Corporate Recruiting Experts Meet in Dallas to Discuss Building Physical Community to Social Networks

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Getting up to speed about the latest trends in recruiting has become remarkably simple thanks to John Sumser.

Sumser, founder of the Recruiting Roadshow, literally brings his show to the recruiters, rather than asking them to travel thousands of miles. And his events are free. Add the fact that he is securing the industry’s leading experts as speakers, and it is easy to see why Sumser has become a popular figure with practicing recruiters.

The latest iteration of the Recruiting Roadshow arrives at the University of Dallas’ Graduate School of Management Development Center at the Frisco, TX campus on December 4. Its theme is “Bringing Physical Community to Social Networks.” For the particulars on how to sign up, visit

“It is very important that we bring this show on the road so that we can learn what is really happening in the field,” said Sumser, an authority himself on how the Internet can be used as a sourcing and recruiting tool. “Recruiters attending this event will come away better equipped, more sharply focused and more intensely committed to the profession.”

Among the speakers are:

John Sumser

More than a decade ago, Sumser started his own company Interbiznet (, where he wrote a daily column on using the Internet and technology for recruiting. A year later, he wrote the first book describing the Internet as a sourcing and recruiting tool. He continues to write for Interbiznet and is also the editor of Sumser regularly consults with recruiters and employers on how to find, hire and keep the best employees, how people work, how companies and systems affect employees and how changing economies and technology alter the nature of work itself. He also consults with recruiting startups and sits on the Board of Directors of

Bill Vick

Vick, driven by a passion for helping others pursue and achieve excellence, is one of the seminal figures in online recruiting and one of among the very first to write about Internet recruiting techniques as early as 1996. He has run his own retained executive recruiting firm for last 20 years and was the founder of the Recruiters OnLine Network along the way. A founder and board member of the Pinnacle Society recognizing achievement in the staffing industry, Vick is also a national speaker for NAPS, served on the Board of Directors of The Texas Association Staffing Services, was an officer with the Metroplex Association of Personnel Services as well as a founder of the local Dallas Independent Recruiters Group and a lifetime member of the USMC Force Recon Association.

Hank Stringer

Forecasting a talent shortage back in 1994, Stringer and a team of entrepreneurs started The company was the first to use an ASP business model, leveraging the Internet to scale and automate interactive recruiting relationships and processes. Stringer went on to co-author Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. He is currently helping to establish the vision and direction of itzbig (, an interactive sourcing network being embraced by both technology companies and job applicants.

“Industry leaders like Stringer and Vick are waiving thousands of dollars in appearance fees to participate in this event,” said Sumser. “They are sharing their insights about training and coaching, which — if applied — is priceless.”

Among the other anticipated participants are Steven Rothberg with, Bill Vargas with, Martin Snyder and Bill Kubicek of Main Sequence Technologies/PCRecruiter, Dennis Smith with WorldLink, Matt Martone with Yahoo! HotJobs and Camille Roberts with ZoomInfo.

Interested media should contact Holt Hackney at, or 512-478-8858, Ext. 115.


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