Day 1

May 7, 2020

9am
to
10am

Check-In & Continental Breakfast

URx Community Showcase Lounge

9:45am
to
10am

Opening Remarks

Main Stage

10am
to
10:45am

Keynote

Main Stage

11:10am
to
11:50am

Going Beyond Resumes

Tigran Sloyan

Co-Founder & CEO, CodeSignal

Diversity & Inclusion | Panel

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Join us for a panel discussion with engineering leaders from leading companies to learn about why using proxies on candidate resumes to identify skill and potential is far from being a reliable measure and why the need to change is accelerating year over year especially at fast-growing companies.

11:10am
to
11:50am

Creating a Lasting Candidate Experience

Yuga Iyer

Talent Acquisition Manager, Adobe

Recruiting Programs| Discussion Group

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What does candidate experience mean to university candidates? How do you define candidate experience? Who are the stakeholders in crafting your companies candidate experience? Join this discussion group to understand why no matter what the outcome, leaving the candidate feeling positive about the experience is a must. Lets dive in to how to make it happen everytime. 

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

11:45am
to
12:30pm

In Depth with the Head of Talent

Craig Campbell

Head of Engineering Recruiting, Uber

Richard Cho

Head of Recruiting, Robinhood

Roz Francuz-Harris

Head of Recruiting, HBO Max

Main Stage | URx Leaders Track | Panel

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Join us for a panel discussion featuring the the Heads of Talent and Technical Recruiting at some of the worlds most innovative companies discussing

  • Expectations of a recruiting manger UR manager
  • Value of building talent communities and investing in recruiting programs
  • How they consider employer brand in overall recruiting strategy

and so much more! What will you ask?

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Hiring The North

Kate McRoberts

Co-op Coordinator - School of Computer Science,, University of Guelph

Roxana Pleacoff

Senior Director, Client Relations, Cultural Vistas

Emma Surich

Talent Acquisition Lead, Ecobee

Bridget King

Branding & Communications Program Manager, IBM

Panel Discussion

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So, you are thinking about hiring a Canadian, eh? Come to learn about the Canadian co-op landscape, how to navigate the campus process and how to build relationships with Universities. Also, hear from an expert on how the visa process works and from an employer’s perspective on looking to the North as an additional talent stream in early recruitment.

12:30pm
to
2pm

Lunch & Networking

Community Showcase Lounge

1:40pm
to
12:34pm

Mastering the Art of Campus Recruiting

Colleen Grant

Manager, Global Campus Recruiting, HubSpot

University Recruiting | Workshop

2pm
to
2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

2pm
to
2:45pm

Quantifying your Programs Value to the Business

Jared Bazzell

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, CDW

Main Stage | Workshop

2:30pm
to
3:10pm

Automation: A Recruiting Teams Best Friend

JT Haskell

Director of Recruiting, Zapier

Recruiting Operations | Workshop

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Recruiting is a constant balance between scale and personalization. A stack of hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes can be daunting, but with a hopeful person behind each dossier, it’s important to get back to them as soon as possible. 

Automate your recruiting and events process without code. Automate the process around candidate selection and win back more of your time for analyzing and connecting with candidates. Make the apps you use to recruit and manage events work for you, automatically. Automation exists to remove the tedious parts of your job so you can focus on your candidate experience and rise above the talent competition.

Look at the processes you use every day with an automation mindset. De-mystify building automation without code to make your workflows work for you instead of the other way around.
3pm
to
3:35pm

Discussion Groups

Connect with other conference attendees and discuss relevant topics in curated groups.

All Stages

3pm
to
3:35pm

Building a Global University Recruiting Footprint

Tinsley Hembree

Recruitment Marketing Manager, Fisher Investments

Stage A | Discussion Group

3:20pm
to
4:10pm

The Recruiting Leader of the Future

Jill Macri

Partner, Growth by Design Talent

Adam Ward

Partner, Growth by Design Talent

Wahab Owolabi

Founder & Producer, URx

Leaders | Fireside Chat

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Adam Ward and Jill Macri, former leaders of recruiting at Pinterest and Airbnb respectively, will be in conversation with Wahab, sharing the skills and experience they see defining the next generation of recruiting leaders, as well as how to develop in those areas. They share what they learned while leading the function and also from their current company Growth by Design Talent, where they do executive search for recruiting leaders for growth stage companies, as well as teach the Recruiting Leadership Academy, a series of workshops that help recruiting leaders up-level in their craft.

Talent Program Managers, UR, and Recruiting Ops are well positioned to lead the overall recruiting team. We will discuss some specific ways to position your experience and specific skills to focus on building towards success in future talent leadership roles.

3:35pm
to
4:10pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

3:35pm
to
4pm

Community Meetups

MEET OTHER ATTENDEES FROM YOUR LOCAL & Regional URx COMMUNITIES

URx Community Lounges

3:35pm
to
4pm

Afternoon Treat

Mix & Mingle with other attendees, speakers, & sponsors while enjoying an afternoon treat!

URx Community Lounges

3:35pm
to
4:10pm

Creating a culture of inclusive recruiting in your talent program

Kathy Goss

Director of Inclusion Recruiting, ServiceNow

Elizabeth Ames

CEO, Women in Product

Main Stage | D&I Track | Fireside Chat

4:15pm
to
5pm

Closing Keynote

Main Stage

5pm
to
6pm

Happy Hour

Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Light bites and drinks provided by our sponsors!

