SOURCE: Kennedy Information, Inc.

September 20, 2006 16:28 ET

Recruiting Pros Look to the Future at Kennedy Information's Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo Exploring "Forward Thinking Recruiting"

PETERBOROUGH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Top recruiters and recruiting thought leaders will gather at New York's Jacob Javits Center, November 8 and 9, 2006, to explore the new realities in recruiting technologies, business models and strategies amid the threat of a renewed "war for talent" at Kennedy Information's 13th Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo.

Kennedy's Recruiting Conference 2006 and Expo addresses two dynamic markets -- Corporate Recruiting and Healthcare Recruiting -- both equally challenged by the critical need to identify, recruit and retain top talent. Talent management today is a vital part of every organization's strategic planning -- a critical asset in the battle for competitiveness.

Featured speakers include Scott Pitasky, General Manager Talent Acquisition for Microsoft; Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director of Workforce Planning HealthEast Care System; Rusty Rueff, Author and CEO, SNOCAP; and Christine Deputy, Vice President Global Staffing, Starbucks Coffee Company.

Joining them in more than a dozen hands-on sessions are Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence; Alexander D. Perwich, CEO, Golden Key International Honor Society; Jennifer Floren, CEO, Experience, Inc.; Diana Durek, Consultant, MHS; Lynn Brooks, VP of HR, St. Patrick Hospital; Joel Chessman, CEO, HRSEO; Cathy Swenson, VP Healthcare, Bernard Hodes Group; Dick Finnegan, Chief Client Services Officer, TalentKeepers; and attorney Lester S. Rosen. Panel Moderators include Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer & Executive VP, Adicio; and Joseph Cabral, VP & Chief HR Officer, North Shore Long Island Jewish Healthcare Systems. Other presenters include author Laura Shelton on Gen X; Steven Rothberg, President and Founder, on the new social Web sites; and Peter Weddle, CEO of Weddle's on "blink" recruiting.

Over the course of the two-day event, attendees will learn the strategies, technologies and tactics employed by America's leading organizations to identify, recruit hire and retain the next generation of world-class employees... locate and attract passive candidates... learn talent management best practices... increase qualified applicant flow and more, all while improving retention and lowering recruiting costs.

This year's event will also feature the Next Big Thing in recruiting, blogging, with a special area set for Jason Davis of, recently acquired by Jobster, who will introduce attendees to the technology as he "blogs" the show live.

Additional information on Kennedy Information's Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo can be obtained by calling 800.531.0007 or +1.603.924.0900 or by visiting the conference Web site at Sponsors include The Wall Street Journal, Qualigence, SilkRoad technology, Indeed, Career Journal, Zoominfo, AIRS, plus BNA and Recruiting Trends.

About Kennedy Information, Inc.

Kennedy Information is the leading publishing and research firm covering professional business markets, including Executive Career Management, Executive Recruiting, Consulting and Investor Relations.

Kennedy Information publishes the newsletters Executive Recruiter News and Recruiting Trends. We also maintain and publish The Directory of Executive Recruiters, the largest executive recruiter database in the world, and we produce Audio Conferences on a variety of recruiting and HR topics throughout the year. We also produce Executive Search Summit and provide additional information and services both to recruiters and executive jobseekers through our Web sites,,, and

Described as "authoritative" by Fortune magazine, and "consulting industry experts" by The Wall Street Journal, Kennedy's editors and analysts frequently provide expert commentary to the world's major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times of London, The New York Times and CNN.

Kennedy Information is a BNA company, a leading publisher of specialized news and analysis products for professionals in business and government. Kennedy is based in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

Contact Information

    Anna Brekka
    Marketing Manager/Conference Production
    Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo
    800.531.0007 or +1.603.924.0900 ext. 669
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