 2019’s most popular sessions, where you’ll learn about the benefits of an inclusive, age-diverse workplace.

Diving into the latest research and trends that shed light on the multiple generations at work today, you’ll discover how to more effectively market your jobs—and your company—to each generation’s top talent.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent acquisition professionals in all industries
  • Employer brand professionals

Walk Away With:

  • An understanding of what each generation cares about and how they look for work
  • Strategies for marketing your jobs and employer brand to be generationally inclusive
  • Tips for tailoring outbound recruiting messages to multiple generations
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Lauren Kort
Senior Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

From Tug-of-War to Partnership: Building a best-in-class talent brand

Consumer and recruitment brands have become unavoidably linked, with some of today’s most successful talent programs built on solid consumer branding. Yet achieving that balanced combination may feel like like a push-pull endeavor; many companies with an attractive talent brand lack customer recognition, while other organizations can be well known to consumers who neither know nor understand their talent needs.

In this roundtable facilitated by Indeed’s Senior Recruitment Evangelist Danny Stacy, we discuss strategies for focusing on and leveraging consumer brand, building your talent pool and eventually partnering both to realize holistic brand authenticity.

 

Who should attend:

  • Talent acquisition leaders, recruitment professionals and brand ambassadors

Walk Away With:

  • Inspired ideas for connecting consumers and employee brands without sacrificing either
  • Tangible tactics for using your public-facing brand to attract top-tier candidates
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Danny Stacy
Senior Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

Mind the Gap: Cultivating empathy in an automated world

Empathetic leaders win. Their teams are more innovative because they feel safe to make mistakes. Their employees report feeling more connected to their work and company mission. And in a world where many people fear robots taking their jobs, empathy—a human trait like creativity and communication—is more in demand than ever as a hirable asset. Nonetheless, we see a fairly persistent gap in empathy in workplaces with nearly one-quarter of employees reporting feelings of isolation, detachment, and a lack of psychological safety.

This interactive workshop will help you identify empathy gaps in decision making and identify solutions to mend those gaps. You will walk away with a toolkit that includes several exercises you can practice on your path to becoming a more empathetic leader.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • HR and Talent Development leaders who want to cultivate a more empathetic environment in the workplace

Walk Away With:

  • Tools for using empathy to be successful in leadership and decision making
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Chela White-Ramsey
Senior Training and Development Manager
Indeed

Breakout Session

Unlock Staffing Success: Key metrics to help you understand and uplevel your employer brand

As a staffing firm, a successful employer brand is a key differentiator for your business: your unique message can attract candidates for your open positions, and engage like-minded clients to help you grow. But how can you ensure your brand stands out while still being well understood by all stakeholders involved?

In this interactive staffing-specific session, we will focus on employer brand by sharing real-time data and benchmarks of actual Indeed clients. This will be followed by a panel of staffing industry leaders sharing how innovative and specific branding has helped their companies increase both candidate flow and their business’ bottom line. Next, you’ll put insights into action by participating in peer discussions about how brand differentiation will come to life at your own organization.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Staffing professionals wishing to understand the data behind their Indeed employer brand
  • Staffing professionals looking to learn innovative techniques to attract top talent while simultaneously reaching their business goals

Walk Away With:

  • Data-driven tactics for upleveling your employer brand
  • Insights into how your employer brand measures on Indeed
More Information

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Kim Bohinick
Senior Director of National Accounts, Staffing and RPO
Indeed

 

Jeff McCarthy
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Lunch

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

General Session

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

General Session

We’re in This Together

Chris Hyams
CEO, Indeed

General Session

The Future is Fundamentals

Building a better world of work requires teamwork; sweating together to achieve common goals. But the driving force behind any success is authentic and communicative leadership that clearly demonstrates who your company is and what it stands for. To get there, you must first establish that your organization’s fundamentals—your purpose, values and culture—are recognizable to your workforce, so they’re motivated to build an innovative future together with you.

In this high-energy session, Eric Hutcherson, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the NBA, will inspire you to commit to and communicate both the intention and purpose of your organization—as you prepare to succeed for years to come.

