April 10 - 12, 2016
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas

Day 3

8:00 am - 11:59 pm Networking Breakfast

8:45 am - 11:59 pm Business Meetings x 2

9:50 am - 11:59 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10:00 am - 11:59 pm Tapping into Diverse Talent Pools and Talent Communities to Find the Right Talent Anywhere, Anytime

Vincent Pierce - Head of Talent Engagement LAC, Diageo
As the marketplace in the US approaches full-employment - with unemployment decreasing to 5.1 percent in August, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data - once-deep talent pools are rapidly drying up. Employers must find innovative ways to source in-demand professionals. Forward-thinking TA leaders are attentive to emerging talent pools and developing strategies to tap into them. Broadening the ways organizations allow work to be accomplished also broadens the scope of candidates an organization can attract.

Join this session to learn how Diageo is creatively tapping into diverse talent pools and communities:

  • Skilled foreign-born workers: according to the recent current population survey, 34 percent of immigrants who arrived in the US since 2000 had a college degree. Overall, foreign-born persons comprised 15 percent of the skilled US population age 25 or over, and this is projected to rise in the coming years.
  • Talent pools that would be better tapped into through offers of flexible work: highly-skilled military spouses, employees who live far from the office, working mothers in general
  • Fostering talent communities and integrating them with your employer brand to engage potential employees on a regular basis


Vincent Pierce

Head of Talent Engagement LAC

10:35 am - 11:59 pm Accelerating Talent Acquisition Transformation with a Digital First Mindset to add Value to the Enterprise

Leigh McCluskey - Senior Director, Talent & Organization Development, ServiceMaster
Given that emerging markets, technology and a truly global marketplace are driving companies to deliver more effectively and creatively on talent demands from the business, ServiceMaster is no exception to developing and executing strategies for immediate impact. Join this session for a glimpse into the journey of ServiceMaster’s organizational evolution from a team of recruiters to a respected Center of Excellence across multiple brands.

This session will highlight key design elements around team structure, recruiter customer service mindset, business alignment, centers of excellence and operational drivers for the ServiceMaster team’s maturation into a high performing talent acquisition team on an accelerated timeline.
  • Strategy and tactics for business alignment and HR Business Partner collaboration
  • Organizational design and structure
  • “Digital First” mindset regarding technology, branding and candidate care

Leigh McCluskey

Senior Director, Talent & Organization Development

11:10 am - 11:59 pm Recruiting Secrets of the NFL & MLB: Learn from Their Mistakes and Leverage the Solutions of Top Teams

Sterling Bates - Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, The Right Profile
Why do some teams excel in drafting and building their talent while others consistently miss? Part of the difference is better information. Talent acquisition gets increasingly complicated the higher the dollars, the greater the cost of making a mistake and when your multi-million dollar hire is not even yet 25 years old. High profile recruiting failures not only consume tons of time and resources for any department, but also have the ability to tear at the fabric of organizational culture and inflame shareholders. So, imagine the stress involved in drafting top professional athletes and the amount of diligence required to make the right decisions when every fan is an armchair coach and every sports journalist a critic.

Everyone sweats their hiring decisions. Learn from an insider's perspective on how to avoid some of the high profile mistakes from pro sports. Leverage in your organization what the best teams in pro sports use to consistently beat out their competitors in the game of talent acquisition.
Join Sterling Bates, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of The Right Profile as he details how some of their company’s top clients in the NFL and MLB (including the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Royals) leverage people-centric science (Mental Moneyball) to help them evaluate and draft top talent. Find out why:
  • Significant diamonds in the rough (like Tom Brady) are often overlooked in early rounds when only obvious traits (physical in this case) are considered.
  • How one of The Right Profile’s clients, the Kansas City Royals, built an entire team focusing on mental intangibles and won a world series while spending roughly half the league’s top spenders on salaries.
  • How your most important hires are like the MLB or the NFL but not both. And you need to know why before you hire.

Sterling Bates

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
The Right Profile

11:50 pm - 11:59 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

12:00 pm - 11:59 pm End of Event