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April 20-22, 2020 | Orlando, FL
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All Things Talent

New recruiting strategies and tools are reshaping the competition for talent. Learn about the tactics and technologies that are helping leading organizations and top brands secure and retain the best and brightest. Return to your workplace with practical tools to forge a more competitive and innovative talent strategy.


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Fresh Perspectives 

Poorly defined hiring criteria can hold your organization back from realizing maximum productivity and human potential. Where talent shortages exist, new talent pools must be tapped. Attend SHRM Talent for cutting-edge strategies and creative recruitment ideas that will help you explore non-traditional sources for your future workforce.


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Build Your Network 

We’re taking the guesswork out of conference networking by grouping you with fellow attendees who work in a similar industry or role. With more than 1,500 attendees, you’ll still get that small-group feel by being connected to peers who are working toward solutions to similar challenges. 


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Alan Cabelly, SHRM-SCP [More Info]
executive director
Portland Leadership Institute

Alan Cabelly, Professor Emeritus at Portland State University, has taught and advised its award winning HRM program and SHRM students since 1980. He recently received two significant honors:  students, alumni, and corporate leaders secretly raised funds to name a room after him in the new Karl Miller Center at PSU; the SHRM Foundation awarded him its First Annual Chapter Advisor Impact Award for his work with thousands of students in the last four decades.

Prof. Cabelly is founder and Executive Director of the Portland Leadership Institute (www.PortlandLeadershipInstitute.com), which focuses on Leadership Excellence in the 21st century.  He uses the DiSC© system and other contemporary techniques for Executive and Leadership Coaching, and speaks widely on topics such as InterGenerational Effectiveness in the Workplace; Strategic Negotiations; and Corporate Leadership and Teambuilding. His personal mission is to help individuals increase their leadership skills and improve the functioning of their work teams.  He helps people find passion in their work life, leading to greater individual engagement and satisfaction, and increased organization productivity.

Prof. Cabelly was founding Chapter Advisor of the PSU Chapter of SHRM, which has won 36 consecutive Superior Merit Awards from SHRM and numerous student competitions. He was President of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association in 2000, Director of OregonSHRM in 2009, and currently serves on several local and regional SHRM Boards.

Amy Lein, SHRM-SCP [More Info]
Chief Human Resources Officer
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Andrew R. Morton [More Info]
director, Veterans and Certification Affairs

In his role as the Director of Veterans and Certification Affairs at SHRM, Andrew Morton provides strategic leadership and direction for several of SHRM’s veteran, military-family, and disability hiring, retention and engagement programs. Andrew works with stakeholders across the military-service organizations to develop pathways for active-duty, veteran and military-family members to achieve relevant workforce credentials including SHRM’s Certification. Andrew also works with SHRM’s membership, and other partners to deliver resources that empower HR professionals, people managers, and business leaders in their inclusion-hiring, workforce-readiness, and employee-engagement efforts. This work includes SHRM’s initiative in support of second-chance employment through SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work initiative. He’s an award-winning speaker, delivering workshops and keynote sessions on the business case for and the business of integrating these highly-skilled talent pools into our workforce.  In 2018, he was the contributing author to fellow-veteran Justin Constantine’s SHRM published book “From We Will to At Will- A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in Today’s Workplace.”

Andrew also serves as spokesman for SHRM Certification in support of SHRM’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Dr. Alex Alonso.  Prior to his current role within SHRM, Andrew spent five years serving as SHRM’s Director of Social Engagement, leading SHRM’s social media program and team. 

Before joining SHRM in 2014, Andrew worked with a leading PR firm managing Fortune 500 brand and advocacy campaigns.  Andrew is a retired Army Infantry-Officer who served in multiple leadership and command positions as well as overseas and combat tours including deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia and Egypt. During his 21-year Army career Andrew also served in multiple senior public affairs positions including Chief of Media Outreach for Multi-National Force-Iraq, Chief of Marketing and Advertising for the Army Reserve, and the Director of Digital and Social Media for the Army Reserve.  

Andrew is passionate about efforts to foster awareness and resources in support of mental health and our workplace- across all employees. Most importantly, Andrew serves as “Working-Dad” to his three wonderfully-exhaustive kids at their home headquarters in Alexandria, VA.   

