Ernest holds a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA). Prior to Danaher, Ernest held progressive roles in Human Resources within the retail and pharmaceutical sectors. In 2013, Ernest joined Danaher with global responsibility for Danaher’s University Recruiting and Early Career Leadership Development programs. Later he was appointed into an expanded role to lead Diversity and Inclusion where he has global responsibility for the Office of D+I and the enterprise’s strategic direction related to D+I which drives policies, actions and culture for the over 20 Danaher operating companies around the world.
“At Danaher, the goal is to continuously improve and sustain a culture rooted in D+I. We are focused on ensuring the culture within each of our operating companies invites all associates to learn, ask questions, share and innovate. We are continuing to broaden our D+I foundation to ensure all associates feel respected and a sense of belonging.”
People, connecting beyond the surface and making career magic happen are what drive Candice. A Relator (strength finders) and nurturer made “falling into recruiting” a natural fit for Candice. She began her recruiting career in Seattle, although Candice loved the big city hustle, she missed her Oregon roots and relocated back to Portland 4 years ago with her family. Candice’s husband, Matt, is also a recruiter in the Portland area.
As the Co-founder of Tailored Talent, Candice has over 15 years of leadership, recruiting, operations and training experience. She is a passionate leader whose heart beats for talent acquisition. One of her greatest strengths is delivering world-class client and candidate experiences. Her effervescent personality furthers her ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships and have in-depth marketplace expertise on a local and national level.
Steve is the Director of Talent Experience & People Analytics at Twitter, tasked with delivering exceptional digital and personalized experiences for candidates and employees. His group supports the Talent Acquisition and the People organization and helps to attract, grow, and engage top talent.
The Talent Experience's teams vision is simple, to make Twitter the #1 career destination in the universe. The health of our Twitter team depends on the experiences we create for our employees at every step in their journey, from applicant to hire. At Twitter we have the opportunity to create something special, we’re eliminating bureaucracy, hierarchy, ego, and silos so we can have fun and make amazing things happen.
Prior to Twitter Steve spent eleven years at Adidas leading their Talent Futures team, responsible for the Adidas talent brand, talent acquisition digital innovation, analytics, and building future capability through learning program design and activation. Before joining Adidas Steve spent seven years at Waggoner Edstrom Worldwide where he led recruiting for their Microsoft communications team and helped to build their global talent sourcing strategy. He started off in the industry cutting his teeth, like many others, on the agency side.
Andy Edmundson moved from Australia to Portland in 2007. After juggling careers in Finance and as a Semi-Professional Rugby Athlete and Coach, he made the move to Staffing with Kelly Financial Services. While there he formed a passion for Corporate Recruiting and took an opportunity at Adidas where he learned from some of the best on Employer Branding and identifying Culture Fit. Andy has now been leading Talent Acquisition at Craft Brew Alliance for 8 years and has championed the role his team can play in evolving the culture and attracting the best talent at a time when Craft Beer has seen rapid growth in volume and competition.
Andy studied Agricultural Business at Charles Sturt University and has since added certifications from HCI, Talent Acquisition Strategist, and Social Talent, Recruiting Ninja. Outside of work, Andy loves working on his hobby farm and connecting with others who are passionate about Talent, Culture, Employer Branding and other challenges that face the workforce of the future.
Over the course of her 20-year career in recruiting, Sara has developed a passion and talent for distilling the complexity of workplace culture into straightforward, scalable programs to make the smartest hiring choices. Sara is Director of Talent Acquisition at Cura Cannabis Solutions--#1 on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing companies--and is excited to be part of a company where Everything is Possible! Sara takes great pride in the role Talent Acquisition plays in attracting and identifying the right candidates who will strengthen and contribute to Cura's diverse and inclusive culture...all with a mind to providing an excellent experience throughout the process for candidates and hiring teams, alike.
Sara was born in England and immigrated to the United States when she was 12. Her academic background is in Theatre and Dramatic Theory. She actively volunteers with the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir and the Portland Workforce Alliance.
Andrew leads Intel’s global employer brand strategy. A lifelong marketer, Andrew put a premium on efforts that balance the needs of the business and the needs of our target audiences. Having worked in marketing for over 20 years, he puts a heavy emphasis on finding key audience truths and making sure our story (as a product provider or an employer) is told in a relevant and timely way. It is that connection that moves the bar for companies and creates opportunities.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Roy received his bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Potsdam and master's degree from Virginia Tech before making his way to Portland, Oregon in 1995. Early in his career, Roy was a Recruiter for the Apparel Division at Nike during a time of rapid growth. His exposure to leaders and the impact that hiring had on the business at Nike sparked his 20-year passion for executive recruiting, talent selection and employer branding. For the past 9 years, Roy has served as the President of Noto Group, a retained executive search firm working with growth-oriented consumer brands. The majority of the firm's clients are purpose-driven companies working towards the betterment of business, people and the world.
Noto Group has been a Certified B-Corporation since 2013 and was named to their "Best for Workers" list for the past 5 consecutive years. The firm offers career forging opportunities for Recruiters interested in doing high-quality work.
Dustin is a talent acquisition veteran with a diverse recruiting experience that spans both agency and in-house corporate settings across a wide variety of industries. Starting his career at Aerotek, he has since worked with David Evans & Associates, Adidas, and is currently at Nike. A manager and builder of high performing recruiting teams and effective recruiting strategies, he prides himself on creative use of data and analytics in storytelling.
He is also a world traveler, proud father, and a massive Portland Trail Blazers fan. Having lived in 4 countries and visited over 30 in his adult life, Dustin is a recognized global collaborator who has been successful in adapting all that he has learned from his nomadic lifestyle to the business world. Rip City.
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and networking
9:00 - 9:10: Kickoff with Jason Buss, Founder, Recruiters Network
9:10 - 10:10: Diversity + Inclusion: Leveraging the Opportunity
10:10 - 10:30: Market Update
10:30 - 10:55 Break
10:55 - 11:00: Prize Drawings & Announcements
11:00 - 12:00: Panel Discussion- Employer Branding
12:00: Wrap up
Diversity + Inclusion: Leveraging the Opportunity
Most organizations are trying to understand how to increase the diversity of their workforces and hot to maximize inclusion within their cultures – but are they being successful?
As Talent Acquisition & HR professionals, you often find yourself on the front lines of cultivating relationships with underrepresented talent and are many times leading conversations with hiring managers on D+I – but are you being successful?
In this session, attendees will learn:
- How personal biases influence hiring processes.
- How biases are a critical challenge facing modern Talent Acquisition professionals’ ability to source, cultivate and hire talent.
- Tools to help recognize and mitigate personal biases.
- How to challenge the traditional notion of organizational fit.
Recruiting organizations are shifting from the traditional recruiting/sourcing model to one that also includes responsibility for marketing the employee brand and value propositions of the company. One goal of this employer branding effort is to build talent pipelines that the recruiters/sourcers can utilize for talent acquisition.
This session will feature a panel of industry experts from a variety of companies and industries and was designed to provide recruiters with tools and tips for transitioning into talent marketers.