2017 Spring Recruiting Conference



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Join Oregon Recruiters for a premier professional development conference on Thursday, April 27th, 2017! The event will be held at the Oregon Zoo conference center in Portland, Oregon with 200+ of your recruiting and HR peers from leading organizations including FedEx, Wells Fargo, New Relic, Puppet Labs, Columbia, ecova, Marquis Companies, DWFritz, Reed, Standard, Legacy Health and more!

This event is ideal for Recruiting and HR professionals, and hiring managers.

Wisconsin Recruiters

Supercharge your professional development in 2017 with one of the biggest names in recruiting! Lou Adler, best-selling author, trainer and world-wide speaker will be our featured keynote speaker and will be teaching attendees some of the highest impact areas in recruiting, interviewing and closing.


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In addition to learning from highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting and HR professional, your registration includes:

    • A FREE copy of Lou Adler’s newest book
    • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout the region
    • Wifi access
    • Parking
    • Prize Drawings
    • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks


The agenda:

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:00 – 9:05: Conference kick-off
  • 9:05 – 10:30: Performance-based Hiring (Lou Adler)
  • 10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Prize Drawings
  • 11:00 – 11:05: Prize Drawings
  • 11:05 – 12:05: A Reality Check for Recruiters, From Candidates (Jason Buss)
  • 12:05 – 12:10  Wrap-up

The Speakers:

    • Lou Adler: Author, Speaker and Employer Branding Expert
    • Jason Buss: Conference Emcee, Author, and VP of Talent Acquisition


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Speaker Bios:

Lou AdlerLou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a training and search firm helping companies implement Performance-based Hiring℠. Adler is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007).

His most recent book has just been published, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench, 2013). He is also the author of the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.



Jason BussWith 20 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 vice president of global talent acquisition for MongoDB.

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 nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Denver Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters. You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, or Instagram.


Session Descriptions:

Performance-based Hiring (Lou Adler)
Hiring the best starts by defining the real work involved, not skills or experiences, but the challenges and critical deliverables expected of a top performer. This is converted into compelling advertising, optimized to be found and acted upon. Well positioned, career-oriented advertising and strong networking capabilities allow a company to dramatically increase the number of top people seen. The performance-based interviewing process involves digging deep into a prospect’s background, looking for comparable accomplishments as well as career gaps and learning opportunities. This sets the stage for recruiting and closing – presenting the job as a career opportunity, not a lateral transfer focused on bidding up short-term compensation.

Well-trained recruiters and hiring managers working as a team is an essential aspect of hiring top performers on a consistent basis. Lou’s performance-based Hiring training programs provide recruiters and hiring managers alike the skills they need to find, assess, and hire more top performers.

A Reality Check For Recruiters, From Candidates  (Ben Gahlsdorf)
So many companies and recruiting professionals talk about candidate experience, career sites, interview best practices, best-in-class onboarding and more. Here’s a chance to hear from 5 recently hired employees who were just candidates on their take about these and other relevant recruiting-related topics.

Curious about why someone will reply to one InMail but not another? Or what kind of research is being done on your interview team and company? Ben Gahlsdorf, recruiting lead from New Relic will moderate a do-not-miss panel and open-ended questions from you!

Thank you to the 2017 Oregon Recruiters sponsors:


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


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