ERE Expo is consistently the place you go to see stuff you just don’t see at other events. We have been first to live stream our events to the community, first to integrate social media, and first to feature some of the most well-known speakers in the profession today. That’s because our team spends a lot of time finding and getting to know recruiters and recruiting departments who are pushing the envelope today.
You probably haven’t heard or met Julia Gomez, who up until very recently, was JetBlue’s Director of People Analytics & Engagement, but you will at ERE Expo 2012 Spring … and you’ll be impressed. She’ll talk about how they’ve built a workforce of brand ambassadors.
Same goes for Tonia Horton, Home Depot’s Senior Director of HR Services. I bet you haven’t heard her speak before, but you will at ERE Expo. Home Depot recently bucked the trend in the retail industry by centralizing big parts of its store hiring, including 60,000 seasonal workers. Tonia talks about what any company, retailer or not, can learn about the big cultural changes this effort involved.
And General Mills’ Chief Staffing Officer Stephanie Lilak will talk about their social media strategy. But unlike most social recruiting stories you have heard, Stephanie will share the story behind the story … the challenges, the ongoing battles, and how they have overcome them.
Companies and hiring strategies are more global than ever before. We recognize that as well and make sure this year’s agenda addresses that need.
And at ERE Expo 2012 Spring, we are bringing people from around the world to San Diego. Richard Long who was integral in running Deloitte’s careers page on Facebook is coming from New Zealand. Roel Lambrichts who heads up Coca-Cola’s European Talent Acquisition function is coming over from Brussels. And Danielle Monaghan, Cisco’s HR Director for North Asia, including Greater China, Japan, and Korea, is coming over from Beijing. Oh, and don’t forget our neighbors to the north as Paul Hamilton, the Director of Talent Strategy & Programs from Rogers Communications Inc. comes down from Canada.