REC3: Chat-Based Messaging: KPMG Transforms How It Engages and Hires Top Talent

KPMG Transforms How It Engages and Hires Top Talent

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Wednesday 05 October
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Chat-based messaging in a professional setting has exploded in popularity in recent years. But, what you may not know is this technology has already changed the way HR and recruiting organizations engage and interact with talent. KPMG is on the leading edge of this trend — understanding that in a highly competitive recruiting environment, creating authentic points of engagement among employees and candidates is key to driving recruiting success and employee retention. You’ll hear about the lessons KPMG learned and best practices for adopting chat-based interactions to engage highly targeted talent pools; improve retention, employer brand and pipeline flow; and make key hires. And, you’ll take away a roadmap for how your organization can engage candidates early and often in an “intimate without being intimidating” fashion.


Eileen Raymond

Executive Director, Experienced Hire Recruiting


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Eileen Raymond

Eileen Raymond, executive director, leads Experienced Hire Recruiting for KPMG US. She is responsible for managing the recruiting efforts for approximately 5,000 professional hires across tax, audit, advisory and business process groups in North America. Her team is comprised of over 150 recruiting professionals in the United States, India and South Africa. Before joining KPMG, Raymond was the director of Talent Acquisition and Resource Management for SRA International, a leading systems integrator to the US federal government. Prior to SRA, she spent more than ten years with BearingPoint and KPMG Consulting, where she was the global director of Talent Acquisition and Management responsible for six teams with functional expertise in their respective fields of recruiting and resource management, including: Staffing Center of Excellence, Talent Development Centers, Staffing Operations, Campus Recruiting, Research and Vendor Management and Junior Military Officer Recruiting. Raymond holds a B.S. in International Relations from The American University.

Ryan Healy

Founder & President


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Ryan Healy

Ryan Healy is the founder & president, Brazen Technologies, Inc., a venture-backed technology company that enables organizations to better engage and interact with talent through a chat-based messaging platform. Healy has led the company to triple-digit sales and revenue growth year-over-year since 2012 and has been named one of Washington D.C.’s Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 and one of the Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting. He has nearly a decade of experience in the Human Capital field and has appeared in national media outlets including 60 Minutes, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Healy works closely with Brazen’s global customer base that includes customers like KPMG, Facebook and Raytheon, to drive innovation and measurable business results through a chat-based messaging strategy. Previously, Healy worked as a consultant for IBM Global Business Services. He holds a B.S. in Business from Penn State University and was honored as a 2015 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award winner.