David S. Cohen [More Info]
founder and contrarian consultant
DS Cohen & Associates
Ira S. Wolfe [More Info]
Success Performance Solutions
Ira S Wolfe is the “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body.” Fueled by his fierce passion for technology its impact on people, Ira S. Wolfe has emerged as one of HR’s most visionary thinkers and influencers on the future of work, jobs, and talent acquisition. Ira is an accomplished speaker/author and President of Success Performance Solutions. He has presented on the prestigious red carpet of TEDx and is the author of several books including Recruiting in the Age of Googlization. He hosts The Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Show, live talk radio on W4CY.com and iHeart radio.
Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SHRM-SCP [More Info]
managing principal
Riviera Advisors, Inc.

Jeremy Eskenazi, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CMC is Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc., a global Human Resources management consulting firm that helps organizations improve and enhance their internal talent acquisition and staffing capabilities.

Prior to founding Riviera Advisors in 2001, Jeremy spent almost 20 years leading talent acquisition and staffing teams at Universal Studios, Amazon.com, and Idealab. Jeremy is a proud professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Institute of Management Consultants-USA.

Jeremy is the author of the books, “RecruitCONSULT! Leadership – The Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader’s Field Book”, and “The High-Performance Talent Acquisition Advantage”.

Jodi Detjen [More Info]
managing partner
Orange Grove Consulting

Jodi is an organizational consultant and educator. Her mission is to help organizations leverage their talent strategically by increasing inclusion as soon as possible. In addition to being Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, Jodi is Clinical Professor of Management at Suffolk University. She has spent her career transforming the way people work and designs top-tier women’s leadership. She has consulted and run workshops for clients such as Accenture, Microsoft Partners and Oracle.  

She is co-author of the book, The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life. Her upcoming book on building inclusive workplaces will be published January 2020. 

Jodi earned her B.Sc. from Virginia Tech, her MA from Duke University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Temple University.

Katrina Kibben [More Info]
founder and principal consultant
Three Ears Media
Katrina Kibben is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media, a recruitment marketing copy agency. For most of Katrina's career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter's world - listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply. Katrina has also spoken at events around the world and written for HR Tech Conference, The Chicago Tribune, SHRM and many other digital publications.
Mario Pecoraro [More Info]
president and CEO
Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group

Mario Pecoraro is an entrepreneur, corporate visionary, author and founder of Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc., (2005). The company specializes in background screening, insurance investigations, process service and claims adjusting.  A member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), Alliance employees hold FCRA Advanced Certification. Pecoraro conducts accredited webinars and has presented at conferences across the country. He is sought out as an expert on investigative matters and has been featured on local and national media outlets including ABC’s 20/20, Risk & Insurance, SHRM Executive Network-HR People and Strategy, Fox News – Your World with Neil Cavuto, Bloomberg Businessweek and Rough Notes Magazine.  He recently published a book, available on Amazon.com, called “The Claim Game: Twenty Best Practices When Managing and Investigating Workers’ Comp Claims.”  His second book, “Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes” was published in the summer of 2019. It provides all the tips, best practices, and warning signs HR Professionals should look for when making hiring decisions.

Pecoraro serves on the Executive Boards of many industry and community not-for-profit organizations. He was honored by his peers as an “outstanding business person” for conducting risk management and quality due-diligence based investigative services with integrity and his company was twice named a “Best Places to Work” by the Albany Business Review. With more than 25 years of proven experience in due-diligence based investigative services, he has spearheaded the growth of the company in a short period of time to become a leader in the insurance and background investigation fields, property/casualty adjusting and process service industries.


Paul Endress [More Info]
founder & CEO
Maximum Advantage
Paul Endress is an ex-computer programmer and software company founder who is recognized as a true expert in the science and strategy of effective workplace communication.
An inspiring speaker, his step by step strategies and frameworks are based upon a decade of research and have helped tens of thousands HR professionals, individuals, and business executives overcome challenges and become better communicators.
Paul is the author of Communication Styles 2.0 and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and dozens of other leading business publications.
Ryan Kohler [More Info]
Ryan started out his business career as an Accountant, receiving an BS in Accounting from Southern Utah University.   He quickly realized that his passion was for entrepreneurship and marketing so he finished his MBA and struck out on his own. After 5 years of success in the world of web marketing and lead generation, he was approached to develop an applicant tracking system specifically focused on smaller companies.

