October 24 – 26, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ


Agenda at a Glance
Track 1: Recruiting
Track 2: Compliance
Track 3: Leadership

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm


5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

NLX and RRCC Committee Meeting

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Welcome Dessert Reception

DAY 1 Wednesday, October 24, 2012

7:00 am

Registration/Continental breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome Remarks

Welcome & Introduction

Presenter: Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association

8:10 am
General Session

Association Update

Presenter: Rodney Moses, President of Board of Directors

8:35 am
General Session

Best Practices in Strategic Interviewing

Presenters: Brandy Ellis, Level 3; Angie Grilliot, UnitedHealth Group; Tavius Jackson, Zurich NA; Nels Wroe, SHL Americas

9:35 am
General Session

Partnership Update: NASWA

Presenter: Pam Gerassimides, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)



10:00 am
General Session

Partnership Update: NACE

Presenter: Marilyn Mackes, The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

10:15 am
General Session

Recruiting with the New Internet

Presenters: Heather Hoffman and Nancy Holland, DirectEmployers Association

11:05 am
General Session

Gaining Life Skills from SEEDs for Autism

Presenter: Mary Ann LaRoche, SEEDs for Autism

11:15 am
General Session

See More Candidates in Less Time with Digital Interviewing

Presenter: Mark Newman, HireVue

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Building a Powerful Online Recruitment Brand

Presenter: Lance Sapera, 24 Hour Fitness



Creating Veteran Outreach with the .JOBS Top-Level Domain

Presenters: Rhiannon Leach and Mike Demarest, Phillips 66



WAPES: Expanding .JOBS Across the Globe

Presenters: Ray Schreyer, IBM; Bonnie Elsey, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

2:00 pm

SEO and Other Best Practices to Attract Your Target Audience

Presenter: Jonathan Liepe, Colorado Springs Utilities



Partnering with your State Workforce Agency: Employer Success Strategies

Panelists: Lisa Mallory, DC Department of Employment Services; Larry Temple, Texas Workforce Commission; Laurie A. Warner, Oregon Employment Department | Moderators: Pam Gerassimides, NASWA; Jolene Jefferies, DirectEmployers Association



Expanding your Employment Branding through Social Media

Panelists: Miko Covin, Maya Garner, Alison Foy and Jacquese Brown, The Home Depot



3:00 pm

Social Media Recruitment: Challenges, Surprising Benefits and Realistic Applications

Panelists: Chrissy Glover, Scottrade; Chloe Rada, Sodexo | Panelists via G+ Hangout: Jeff Moore, Trip Advisor (Formerly of Google); Lisa Chartier, Philips North America | Moderator: Mira Greenland, TweetMyJobs



Prepare Now for Section 4212: Improve Employment Outcomes for Veterans

Presenters: Jolene Jefferies, DirectEmployers Association; Marian Monnig, Sprint



Redefining your Online Recruiting Efforts with SEO

Presenters: Ray Schreyer, IBM; Rhonda Stickley, Providence Health & Services

4:00 pm

RecruitCONSULT! Leadership: Elevate Recruiting To True Consulting

Presenter: Jeremy Eskenazi, Riviera Advisors, Inc.



Embracing Differences: Creating a Pipeline of Diverse Candidates

Presenters: Cindy Bruner and Laura Harlos, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air



Using Analytics to Impress your Boss and Justify your Online Recruiting Strategy

Presenter: Seth Flater, DirectEmployers Association

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Movie: 127 Hours

DAY 2 Thursday, October 25, 2012

7:00 am

Continental breakfast

8:00 am

Mobile Career Fair Engagement: Minimizing Paper, Maximizing Results

Presenter: Carrie Corbin, AT&T



Behind the Scenes: What Does OFCCP Do With Your Data?

Presenters: Lisa Kaiser, Kairos Services and Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.



Talent Strategy: Turning Information into Insights

Presenter: Kortney Kutsop, Universum

8:55 am

Social Media in the Workplace: Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Legal Compliance

Presenter: Ed Loughlin, EEOC Attorney



Military Outreach: Transitioning from Camo to Khaki

Presenter: Russ Tooley, Tyson Foods



Leveraging Internship Programs to Fill Your Pipeline

Presenter: Marilyn Mackes, NACE

9:50 am

Effectively Manage Social Media Platforms to Play Up Your Strengths

Presenter: Alex Brown, Waste Management



Partnerships that Work: Linking Up to Improve Disability Employment Outcomes

Panelists: Katherine McCary and Martha Artiles, C5 Consulting, LLC; Bonnie Elsey, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development; William Roberts, National Organization on Disability; James Emmett, APSE HR Connect | Moderator: Jolene Jefferies, DirectEmployers Association



Making the Business Case for Recruiting Initiatives

Presenters: Harry Griendling, DoubleStar; Carle Quinn, QVC; Karl Sparre, ARAMARK


Break / Linkage Agreement Signings / College Relationships

10:50 am
Keynote Address

Sage Steele, ESPN SportsCenter anchor

11:35 am
General Session

Jobs in China

Presenter: Renjun Bao, Cnjobs Technology (Beijing) Co, LTD

12:20 pm


1:20 pm
Keynote Address

Aron Ralston, Inspiration for the Film 127 Hours


Break / Meet & Greet with Aron Ralston / Linkage Agreement Signings / College Relationships

2:30 pm
General Session

Partnership Update: Employ Media

Presenter: Tom Embrescia, Employ Media

2:45 pm
General Session

The Shifting Landscape of Compliance

Presenter: Mickey Silberman, Jackson Lewis



3:45 pm
General Session

JOBipedia: A Resource for the Future

Presenter: Jaime Fall, HR Policy

4:00 pm
General Session

Engaging with the National Labor Exchange

Opening Statements: Pam Gerassimides, NASWA; Jolene Jefferies, DirectEmployers Association | Panelists: Scott Eychner, Texas Workforce Commission; Peggy Feenan, Arizona Department of Economic Security; Julie Toskey, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development; Annette Rosta; KPMG; Ray Schreyer, IBM; Rhonda Stickley, Providence Health & Services | Moderators: Christy Merriman, DirectEmployers Association; Charlie Terrell, NASWA

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mystery event with dinner (off-site)

DAY 3 Friday, October 26, 2012

7:30 am

Continental breakfast

8:30 am



Standardization for Talent Acquisition

Presenters: Amanda Benedict, SHRM; Kim Bartkus, HR-XML



Is Your ATS Going to Cost You During Your Next OFCCP Audit?

Presenters: David Scheffler & Jeff Baker, Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services

9:40 am



Leveraging Your Existing Assets to Build a Talent Network

Presenter: Sean Sheppard, TalentCircles



A Closer Look at Successful OFCCP Audit Management

Presenters: Beth Ronnenburg, Berkshire Associates; Candee Chambers, Cardinal Health

10:45 am

End of Conference

Post-Conference Excursions
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shop Hopping

12:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Jeep Tour

12:50 pm, 12:58 pm, or 1:06 pm

Golf at The Stadium Course

*Agenda subject to change.