Mega Session: Two Decades, Four Tech Revolutions and Billions of Dollars Later — Why Is Hiring Still So Hard?
Two Decades, Four Tech Revolutions and Billions of Dollars Later — Why Is Hiring Still So Hard?
Thursday 06 October
01:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Great HR leaders understand the best talent wins. With that in mind, investments in advanced technologies to “solve” recruiting — or at least to make it easier, faster, more efficient and cheaper — have been a hallmark of the HR and HR technology landscape for over two decades. Starting with the first major online job boards, to the emergence of enterprise ATS solutions and the rise of LinkedIn, to more recent developments like video interviewing and mobile capability, there’s been no shortage of technology designed to make finding, engaging and hiring candidates easier. But despite significant investments in recruiting technologies, organizations still report that hiring has never been more difficult, with the average time to fill an open position reaching historic levels. You’ll learn about the modern recruiting challenge, how technology has evolved to help meet that challenge, and how to best leverage your investments in recruiting technology to achieve better outcomes.
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder of two industry-leading blogs – Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks mixed with Business chops. Crossover Dribble. Encyclopedia-like knowledge of the Grunge Era.
Jon is the founder and CEO of Entelo. A serial entrepreneur, Jon founded three companies in the e-learning and social networking space and served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Battery Ventures. He has a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from UCLA.
Founder & CEO
As founder and CEO of HireVue, Mark’s passion centers on the belief that people are more than just a resume or profile; everyone has a unique story to tell, and HireVue provides the opportunity for people to share their experiences and demonstrate their talents. Through digital, video and mobile technologies, Mark first introduced the world to On Demand Interviews™, improving the way companies build and coach their teams, and helping candidates tell their stories – anywhere, anytime. Today, HireVue’s Team Acceleration Technology is at work in more than 180 countries for more than 500 organizations, from emerging growth companies to 26 of the Fortune 100. Under Mark’s leadership, HireVue was named among the top “10 Most Promising Companies in America??? by Forbes, a top 50 company in Deloitte’s Annual Fast 500, and a Top HR Product of the Year four times, most recently in 2014, by Human Resource Executive magazine. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Westminster College and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah.
Vice President, Recruitment Software Solutions
As Vice President of Recruitment Software Solutions, Jennifer focuses on developing software that maximizes the recruitment process through innovation and user discovery. With 16 years of experience in the recruitment technology industry, Seith has developed mutually beneficial, revenue generating and customer focused partnerships with over 250 recruitment technology vendors worldwide. Jennifer holds a BA in English Literature and Latin from Randolph-Macon College and is currently completing a double Masters of Business Administration at Brown University and the Institute De Empresa of Madrid.
President & CEO
Colin Day is the President and CEO of iCIMS, Inc. Day graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Psychology and worked as a recruiter at an IT staffing firm before founding the company in 2000 at the age of 24. He wrote the original business plan, which included developing the single-source code base “Pure SaaS” model of software delivery. Day also developed the original marketing strategy, which emphasized ease of use and customer service rather than excessive functionality. This unique approach has grown iCIMS from 4 to nearly 600 employees since its founding. Day has also led his company to three straight years of 30%+ growth, 13 years of profitability, and 10 consecutive years as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. As CEO of iCIMS, Day has implemented a comprehensive corporate responsibility program to ensure the company is a zero-sum consumer of fossil fuels.