College recruiting is more competitive than ever. Universities are crowded with companies attempting to gain the attention

of qualified candidates. We'll share insights for success on campus that can only come from those on the inside.  College recruiting is more personal than ever. Students are selective about which organizations they see and which opportunities they pursue. We'll reveal new research on the professional preferences of a misunderstood millennial generation. The Next Generation of Recruiting is a fast paced and fiercely purposeful day for those determined to win the war for talent. 

10am - 11am        finding the right fit

A candidate's fit is a function of their capabilities and characteristics.  Fit references a readiness to succeed.  Do their skills fit?  Does their experience fit?  Does their education fit?  But fit also references a readiness to sustain.  Are they fit for the culture?  Are they fit for the pace?  Are they fit for the people?  Finding the Right Fit is the first session because it focuses us for the day.  Our research puts you inside the heads and the hearts of students seeking employment.  Our recommendations position you to authentically assess the future person as well as the future professional in front of you.  Our Fitness Test gives you a tool to take on every recruiting trip, forever. 

11am - 12pm        sourcing strategically

Talent acquisition is just that: acquisition.  The secret to successfully sourcing talent from Universities is to take a procurement perspective. Sourcing Strategically encourages us to see Universities as suppliers of talent.  How do we select suppliers?  How do we engage? How do we invest? How do we evaluate? Whether you're looking for a small pool of candidates for a single position or a consistent pipeline of students for national placement, it's the partnerships with the people and programs on campus that can create competitive advantage.  You'll get insight from insiders on how to build reciprocal recruiting relationships and candid advice on how to hold colleges accountable.

12pm - 1pm         the millennial mirror: student panel

So much is said about today's students.  But how much is myth and misconception?  The Millennial Mirror cuts all the conjecture by directly connecting the audience with students' perspectives and preferences through a live panel during a portion of the lunch hour.  We'll promote an organic discussion of the deepest differences between how companies are now recruiting and how students actually desire to be recruited.  The panel of students will answer questions, comment on current recruiting practices, and offer their unfiltered feedback.  

1pm - 2pm           campus mobilization

Should we be at the career fair or in the classroom?  Should we network in person or can our presence be virtual?  How should our brand be positioned and when should we begin?  Most colleges would prefer most companies fit one mold and fall into one mode of recruiting.  But talent acquisition is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.  Campus Mobilization provides a mentality and methodology for maximizing the allocation of time in the pursuit of talent.  The audience will leave with a step-by-step process for preparing a campus plan.  Whether you're part of a national army of recruiters or a single leader of a start-up, you learn how to leverage college relationships so that you're in the right place at the right time in front of the the right people.  

2pm - 3pm           recruiting agility

Our capabilities can't be conditional.  The candidate pool is too diverse for us to be limited to one communication style.  We can authentically assess a candidate's fit only when we can communicate to their core.  We can gain their truth only when they give us their trust, and their trust only comes from our transparency.  Recruiting Agility teaches the audience how to employ empathy and emotional intelligence to improve the effectiveness of our interviews, increase the rate of our acceptances, and just simply inject the element of trust in all our interactions.  We look inward first by becoming more aware of our own communication instincts.  It is from this internal awareness that we learn external agility.  The audience will finish the day better equipped to confidently and comfortably engage all candidates in all conditions.