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Houston Talent Acquisition Leadership Roundtable

Talent Acquisition / Attraction Transformation: Are You Ready?

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Registration and Open Networking


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Welcome Address: Sharing the Resources that the Talent Acquisition Industry Needs

WorkforceNEXT Greater Houston Partnership

  • Tools & Resources to assist TA Leaders with Selling our City With No Limits
  • Training & Partnership Initiatives with Industry to build vital talent in Houston


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Transforming the Talent Attraction Role

Organizations are rethinking traditional human resources practices of hiring, motivating, and retaining key talent to accommodate the demands of the new global talent landscape, workforce demographics, and the rise of technology. The Talent function must be agile and transform to keep up with these evolving changes in the market.

Learn and discuss these big trends in an interactive setting. 
Highlights include:

  • Leading and managing an inter-generational workforce
  • Rise of technology in the workplace, employees and employers are able to connect like never before
  • Transformation of the talent attraction role
  • Smart investment in the employer brand

Bhavini Patel, Director for Advisory Services, KPMG

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables Moderated Discussion

Topics include:

  • Smart Use of TA Tools and Technology to Improve the Candidate Experience
  • Hiring, Selection & Onboarding, Best Practices Using Job, Behavioral & Cognitive Assessments
  • Screening and Onboarding Best Practices to Avoid Legal Issues
  • Best Practices in Finding Key Talent
  • Building a Recruiting Culture that Values the Candidate
  • Attracting, Onboarding & Retaining International Talent
  • Aligning Your Top Talent with Key Business Objectives
  • Attracting Quality Talent Through Crowdsourcing


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Insights & Best Practices from Talent Attraction Leaders Panel: The Candidate Experience

  • Talent Acquisition as the Initial Company Brand Sales Point for the Candidate
  • Extending the Candidate Experience through Onboarding
  • Building a Recruiting Culture that Values the Candidate

Lisa Kinsey, President, Kinsey Management
Lijo V. Joseph, Human Resources, Quanta Telecom Services
Darryl Hood, Hiring and On-Boarding Delivery Manager, Baker Hughes
Brett Kummer, Senior Manager of Global Talent Acquisition, Fluor

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks, Followed by a Reception