He founded ApplicantPro in 2005 with the singular mission of helping small and mid sized employers improve their hiring results.  Going far beyond applicant tracking, Ryan has used his web marketing background to create innovative approaches that help smaller employers dramatically improve their applicant flow and hiring. 

As the CEO of ApplicantPro, Ryan has successfully bootstrapped his company from a startup into a multi-million dollar growth company with over 80 employees and 4000 clients in 10 countries. ApplicantPro’s 10 years of consistent 50%+ annual year-over-year growth has resulted in it being recognized by Mountain West Capital as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah and by Inc Magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the US for the last 4 years in a row.  He’s also travelled around the country and spoken at various SHRM events including National SHRM for the past four years.
Sarah Smart [More Info]
vice president, Global Recruitment
Scott Lesnick [More Info]
Jazzdog Enterprises
Scott exemplifies the attributes of the Never Give Up guy in many areas of his life. Over the years, the message of Persistence = Success has permeated the way he has triumphed over challenges, grew as a leader and overcame adversity. As a keynote speaker and interactive breakout presenter, Scott motivates your audiences with his powerful and entertaining message plus powerful actionable takeways.
Scott amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with his two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East and no laws required them to be returned. This proved to be a significant test of both his resolve and the strength of his conviction. The abduction and how he retained custody of his children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in his customized presentations.
Professionally, Scott has received numerous top sales and leadership management achievement awards at a Fortune 500, Berkshire-Hathaway owned company in a career spanning 28 years. As a result of his sales training and on-the-job work experience, Scott’s expertise and “years in the trenches” will help you in growing relationships and inspiring sales and management staffs.
In addition, Scott has run the equivalent of 1,300 marathons over thirty years. As a motivational speaker, he has the energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and proven track record to ignite your group and handle any environment. Your team will grow as thought leaders and achievers.
Scott gives back by lending his professional skills to the Parenting Network, Wisconsin Father’s for Children and Family and other groups who need facilitation, development or other types of volunteer work
Shari Harley [More Info]
founder and president
Candid Culture
Shari Harley, author of the book How to Say Anything to Anyone, is known globally as an engaging, funny, content-rich business speaker. Her international training firm, Candid Culture, is making it easier to tell the truth at work. Shari is bringing candor back to the workplace. A former HR practitioner and operations leader, Shari’s practical approach has led her to speak and train in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Dubai and Australia. From ‘Making Meetings Work’ and ‘Delegating Better’ to ‘Managing Your Career’ and ‘Saying Anything to Anyone,’ Shari’s tips are sure to delight and inform in a real, direct and very funny way. Watch videos and learn more about Shari at www.candidculture.com.
Tony Lee [More Info]
vice president, Editorial

Tony Lee is vice president of editorial for the Society for Human Resource Management, where he oversees all editorial functions and staff and focuses on evolving SHRM's content strategy globally. SHRM’s publishing portfolio includes HR Magazine, HR News online, e-newsletters and SHRM-published books.

Lee is a recognized authority on recruitment trends, and prior to joining SHRM he was editor and publisher of CareerCast.com, an award-winning site he created for job hunters and the HR community. He also served as chief alliance officer of CareerCast’s parent company, Adicio Inc., a leading developer of online recruitment solutions. Adicio powers the HR Jobs site for SHRM, which is also a partner in the CareerCast HR Network.

Lee is a frequent conference speaker in the U.S. and internationally, and has appeared as a career guidance authority on a range of television and radio programs, such as those produced by NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, NPR, CNBC, Huffington Post, WCBS and The Wall Street Journal, including “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”

Lee is co-author of “The Jobs Rated Almanac” (Barricade), and “Career Choice, Change and Challenge” (JIST Pub.), and has published more than 15 books through his career. He also is a columnist for a range of industry web sites, including RecruitingTrends, Jobboarders and Staffing Stream. He has written The Wall Street Journal's “Managing Your Career” column, and his articles have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines globally. Lee also has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Employment Web Sites for many years.

