In today’s competitive workforce, establishing your organization as a desirable employer and attracting top talent can prove to be quite a task. DirectEmployers 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM19) combines recruitment marketing best practices and trends with traditional recruiting tactics aimed at attracting students, individuals with disabilities, veterans and all top talent that you seek. Take a peek at some of the great recruitment sessions on the agenda below!

Wednesday, May 15

10:30 – 11:30am
Innovative Recruiting Using Design Thinking
Presented by: Deane Osner & Allie Robertson, Shaw Industries

“How might we become more innovative recruiters?” That was the question Deane Osner, and the recruitment team from Shaw Industries asked themselves as they turned the corner in 2018 with rising needs, staffing complexities and a lack of engagement from his internal business partners. The team understood that the demands of the company’s customers–both internal and external–relied on them doing something different… More Details

11:30 – 12:30pm
Solutions for Diverse Talent: Building Partnerships for Effectively Recruiting Individuals with Disabilities
Presented by: Kathleen Lee, Cornell University; Sheridan Walker, HirePotential

Companies that can effectively recruit and manage a diverse workforce have a clear competitive advantage. These focused efforts attract a significant talent pool who bring a wide range of education, experience, expertise and perspective to the workforce. All too often, hiring managers are unaware of where to begin their disability recruitment efforts, what resources are available, and who to contact for assistance… More Details

1:30 – 2:30pm
Digital Imprints and Impressions from Military and Diversity Recruitment Efforts
Presented by: Douglas Mvududu, Aurora Realin & Robert Shaw, Adventist Health System

To the untrained eye, DirectEmployers is viewed as a “check the box” solution, but to Members like Adventist Health System, they recognize the true partnership created from the moment you join the Association. During this session, HR practitioners Aurora Realin, Robert Shaw and Douglas Mvududu will discuss how their collaboration with DirectEmployers has impacted… More Details

Thursday, May 16

10:30 – 11:30am
DE Product Panel: TAD PGS
Presented by: Jen Bernhardt, DirectEmployers; Ben Marich, Sarah Marich & Katie Erdman, TAD PGS; Ashley Herman, ONEOK

The DE Spotlight will continue as the audience hears from our Members about how they use DirectEmployers products and services; how they create buy-in from their users to implement new tools into their daily processes; the ease of use and product functionality; and share insights into the innovative ways to use products that fall under the membership umbrella… More Details

2:30 – 3:30pm
Don’t Let Your ATS Determine Your Candidate Experience
Presented by: Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport, Inc.

What factors should drive your ATS selection? For Roehl Transport, Inc., employee value proposition, candidate experience and conversion opportunity are ranked high and continue to drive results for the Wisconsin-based organization. During this session, Greg Koepel, Roehl’s VP of Workforce Development and Administration, will discuss… More Details

Want to see more of the great sessions in this year’s program? Download the DEAM19 mobile app to create a profile, view the agenda and build a personal schedule, view presenter bios, and connect with attendees!

Kacie Clark
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