Day Two: Monday, September 14, 2020

8:00 am - 8:10 am Networking Breakfast

8:40 am - 8:45 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

8:05 am - 8:35 am How to Effectively Recruit Remote Employees

Angie Fearn - SVP, Global Head of Business Strategy & Effectiveness & US Talent, TD Bank

More employees see the benefits of remote work, flexibility to pursue the job they want for a company they want to work for, without having to relocate, and now technology makes it possible to attract and retain remote workers. But it brings a unique set of challenges. This is an in-depth discussion led by a solution provider, providing a unique view on tools available to streamline your recruitment process, including:

  • Deciding which positions can be effectively done remotely when geography limits qualified candidates
  • How to build rapport through video and email interview methods
  • Developing effective on-boarding and mentor plan to effectively manage and retain remote talent 


Angie Fearn

SVP, Global Head of Business Strategy & Effectiveness & US Talent
TD Bank

8:35 am - 9:05 am The Gen Z The Workforce: How To Recruit And Retain The Next Generation

Alissa Ochs - Director, Global Talent Acquisition Programs, Groupon

As baby-boomer workforce retires, and Gen X moves into leadership roles, companies are focusing their attention and resources on recruiting Gen Z. Companies that rely on tech-savvy employees are realizing that salary is not enough to attract the top talent to help transform their organization to accurately reflect their clientele, as buying power shifts to a younger and more diverse group of customers, with a different set of expectations. 

In this session you will hear from Alissa Ochs from Groupon, as she discusses the levers that she pushes to communicate their brand to the newest generation entering the workforce. In this session we will discuss: 

  • Identifying your company culture and leverage that engage and resonate with millennial and Gen Z workers 
  • How to actively listen on social media for brand issues and opportunities 
  • Creating impactful content that resonates with prospects in multiple platforms 
  • Build an agile digital hiring process with mobile and digital technology 


Alissa Ochs

Director, Global Talent Acquisition Programs

9:05 am - 9:15 am Human Intelligence

9:15 am - 9:30 am Removing Gender Bias from Job Descriptions with AI

Although it’s illegal to advertise job vacancies to a specific race, religion, or gender, research has proven time and time again that gendered words and phrases like “boastful” and “sympathetic” reinforce gender stereotypes, especially in the workplace. In this session we will discuss the advances in AI that assist talent acquisition teams in creating gender neutral job descriptions to widen the pool of qualified talent

9:40 am - 10:10 am Business Meetings

10:10 am - 10:40 am Business Meetings

10:40 am - 11:10 am Business Meetings

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break


5:00 pm - 5:40 pm Driving Your Organization Forward with Systemization, Simplification, and Standardization

Talent Acquisition is the gateway to an organization and your talent acquisition team is accountable and responsive to the business needs. Learn how you can elevate a shared service to a full-flown business partner; translating costs into efficiency, by reducing the time-to-hire and time-to-efficiency, creating trust among their internal teams. 


5:00 pm - 5:40 pm Hiring is a Team Sport

Hiring the best candidates requires an “all-hands-on-deck” approach, so connect with your recruiters, hiring managers, and executives more easily and in one place via mobile apps, dynamic hiring feeds, and built-in notifications that keep teams on track to meet hiring goals. Stop chasing down hiring managers, and sifting through emails for feedback. In this session we will cover:

  • Engaging all decision-makers
  • Retaining a centralized repository of hiring actions, tasks, and feedback
  • Monitor hiring team productivity and candidate progression in real time

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm Ignite Session

University recruitment is a staple program in corporations across the globe, but they are evolving to attract the next generation of workers, who have distinctly different drivers than their predecessors. Generation Z is more educated, diverse and much more motivated to work for a purpose than a salary, and view work as a holistic part of their life. In this session we will look how companies have revamped their approach to College and University recruitment, with positive results. In this session we will examine:

  • Identifying your hiring needs and targeting the right institutions and certification programs
  • Building a presence in campus Career Centers and Attracting Students On-Site
  • Building a schedule and deploying resources when they’re most effective
  • Creating attractive offers and effective onboarding programs to keep to attract and keep top prospects

Hayden Kornblut

Head Of University Relations
Kraft Heinz


Annie Herman

Head of University Recruitment & Partnerships
Anheuser-Busch InBev

6:35 pm - 6:40 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Networking Reception