URx Community Showcase Lounge

Day 2

May 8, 2020

10am
to
10:45am

Keynote

Main Stage

10:15am
to
11am

Recruiting at HBCUs :: Fueling Your Underrepresented Talent Pipeline

D&I | Panel Discussion

10:40am
to
11:20am

Energizing Talent Storylines - SAP Influencers

Caitie Sullivan

Program Manager, SAP Silicon Valley Next Talent

Joe Ham

Operations & Experience Manager, SAP Silicon Valley Next Talent

Stage TBD | Recruiting Programs

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At SAP, talent acquisition has continuously explored how to connect with external audiences, including candidates for employment. Come learn of SAP’s Influencers, a community of current SAP employees that share their authentic stories, build their personal brands, and shape the company’s narrative from digital and in-person channels. We use a systematic approach to scaling and training our efforts across the U.S. (and the globe).

Join us to learn strategies to energize your employee base and create ways to influence future talent at your companies.

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Workshop: #Hacking Your Diversity Recruitment Strategy Through Strategic Thinking

Rodney Tabares

Diversity Ops Project Manager, Facebook

Main Stage | Workshop

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  • Defining your priority areas (Strategic Thinking)
    • People, Procedures & Goals
    • Magnifying your goals: Current Situation, Plan of Action & Future State
  • Market & Talent Mapping
    • Truth through metrics
    • Impact, Exposure, Building Community, Practical Knowledge and Defining your cultural script
  • Data driven Recruitment Strategy
    • Defining your goals
      • Do your metrics match your vision if not what are the tradeoffs
    • Defining your ROI
    • Defining your current gaps/ roadblocks and limitations
    • Keeping yourself accountable and on track
12pm
to
12:40pm

Leveraging your Data to Determine Target Schools

Kate Wright

Senior Campus Recruiter, MongoDB

University Recruiting | Workshop

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With a limited team and resources, how do we stop leaning on gut assumptions and start making data-driven decisions about target schools and where to spend our time and money? In this session, Senior Campus Recruiter, Kate Wright, will discuss MongoDB’s journey in learning how to ask the right questions, identify salient data points, and make decisions on how to engage target schools.

 

After discussing these strategies, you will walk away empowered to compile and make use of data you likely already have. A digital worksheet will be provided that attendees can use post-conference to identify target schools for their high volume roles.

12:30pm
to
2pm

Lunch & Networking

Community Showcase Lounge

1:10pm
to
1:50pm

Campus Recruiting at Scale: Increasing College Hires By 3X with High-Tech Solutions

Stephanie Tyler

National Director of Campus Recruiting, BDO USA, LLP

Location TBD | Employer Brand

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In the midst of a global talent shortage, over 70% of companies plan to hire college graduates this year. But for employers with high-volume recruiting needs, being physically present on every college campus is impossible and unscalable. That’s why companies like BDO are leveraging technology to implement a virtual campus recruiting strategy, reaching a greater pool of candidates via social media, video interviews and more. Join this session to learn about the company’s three-year initiative to go virtual at 50% of their target universities, achieving their goal of tripling entry-level hiring while reducing costs and staff time spent on campus.

1. Why creating a virtual hiring process is key to scaling campus recruiting efforts and reaching more candidates
2. How a virtual hiring process allows recruiting teams to save time and money while improving ROI
3. The most valuable tactics for implementing virtual recruiting within their own organization’s campus hiring strategy

Attendees will access a firsthand view of the recruiting challenges faced by BDO as they’ve grown rapidly over the past decade. Outdated processes, expanded hiring needs and increased expectations from a new generation of talent forced the firm to rethink hiring practices, improve candidate experience and empower recruiters to work more effectively at scale. The presenter will show how organizations that implement virtual hiring can cut costs, save staff time and reach a larger, more qualified candidate pool. Highlighting technology’s role in modern recruiting strategies, attendees will learn how to adopt new practices like pre-recorded video interviewing, Automated interview scheduling, streamlined candidate communications and more. The presenter will share real-life statistics that prove the ROI and scalability of these virtual recruiting tactics, and audience members will walk away with actionable insights that they can take back to their own organizations.

2pm
to
2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

2:30pm
to
3:10pm

Build Together Sessions

Build solutions to common recruiting challenges, Together!

Multiple Locations

3pm
to
3:35pm

Discussion Groups

Connect with other conference attendees and discuss relevant topics in curated groups.

All Stages

3:20pm
to
4pm

Building Connections for Companies & Students in the New Decade

Jehron Petty

Co-President, Underrepresented Minorities in Computing

Michael Ellison

Founder & CEO, Codepath

Sue Harnett

Founder & President, Rewriting the Code

Main Stage | Diversity & Inclusion | Panel Discussion

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gfvncurctcvnifhhvldkjnclhfelttigA staple session at every URx Conference. Enjoy an interactive panel discussion that will shed light on the unique perspectives of the students you work with, recruit, and partner. We touch on the trends, tools, and industry from their point of view. 

4pm
to
4:15pm

Closing Remarks

Main Stage