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Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference | Spring 2008

PLEASE NOTE: We have "sold out" this event and are currently working from a wait list. We usually have a few cancellations if you would like to be added to the wait list send me an email (paul@mnheadhunter.com) with the following information:

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220+ Minnesota Recruiter and HR professionals will gather this Friday, May 9th, at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters for the Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference | Spring 2008 event.

Here is the official invite:


Leading up to our Winter (February 2008) event we had been kicking around the idea of expanding our seating at Best Buy from the conference room (around 120) to the theater (around 220) with the idea that we would accommodate more of our colleagues and have some extra space to stretch our legs.

Well, we do have more of our colleagues attending, a lot more, but we do not have the extra space. As in no extra space.

Response to this event was amazing and a little unexpected. We “sold out” in 36 hours.

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors without whom this event would not be possible:

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Presentations and Speakers:

Foundations for Diversity

Patti Yaritz, Principal at Divercities Research & Recruitment, President Research at Turner Management Consulting Group

The ability to manage a diverse workforce will be the difference between success and failure for the 21st century manager. From women, to people of color, to Generation X, to single parents, to the physically challenged, to gay and lesbian employees. We will explore the benefits and challenges of valuing diversity, identify major patterns of cultural differences between minority groups, and help identify the values and beliefs about people who are different from yourself.

Building a Value Added Recruiting Function

Jim D'Amico, Sr. Recruitment Manager at Schwan's Shared Services, LLC.

Information will cover the frame work and steps for transforming a corporate recruiting function into a value added business partner.

Creating and Building Passive Candidate and Talent Pools 101

Paul DeBettignies, Managing Partner of Nerd Search, LLC, Author of MN Headhunter blog

Recent industry buzz has been about Passive Candidates and Talent Pools. We will talk about how to use RSS Feeds, newsletters, email, job ads, company career sites, and social network sites to create and build relationships with those not actively seeking a new job.

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The next event will be July 18, 2008 from 8 am - Noon, location TBD. This will be our one year anniversary of Minnesota Recruiters and we will be co-hosting with John Sumser as he makes his triumphant return to Minnesota with his Recruiting Roadshow.

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I had just heard about this earlier in the week. We're doing a sponsorship for the Fordyce Forum in Vegas (fordyceforum.com) but from what I've seen written, yours should be a "can't afford to miss" event.


Are you planning on going to any other events this year?

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