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Eric Hutcherson
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, NBA

Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Breakout Session

From Being to Belonging: Using the theory of intersectionality to inform—and transform—our work

The term intersectionality describes the interplay of social categorizations (e.g., race, age, gender, sexual orientation) as they relate to discrimination—or inclusion—of an individual or group. This theory that people rarely self-identify with only one category but instead classify themselves with multiple overlapping social identifiers, is gaining worldwide traction. Intersectionality focuses on the fact that these identity markers (e.g., “female” and “black”) do not exist independently. Each informs the other and, therefore, often creates a complex web of prejudices inside and outside the office.

Join Indeed’s Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, LaFawn Davis, for a panel discussion with Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, and Rachel Williams, Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition at Google X, as they unpack the meaning of intersectionality and offer strategies for making your work environment inclusive for all.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Decision makers dedicated to supporting a diverse workforce
  • Leaders and managers interested in productive and happy employees
  • Attendees who want to learn better interpersonal skills

Walk Away With:

  • Better understanding of intersectionality
  • Strategies for creating an inclusive office environment
  • Techniques that help reduce discrimination at work
More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
LaFawn Davis
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Indeed

 

Aubrey Blanche
Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact
Culture Amp

 

Michelle Kim
Co-Founder & CEO
Awaken

 

Rachel Williams
Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition
X- the moonshot factory

Breakout Session

Riding the Labor Market Wave: Using current trends to increase your talent pool and hire the best candidates

In recent years, businesses across the U.S. have experienced the tight labor market’s lasting effects. The unemployment rate has dropped so low—and competition for securing top talent become so vigorous—that many employers feel the tide has changed and are considering complete overhauls to hiring protocols. But with the flood of information available, which aspects should be adjusted? How does today’s talent professional go with the labor market flow and reap benefits for themselves, their candidates and current employees?

Join Indeed’s Economist Daniel Culbertson as he presents the country’s current labor market trends and clarifies their continuing meaning for—and future impact on—today’s talent and HR industries. Following Daniel’s data dive, Recruitment Evangelist Jason Kudrikow will apply those trend takeaways, demonstrating through real world company examples where to focus change and how to grow your talent pool, increase candidate quality and strengthen employee satisfaction.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent professionals who seek to understand and use data to optimize recruiting and retention efforts
  • Decision makers wishing to implement innovative techniques that realize talent pool growth

Walk Away With:

  • Insight into the economy’s effect on the talent acquisition industry
  • Data-driven strategies for increasing your talent pool in today’s tight labor market
  • Best practices from organizations that have prospered from creating opportunities for job seekers that typically lie on the sidelines of the labor force
More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Daniel Culbertson
Economist
Indeed

 

Jason Kudrikow
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

What’s Your “And”?: Turning Personal Passions into Better Business Outcomes

The future professional doesn’t define expertise simply by college degrees and certifications. They have hobbies and passions outside of work that enhance their ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients. John Garrett—thought provoker, catalyst for change and author—is on a mission to create better workplaces by asking his audience, “What’s your and?”

His research shows that when leaders foster working environments that grant individuals permission to be unique amongst their peers, the organization achieves better business outcomes. Through hilarious stories and extensive research, the recovering CPA-turned-Emmy-nominated-comedian-turned-culture-consultant encourages teams to share their hobbies and passions at work because they comprise the very heart of their organization’s culture.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • TA and HR leaders looking to foster better company cultures and employee engagement
  • Employer brand professionals interested in telling more authentic employee stories
  • Anyone seeking new and powerful ways of attracting and retaining talent

Walk Away With:

  • A better understanding of what comprises your company’s culture core
  • How companies can differentiate themselves from their competition
  • Ideas to foster stronger relationships with clients and coworkers
More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
John Garrett
Thought Provoker, Catalyst for Change & Author

Breakout Session

The Seasonal Hiring Stampede: How to beat Black Friday and come out ahead

Whether you’re hiring for the store, warehouse or corporate office, retail recruitment has dramatically evolved. Over the past decade, the emergence and evolution of eCommerce has fundamentally changed hiring, from types of positions to candidate personas and even to overarching priorities, and created new, ongoing challenges. And the race for quality seasonal hiring has only magnified those issues.

