2017 Spring Recruiting Conference



If you’re not on our email list, sign up now to be notified of our upcoming events.


sold out word on badge with red background


Join Wisconsin Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 250+ of your recruiting and HR peers, on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017! The event will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This event is ideal for Recruiting and HR professionals, and hiring managers.

Wisconsin Recruiters

Supercharge your professional development in 201y with one of the biggest names in recruiting! Lou Adler, best-selling author, trainer and worldwide speaker will be our featured keynote speaker and will be teaching attendees some of the highest impact areas in recruiting, interviewing and closing.

In addition to learning from 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:

    • A FREE copy of Lou Adler’s newest book
    • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout the region
    • Wifi access
    • Free parking
    • Prize Drawings
    • Free pass to the Harley-Davidson Museum
    • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks

Eventbrite - Wisconsin Recruiters Conference Spring 2017

The agenda:

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:00 – 9:05: Conference kick-off
  • 9:05 – 10:30: Performance-based Hiring (Lou Adler)
  • 10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Prize Drawings
  • 11:00 – 11:05: Prize Drawings
  • 11:05 – 12:05: Everything You Didn’t Know About Today’s Consumer Candidate (Brendan O’Neill)
  • 12:05 – 12:10  Wrap-up

The Speakers:

  • Lou Adler: Author, Speaker and Employer Branding Expert
  • Brendan O’Neill:  Global Solutions Architect – Workforce Analytics
  • Jason Buss: Conference Emcee, Author, and VP of Talent Acquisition


Speaker Bios:


Lou AdlerLou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a training and search firm helping companies implement Performance-based Hiring℠. Adler is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007).

His most recent book has just been published, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench, 2013). He is also the author of the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.
brendan-oneill careerbuilderAs a Global Solutions Architect for CareerBuilder’s Workforce Analytics team, Brendan O’Neill delivers data-driven solutions to clients both domestically and internationally. Working in concert with labor market data compiled by Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International, a CareerBuilder company), he consults with customers to help them better understand industry growth trends, talent pipelining and future site selection.

Within the collegiate space, O’Neill showcases completion and diversity data from educational institutions so organizations can maximize their university relationships and fulfill internal recruiting and diversity initiatives. He has been with CareerBuilder since 2004 with roles in training, sales and management.


Jason BussWith 20 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 vice president of global talent acquisition for MongoDB.

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 nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Denver Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters. You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, or Instagram.


Eventbrite - Wisconsin Recruiters Conference Spring 2017

Session Descriptions:

Performance-based Hiring (Lou Adler)
Hiring the best starts by defining the real work involved, not skills or experiences, but the challenges and critical deliverables expected of a top performer. This is converted into compelling advertising, optimized to be found and acted upon. Well positioned, career-oriented advertising and strong networking capabilities allow a company to dramatically increase the number of top people seen. The performance-based interviewing process involves digging deep into a prospect’s background, looking for comparable accomplishments as well as career gaps and learning opportunities. This sets the stage for recruiting and closing – presenting the job as a career opportunity, not a lateral transfer focused on bidding up short-term compensation.

Well-trained recruiters and hiring managers working as a team is an essential aspect of hiring top performers on a consistent basis. Lou’s performance-based Hiring training programs provide recruiters and hiring managers alike the skills they need to find, assess, and hire more top performers.


Everything You Didn’t Know About Today’s Consume Candidate  (Brendan O’Neill)
The modern job seeker is a consumer of more than just your career site. Most of us understand this, but how do we apply this thinking to improve our candidate experience and develop recruitment strategies that attract today’s top talent? Research from CareerBuilder’s latest Candidate Behavior Study as well as the most up-to-date data from CareerBuilder’s Pulse of Recruitment Quarterly Report will fuel the insight behind this session.

Key Learnings:

  • Candidates want to be able to “shop” for jobs just as they can on popular consumer sites. Learn small tweaks you can make to your process that will help improve their experience.
  • Top talent is in high demand. Learn how to differentiate and think creatively about your recruitment strategy in order to win these in-demand candidates.
  • Revisit classic recruiting methods that still work and new ones that should become a part of your recruitment toolkit of the future.
  • The most up-to-date trends in candidate behavior that you can take back to your team today.
  • This session qualifies for 1.0 hours of CE Credits for ASA, SHRM, and ASHHRA.


Our 2017 Sponsors:


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, all registrations are non-refundable, however, may be transferred to a peer or colleague should a conflict arise.

You may also like