SOURCE: Human Capital Institute

Human Capital Institute

January 12, 2016 09:00 ET

HCI's 2016 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference to Explore New Ways to Optimize Hiring Lifecycle

Organization to Present Latest Insights Into the Tools and Techniques to Transform Talent Acquisition

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) -  Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global association for strategic talent management, today announced details of its 2016 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference. Taking place Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Seaport Boston Hotel, the event will highlight the best practices and most effective solutions for employers to acquire top talent and build high-performing teams.

"As hiring continues to become more competitive and top talent remains in short supply, the companies that stay ahead of the trends and integrate the latest technology solutions into their talent acquisition strategies will gain a significant hiring advantage," said Carl Rhodes, HCI's chief executive officer. "Our Strategic Talent Acquisition conference will discuss how employers can leverage technology to overcome talent acquisition challenges, advance their hiring processes and achieve excellence at every stage of the recruiting continuum."

Although more than half of global CEOs expect to increase hiring in 2016, their concerns about the availability of key skills are at an eight-year high, according to PwC's 2015 Global CEO Survey. In light of this contradiction, employers must expand their talent acquisition strategy beyond a tactical, reactive function and create a more proactive, streamlined approach. Doing so will enable them to source, assess, select, hire and onboard the best candidates efficiently in a competitive environment.

During HCI's Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, attendees will learn how to create an effective framework to compress the hiring cycle, improve outcomes and deliver high-performing employees to their organizations. The conference is comprised of numerous sessions led by the foremost experts in talent acquisition today and the recruiting leaders who have achieved successful results at their organizations. Topics to be addressed include how to revolutionize the talent acquisition function, ways to create a candidate-focused talent acquisition strategy, and how to elevate the interviewing, selection and onboarding processes.

Among the keynote speakers sharing their expert insights are Rhonda Kallman, co-founder of The Boston Beer Co. and founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery; Jacob Morgan, author of The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization; and Betsy Sutter, corporate senior vice president and chief people officer at VMware.

HCI's 2016 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference is made possible by the contributions of many underwriters, including:

Premier Underwriter: SmashFly

Diamond Underwriters: Avature,, Cielo, Indeed, Jibe, Montage, Oracle Human Capital Management, People Science, Randstad Sourceright, Seven Step RPO, SkillSurvey, The Predictive Index, TMP Worldwide, Velocity Resource Group and WANTED Analytics

Platinum Underwriters: 16PF, ADP Talent Acquisition Solutions, Ascent, Glassdoor, gr8 People, Guidant Group, HireVue, Lever, ManpowerGroup Solutions, TalentWise, WilsonHCG and Yello

Gold Underwriters: About Talent, Appcast, AppVault, Burning Glass Technologies, CareerArc, FurstPerson, HRNX, Jobcase, Jobvite, Paradigm Learning, Personiv, PSI, Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications, Sovren, Talent Works, TalentCircles, The Muse, WittyParrot and Work4

For more information about conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barry Upbin, HCI's senior vice president, Strategic Partnerships, at

Additional information about the 2016 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, including registration details, can be accessed at:

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Founded in 2004, HCI is the leading global source for cutting-edge insight on how organizations can manage talent in today's dynamic knowledge economy. Through a robust network of expert practitioners, leading corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools, HCI is a clearinghouse for HR best practices and new ideas, delivered via in-depth research, comprehensive courses and informative events. HCI provides its community of 195,000 members, spanning all industries and business sectors, with the knowledge they need to transform their human capital strategies. For more information, please visit

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