We’re getting excited about the upcoming Recruiting Roadshow in Silicon Valley. It’s on October 23rd at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose.

Register Here (It’s free) Includes Schedule and Directions

The presenters will include

  • John Sumser on Demographic Change “Spiky and Flat”
  • Don Ramer On Why Recruiting Matters
  • Nicole Bodem St Martin on SEO Recruiting
  • A Panel Of Sourcing Wizards including Dan Harris, Chris Murdock and Mark Tortorici

Here’s the story on the panel:

Sourcing: Best Techniques From The Pros

Come join us for a panel discussion with some of the top sourcers in the Silicon Valley.  Topics will include:

  • What it’s like to source in the Bay Area.  Issues that staffing departments face in these tough economic times.  How to find the right candidates in a pool that is ever-shrinking.
  • Advanced sourcing techniques, search tips and tools that are easily explained.  Go beyond the job boards that every recruiter uses. Advanced search strings for resumes, social network searches, sourcing candidates from usergroups & associations, software and browser tools that will save you extra steps in your search.
  • Live search exercises using audience job requisitions.  Question and answer session.
  • Panel members are Chris Murdock (Executive Sourcer at Yahoo), Dan Harris (Sourcer at Netapp), and Mark Tortorici (Sourcer Training Manager at Duran HCP).

Presentation Description – As a recruiting professional whether you’re using search engines like Google, professional networks liked LinkedIn or social networks like Facebook, you’re using keywords everyday to find candidates. These same candidates are using keywords to look for jobs, in fact millions of job related searches are done monthly on search engines, job boards, job aggregators and other web properties. Learn how to take advantage of this talent opportunity without hiring an expert.
 

Nicole is the director of search marketing at her company. With almost 7 years of search marketing experience, she has consulted in the areas of PPC, SEO, usability, visitor experience, website design and corporate career site & job content optimization. She is a contributing author at CorporateWebsite.com and has authored many search marketing articles including the HR Search Marketing Blog that regularly covers SEO and marketing issues as they relate to the recruiting space. Nicole has spoken at search industry events including Search Marketing Strategies. (SES)

Nicole Bodem

Nicole Bodem

 

About Nicole Bodem-St Martin

It’s been a whirlwind since the highly successful Dallas Roadshow Last week. The RecruiterGuy offers a great recap.

Here are the materials:

- John Sumser’s Introduction and Presentation (Spiky and Flat)
– Jeff Kaye’s Presentation: Next Level Strategy for a Next Level Workplace
– Hank Stringer’s materials from Excellence in Search Relationships
– Dennis Smith’s delightful package Social Recruiting

(September 06, 2008) On September 25, 2008, the Recruiting Roadshow will be returning to Frisco, Texas (a Dallas suburb near Plano) for our second annual visit. As usual, the event, including Breakfast and Lunch, is free of charge.

Register here.

The Recruiting Roadshow is a continuing education project designed to meet the needs of local recruiters in local markets. The event is sponsored by a group of Recruiting Industry vendors who hope to strengthen the industry’s infrastructure. Each Recruiting Roadshow is a half day event featuring four presentations and an interactive networking experience.

Register here.

The Dallas Recruiting Roadshow will be held in the same venue as last year:

University of Dallas College of Business
Graduate School of Management, Professional Development Center,

Frisco Campus

7460 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

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Registration begins at 8:00am. The event starts at 9:00am. Presentations are finished at 1:00pm. Lunch begins at 1pm.

The presentations begin with “Spiky and Flat: Why Local Recruiting is Critical in a Flat World”. John Sumser, Founder and CEO of the Recruiting Roadshow, describes critical changes in the Labor Market that offset the trend towards a flat world. The material is a logical follow-on to last year’s Multigenerational Recruiting presentation.

“Next Level Strategies for Creating a Next Level Workplace” is Jeff Kay‘s contribution to the proceedings. Get a birds-eye view of the best practices your competitors are using to woo and retain employees. Jeff runs the world’s largest single site Recruiting Office as the CEO of Kaye/Bassman International. His presentations are always full of energy and useful guidance.

There wouldn’t be a contemporary Recruiting Industry without the work of Hank Stringer. Founder of two major online Recruiting ventures (Hire.com and itzbig.com), Stringer is one of those visionaries who can’t keep the dirt out from under his fingernails. Hank’s presentation, Elements of Excellence in Search Relationships, is his latest take on the Recruiting Landscape. He promises to deliver a list of things you should expect in any excellent Recruiting relationship.

The final piece of the puzzle is an offering from Dennis Smith. (Dennis is also the host of the Dallas Roadshow). Dennis built his career using out-of-the-box thinking. He is one of the leading voices in the world of Recruiting Blogs. He will share his experience using “Advanced Social Sourcing Tools”.

Register here.

Here’s the schedule:

800
Registration and Breakfast
 
0900 Intros / Networking Exercise - John Sumser
0945 Spiky and Flat - John Sumser
1030 Next Level Strategies For Creating a Next Level Workplace - Jeff Kaye
1115 Break  
1130 Elements of Excellence in Search Relationships - Hank Stringer
1215 Advanced Social Sourcing Tools - Dennis Smith
1300 Lunch  

Register now. The Roadshows fill quickly and once the seats are gone, you have to join a waiting list.

Jeff Kaye

Jeff Kaye

Jeff Kaye is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Recruiting Training. Jeff  graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Business and entered the search profession immediately.

This former National Recruiter of the Year with the world’s largest staffing organization has helped build the largest single site search firm in the country with annual search revenue in excess of $18M. His firm has won national awards for philanthropy and workplace flexibility.  His firm has also been named “The# 1 Best Place to Work in Dallas /Fort Worth” in 2005, 2007 and 2008, as well as, “The #1 Best Company to Work For in Texas” in 2006,2007 and 2008. 

