June Virtual: Bringing Talent Acquisition into the Digital Age

Wednesday, June 12, 2024


Bringing Talent Acquisition into the Digital Age

Despite layoffs making headlines now, all the demographic and digital trends point toward tough competition for workers in the future–maybe sooner than most expect. What are the new techniques and tools that talent-acquisition can use to envision the workforce their company will need in the future? What data and insights can HR and TA leaders provide to the company to be ahead of trends? How can companies do a better job of internal recruiting and promoting internal mobility? What are the best practices for hiring based on skills and potential, rather than credentials?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Fireside Chat

Speaker: Paul Phillips, Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Onboarding - Avanade 

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Convert More Candidates By Designing a Better Apply Process (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

An optimized apply process is one of the most important areas for conversion in the candidate lifecycle. But it’s one that many employers add barriers to. From requiring applicants to register to making them manually re-enter the same information on their resume, companies are making it harder for candidates — and losing out on great talent. Join this foundational session that will examine what companies can do to optimize their application process and improve the experience for candidates today. Simple changes to your application process, that you may not be thinking about, could ultimately engage more high quality candidates and dramatically improve application conversion.


Naomi Bower, Senior Director Of Design, Employ a Lever Brand

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel Topic: Using Innovative Technology and AI to Revolutionize Hiring for Top Talent (Panel)

For talent acquisition, new technology can act as a remarkable tool that can help by verifying candidates’ backgrounds and skills, suggesting interview questions, creating candidate profiles, and other tasks. As hiring picks up, how can TA leaders make the best use of the new technology, like AI? How can TA specialists use AI and new tech to solve many of their pain points, while continuing to focus on the aspects of the job that require the human touch?  



Jane Curran, Global Head of Talent Acquisition - JLL 

Rebecca Smith, Vice President Talent Acquisition - MGM Resorts International 

Christopher Rotolo, Vice President, Global Talent - MiTek  

Seán Delea, Team Manager, Talent Acquisition, EMEA - Greenhouse 



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

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
ApplicantPro Thought Leadership Spotlight


Heidi Barnett, CEO, ApplicantPro

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Mapping the Human Genome of Potential (Workshop)

For more than 500 years, human beings have used resumes to assess the potential of individuals. While it may be tempting to think that the reason we still use them is because they’re a good indicator of future performance, the truth is that we just haven’t found anything better. Yet the reliance on resumes, combined with technology, is a catastrophic combination. Algorithms that scan for keywords, metrics, and skills effectively exclude more than 80% of potential job candidates. What if, instead of relying on an exclusionary demand-side search for skills and themes, we were to use an inclusive, supply-side approach, allowing people to demonstrate their potential? Through data science, performance coaching, and some empathy, we can change the way the world works.


Scott Dettman, CEO, Avenica

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Flex Your Style and Build Emotional Intelligence (Workshop)

At ThinkHuman, we serve our mission by providing leadership development programs that specifically focus on people leadership,  which is the leadership of oneself and others. Based on behavioral science, our leadership programs focus on creating mindset shifts and long-term leadership change in leaders at all levels. Join ThinkHuman for an interactive “Flex Your Style” Learning Jam (a condensed session from one of our core leadership development programs) that will cover how you can elevate your ability to flex your communication style and behavior to enhance your own effectiveness, enhance the effectiveness of others that you interact with, and understand emotional intelligence and psychological safety at work.


Shaun Sperling, Facilitator, ThinkHuman

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Panel Topic: Creating an Inclusive Dialogue With Workers About New Technology (Panel)

The arrival of new tech and AI in the workplace can be necessary but disruptive. How can companies involve their workers more in the conversation about upskilling, changing roles and processes, and the new employee experience that results? How can leaders ensure that their workers are comfortable and confident when adopting new technologies and AI systems? How can workers be included in the conversations about new technology and tools from onboarding onward?      



Maris Krieger, Senior Director, Talent Programs, Hearst Corporation 

Shaunda Zilich, Senior Director, Employer Brand and Talent Attraction, Marriott 

Cheryl Petersen, Associate Principal, Region Talent Resourcing Leader - Americas Region, Arup 

Ken Oliver, Vice President for the Social Impact division of Checkr & Executive Director, Checkr Foundation - Checkr 

Nico Roberts, Chief Business Officer - Fountain   



Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Journalist, Contributing Editor - From Day One

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Fireside Chat


Tim Wesson, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition - IQVIA 



Nicole Smith, Editorial Audience Director, Harvard Business Review

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks