Eventbrite - HIREconf: Training & Tactics for Hiring 11/4/14 at Hotel Nikko


HIREconf is a full day conference with training and talks focused on Sourcing and Recruiting in highly competitive markets. The war for talent is on. The market is tightening every day. Join us for a full day of lectures, training and networking with thought leaders and industry veterans, including a hands-on training workshop with world leading sourcer, Irina Shamaeva.

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8:00-9:00 AM

Registration, Snacks and Networking

9:00-10:30 AMirina headshot

Irina Shamaeva– Hands-on Sourcing Workshop

Irina is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research. She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm with the focus on placing software development and management consulting candidates nationwide. Irina shares her sourcing discoveries, tips, and strategies in blogs and lectures. Her blog Boolean Strings has enjoyed 160K+ visits so far in 2013. Thousands of students have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools.

10:30-10:45 AM

Power Networking / Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 PM

Irina Shamaeva – Hands-on Sourcing Workshop

12:30-1:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:45-2:30 PMmark-tortorici-biopic

Mark Tortorici – Founder, Training and Staffing Manager, Transform Talent Acquisition

Diversity Sourcing and Recruiting
Sourcing for diversity candidates doesn’t have to be difficult. You can use many different techniques including resume searches, speaker bios, associations, organizations, social networks, and more. It’s no secret that corporations are pushing to hire more diversity engineering candidates. They have been and they will continue to do so. This session will demonstrate how to easy it can be to source for these candidates. We will show you search strings that you can immediately take home and put to use. No matter which sourcing method you use, there is a way to turn it into a diversity search. We will also talk about practical methods when approaching these candidates and the messaging that could use. Depending on the candidate, job, and company, this message could be very different.

Mark Tortorici is a Training, Recruiting, and Sourcing Manager who has been providing expert-level training for sourcers and recruiters since 1997.  He is also the founder of Transform Talent Acquisition, which specializes in training for high technology computer concepts, advanced active & passive sourcing techniques, and full life-cycle recruitment process.  Mark has created and delivered robust training programs for companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Ebay, Disney, Yahoo, and many others.  He has trained thousands of staffing professionals in person through one-day advanced sourcing classes as well as month-long training courses for individuals with no experience who were looking to break into the staffing world.

2:30-3:00 PMgreg harezlak

Greg Harezlak – Technical Recruiter, Twitter

Recruiters inherently have to work hard. It comes with the territory. However, one of the biggest struggles we face is how to work smart, efficiently, and effectively. Integrated engineering environments have tool chains in place to encourage developer productivity. I’ll be discussing the tool chain I’ve found to be the most effective at optimizing pipeline development, outreach, engagement and followup for sourcing passive talent. Some products/tools that will be discussed include: Connectifier, Eloqua, Text Expander, Outwit and more.

Greg has worked in both agency and corporate environments, as well as for startups and mid-sized technology companies as both a Technical Sourcer and a Full Lifecycle Recruiter. He’s been featured in articles/posts such as: -“It Takes Two: Passive Candidate Recruiting from Both Sides of the Table” published by LinkedIn – “The Rare Recruiting WIN” published on the Recruiter Fail blog

Greg also spoke on passive candidate engagement at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect 2012 in Las Vegas. Currently he is a Technical Sourcer/Researcher for one of the largest social media companies in the world, Twitter.

3:00-3:30 PM

The Future of Sourcing Discussion Panel

3:30-3:50 PM

Coffee Break

3:50-4:20 PMsiobhanphoto

Siobhan Neilland – Sr. Technical Recruiter AmazonFresh Technology Group

Siobhan has 15+ years of experience in recruiting for key positions within world-class companies including: Amazon, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce, VMware, HP, Microsoft, and others. Siobhan currently recruits for Amazon’s “AmazonFresh Technology Group” and recently built the team behind the “Amazon Fire” phone.

Siobhan has experience with overcoming obstacles that occur when recruiting for the best, creating a cohesive team of top talent, recruiting for confidential projects, and gaining the trust of potential candidates. Siobhan believes that happy recruiters attract top talent, and is passionate about her fulfilling experience of creating a world-wide non-profit agency benefiting communities in Africa, OneMama

4:20-4:50 PM1efa990

Diane Hill – Senior Recruiter, Logitech

Diane has worked worked in Staffing for over +15 yrs. She started her career working in an agency with contingency and retained search, then worked in both corporate environments as well as start-ups. Diane views her job closing candidates comparable to being a Sports Agent for an athlete. Recruiting is a skill and a craft that she has perfected over the years. Diane likes to keep recruiting simple and honest. She has worked for Google, Yahoo!, Palo Alto Networks, LinkedIn and Hightail just to name a few. As a multi-utility player, Diane has worked as a Full Cycle Recruiter, Sourcer, and Staffing Manager. Currently she is supporting TA at Logitech in the company’s effort to hire for the new Logitech with their newest product lines.


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