Talent Acquisition During Uncertain Times

Many companies are still expanding their scope of operations, while others are pulling back in anticipation of economic turbulence to come. Some organizations have found themselves in both positions, depending on timing and shifting workforce needs. How can talent acquisition leaders position their companies for success in an unpredictable labor market, especially when resources may fluctuate?

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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:20 PM - 12:25 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor: Eightfold

Rebecca Warren, Director of Customer Success, Eightfold

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Finding the Future Leaders Who’ll Be Driving Your Company’s Long-Term Growth (Fireside Chat)

The economy may be slowing, but with many key corporate performers nearing retirement, talent leaders need to be looking past the downturn to identify the next generation. The key ingredient: strong partnerships with the current executive team.


Gary Blinth, Head of Executive Search, Humana


Shana Lebowitz Gaynor, Correspondent, Insider, and Author of Don’t Call It Quits: Turn the Job You Have Into the Job You Love

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Why an Elastic Workforce May Be the Answer to Your Talent Challenges (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Predicting the future of the talent market is nearly impossible. With conflicting signals including low unemployment, high quit rates and layoffs happening simultaneously, business leaders are struggling to know what they need next and how to staff for it. To meet the increasing demands of an uncertain market, talent leaders from across the organization need to consider their contingent workforce to quickly scale up or down with sudden changes. This is where the “elastic workforce” comes in, providing the ability to stretch to meet demands or contract when business decreases.

Rebecca Warren, Director of Customer Success, Eightfold

Jason Cerrato, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Eightfold

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Helping New Job Seekers in an Unsettled Labor Market (Panel)

As we head deeper into an unpredictable economic environment and potential recession, recruitment and hiring are likely to slow down. How can candidates entering the job market gain the right skills and develop a career plan that aligns not only with what employers need right now–but also with what they will need in the near future? How can companies help prepare a pathway for early-career job candidates? What are the skills most in demand today–and what skills will emerge as particularly significant in tomorrow’s economy?


Patti Clauss, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Williams-Sonoma

Jackie Morgan, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, Eaton Corp.

Carrington Carter, VP, Talent acquisition and Internal Mobility, TIAA

Shauna Geraghty, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People and Talent, Talkdesk

Ankur Kapadia, Global Head of Talent Acquisition Technology, Product Management, and Talent Acquisition Operations, Wayfair


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
Three Ways Hiring Teams Create Value During Economic Uncertainty (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

With market conditions fluctuating unpredictably, many businesses are feeling pressure to react and cut costs, which often leads to sacrificing talent and downsizing recruiting teams. Yet strategic, people-first leaders know that even when growth plans change, the decisions you make during periods of slow hiring will impact your long-term success. In this presentation, Maria Culbertson of Greenhouse will share three ways hiring teams create value for their companies, no matter the economic condition they’re facing.

Maria Culbertson, Senior Manager, Talent Planning & Acquisition at Greenhouse

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
2023 Recruiting Trends: How to Prepare for the New Year (Workshop)

Are you ready for recruiting in 2023? Join Appcast’s Labor Economist, Andrew Flowers, for his workshop 2023 Recruiting Trends: How to Prepare for the New Year. Andrew will highlight the current state of recruitment, discuss what he expects we will see in 2023, and provide actionable tips on how to meet your hiring goals in the new year.

Andrew Flowers, Labor Economist, Appcast

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
What's Next? Looking Past Pay for Attracting the Right Workforce (Workshop)

Attracting great talent requires a multi-faceted approach that includes material offerings, growth opportunities and a culture of purpose. Do it right and the result is a resilience workforce. Aon's research shows that resilient companies not only survive volatility, but thrive in it. A workforce that can bounce back, bounce forward and repeat this cycle have the competitive edge. This panel will discuss the value of ESG, Benefits and Wellbeing in attracting your next generation workforce.

Ernest Paskey, Chief Regional Officer of Assessment, Aon

Kirsten Mosier, Consultant, Aon

Madeleine Catzaras, ESG People Solutions in EMEA, Aon

Stephanie DeLorm, Senior Vice President, Health Solutions, Aon

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
How Hiring Managers Can Play a Stronger Role in Attracting Diverse Talent in 2023 and Beyond (Panel)

While a company may have ambitious diversity goals, risk-averse hiring managers can wind up reinforcing the status quo. How can DEI and TA leaders encourage a culture of pursuing candidates with diverse and non-traditional backgrounds,including older workers as well? What are they key attitudinal changes that have to be made, as well as incentives that may help?


Judith Almendra, Vice President, Global Human Capital & Talent Acquisition, TTEC

Jane Curran, Executive Director, Head of Talent Acquisition, JLL

Cindy Alisesky, Vice President, HR Transformation, GSK

Joy Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, HR, Black & Veatch

Dominique Brewer, Head of Culture & Engagement, HR Chief of Staff for the U.S., Takeda

Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Independent Journalist

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
The Future of Recruiting: How the Landscape Will Change in 2023 and Beyond (Fireside Chat)

Driven by advances in technology and changes in attitudes toward careers, leaders will need to adapt to shifting dynamics in the new world of talent acquisition.


Lisa Hurst, PhD, Head of North America Recruiting, McKinsey & Company


Matthew Boyle, Senior Reporter, Bloomberg

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor: Eightfold

Rebecca Warren, Director of Customer Success, Eightfold

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM
Closing Remarks: Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One