Lee is the founder and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online Vertical Network and all of the sites within that network, including CareerJournal.com, OpinionJournal.com, StartupJournal.com, RealEstateJournal.com, CollegeJournal.com and “Political Diary,” a paid email newsletter about politics. Under his leadership, those sites won a range of awards and accolades. Combined, the Network sites attracted an average of 2.5 million unique visitors and 20 million page views each month. Lee also was one of two finalists for the Newspaper Association of America’s annual Online Innovator Award. Prior to moving online, Lee was editor in chief of the National Business Employment Weekly and of Managing Your Career, both published by Dow Jones & Co. Lee started his career as Director of Publications for the Chicago Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.


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2020 Schedule

More Details to Come

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | Global Hiring: Complying with U.S. Visa Requirements**
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action**
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | Talent Acquisition: Creating your Organization's Strategy**
Sunday, April 19, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | Global Hiring: Complying with U.S. Visa Requirements**
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action**
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | Reinventing Candidate Interviews: How to Identify High-potential Talent*
8:30 am - 5:00 pmEducational Program | Talent Acquisition: Creating your Organization's Strategy**
7:30 pm - 9:00 pmConference Begins with Welcome Reception
Monday, April 20, 2020
8:00 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am - 10:00 amOpening General Session
10:30 am - 11:30 amRetention Through Engagement: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged Workforce
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
10:30 am - 12:00 pmTop Recruiting Strategies for the Decade Ahead
11:30 am - 1:30 pmLunch in the SHRM Exposition
11:30 am - 6:30 pmSHRM Exposition
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmFeedback Is a Retention Tool. Care Enough to Speak Up.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmMaking Your Story Stand Out: How to Write Better Job Posts
1:30 pm - 3:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmRecruiters Build Organizations. Learn How You Can Be a Trusted Organization-Builder.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmHR: Victim, Villain, or Hero in the Talent Shortage Saga?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPersonality and Leadership Styles: Understand Our Differences to Effectively Manage Your Talent
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmHappy Hour in the SHRM Exposition
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:00 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am - 10:00 amIt's Time to Google-Proof Your Recruitment Marketing
9:00 am - 10:15 amIntegrating Inclusive Hiring & Promotion Practices for Talent Management
9:00 am - 11:30 amRecruiters Build Organizations. Learn How You Can Be a Trusted Organization-Builder.
9:00 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
10:30 am - 11:45 amHow to Create Rapport During the Interview So Candidates Like You and Want to Work for You
10:30 am - 11:45 amRecruiting, Retaining and Re-integrating Today’s All-Volunteer Military
10:30 am - 12:00 pmMaking Your Story Stand Out: How to Write Better Job Posts
11:30 am - 1:30 pmLunch in the SHRM Exposition
11:30 am - 3:30 pmSHRM Exposition
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmGeneral Session
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmYou Don’t Have an Employee Engagement Issue, You Have a Selection Issue
5:30 pm - 8:30 pmMeet to Eat
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:00 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am - 10:00 amHow to Legally Conduct Social Media Background Investigations to Protect Your Company from Risk
9:00 am - 10:15 amFeedback Is a Retention Tool. Care Enough to Speak Up.
9:00 am - 10:15 amHow to Create Rapport During the Interview So Candidates Like You and Want to Work for You
9:00 am - 10:30 amConcurrent Sessions
9:00 am - 10:30 amNext Generation HR Leadership: Recruiting, Managing & Retaining 5 Generations
10:45 am - 11:45 amClosing General Session
1:00 pm - 5:30 pmEducational Program | Inclusive Workplace Culture: Leading and Sustaining a Culture Transformation **
1:00 pm - 5:30 pmEducational Program | Succession Planning: Preparing for Future Talent Needs*
Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pmEducational Program | Inclusive Workplace Culture: Leading and Sustaining a Culture Transformation **
8:30 am - 12:30 pmEducational Program | Succession Planning: Preparing for Future Talent Needs*
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