Join Chip Borsi, Senior Manager of US Marketing at Indeed, and Kristen Ricigliano, Head of Talent Acquisition at H&M (US), as they explore the root of your seasonal challenges, discuss best practice and share how to finish ahead of the crowd.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Management and talent professionals in the retail industry

Walk Away With:

  • Insights into how the retail industry has evolved in recent years, and what the changes mean in practical terms for retail talent professionals
  • Innovative strategies to ensure success in the world of eCommerce retail
  • Tactics for tackling seasonal hiring challenges, including recruitment events, compensation and more
More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Chip Borsi
Senior Manager, US Marketing
Indeed

 

Kristen Ricigliano
Head of Talent Acquisition
H&M US

Breakout Session

The Workplace of the Future: Is it already here?

Will future offices operate without organization charts, management hierarchies or company-wide goals? Maybe. For three years, researcher Frederick Laloux* studied pioneering organizations; twelve of them stood out from the norm. Characterized by forward-thinking and ground-breaking practices such as self-managed teams, intuitive reasoning and decentralized decision, Laloux gave these groundbreaking organizations a name: Teal.

This session by Recruitment Evangelist, Erica Pepe, delivers Indeed’s take on Laloux’s findings, what makes an organization Teal and how these innovate organizations may reveal a window into the workplace of the future.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Business leaders who want to learn about a management approach that may characterize our future workplaces
  • Talent leaders and business owners exploring solutions to low employee engagement
  • Recruiters who want to add more authenticity to the hiring process

Walk Away With:

  • An understanding of how it’s possible for a company with no managers to succeed
  • Ideas for employee engagement practices drawn from real-life experience of successful, pioneering organizations
  • Inspiration to bring more innovative business practices to your work

*This session is not sponsored or endorsed by Frederick Laloux

More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Erica Pepe
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

Great Expectations: The fine art of keeping promises to the talent you’ve hired

Innovative, forward thinking, best in class. These are more than just advertising buzzwords–they’re how you’ve identified your company’s workplace. In fact, that reputation is why some people choose to work for you. How, then, does your company live up to these branding expectations?

In this roundtable discussion facilitated by Saeed Sadooghi, Senior Recruitment Evangelist at Indeed, you and your peers will share best practices on turning an organization’s employees–both tenured staff and brand new hires–into brand ambassadors.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders responsible for talent acquisition, retention and brand

Walk Away With:

  • Inspired ideas aimed at creating solid company connections between both new and current employees
  • Tangible tactics for developing a company-wide brand ambassador program
More Information

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Saeed Sadooghi
Senior Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Breakout Session

Branding From the Inside Out: Attracting the next generation of healthcare professionals

Nationwide, hospitals and healthcare systems are facing a critical shortage of nurses and physicians—and the demand for healthcare services is at an all-time high. In an industry that’s largely dependent upon the skills and talent of the next generation of incoming professionals, developing a strong, authentic employer brand is what separates good healthcare organizations from great ones.

In this panel session, facilitated by Indeed’s Senior Manager of U.S. Marketing, Caroline Ferrarone, you’ll hear from industry leaders on ways they’ve invested in their employee value proposition and how those strategies are being utilizing to give their employer brand a much needed renovation—and triggering growth within their talent pool.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent acquisition professionals in the healthcare industry, from startups to long-established organizations
  • Decision makers in the healthcare industry interested in investing in their EVP and employer brand

Walk Away With:

  • An understanding of the modern healthcare candidate and what they’re looking for
  • Insights from industry leaders into how—and why—they overhauled their employer brand
  • New strategies for hiring, attracting and retaining new talent through developing a strong EVP
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Caroline Ferrarone
Senior Manager, US Marketing
Indeed

 

Bryan Gilmore
Director, Recruitment Marketing & Sourcing
HCA Healthcare

 

Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, MA, MAMAC
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Baystate Health

 

Mary Morgan
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Hartford Healthcare

Breakout Session

Keep on Truckin’: Navigating the journey of driver recruitment and retention

Whether truck drivers and diesel mechanics are your company’s engine or just one cylinder in its many open roles, recruiting, retention and branding are all top of mind topics for today’s trucking industry. Indeed Recruitment Evangelist Christina Broussard will facilitate a roundtable discussion focused on solving some of the greatest and most costly issues within this tough market.

