SOURCE: SelectMinds, Inc.

SelectMinds, Inc.

December 02, 2010 08:00 ET

SelectMinds Addresses the Future of Talent Acquisition via Social Technology at Annual Client Conference

Leading Analyst, Jeremiah Owyang, to Keynote Discussion on Social Technology and Talent Acquisition

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - SelectMinds, a talent acquisition technology provider, announced details of its annual client conference, taking place in New York City today, December 2, 2010. At this year's event, attendees will hear more about how large, public brands navigate their social strategy, how to proactively maximize talent acquisition opportunities by leveraging new technologies such as SelectMinds' TalentVine, and how to manage alumni within the dynamic social web environment.

Keynote speaker Jeremiah Owyang, a leading industry analyst and Partner of Customer Strategy at Altimeter Group, will discuss how companies are increasingly using social media to drive talent acquisition, particularly through rehires and referrals. He will address how social technologies impact each of the rings of candidate influence: HR, recruiters, employees, alumni and candidates. Owyang's Web-Strategist blog looks frequently at how technologies impact the recruiting process and his keynote will highlight data points evidencing social media's role in sourcing quality hires.

Through a variety of sessions delivered by the SelectMinds team, breakout sessions and networking events, attendees will be able to share best practices, learn about SelectMinds' product roadmap and about how the extension of an online talent community can enhance a company's recruiting, business development, and branding efforts. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the return on investment possible through harnessing the power of not only an organization's alumni but also of its current employees' existing online networks through SelectMinds' TalentVine product.

Several SelectMinds customers from leading global organizations will be in attendance including speakers from ADP and Aon Hewitt. CEO Anne Berkowitch will open the conference and VP of Product Michael Mallin will deliver the 2011 product road map.

The conference is by invitation-only; however, you can follow along via the SelectMinds Twitter handle:

About SelectMinds
SelectMinds enables companies to revolutionize the way they acquire talent, by leveraging the social networks their current and former employees have already built to generate high-quality referral and rehire candidates. With SelectMinds' technology, companies can recruit top talent not only from within their employees' social networks but also from their own private, secure employee and alumni networks. These referral-based environments drive recruitment, new business development, brand evangelism and ultimately business growth. SelectMinds customers include J.P. Morgan, ADP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Latham & Watkins and Schlumberger. To learn more please visit:

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