According to Mr. Bicer, TechBiz Connection president, one of the most expensive mistakes a business can make is a bad hire. “Traditional hiring processes take lots of time, great effort, and often yield poor results,” Bicer noted. “As the economy recovers, many companies are hiring and they are looking for the best candidates.”
C-level officers and HR personnel of companies who will be hiring in the next twelve months are particularly invited. Attendees will leave with things they can implement to improve their hiring processes the following day. The Forum will also feature a special remote presentation from NewHire.com and address these topics:
· How are most companies hiring new employees today?
· What are the best practices successful companies are using today?
· How can technology make the hiring process more effective, more efficient, less costly, less time consuming, and more successful?
The event moderator is Will Crist, vice president of sales, Sandler Training Center. Mr. Crist is an expert in sales force development, worked on sales projects with Fox Home Entertainment, Samsonite, Brooks-Rx and Naviant. He helps them build their sales teams, improve the sales management, create accountability systems and focus on growing sales revenue. Mr. Crist works with CEOs, presidents and owners to develop the sales force with a particular emphasis on the sales management process. Since successful sales managers and successful sales people have different skill sets, both need to develop their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to maximize the momentum of the sales force. Also a priest in the Episcopal Church, he works with homeless and people in recovery. He and his wife have worked in native villages in Alaska for the past eight years.
The Forum panelists include:
· Jon Ferrara, founder and CEO, Nimble, has been recognized for pioneering innovation in the customer management category. Prior to founding Nimble, LLC, Mr. Ferrara was the creator and co-founder of the award winning customer management product GoldMine. In 1999, Goldmine got acquired by FrontRange and Ferrara left to pursue other interests. During those years, he continued to watch the CRM market. He saw that most of the CRM products that were serving small businesses moved up market (and became more costly and complex) or fell by the way side, leaving the market underserved. It was at this point that he decided to create the next generation CRM product for small businesses, Nimble.
· Scott Kuethen, CEO, Amtec, has a life purpose to help people find meaning in their work and find meaningful work. He brings nearly three decades of team building and professional recruiting experience focused on people, organizations, and individuals’
· Mark Babbitt is CEO of YouTern, which Forbes named a “Top Website for Your Career” in 2012 and 2013. It is a community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice. Mr. Babbitt is a keynote speaker, author and blogger who contributes to The Huffington Post, Bloomberg News and SwitchandShift.com. (http://r20.rs6.net/
· Lizz Pellet, vice president of educational sales, The Sourcing Institute, is a fellow in organizational transformation from Johns Hopkins University and a well-known thought leader in talent management. For the past 15 years, she has been educating HR professionals on culture and employment branding and teaching recruiting professionals how to use social media platforms in their recruiting efforts. Before joining The Sourcing Institute, Ms. Pellet spent 15 years working with organizations to identify and solve problems by deploying metrics to assess, diagnose and define challenges and then develop interventions to close those gaps. She has partnered with organizations to transform culture, build authentic employment brands and integrate social media tools into their talent management processes to increase the ROI of recruitment and retention. Her high energy, use of humor and relevant business content make her a very popular trainer and keynote speaker. Ms. Pellet is the author of the 2010 SHRM book, “The Cultural Fit Factor, Creating an Employment Brand that Attracts, Retains and Repels the Right Employees” and “Getting Your Shift Together: Making Sense of Organizational Culture & Change.”
The TBC Forum’s discussion and subsequent question-and-
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