Bring the whole load–burning questions, half-baked ideas and proven successes–as we navigate the industry’s steepest uphill battles.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders and practitioners responsible for talent acquisition, branding and retention strategies for trucking and trucking support candidates and employees
  • Company representatives interested in learning from industry peers

Walk Away With:

  • Insight into best practices in trucking hiring
  • Examples of industry issues and solutions for troubleshooting
  • Recommendations for attracting and retaining drivers
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Christina Broussard
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

Mind the Gap: Cultivating empathy in an automated world

Empathetic leaders win. Their teams are more innovative because they feel safe to make mistakes. Their employees report feeling more connected to their work and company mission. And in a world where many people fear robots taking their jobs, empathy—a human trait like creativity and communication—is more in demand than ever as a hirable asset. Nonetheless, we see a fairly persistent gap in empathy in workplaces with nearly one-quarter of employees reporting feelings of isolation, detachment, and a lack of psychological safety.

This interactive workshop will help you identify empathy gaps in decision making and identify solutions to mend those gaps. You will walk away with a toolkit that includes several exercises you can practice on your path to becoming a more empathetic leader.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • HR and Talent Development leaders who want to cultivate a more empathetic environment in the workplace

Walk Away With:

  • Tools for using empathy to be successful in leadership and decision making
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Chela White-Ramsey
Senior Training and Development Manager
Indeed

Breakout Session

Think Locally, Hire Globally

A tight labor market in the U.S. and around the world + an increasingly mobile workforce + technology that erases geographic barriers = new opportunities to source candidates from around the world. It’s exciting, for sure. It also raises many questions. Rob Williams, Director of Employer Insights at Indeed, will walk through how to engage your candidates from other countries, while keeping in mind cultural differences and sensitivities.

He’ll share best practices and practical tips for attracting global talent, whether you already have locations in multiple countries or operate only in your domestic market and are struggling to attract the right talent. This session was originally presented in 2019, and has been updated with new job description examples from enterprise organizations worldwide.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Management-level talent professionals in all industries and geographies

Walk Away With:

  • Best practices for attracting global talent, including specialized workers
  • Insights into how to ensure foreign talent thrives in their new environments
  • What non-multinational (and multinational) companies need to know about global recruitment trends
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Rob Williams
Director, Employer Insights
Indeed

Breakout Session

The Talent Equation: Work, Identity and Brand

In today’s tight labor market, what does it take to convince candidates to choose you—competitive compensation, your reputation as a great place to work, their experience with you as a customer and candidate or some other variable? Here, Senior Manager of Employer Insights, Daniel Wahlen, reveals new research on the variables driving job seeker decision-making, diving deep into the role that brand plays in their choices to apply to, engage with and accept offers from certain companies over others.

If you missed out on Interactive 2019—join this session to experience one of last year’s keynotes—as you harness your newfound understanding of the brains and behavior of prospective candidates to elevate your employer brand, ensuring your organization is top of mind for today’s top talent.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent acquisition and HR professionals in all industries
  • Employer brand specialists

Walk Away With:

  • A deeper understanding of consumer vs. candidate branding through the eyes of your talent pool
  • Strategies to ensure your consumer and employer brands align in order to hire the best candidates for your organization
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Daniel Wahlen
Senior Manager, Employer Insights
Indeed

Breakout Session

Fit to Serve: Welcoming veterans to your workplace

You already know there are countless reasons for—and approaches to—hiring veterans. Yet transitioning military still face unique challenges when searching for jobs, and employers often struggle to effectively attract and retain this highly skilled talent.  Join facilitator Nate Wigert, Senior Recruitment Evangelist for Indeed; JoHanna Martinez, Military & Diversity Talent Acquisition Manager at AT&T; and David Lee, Director, Military Community Initiatives at CVS Health for this fireside chat on hiring America’s heroes. From shattering stereotypes to easing the transition for former military and their families alike, you’ll walk away inspired to champion your present and future veteran hires.

