Archive for September, 2008

(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.

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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.

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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 ( and, 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”.

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Here’s the schedule:

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.