Oregon Recruiters

Fall Recruiting Conference




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Supercharge your professional development this fall! Oregon Recruiters is thrilled to announce a premier recruiting conference on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at the Oregon Zoo, in Portland, OR.  Join 200+ of your peers and colleagues from leading organizations including throughout the region.


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Our featured keynote speaker will be joining us from Dublin, Ireland! Tom Quayle will open your eyes to recruiting and hiring the “right” people, not the “best” people.


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In addition to learning from 2 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:

  • SHRM Credits
  • Wifi access
  • Complimentary on-site parking pass @ the Oregon Zoo
  • Prize Drawings
  • Exclusive Oregon Recruiters swag
  • The best regional peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals on the planet
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks


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The agenda:

  • 8:45 – 9:15: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:15 – 9:20: Conference kick-off (Jason Buss)
  • 9:20 – 10:20: The Prediction Problem (Tom Quayle)
  • 10:20 – 10:50 Networking Break
  • 10:50 – 11:00: Prize Drawings (Sponsors)
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Building Personas with Relational Recruiting (Maren Hogan)
  • 12:00 – 12:05  Wrap-up


The Speakers:

  • Maren Hogan:  Founder & CEO
  • Tom Quayle: President, Chemistry Group
  • Jason Buss: Emcee, Author, and VP of Talent Acquisition


Speaker Bios:


maren-hoganMaren Hogan is a seasoned marketer, writer and business builder in the HR and Recruiting industry. Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media, an agency offering marketing strategy and outsourcing and thought leadership to HR and Recruiting Technology and Services organizations internationally, Hogan is a consistent advocate of next generation marketing techniques.

She has built successful online communities, deployed brand strategies and been a thought leader in the global recruitment and talent space. You can read more of her work on Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and her blog Marenated.



tom-quayleTom was educated at Christ’s Hospital school, the only remaining charity school in the UK that selects children based on ability and potential, as opposed to parental income. Tom then attended The University of Birmingham where he studied History and French, as part of this he spent a year studying and working in France.
Tom’s joined Chemistry as a graduate in 2010, and having been hugely influenced by the ethos of his school, was compelled by the mission to create opportunities for “all” in the workplace. His first project was to deliver a sales transformation at Vodafone that resulted in a 14% revenue swing after just 12 months. Tom coordinated and ran assessments of the middle and upper management teams, and then created a Behavioral Change program from scratch to enable those leaders to focus on their key development areas that would drive the biggest revenue uplift. That Behavioural Change program he would then turn into a product that generated over £4m in revenue for Chemistry.
Tom has worked with global organizations including Experian, SAP, Vodafone, Nokia and Accenture, helping their executives and business leads to enable business transformation through re-thinking and re-engineering their approach to people selection and development. He has also led the development of the Chemistry Sport model for potential, currently being piloted at Reading
Football Club.
Since 2014, Tom led the Product teams at Chemistry, evolving Chemistry’s Intellect Property and building the infrastructure and processes that have enabled Chemistry to scale their solutions across 100+ countries and 15+ languages. Tom is now President of Chemistry Group Inc, Chemistry’s USA arm. He will build the team and the vision to establish Chemistry as a key player in the US assessment & consulting marketplace.


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.


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Session Descriptions:

The Prediction Problem (Tom Quayle)
Tom takes an irreverent, data-led look at hiring practices and assumptions on talent that are profoundly not true. He goes on to offer practical advice, using evidence from American Football, Football (English), the National Health Service and some of the worlds’ leading corporate brands, on how you can flood your organization, not with the “best” people but the “right” people for you.


Building Personas for Relational Recruiting  (Maren Hogan)
Artificial intelligence. Big Data. Sourcing Engines. Automated Sourcing. All of these things are fantastic, but is there something that can change your relationship with candidates? Yes, and it’s surprisingly old school. Maren Hogan will talk you through building your talent pipeline, focusing on candidate personas before every picking up the phone or typing an InMail, building out editorial content for your future employees and meeting them where they are. You’ll leave with email templates, an editorial calendar, and content funnel to fill up and a sample persona to get you started.



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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