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent professionals at organizations with programs for hiring veterans who seek to improve and maximize their approach
  • Anyone interested in developing a program based on best practices gathered from experienced military transition specialists

Walk Away With:

  • Insights from veteran recruitment experts on why hiring vets is good business
  • Ideas for initiating a veteran-based hiring program or elevating your current existing program
  • Clear strategies for how to position your organization as a desirable workplace for veterans
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Nate Wigert
Senior Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

 

JoHanna Martinez
Military & Diversity Talent Acquisition Manager
AT&T

 

David Lee
Director, Military Community Initiatives
CVS Health

Breakout Session

Personalizing the Candidate Experience, Pre-, Post- and During Your Offer Process

In a world with every flavor of business, the job offer process can seem surprisingly standardized. It’s possible, however, to transform those steps into a personalized candidate experience. But how? And why?

Debbie Brown, Client Delivery Director/Talent Acquisition at Travelers, provides an experience-based overview on creating real candidate experiences throughout the hiring timeline.

She’ll discuss the importance of engagement and provide solid tips, from leveraging environmental scans to utilizing focus groups, all designed to lift hiring beyond “plain vanilla.”

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with managerial responsibility in Talent Acquisition or Human Resources

Walk Away With:

  • Information on ROI in candidate personalization
  • Tips for maximizing the personal touch in recruiting tools
  • Action items to implement a more engaging hiring process
More Information

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Debbie Brown
Client Delivery Director/Talent Acquisition
Travelers

Interactive Party

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Registration open

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Indeed Works open

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Session

9:00 am – 10:30 am

General Session

The Happiness Advantage: Creating a culture of workplace wellbeing

Business leaders talk about profits, hiring and benefits…but what does the boardroom say about happiness?

Over a decade of research shows that a culture of happiness is one of the biggest competitive advantages in today’s economy. Happy employees who work with passion and purpose perform at consistently high levels, multiplying their effectiveness and raising business outcomes.

Join Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, as she leverages her experience of creating the Zappos Culture Book and brings the same scientific framework to other major companies today, including Starbucks and Sallie Mae, to strengthen their overall purpose, values, and brand. Lim will share personal life lessons and discoveries, along with her passion and purpose to inspire happier companies and communities that, together, create a better world of work for all.

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Jenn Lim
CEO and Chief Happiness Officer, Delivering Happiness

General Session

Bridging Business and Heart: How to cultivate creativity in the workplace

In a world that is growing increasingly more automated, what is our human differentiator? According to story artist Matthew Luhn, the answer is creativity.

As one of the former original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Luhn participated in building and sustaining that company’s creative culture from startup to its establishment as the most successful filmmaking group in Hollywood’s history. His engaging, action-oriented talk will provide strategies on creating a company culture that nurtures new ideas while embracing fear and failing as necessary parts of the creative process. Through his image-rich, pop-culture-infused presentation, Luhn demonstrates how to empower relationships, build trust and create and communicate authentic “story bridges” connecting business and heart.

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Matthew Luhn
Former Pixar Animator, Story Artist, Creativity Expert, and Author

General Session

The Future of Human Potential

Technological breakthroughs like artificial intelligence have ushered in solutions that make our lives better. Yet such innovations also come at a price: While new opportunities abound for some, others are rapidly being left behind. Human bias still permeates automated decision-making, and complex problems cannot be solved by machines and algorithms alone. What, then, is the future of human potential?

In this exploratory keynote, theoretical “mad scientist” Dr. Vivienne Ming will share her experience in using technology to tackle some of our greatest hiring challenges. By anticipating a future where no skill is robot proof, Ming provides insight into how creativity and innovation can be harnessed for good, building a world of work where everyone is fully realized.

