Recruiting Conference May 2016


Oregon Recruiters is thrilled to announce a premier professional development conference on May 11th, 2016! The event location is in the will the Willamette Room, at the David Evans & Associates (DEA) Building in downtown Portland.

Join 200+ of your peers and professionals from leading organizations including Boeing, Xerox, FedEx, Puppet Labs, Comcast, Capital One, Redfin, Walgreens, New Relic, KapStone Paper, Jama Software, Wilco, Waste Connections, Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, Connective DX, Prestige Care, Michaels, and more!


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We’re featuring 2 international speakers — Stacy Zapar and Steve Lowisz. They’ll share proven approaches to becoming a more influential recruiter, how to build stronger relationships with hiring teams, and strategies to attract and hire the right talent. In addition to learning from these 2 highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting professional, your registration includes:

  • The best regional peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals on the planet
  • Wifi access to tweet, check your work email or to post a selfie with Stacy or Steve
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks
  • Oregon Recruiters swag
  • Several prize drawings

The agenda:

8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
9:00 – 9:10: Conference kick-off
9:10 – 10:15: 5 Keys To Leading Your Hiring Manager
10:15-10:45: Networking Break & Prize Drawings
10:45 – 11:50: The Future of Sourcing and Recruiting
11:50 – 12:00: Wrap-up

The Speakers:
Steve Lowisz: Author, Educator, and International Speaker
Stacy Zapar: Author, Speaker and Employer Branding Expert
Jason Buss: Author, Speaker and Talent Acquisition Leader

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Speaker Bios:
steve lowiszWith nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Steve Lowisz is a highly sought after trainer and speaker on all things talent. After leading both sourcing and staffing engagements for companies across the globe, he has a unique perspective of the talent acquisition industry, its challenges, and its unique and changing opportunities.

Steve’s passion is to educate and equip recruitment professionals and hiring executives with the tools and techniques required to create effective recruitment functions and processes. His unique and sometimes unconventional delivery style is engaging, challenging and thought provoking for recruiters new to the industry all the way up to the experienced CEO seeking the best talent.


stacy zapar

Stacy Zapar is an 18-year recruiting veteran and Founder of Tenfold, a recruiting consultancy and training firm where she leads the employer brand, social recruiting and sourcing strategies for clients such as TripAdvisor, and Zappos. She is also the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008, out of 338M+ members worldwide.

Stacy was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM’s HR Magazine, is an international keynote speaker and has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune and many other publications. Her own blog has more than one million views. She is also an advisory board member for a number of HR technology companies.

Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter at @StacyZapar.


Jason BussWith 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience as a practitioner, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is the head of global talent acquisition and diversity for New Relic.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is also the founder of the Recruiters Network, and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nations largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters. You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn or Twitter.


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Session Descriptions:

5 Keys To Leading Your Hiring Manager (Steve Lowisz)
In this presentation, globally recognized recruiting and HR expert Steve Lowisz will present the five keys to leading your hiring manager during the recruiting process, including proper intake, effective communication, applicant analysis, metrics utilization, and credibility. Participants will learn how to define their role as the recruiter and drive effective metrics and techniques that improve quality of hire and accountability. Participants will also learn detailed practices to implement in their hiring manager relationships today, such as asking the right job intake questions and efficient needs identification. Key Takeaways:

  • How to establish yourself as a leader and expert in the hiring process as the recruiter
  • Leveraging proper intake, analysis, and metrics to effectively communicate with the hiring manager
  • Establishing a healthy professional relationship with the hiring manager in which the needs for each open position are established and recognized
  • Open lines of communication through every step of the recruiting process to alleviate common issues and disconnect between recruiters and hiring managers

Stacy’s Secret Sauce (Stacy Zapar)
Stacy Zapar is a longtime recruiter / sourcer who’s parlayed those skills into a consulting / training business focused on employer branding, social recruiting and sourcing strategies. In this session, Stacy will share her best tips, tricks and strategies that have brought her the most success over the years. Learn quick, easy ways to maximize your recruiting ROI by building relationships, optimizing your recruiting process, improving candidate experience, driving employee referrals, increasing candidate engagement and strengthening your personal and employer brands. Walk away with the inspiration and the how-to knowledge to begin making smart changes right away that will have immediate impact.


2016 Oregon Recruiters Event Sponsors:

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Please note space is limited for this event, tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Consistent with all events, registration is non-refundable however may be transferred to a peer or colleague should a conflict arise.


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