Arrivals and Registration 3:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Reception 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Breakfast & Product Expo 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Welcome to Empower 2017 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Matt Ferguson, CEO, CareerBuilder
Keynote: Dr. Michio Kaku 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Product Announcement #1 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break & Product Expo 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Is Your Employment Screening Process Elevating Your Candidate Experience?
+Ben Goldberg, CEO, CareerBuilder Employment Screening | Mary Delaney, President, Onboarding Solutions, CareerBuilder
Today's candidates expect a seamless hiring process. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, 48 percent of candidates who were interviewed say the employment screening process has an impact on how favorably they view a potential employer. Nearly 2 in 3 candidates continue to interview with other companies while waiting for employment screening results, and about 2 in 5 say their last employment screening process was too difficult. Understanding your candidates’ perceptions and experience during the onboarding process is crucial — after all, you don’t want to lose the rock stars you just selected, do you? Join Mary Delaney — president, onboarding solutions, CareerBuilder — and Ben Goldberg — CEO, CareerBuilder Employment Screening — as they share insights and best practices from customers, candidates and screening providers to enable you to elevate your employment screening process, improve your candidate experience and hire faster.
Survey Says...How Manual vs. Tech Driven Is Your HCM Strategy? Key Areas of Opportunity in Your Process
+Kris Dunn, CHRO, Kinetix
Based on in-depth interviews of your peers, industry expert Kris Dunn will share where others fall in the scope of utilizing technology in their HCM processes. Considering that barely 1 in 3 employers leverage technology automation for post-hire activities, this session will highlight key areas of opportunity for innovation and growth.
Top Trends in the World of Work: How Today’s New Recruitment Needs Are Driving Technology Advancements
+Tim Sackett, President, HRU Technical Resources
How are today’s employment and labor market trends helping to pave the way for advanced recruiting technology? This session will cover how the current talent shortage, graduation rates, restrictions on visa, freelancing and more are affecting the world of work — and break down what this means for the recruiting industry. Be prepared to connect the dots between what you need to know and how technology can help you keep up with the constantly evolving environment.
Lunch & Product Expo 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Keynote: Michael J. Arena, Ph.D.1:15-2:00 p.m.
Break & Product Expo 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions2:30-3:30 p.m.
How Post-Hire Technology Can Make or Break Your Employee Experience
+Jason Lauritsen, Employee Engagement Expert, JasonLauritsen.com
The honeymoon shouldn’t end once you’ve hired the candidate of your dreams. You must treat the employee experience with the same importance as you do the candidate experience. An engaging employee experience leads to improved business outcomes and happier employees, which is a crucial competitive advantage in today’s tightening labor market. Learn the principles of experience design and find out what research shows is required to create an engaging employee experience. Discover how your industry peers are using HR technology to create and support employee engagement, retention and improved business results.
Implementing a New Recruitment Tool: Ensure Your Process Is Integrated and Efficient While Maintaining a Human Touch
+Liza Voticky, Group Director Talent Acquisition, North America, The Coca-Cola Company
Technology can make a recruiter’s job easier, but it doesn’t eliminate the need to have a level of contact with candidates. In this session, Liza Voticky, Group Director Talent Acquisition, North America, will share learnings from her company’s implementation of a technology-based recruitment platform that improved end-to-end recruitment services across the U.S. and Canada. Find out how implementing recruitment tools can create a more effective process while improving the candidate experience, and how technology can serve as an enabler to achieve improved business outcomes.
Learn From the Experts: How CareerBuilder Uses Innovation to Solve Talent Acquisition Problems
+Scott Helmes, Sr. Vice President – Product Development, CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder’s SVP of Product Scott Helmes will lead an innovative discussion on how CareerBuilder uses the latest industry innovations of U/X, semantic search and artificial intelligence to solve common talent acquisition problems. Special guests include Khalifeh Al Jadda, lead data scientist at CareerBuilder; Rob Houser, senior director of user experience at CareerBuilder; Yun Zhu, lead data scientist at CareerBuilder; and Matt McNair, vice president of global services and strategy at CareerBuilder.
Break 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Keynote: Austan Goolsbee 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Product Announcement #2 4:30-4:45 p.m.
Day One Closing Remarks 4:45-5:00 p.m.
Street Festival 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Breakfast & Product Expo 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Optional Breakfast Session: 7 Trends Impacting Your Staffing Firm in 2017 and Beyond 8:00-8:45 a.m.
+Eric Gregg, CEO & Founder, Inavero
Turn insight into action as this session gives staffing leaders a sneak peek into key findings from the 2017 Staffing Advantage Report. Based on the industry's most comprehensive research into perceptions of clients, job candidates and internal staff for over a decade, this session will drive home key trends and opportunities to accelerate your firm's growth in 2017 and beyond.
Opening Remarks – Day 2 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Keynote: SC Moatti 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Product Announcement #3 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break & Expo 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 11:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Everything You Didn’t Know About the Latest Employment Screening Trends — But Were Too Afraid to Ask
+Mary Poquette, CEO, Poquette Screening Services, LLC | Laura Randazzo, Vice President – Compliance, CareerBuilder Employment Screening
Arm yourself with crucial, up-to-date information about background screening and drug testing for employment purposes. This session provides a comprehensive discussion of current legal and regulatory activity, such as ban the box, the use of criminal records, class action litigation, new OSHA requirements, and other emerging trends. Included are employer best practices to maintain compliance and program defensibility while achieving core screening objectives. We’ve got the latest candidate experience research so you can walk away with a solid understanding of how to align screening practices with the best possible experience for candidates.
Fact vs. Fiction: How Innovations in AI Will Transform Recruitment in the Future
+Kevin Wheeler, Founder & Chairman, Future of Talent Institute
Hear ideas and examples from cutting-edge recruitment leaders on how their teams are taking advantage of the latest advancements in sourcing, search and AI — without losing the human element. This session will separate fact from fiction as we look to the future of technology/AI and its potential impacts in the recruitment space. Learn more about artificial intelligence versus augmented intelligence in relation to talent acquisition and what it means for your business. Understand the intersection between tech-led automation and human interaction.
Recruiting in 2017: The Transformation Has Begun — Don’t Get Left Behind
+Jennifer Seith, Vice President, Recruitment Technology Products, CareerBuilder | Leigh-Margaret Stull, Vice President, Product Development, CareerBuilder
Companies with modern-day recruiting strategies designed to save job seekers time will reap the benefit of hiring faster and beating out the competition. Discover tips and best practices that will help you challenge the status quo and save time for your recruiters so they can refocus their attention where it belongs: on the candidate. Product experts at CareerBuilder will share what it takes to effectively engage candidates in this rapidly transforming world of recruitment.
Lunch & Product Expo 12:00-1:15 p.m.
General Session: CareerBuilder’s Road(map) to the Future 1:15-2:00 p.m.
Abdel Tefridj, Chief Innovation Officer, CareerBuilder | Scott Helmes, Sr. Vice President – Product Development, CareerBuilder
Keynote: Peyton Manning 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks 3:00-3:15 p.m.
Departures 3:15 p.m.