May 2016 Recruiting Conference


Wisconsin Recruiters is thrilled to announce a premier professional development conference on May 19th, 2016! The event will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with 250+ professionals from leading organizations including SAP, American Family, FedEx, Marcus Hotels, Menasha, UW Health, Centare, CUNA Mutual, Marcus Theaters, TDS Telecom, Emerson, Yoh, Unity Health, Promega Corporation, St Norbert College, Suburban Electric, Blain Supply, VF Corporation, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Clean Power, RW Baird, and more! The conference will be hosted in Wehr Hall on the Campus of Alverno College in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Recruiters

She’s back! Stacy Zapar rocked the Alliant Energy Center during the Wisconsin Recruiters Fall 2015 Conference – and she’s coming back by popular demand! Joining Stacy is our other featured keynote speaker, author and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist – James E. Wright. Both Stacy and James will share proven approaches to becoming a more influential recruiter, how to build stronger relationships with hiring teams, and strategies to attract, engage, and hire the right talent.

In addition to learning from these 2 highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting and HR professional, your registration includes:

  • The best regional peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals on the planet
  • Wifi access to tweet, check your work email or to post a selfie with Stacy or James
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks

The agenda:

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:00 – 9:10: Conference kick-off
  • 9:10 – 10:15: The 85% Response Rate Blueprint
  • 10:15-10:45: Networking Break & Prize Drawings
  • 10:45 – 11:50: The Power Of Unconscious Bias in the Recruiting Process
  • 11:50 – 12:00: Wrap-up

The Speakers:

  • Stacy Zapar: Author, Speaker and Employer Branding Expert
  • James E. Wright: Author, Speaker, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist
  • Jason Buss: Author, Speaker and Talent Acquisition Leader


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Speaker Bios:

stacy zaparStacy Zapar is an 18-year recruiting veteran and Founder of Tenfold, a recruiting consultancy and training firm where she leads the employer brand, social recruiting and sourcing strategies for clients such as TripAdvisor, and Zappos. She is also the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008, out of 338M+ members worldwide.

Stacy was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM’s HR Magazine, is an international keynote speaker and has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune and many other publications. Her own blog has more than one million views. She is also an advisory board member for a number of HR technology companies.

Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter at @StacyZapar.


James E Wright Diversity SpeakerPreviously managing NBCUniversal’s Talent Acquisition Pipeline Development and the 2012 Diversity Director of The Staffing Management Association of Southern California (SMA), James Wright has a track record of delivering practical, repeatable roadmaps for increasing Diversity in global corporations such as NBCUniversal, Time Warner (AOL), Pepco Holdings, Inc., Verizon / MCI, and respected industry organizations.

James is a dynamic and compelling speaker selected by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to be a Presenter at the four most recent National Diversity & Inclusion Conferences based on his expertise in Diversity & Inclusion. He created and Career Essentials, two key business strategies developed to drive social media networking initiatives to attract top candidates. He has also been named by Careerealism as an ‘Approved Career Expert.’ In addition, James manages online content for the Global Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace group comprised of over 18,000 members.

James attended Erskine College in SC & The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Additionally, he is the proud father to one Miniature Long Haired Dachshund named Dexter.


Jason BussWith 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience as a practitioner, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is the head of global talent acquisition and diversity for New Relic.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is also the founder of the Recruiters Network, and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nations largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters. You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, Instagram, or Facebook.


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Session Descriptions:

The 85%+ Response Rate Blueprint (Stacy Zapar)
Sourcing in 2016 involves identification and engagement. It’s become easier to find great talent than it is to get them to respond to your outreach. We know the SourceCon audience agrees because when Stacy Zapar, an 18-year recruiting veteran,  presented on the topic in Denver, she brought down the house. Stacy is returning with all new information and will be sharing her best tips, tricks, and strategies that have led her to consistently get an 85%+ response rate from candidates. Learn which tools, outreach strategies and engagement techniques work best, are easy to implement, and lead to real results.

The Power of Unconscious Bias in the Recruiting Process (James Wright)
In an evolving society where the workforce and customer base has changed significantly and will continue to shift, it is essential for organizations to understand and demonstrate the impact of Unconscious Bias on organizational behavior, employee productivity and engagement and economic potential. All of this begins in the recruiting process, and with interview teams who may be allowing their Unconscious Biases to impact their hiring decisions.

During this interactive learning experience, new skills will be gained in decision-making, building inclusive teams and cultures, intercultural communications, and increasing employee engagement that helps identify and address the bias in HR recruiting processes.

In this session, participants will:

  • Examine their background and identity so that they can interact more authentically with candidates, coworkers, customers, and the community.
  • Explore how the brain functions so that they can recognize Unconscious Bias as a natural function of the human mind.
  • Expose patterns of Unconscious Bias so that they can navigate their impact on decision-making.
  • Confront their own biases so that they can practice conscious awareness.
  • Discuss strategies and walk away with tools that will help create systemic change throughout the organization.

Register today to reserve your spot!


Please note space is limited for this event, tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Consistent with all events, registration is non-refundable however may be transferred to a peer or colleague should a conflict arise.

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