As an industry expert in executive, professional, and technical search and retention, Jeff is often a frequent keynote speaker in the staffing community. Jeff has been featured on dozens of international  training meetings and videos. He has appeared on local and national television including CNN, FOX, Bloomberg and NBC and has been quoted in dozens of publications including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune. Jeff and his wife Tracy live in Dallas and have three children.

September 25, 2008

Agenda:

0800 Registration and Breakfast  
0900 Intros / Networking Exercise - John Sumser
0945 Spiky and Flat - John Sumser
1030 Next Level Strategies For Creating a Next Level Workplace - Jeff Kaye
1115 Break  
1130 Elements of Excellence in Search Relationships - Hank Stringer
1215 Advanced Social Sourcing Tools - Dennis Smith
1300 Lunch  

Location:
University of Dallas College of Business
Graduate School of Management, Professional Development Center, Frisco Campus
7460 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

Register Here

Maps

October 23, 2008

0800 Registration and Breakfast  
0900 Intros / Networking Exercise - John Sumser
0945 Spiky and Flat - John Sumser
1030 Sourcing: Best Techniques From The Pros - Panel
1115 Break  
1130 Search Engine Optimization Recruiting - Nicole St. Martin
1215 Recruiting As If People Mattered - Don Ramer
1300 Lunch  

Get Directions here

Registration starts at 800am. Register Here

The event runs from 900am until 100pm. Lunch is served at 100pm

Adobe Systems – Park Conference Room
321 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95110

Yesterday, The Recruiting Roadshow returned to Minneapolis to celebrate its first anniversary. With five speakers, a networking exercise, breakfast and lunch, the event was a very full day. About 270 people registered and nearly 250 actually attended.

It was fantastic to see so many Recruiters who are hungry to learn and improve their work. Continuing education is hard to find in our industry. The Recruiting Roadshow project is designed to create networks that help Recruiters bootstrap each other.

I opened the morning about a half hour late. An unexpected downpour, combined with the  summer road construction season in Minneapolis, created a traffic problem that held many people up. Once we got going, the day was packed with information and experiences.

The networking exercise, which simulates keyword searching and team building, demonstrated the idea when people clump together, opportunities increase. It was a good segue into my presentation about the shifting demographics in America. (Here is a copy of that material).

George LaRocque briefed us on the results of Bullhorn‘s interesting RecruiterIQ initiative.

Joel Kramer, the editor of MinnPost.com gave an impassioned speech about the importance of journalism. He opined that newspapers were the best source of journalism and that that was an essential part of our government. When the newspapers decay (as they are), the opportunities for journalists (real journalists) to keep their jobs declines. This creates a risky situation where the checks and balances disappear.

Steven Rothberg spent about an hour explaining the way that College Recruiter helps its clients.

Don Ramer closed the morning with an intense multimedia presentation that described the obstacles and opportunities facing recruiters. Emerging from a legacy in the real body business of the 18th and 19th Century, Recruiting has had trouble shaking off its roots. Even the term "Human Resources" contains disturbing implications of the idea that one person might own another. Ramer went on to illuminate the possibilities for transformation and global impact.

The event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of

I want to acknowledge the huge contributions made by the core team in Minneapolis:

  • Josh Kahn (Accenture-Best Buy) is a silent and stong hand behind the scenes. he really makes much of the Minneapolis success story possible
  • Paul Debettegnies who tirelessly organizes the Minnesota Recruiters Network.
  • Nicole St Martin the energy behind the energy
  • Kelly Wackerfuss, Arbita’s queen of logistics
  • Seth Fair, the design genius.

Sorry for the late delivery on this posting.

The Portland Recruiting Roadshow was held on June 20th at the adidas Headquarters in Portland, OR. Attended by 182 Recruiting professionals, the event included material on demographics, technology, branding, social software and networking exercises. Here are the various materials from the presentations.

See you on Friday.

Here is the information you need to get the adidas Village. (Get the PDF)

adidas Village
5055 N. Greeley Ave.,
Portland, OR 97217
(800) 289-2724

The adidas Village is located off Interstate 5 in North Portland.

If headed North on I-5 :
Take the Greeley/Swan Island exit (just past the Rose Quarter). This puts you onto No. Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If coming from 405 North to I-5 North:
While crossing the Fremont Bridge, stay in the right lane of the 2 lanes that enter onto I-5 North. When on I-5, take the first exit, Killingsworth, and follow it around to the left. It turns into Going Street. Go through the first light and get in the right-hand lane. At the bottom of the slope watch for a sharp right turn marked “To No. Greeley Avenue.” Go right and take the next right onto Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If headed South on I-5:
Take the Swan Island/Alberta exit. At the light, continue straight through it, staying to the right, and continue south to Going Street. Turn right onto Going. Go through the first light and get in the right-hand lane. At the bottom of the slope watch for a sharp right turn marked “To No. Greeley Ave.” Go right and take the next right onto Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If coming from I-84:
Take I-84 West toward downtown, and take the I-5 North exit. Stay on I-5 North to the Greeley/Swan Island exit (just past the Rose Quarter). This puts you onto No. Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.


When you are nearing the Village on Greeley Avenue:

As you near the village on Greeley,
You will see the black and green color blocks on our bldgs to your left, and then you will see the red, blue and yellow buildings on your right. You want to drive past the red, blue, and yellow buildings and turn right just past the yellow building (intersection of N. Greeley and N. Sumner Streets). This will lead you to visitor parking behind the yellow building and you will proceed to the front desk just inside the yellow building. Let the front desk know you are here to see me. They will give you a badge and send you over the sky bridge.

 If you get turned around on your way here call the adidas main number 971-234-2300 and press “0”.

 

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