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Dr. Vivienne Ming
Theoretical Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur, Author, Mother of Two

Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Breakout Sessions

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Session

The Biology of Belonging

We all have the need to belong. But what is belonging really, and is it possible for different people to experience different levels of belonging? Can belonging be situationally based? And what are the simple ways to create a greater sense of belonging for each of us within our organizations? Come learn the four levels of belonging found within organizations—and leave with pro tips on how to create a greater sense of belonging among your co-workers and within your culture.

Who Should Attend:

  • Decision makers dedicated to creating a workplace that promotes belonging among colleagues
  • Managers interested in ensuring their direct reports feel a sense of belonging at work

Walk Away With:

  • A better understanding of the four levels of belonging in one’s personal and professional life
  • Best practices on how to establish your own organization as a place of belonging for all
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11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Rajkumari Neogy
Executive Coach utilizing epigenetics and neurobiology and Founder of iRestart

Breakout Session

Creating a New Structure for Job Postings

Change is hard, especially when you’re a global organization with 96,000 employees. Altering familiar formats and processes in place for nearly half a decade can be a scary undertaking. But change is necessary for success. Join 3M’s Employment Brand Manager, Kyle Thompson, as he walks you through the company’s journey of updating their job postings. He’ll provide insights that informed these significant changes, discuss process (everyone’s favorite topic) and candidly share wins and learnings.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who has thought, “Hey, this job posting is really long, complex and still tells me nothing about the role”
  • Talent acquisition and HR professionals in all industries

Walk Away With:

  • Inspiration to make company-wide changes (big or small) that could help attract new talent to your organization
  • A deeper understanding of best practices in creating job postings
  • Insight into enacting new processes in talent attraction
More Information

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Kyle Thompson
People & Culture Marketing and Communications Manager
3M

Breakout Session

Yes, and…

Improv at its core isn’t about comedy—it’s about human connection, which is why improv training is increasingly finding its way into professional development programs and business school curricula around the nation. Improv can teach us all, from aspiring actors to talent attraction professionals, how to stay present in the moment to unlock new heights in creativity, communication and relationship-building.

Join Lindagrace De la Cruz—a SAG-AFTRA actor and trained improv teacher, as well as one of Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelists—to discover how drawing on the core tenets of improv can help deepen your engagement with candidates, both online and in person. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of our most popular sessions at Indeed events worldwide.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Talent acquisition professionals in all industries

Walk Away With:

  • Strategies for incorporating improv’s spirit of generosity and conversational questioning into your recruiting
  • Tactical takeaways for prompting more productive, meaningful and revealing interactions with candidates and colleagues
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11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Lindagrace De la Cruz
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

Beyond Filling Jobs: Building credibility by managing relationships, expectations and data

Is the value of your team or function under-recognized? Is there an opportunity to further improve the credibility of Talent Acquisition or Human Resources in your organization? Join Andrew Moss, Vice President Talent Acquisition from one of the nation’s largest beverage alcohol distributors, as he shares lessons learned in elevating the reputation of Breakthru Beverage’s TA team by resetting managers’ expectations and creating stronger partnerships.

Through an engaging mix of storytelling, humor and data case studies leveraging Andrew’s 20+ year career working across multiple HR disciplines, you’ll come away with practical strategies that any team can apply to increase impact.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with managerial responsibility in Talent Acquisition or Human Resources

Walk Away With:

  • Strategies to increase recognition for your team through understanding and influencing stakeholder expectations
  • Insights on how to leverage data to influence business outcomes and add more value to your organization
  • Tools to build stronger partnerships throughout your organization
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11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Andrew J. Moss
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Breakthru Beverage Group

Breakout Session

Focus on the Frontline: How to recruit and engage the best of hospitality

Join Indeed’s Senior Recruitment Evangelist Nate Wigert in this immersive breakout session. We’ll transform into candidates (or employees) within a hospitality organization to focus on the frontline staff experience, from first interviews to post-hire daily grind and throughout the pitfalls along the way that lead to attrition. Through shared peer experiences, market insights and best practices, we’ll develop a better understanding of how you and your organization currently engage with these crucial team members and can best optimize your processes to build workforce advocates.

