March 26, 2014 7:30-10:30am
Bay Colony, "The Learning Center," 1000 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
The Times Are A'Changing: Impact of Changing Federal Regulations on Companies in Hiring and Reporting of Veterans & Persons with Disabilities
On March 24, 2014 new regulations will be enforced that pertain to hiring and reporting of veterans and persons with disabilities. In this AOEP Seminar, the new requirements will be described in detail with discussion on actions you can take to improve your ability to comply and face audit. Rathin Sinha, President of America’s Job Exchange, will outline the changes and describe the impacts on employers. Gayle Sommer, Director of the Career Place, a Massachusetts Department of Employment Training Facility, will describe services that are available to Massachusetts employer who are working to comply with these new requirements. Stephanie Marks, Sr. Project Coordinator, Central Mass Employment Collaborative, will discuss the people with disabilities perspective. As happens at AOEP events, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.
Recruiters Best Practices Summit and Excellence in Employment Awards - September 17, 2013
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Our keynote speaker this year was Dave Mendoza, www.sixdegreesfromdave.com, a multi-award-winning talent acquisition thought leader and global speaker. He provided talent strategy roadmaps and customized innovations which promoted the convergence of Big Data, Social Data API and CRM technologies on behalf of leading Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he was a Finalist for the HROA's Trustee Award "North American Thought Leader, 2013" as a reflection of his Innovations on behalf of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning.
Other Workshops included:
Employee Referral Programs - Tips, Tidbits and Traps by Henry Glickel, BAO, Inc. (our 2012 Excellence in Employment award recipient)
Supercharge Your Front-End Online Sourcing Efforts for Free (or Nearly) by Glenn Gutmacher, Avanade
Employment Law Updates: Employment Based Immigration: Advanced Topics for Corp HR & Third Party Firms by Mathew Lee, Managing Partner, Tocci, Goss & Lee PC
We finished out the day with - Crack the Code: Top Talent Not on the Web which addressed recruitment strategy at the highest level, along with phone sourcing techniques for effective search/research and sourcing. Presented by Conni LaDouceur, Chief Sourcing Strategist, ExecuQuest Corp., novice and tenured recruiters and sourcers alike benefited from this results-driven, interactive telephone training session, and the opportunity to raise questions and comments, problem-solve on current search engagements/challenging open positions.
Recruiting on the Run, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Bentley University
With increasing capability and availability of smartphones and tablets, more and more people are migrating away from desktop computers. This, combined with a shift away from traditional big boards as a job search tool has created the need to insure that your on-line recruiting presence is accessible and optimized for mobile devices. AOEP was pleased to present insights from Joel Glick, Vice President at Buyer Advertising who presented key considerations to address in preparing for this change and some options to consider for implementation.
One key consideration is that candidates using mobile devices are often on the go and may see your posting as they are involved in activities in addition to job search. Does your posting content read more like a court summons than an inviting description of an attractive career choice? Are you struggling as you try to make your posting look good while including all of the disclaimers and compliance concerns that may cause problems? Following our key note speaker, a panel of recruitment professionals (Chris McMahon, Director of Talent Acquisition, Vistaprint and Henry Glickel, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Employee Retention, By Appointment Only, (BAO), discussed their concerns and approaches to this challenge. This presentation was an opportunity to hear what other practitioners are doing to address this challenge and offered attendees the opportunity to engage in discussion with peers. This was a desirable session to attend for those who needed to effectively engage candidates fast and first.
Recruiters Best Practices Summit and Excellence in Employment Awards - September 19, 2012
Our keynote speaker this year was Gerry Crispin, who, along with Mark Mehler, is one of the creators of CareerXroads® and the CareerXroads® Colloquium. He writes an award-winning blog and has served as SHRM’s national employment committee chair, as a member of Staffing Management’s and SHRM’s board of directors. The line-up included:
The Candidate as Customer: Myth or Trend? Inevitable or Impossible? Gerry Crispin; Boolean / Sourcing 101 by Doug Cohen; Advanced Online and Phone Sourcing by Glenn Gutmacher, Avenade; Employment Law Updates with Megan Taylor of West Hill Technology Counsel; Using Today’s Tools to Maximize the Recruitment Process by Jill Curley, JCSI; Mastering Client Relations for the Recruiter (aka: “The Proper Care & Feeding of Your Hiring Managers!) by Dan Kilgore, Riviera Advisors and a case study on an award-winning strategic use of technology by TMP's Mike Vangel. Our sponsors were SIMPLY HIRED and JCSI.
Current Insights on Hiring Transitioning Military Personnel and Veterans - May 10, 2012
With the ongoing withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the issues surrounding employment for transitioning military and veterans have become a visible topic. Many employers have employees who have been called for deployment and are now returning. Many service men and women are facing an often difficult transition from the military to civilian life due to ongoing reductions. There is a lot of publicity and calls to action to proactively hire veterans, most notably the President’s VOW to Hire Heroes Act that was signed in November. Our speakers addressed the legislative mandates that may apply to government contractors, taking advantage of available tax credits for hiring veterans and a good approach to documented outreach efforts to this population.
Our Presenters: Beth Foley, Veteran Employment & Training Manager for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development: Department of Career Services (EOLWD/DCS); Bob Boley, Raytheon's Wounded Warrior Program Manager, working in Global Talent Acquisition; and David Hirsch, Managing Partner of Transition Assistance Online (TAOnline.com).
Trends in Employment Screening – What Every Recruiting Team Should Know - March 1, 2012
Kellie O’Shea of Creative Services, Inc. presented a one-hour webinar on exposing the most common mistakes and misconceptions of background checks. She highlighted pitfalls to watch for and delivered practical steps to overcome real-world everyday challenges. She outlined and defined key components of a screening program, identified complex search components, and properly executed the steps in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance. She also highlighted recent litigation and compliance issues in employment screening and explored emerging trends in the screening industry.
Our Presenter: Kellie O’Shea graduated from Bridgewater State College with a BA in English and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at the University of Massachusetts School Of Law at Dartmouth where she sits as an Associate Member of the University of Massachusetts Roundtable Symposium Law Journal. Kellie is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), which complements her project and account management experience. Kellie joined Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) in 2003 where she now manages account education and implementation for high profile accounts, successfully implementing over 900 client programs including multi-location, national and global accounts.
Reviews: "Great success, speaker was very well-received, offered a wealth of information"