Diverse & Inclusive Recruiting, Hiring & Candidate Experience Conference

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Join #TheCandEs virtually for two days of great speakers talking about Diverse and Inclusive Recruiting, Hiring and Candidate Experience.

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Companies big and small across industries continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 and the continuous inequity and inclusion gaps it's shone a new light on. No longer can the check-box diversity priorities be enough; business leaders, including HR and talent acquisition leaders, know that they must transform their recruiting, hiring and retention practices today and tomorrow to positively impact their businesses.

Join #TheCandEs virtually for two days of great speakers and sessions talking about Diverse and Inclusive Recruiting, Hiring and Candidate Experience on May 19-20, from 11 AM ET - 3 PM ET each day.

You can check out the speakers so far below, and the agenda will be coming soon, so stay tuned! This event will be virtual again and held in the Whova app (where you can attend on your computer, tablet and/or mobile). We will be launching our event app in early May for registrants. The virtual conference will be approved for 3 SHRM & HRCI credits each day as well!

Can’t make the event live? All of the sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 3 months, so there is no missing out! Come save your seat today.

Registration is free and donations are welcome (recommended donation is $50, although any amount would be appreciated).

Talent Board is the first nonprofit research organization focused on improving recruiting, hiring and the candidate experience. Donations go a long way to help us continue our mission!

Check out the agenda and the many speakers below, and we look forward to seeing you virtually soon, thank you.

Agenda (All times below are listed in Eastern Time):

Our Whova event app is launching in early May, where you can plan your schedule, network, and more! Stay tuned.

Day 1 - May 19th

11:00-11:10am Kevin, Ron and Adela welcome you to the conference!

11:10-11:40am KEYNOTE: Taking the Guesswork out of the D&I Talent Cycle — Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, PhD

11:40am-12:10pm The candidate experience isn't Binary — Madison Butler & Reese Byrne

12:10-12:30pm Break

12:30-1:00pm Reduce Bias in Hiring with AI and Soft Skills Data — Dr. Frida Polli

12:30-1:00pm Diversity is Not A Problem to Solve, It’s an Initiative to Support — Cliff Jurkiewicz

1:00-1:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Considering the Working Mom in the Candidate Experience —Moderator: Rachel Feintzeig |Speakers: Susan LaMotte, Jess von Bank

1:00-1:30pm Attracting Diverse Talent the Right Way by Boosting Candidate Experience — Jackye Clayton

1:30-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:20pm Sourcing for Diversity — Brian Fink

1:50-2:20pm Does Your Hiring Process Impact Diversity Recruiting? — Jason Moreau

2:20-2:50pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Everything You Need to Explore on AI, Tech and DE&I — Moderator: Josh Secrest | Speakers: Heather Myers, Athena Karp

2:20-2:50pm How to Incorporate Mental Wellness Into Your Company’s Recruitment Strategy — Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES

2:50-3:00pm Day 1 Wrap up

Day 2 - May 20th

11:00-11:10am Kevin, Ron and Adela welcome you to Day 2!

11:10-11:40am KEYNOTE: Diversity, Belonging, and Hope: Inclusive Leadership Principles That Matter — Talia Fox

11:40am-12:10pm Advancing Voluntary Inclusiveness — Soo Bong Peer

12:10-12:30pm Break

12:30-1:00pm Humanizing Diversity through Hiring Maturity — Rocki Howard

12:30-1:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Hiring humans or robots? Inclusive recruiting practices to move beyond just the business case — Moderator: Scot Sessions | Speakers: Katrina Kibben, Melissa Majors, Stephanie Wemusa

1:00-1:30pm 5 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience for Women — Romy Newman

1:00-1:30pm Best Practices for Sourcing, Interviewing and Hiring Diverse Talent — Brianne Thomas

1:30-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:20pm Approach D&I from the Top and the Bottom — Kevin Housing

1:50-2:20pm Running Live Virtual Events to Attract & Nurture Diverse Talent — Ali Hackett & Nicola Sullivan

2:20-2:50pm Uncovering Hidden Bias in Your Hiring Process to Build a Better, More Diverse Workforce — Rob Bennett

2:50-3:00pm Conference Wrap up

Keynote Speakers:

Leeno Karumanchery, PhD

Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences at MESH/diversity

Talia Fox

CEO at KUSI Global, Inc.

Speakers include (among more to come):

Madison Butler

VP of People + impact at GRAV

Reese Byrne

Co-Founder at Triple B Community

Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES

Founder & Career Coach at

Soo Bong Peer

Owner, Diversity Strategy Consultant and Coach at Soo Peer Associates LLC

Brian Fink

Senior Sourcing Recruiter at Amazon Web Services

Rocki Howard

Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters

Dr. Frida Polli

CEO and Co-Founder of pymetrics

Jackye Clayton

Diversity Equity and Inclusion ( DEI ) Strategist at SeekOut

Romy Newman

President and Co-Founder at Fairygodboss

Brianne Thomas

Recruiting Manger at Jobvite

Jason Moreau

Co-Founder and CEO at Survale

Ali Hackett

Founder & CEO at Meet & Engage

Nicola Sullivan

Solutions Director at Meet & Engage

Kevin Housing

AVP Human Resources at Mr. Cooper Group

Rob Bennett

Sr Director of Sales at SkillSurvey

Cliff Jurkiewicz

VP of Strategy at Phenom

Panel Discussion: Everything You Need to Explore on AI, Tech and DE&I

Moderator: Josh Secrest

VP Client Advocacy and former global TA leader at Paradox

Heather Myers

Chief Psychology Officer at Traitify

Athena Karp

CEO at HiredScore

Panel Discussion: Hiring humans or robots? Inclusive recruiting practices to move beyond just the business case

Moderator: Scot Sessions

CEO and Co-Founder at TalVista

Katrina Kibben

CEO at Three Ears Media

Melissa Majors

CEO at Melissa Majors Consulting

Stephanie Wemusa

VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Talvista

Panel Discussion: How to Best Attract Working Moms

Moderator: Rachel Feintzeig

Work & Life Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

Susan LaMotte

Found and CEO at Exaqueo

Nicole Wormley

Senior Director, Diversity Attraction and University Recruitment at Danaher Corporation

Jess von Bank

Head of Marketing and Global Community Leader at Leapgen

Plus, presentations by:



Modern Hire








Symphony Talent

Wade & Wendy

Meet & Engage

And more!

We look forward to seeing you virtually this May 19-20! #TheCandEs

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