The 2013 Recruiting Trends Conference

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About Recruiting Trends

Recruiting Trends is a business unit within Diversified Communications, an international media company.

For more than 40 years, Recruiting Trends has been dedicated to serving the recruiting industry. and its companion weekly newsletter, Recruiting Trends Bulletin, reach senior-level recruiters and human resource and talent management leaders within small, medium, and global enterprises and are the industry sources for key decision makers and influencers in the profession to read about what’s going on in their world. Recruiting Trends features articles and research that explore current and future trends, share leading-edge best practices, identify tactical recruiting expertise, and offer industry insight.

Recruiting Trends also hosts Recruiting Trends Best Practice Webinars featuring recruiting experts who discuss relevant and timely sourcing, recruiting, and on-boarding topics. In addition, Recruiting Trends holds the Recruiting Trends Conference and other live events.

More than 25,000 hiring and recruiting professionals visit the Recruiting Trends website, read Recruiting Trends Bulletin, and attend Recruiting Trends webinars and conferences.

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is an international media company with a portfolio of eMedia, events, publications, and television stations.

Established in 1949, Diversified Communications understands the importance of long-term investments and carefully chooses the areas in which it does business. The company is uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing communications industry.

Diversified Communications' portfolio of products currently serves 12 industries in 12 countries.

Exploring current and future trends, best practices, and tactical sourcing and recruiting expertise.

The Recruiting Trends Conference is a must-attend event that brings together recruiters, sourcers, talent acquisition managers, and other HR and recruitment professionals to share best practices and strategies for the hiring process. Featuring industry leaders and practitioners in an engaging format, the conference has been designed to give attendees a big picture overview of the latest recruiting issues and their impact, as well as focusing in on more specific issues.

Attendees will hear from dynamic speakers, have the opportunity to participate in workshops, and develop a deeper knowledge of the latest tools and techniques.

If you’re ready to better understand your candidates’ needs and for new and creative solutions to the today’s biggest sourcing, screening, recruiting, and hiring challenges, the Recruiting Trends Conference is for you!


April 2-4, 2014


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311


Join recruiters, sourcers, talent acquisition managers, and other HR and recruitment professionals and hear speakers from leading organizations, including:

  • Time Warner Cable
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Deloitte
  • Northrop Grumman
  • City of Edmonton
  • Cognizant
  • Riot Games
  • And many more

Recruiting Trends Conference 2013

The stars will be live at Planet Hollywood this October, and they’ll share their recruiting secrets so you too can shine.

Learn how to:

Shift from reactive to proactive recruiting
Tap into social media to engage top talent
Apply new skills to your sourcing and recruiting efforts
Reap the benefits of a deeper talent pool

Attend Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 and acquire star power. You knew you had it in you, right?


Conference Overview

Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:30 AM: We offer you a day dedicated to all things Sourcing.

Wednesday, October 23 @ 1:30 PM: We kick off the conference with TrendSetters™ – a fast-paced and engaging opportunity to learn about technologies and developments that can enhance your recruiting performance. This presentation is followed by our pre-conference reception.

Thursday, October 24 @ 8:00 AM: We introduce you to a great panel of experts and practitioners in an engaging talk show format.

Friday, October 25 @ 8:00 AM: You choose who, from among Thursday’s presenters, you want to learn more and meet with them in small workshops or consultative sessions.

Who Attends

Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 is for recruiters, sourcers, talent acquisition managers, and other HR and recruitment professionals.

Recruiting Experts, Dynamic Learning Environment

Featuring industry leaders and practitioners in an engaging format, the conference has been designed to first give you a big picture overview of the latest recruiting issues and their impact before drilling down to your specific needs—providing answers you require and solutions you can implement in your organization.

Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 has what you need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace, with sessions focused on:

  • Basic Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition Leadership
  • Social Media and Recruiting
  • Big Data and Its Impact
  • The Right Metrics
  • Employer Branding
  • Quality of Hire

Customize your conference

Create a Personalized Agenda

Choose programs to meet your individual needs

Opt for Speakers of Interest

Learn from and engage with the best in the industry

Select a Membership Level

Enjoy added value and exclusive benefits



Share best practices with top hiring and talent management presenters from leading organizations, including:

  • Time Warner Cable
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Deloitte
  • Northrop Grumman
  • BNA Bloomberg
  • Cognizant
  • City of Edmonton
  • Riot Games
  • And many more

Featured Speakers include:

  • Dr. John Sullivan
  • Lou Adler
  • Les Rosen



Headhunter's note: If you're trying to fill the ranks of your restaurant staff, or a delivery operation, this is not the place for you. But if you need to attract a highly specialized work force, especially one in a competitive field, then this conference and others like it are essential for learning how to make your presentation to your prospective employees. Our team was looking to assemble a sales team for our online reputation management service. One of the key growth areas for the business was repairing damage done by Google's search results, where those results revealed harmful information regarding an individual or business interest. For example, if the search for a name revealed any negative content that might harm a reputation, our team could step in to rectify the problem and advise tactics to avoid such problems going forward. Often the negative content is completely bogus (such as mentioned here), yet there were no avenues providing a corrective. Because of the broad reach of Google's search results, such content had the ability to destroy careers and businesses. We were looking for individuals who had certain kinds of specific knowledge along with an aptitude for self-motivated learning on the job. Our business needed sales oriented personnel familiar with the basic principles behind search engine optimization and preferably with specific reputation management experience. The conference prepares you for the hugely competitive struggle for personnel that can make or break your business. Learn or die!



Industry News

Most Job Seekers Remain Pessimistic about Job Market

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, December 17, 2013 – Seventy-five percent of job seekers rate their perception of the job market as “fair” or “poor”, according to an online survey by talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison.


Survey: Four in 10 Job Seekers Want to Work for Companies That Give Back to the Community

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 -- Nice guys may finish last, but a new OfficeTeam survey suggests that nice companies often finish first when it comes to recruiting. More than four in 10 (42 percent) professionals said an organization's participation in charitable activities is at least somewhat of a factor in their decision to work there.


Promising Signs for Global Hiring Heading into 2014, According to Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Fewer Indications of Retreat in Employer Confidence; Hiring Pace in G7 Countries Expected to Improve or Remain Relatively Stable

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 10, 2013 -- Employers across the globe expect a cautious yet positive approach to hiring for the start of 2014, despite ongoing economic uncertainty and disruption. Upticks in payrolls are anticipated by varying degrees, according to the first-quarter Manpower Employment Outlook survey, released today by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).


U.S. CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans

Robert Half Technology Survey Finds Continued IT Hiring

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report shows that 16 percent of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2014. This is up 5 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (July-December 2013). Another 67 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 15 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 2 percent expect to reduce their IT staffing levels in the first six months of the year.


IT Job Market News – IT Job Market Growth Anemic according to Janco Associates

IT job market growth is only 400 jobs in November, 4,300 in the last 3 months and 70,700 jobs in the last 12 months

Park City, UT, December 9, 2013 – The latest BLS unemployment rate has gone down, but the data paints a grim picture for the IT job market. Only 400 IT jobs were added in November and in the last 12 months only 70,700 jobs were created. The CEO of Janco Associates, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, “The employment data is not as good as the fall in the national unemployment rate suggests and it seems to be worse for IT Pros. If you factor in the participation rate, the true national unemployment rate would be around 11.8%. Janulaitis added, “That data is causing many companies to consider wither they should expand IT staffs. Based recent interviews of 104 CIOs in the last two weeks, we see that CIOs have become more cautious as have their companies. Janulaitis said, “Add to the employment data the upcoming January 1st sequester cuts and the uncertainties caused by the status of the recovery it is easy to understand the reasons why prospects for an improved job market are not great.”


The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in November

Rebounds from shutdown-led drop in October to hit new five-year high

NEW YORK, December 9, 2013 – The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in November. The index now stands at 115.21, up from 113.64 (a downward revision) in October. The ETI figure for November is 5.3 percent higher than a year ago.


American Management Association Survey: Big Rise Seen for Big Data Training

NEW YORK, December 9, 2013 – Strong demand is expected for Big Data training, according to a study by American Management Association. Half of responding organizations plan to prepare current employees in the needed analytics skills, noted AMA, a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.


Job Cutting Remains Flat in November


CHICAGO, December 5, 2013 – Job cuts were virtually unchanged in November, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to shed 45,314 workers from their payrolls. That marks a decline of just 0.9 percent from the 45,730 planned job cuts announced in October, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.


Hiring Intentions at Record Levels as Candidates become More Selective

45% of America's Hiring Managers and Recruiters said Positions are Unfilled due to Salary Constraints

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's professional workforce is set to expand in the New Year with 55 percent of hiring managers and recruiters planning to hire more professionals in the first half of 2014, than they did in the second half of 2013. That's up nine percentage points from the same period a year ago and the highest level on record since the question was introduced mid-2010 into the national hiring survey conducted by Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized websites for professional communities.


Less Than Half of Companies Have Long-Term Plan to Support Effective Use of Employee Value Proposition, Towers Watson Survey Finds

Survey reveals what companies with the best EVPs do differently

NEW YORK, November 14, 2013 — A significant number of organizations are missing out on a golden opportunity to increase employee engagement, attract and retain top talent, or even improve financial performance. And one reason, according to a new survey by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE: NASDAQ: TW), is that less than half of the companies polled have a long-term plan on how to get the most from their employee value proposition (EVP) — the employment deal that defines what an employer expects from its employees and what it provides in return.