Kennedy Information’s Spring Recruiting Conference & Expo Updates 5-14-08 2 Comments

Viva Las Vegas! Great times, networking, education, and twittering, Kennedy Information’s Recruiting Conference this spring is from May 13-16, 2008.

Kennedy’s Anna Brekka, Senior Director of Talent Management Services kicked off the general conference sessions on May 14th.

I had the opportunity to meet with several industry leaders including RecruitingBlogs.com founder, Jason Davis, and Talent Synchronicity’s Susan Burns.

Of course, there was no shortage of “tweets’ from @kennedyinfo. Other twitter users in attendance included @jjbuss, @seerysm, @mduffy, @timcadair, @marenhogan, @talentsynch, @mbmaino, and @jobs2web.

Recruiting trends and workforce statistics were everywhere, from several recruiting leaders including:

  • Steve Lowisz, President & CEO, Qualigence: “Metrics that matter are focused on behaviors associated with candidate quality and the client experience” and “Metrics used correctly advance the relationship between recruitment and hiring managers”
  • William Uranga, Senior Director, Staffing, TiVo: “Managing the candidate experience through the recruiting process strongly enhances the corporate brand”, “Recruiters must take ownership of customer service (with managers, candidates, and stakeholders)” and “Hiring managers ARE the customers but they are not always right – build and set reasonable expectations”

A recap of the conference will follow this post tomorrow. Click here for real time conference / session updates. Additional conference pictures will also be uploaded here periodically over the next couple of days.

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  • Posted on: Thursday, May 15th, 2008