The Nation's Leading Talent Acquisition Event

Main Conference: May 10-11 | Workshops: May 9 | Nashville, TN

Does your recruiting program have what it takes to beat out the competition for top talent? RecruitCon 2018 will arm you with the tools and tactics you need to keep up with new trends, streamline hiring processes, sharpen interview skills, improve on-boarding, and more!


May 9   

Wednesday May 9, 2018 (Pre-Con)

Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Preconference Workshop (AM) 
Growing Your Online Presence: How to Build Out Your Social Media Recruiting Strategy

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Job hunting is different today than it was 20 years ago. Today, it’s less about money and more about

Preconference Workshop (PM)
Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Avoid Legal Pitfalls, Identify Ideal Candidates, and Negotiate a Winning Offer

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Thursday May 10, 2018 (Day 1)

Registration & Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

Opening Keynote:
If They Don’t Trust You They Won’t Give You the Time of Day: Steps to Unleash Your Influence and Engage Those Who Matter to You 

8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Presented by John Hall, Influence & Co.

General Session
Outlook on the 2025 Workplace: How to Attract the Next Generation of Talent by Effectively Attracting Millennials and Gen Z

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m.

Networking, Exhibits & Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Intensive Workshop | How to Effectively Use Photos and Videos to Create Visual Job Postings with the ‘Wow Factor’ to Attract Talent
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Elena Valentine, Skill Scout, Inc.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop | The Rise of Remote—How to Attract, Retain, Engage, and Manage the Distributed Teleworkforce 

Social Media and Mobile Recruiting: New Trends Every Employer Should be Leveraging
Presented by Lindsey Staton, DigiMe

Networking, Exhibits & Refreshments Break
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 
2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 

Workshop | Experience is Everything: How to Treat Candidates Like Customers to Close the Deal

Conflict vs. Collaboration: How to Smooth the Waters Between HR and Marketing

General Session
Tech Talk: Case Study on How to Master Machines for Next-Level Recruiting

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presented by: Matt Buckland, Workable

Happy Hour Hacks Networking Reception 
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

After Hours Experience Tour
6:00 p.m.


Friday May 10, 2018 (Day 2)

Registration & Breakfast
7:00 a.m.  – 8:00 a.m. 

Breakfast & Learn: Interactive Demo of Award-Winning BLR Solutions
7:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 

Opening Keynote: You DON’T Have an Engagement Issue, You Have a HIRING Problem
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Presented by Bob Kelleher, Employee Engagement Group

Concurrent Sessions 
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Recruit Like a Private Investigator: Using Social Profiles and Other Tools to Track Down the Most Valuable Candidate Information

College Recruiting: Best Practices for Establishing Partnerships with University Career Services and Recruiting New Grads

Networking, Exhibits & Refreshments Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. 

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussions 
10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Workshop | Creating Compelling Candidate Communications to Double Your Candidate Email Response Rates 
Presented by Angie Verros, Vaia Talent

Candidate Poaching: When It’s Smart—and Legal—and When to Steer Clear

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Concurrent Sessions
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Workshop | Employer Branding: 8 Secrets to Crafting a Powerful Company Message for Recruiting and Retention

Making Diversity a Top Priority: Why Hiring a Diverse Workforce Can Help Make Your Business and Teams More Successful—and How to Do It

General Session 
We’re All in This Together: How to Win Over Your Hiring Managers

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks
3:50 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. 

Conference Adjourns
3:55 p.m.


May 2018

Nashville, Tennessee
Hilton Downtown Nashville




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