Who should attend:

  • Leaders and practitioners responsible for talent acquisition and retention in the hospitality space

Walk Away With:

  • Insight into best practices in hiring and retaining hospitality and food service employees
  • Examples of industry issues and solutions for troubleshooting
  • Recommendations for attracting and retaining the best workers
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11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Nate Wigert
Senior Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Breakout Session

The Workplace of the Future: Is it already here?

Will future offices operate without organization charts, management hierarchies or company-wide goals? Maybe. For three years, researcher Frederick Laloux* studied pioneering organizations; twelve of them stood out from the norm. Characterized by forward-thinking and ground-breaking practices such as self-managed teams, intuitive reasoning and decentralized decision, Laloux gave these groundbreaking organizations a name: Teal.

This session by Recruitment Evangelist, Erica Pepe, delivers Indeed’s take on Laloux’s findings, what makes an organization Teal and how these innovate organizations may reveal a window into the workplace of the future.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Business leaders who want to learn about a management approach that may characterize our future workplaces
  • Talent leaders and business owners exploring solutions to low employee engagement
  • Recruiters who want to add more authenticity to the hiring process

Walk Away With:

  • An understanding of how it’s possible for a company with no managers to succeed
  • Ideas for employee engagement practices drawn from real-life experience of successful, pioneering organizations
  • Inspiration to bring more innovative business practices to your work

*This session is not sponsored or endorsed by Frederick Laloux

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11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Erica Pepe
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

General Session

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

General Session

The Future is Now: Revolutionizing education for a better world of work

Tomorrow’s business leaders are today’s young learners. But our future workforce is laboring in an outdated, industrial educational system while the world of work embraces an innovative and rapidly evolving culture. How can we shift educational systems to develop the creative minds needed to power and lead us into an inventive, nurturing and profitable business future?

Join Sir Ken Robinson, one of the world’s most recognized thinkers on creativity and innovation, as he explores the topic of systemic change through case histories, research and insightful observations. His keynote mixes business acumen with groundbreaking research and relatable humor, a combination that propelled his 2006 TED talk to become the most viewed in history. Come share his vision for a new educational system, one that stokes the creative flame and rekindles a passion for work.

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Sir Ken Robinson
Internationally Recognized Authority in Creativity and Innovation, in Education and Business

General Session

From Bee Sting to Business Empire: Lessons from a young entrepreneur

Two successive bee stings sparked four-year-old Mikaila Ulmer’s interest in saving the honeybees. But a kids’ business contest—along with her Great Granny Helen’s lemonade recipe—propelled her into entrepreneurship shortly after. Over the next 10 years, she blazed a trail of business success. As founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade (@MikailasBees), Ulmer has spoken at the United State of Women Summit (where she introduced President Barack Obama), and her book Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid will be released in August 2020. Demonstrating her growth as an entrepreneur, today Me & the Bees Lemonade is available in over 1,500 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market and H-E-B.

Ten percent of her lemonade profits go to her Healthy Hive foundation, which—through research, education and preservation—works to grow awareness about the plight of honeybees, as well as increase the number of safe environments for them to thrive. Join Mikaila for an optimistic, forward-facing presentation about leadership, philanthropy, and the future of success.

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Mikaila Ulmer
Entrepreneur, Bee Ambassador, Philanthropist & Author

General Session

More Than Alright: Matthew McConaughey on the pursuit of professional passion

You recognize him as an Academy Award Winning actor with an extensive filmography, his longstanding and commercially successful partnership with Lincoln Motor Company and as the creative director of Wild Turkey and co-creator of Longbranch. What you may not be as familiar with are Matthew McConaughey’s many other endeavors.

In addition to serving as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the now-named Minister of Culture, co-owner of Austin FC and founder of his very own just keep livin foundation—which serves to empower today’s youth—has never settled for “alright.” In this one-on-one fireside chat, McConaughey will discuss the passions and pivots that mold and fuel his future-forward career.

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Matthew McConaughey
Actor, Writer, Philanthropist

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