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A few weeks ago I had this post Minnesota Recruiters Fall (un)Conference Announced about our upcoming Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference:

November 30, 2007
8:00 am – 12 pm
12 pm – 2 pm Lunch and Networking
Best Buy Headquarters

Yesterday I announced our topics and presenters. We are very fortunate we have many industry professionals in the Minneapolis area who are known to be great presenters.

As of this morning we have 95 confirmed attendees with space up to 130.

My ongoing appreciation goes out to Don Ramer of Arbita. He is sponsoring breakfast and lunch as well as presenting.

If you would like to attend the event click Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference.

Click Minnesota Recruiters to join the online social networking group.

I am already working on the next event in January and thinking about April.

Presenters and topics for the November 30th event:

Talent Acquisition
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CJ DuBe´: During a twenty-year career in placement and outsource services, CJ DuBe´ has handled both project and search functions for the full gamut of job descriptions: finance, engineering, accounting, IT, legal, human resources and banking.   After working for several small and mid-size companies, she joined a large international staffing firm. Three promotions later, she was running five of its direct hire divisions.  CJ has served as a talent management consultant to several large Twin City employers, helping them to improve their talent acquisition and talent management functions.  CJ is currently the Managing Partner and co-founder of Oberon, LLC.

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Toby is President & COO of JobDig, an employment focused media company that delivers multi-channel recruitment advertising and talent management solutions to employers of all sizes and all industries. Prior to joining JobDig in 2001, Toby was a Senior Associate at Cherry Tree, an investment banking and venture capital firm in Minnetonka. Toby received his MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a BA from Skidmore College.

Eric Caron works as the Webmaster and IT Administrator for JobDig, an employment-focused media company that delivers multi-channel recruitment advertising and talent management solutions to employers of all sizes and all industries. Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on Internet technologies. Throughout his career, Eric has put much of his efforts towards Search Engine Optimization and leveraging developing technologies. For over 11 years, Eric has ambitiously worked in the field of website development, has actively participated and promoted open source technologies, and has donated time to local non-profit technology needs.

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Don Ramer’s commitment to recruitment spans over 30 years.  He began his career in executive search in 1974. Over the next 6 years he worked in both contingency and retainer environments serving as Assistant to the President at two AESC registered firms.

In 1980 he formed The Ramer Group, a recruiting firm specializing in the placement of Data Security executives for major financial institutions in New York City. In 1986 he launched The Recruitment Research Institute and served as Executive Director.  Under the auspices of the Institute he began publication of a newsletter for the Human Resources community entitled The Alternative Employment Marketplace and delivered seminars throughout the US on “Improving Quality and Reducing Costs Through the Alternative Employment Marketplace.” Much of the Institute’s research was subsequently published and distributed by The Bureau of National Affairs.

In 1988 Don launched the Employment Management Group a high-level management consultancy focused on change management in recruitment and selection for very large employers. In addition to intensive review of recruitment and selection effectiveness, the EMG team planned, directed, organized and controlled recruitment and selection strategy, tactics, and operations on behalf of clients in the telecommunications and enterprise software industries.

In August of 1993, Don began working with the America Online Career Center to accelerate sales of their Online Recruitment Advertising products. Driven by his vision of the relationship between proactive recruiting and the up-and-coming universe of online job boards, Don created the concept of a central marketplace that would streamline HR professionals’ connection to many vendors.  In 1996 he and his partners launched RecruitUSA, Inc. and have since helped define web recruiting for many of the world’s premier employers through partnerships and knowledge management.


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