SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

August 31, 2015 07:00 ET

Talent Board Announces Keynote Speakers of 2015 Candidate Experience Symposium

Molly Fletcher, Heath Padgett and China Gorman to Provide Thought Leadership on the Value of Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2015) - Today Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, announced the stellar panel of industry experts who will provide keynote speeches at the 2015 Candidate Experience Symposium, held from Wednesday, September 30 through Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. During this three-day event, Molly Fletcher, Heath Padgett and China Gorman will each share valuable insight and ideas for elevating the candidate experience and talent acquisition process.

Now in its second year, the Candidate Experience Symposium gathers together the foremost experts in HR, the companies breaking new ground in candidate experience excellence and talent acquisition professionals who want to learn what they can do to improve their companies' recruiting practices.

In addition, attendees will witness the results of the 2015 North America Candidate Experience Awards, as those companies offering an outstanding candidate experience are recognized and celebrated for their innovative practices, use of technology and impactful recruiting and onboarding strategies.

The Symposium also includes a noteworthy schedule of educational sessions and workshops that will provide attendees with insight into the practical, actionable techniques to improve their own recruiting practices and develop an effective approach to candidate experience. Highlights of agenda will be the three keynotes led by Fletcher, Gorman and Padgett, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the minds of today's preeminent thought leaders.

"How to Differentiate Yourself and Deliver," Thursday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. CDT

In this session, Molly Fletcher, CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company, will draw on her experience as one of the first female professional sports agents and as a successful entrepreneur to share the traits that differentiate top performers from everyone else. She will also explore the innovative techniques and tactics she used to land some of the biggest names in sports and negotiate more than $500 million in contracts. Attendees will also learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition to attract the best talent.

"Would You Hire Me for One Day?" Thursday, October 1, 1:15 p.m. CDT

Writer, filmmaker and hourly job explorer, Heath Padgett, had left a job in software sales to travel the country and work a different job in all 50 states. Through this quest, called Hourly America, he pitched to over 200 companies and documented his experiences in an upcoming documentary. During this keynote, Padgett will share his experiences, offering insight on how a company that rejected him turned him into a huge fan, how one business surprised him with the best hiring experience of his life and how he used online job search techniques to find the best companies to work for.

"The Humans Are Coming! The Humans Are Coming!" Friday, October 2, 10:30 a.m. CDT

Despite growing focus on the importance of engaging employees, progress has been almost non-existent for many businesses. To change this, companies must relate to their employees as real people with outside lives, rather than just skills resources that come in at 9:00 and leave at 5:00. In her keynote, China Gorman, chair of the WorkHuman Advisory Board at Globoforce and a widely sought-after consultant, speaker and writer, will share personal observations from her experience as a CEO and president, as well as current research, to showcase the return on investment of creating a more human-oriented workplace culture.

"In their respective roles and personal and professional experiences, Molly Fletcher, Heath Padgett and China Gorman fully understand the value of a positive candidate experience and its impact on acquiring the best talent," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman and CEO of Talent Function. "We are delighted to present such an impressive roster of thought leaders and experts to keynote at the Symposium. Their unrivaled insight and expertise will certainly provide the inspiration to help our attendees strive to improve their candidate experience and enhance the level of talent they attract."

Additional information about the 2015 Candidate Experience Symposium can be accessed at: http://www.cande-events.org.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at www.thetalentboard.org.