Recruiting Top Talent and Creating World Class Recruiting Organizations Were The Common Threads in SMA's Event This Year.
The day began early as usual, with a gracious opening from Chloe Rada. The day went by quickly as the speaker line up had many top-notch Industry Thought Leaders, Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Experts. The Keynote was Andres Tapia, who provided us with compelling insights and practical information on why recruiting and retaining diverse talent is a business imperative for any organization. Among the speakers, as always a crowd favorite Gerry Crispin who was a great moderator with a five star panel of experts such as Annie Chae, Chris Gould and Tito Magobet. This session proved to be very informative. Each speaking openly about their background's, experiences and shared with us a few of their successes. I am sure everyone learned something from this session.
What a great day for LinkedIn! The company went public, how exciting for many. Another great panel joined Kevin Krantz, Enterprise Relationship Manager, LinkedIn and discussed the many uses of LinkedIn as a tool for recruiters. The panel consisted of Suzi Edwards, Diane Hughes and Michele Portfilio. The day ended with a session on Recruiting Metrics, nicely presented by Steve Lowisz.
This powerful professional community was warm, and friendly, often sharing their own experiences with each other during sessions, in private and during the event's breaks. The evening cocktail party sponsored by us, Sheila Greco Associates was very joyous one. The room was filled with laughter, buzz around the topics discussed and it was quite obvious people really enjoyed being there and with each other. This Chicago SHRM is one of a kind we really enjoyed it since it gave us a chance to reconnect with clients, friends, and develop new relationships with future clients.
Again we want to thank Michele and Chloe for giving us the opportunity to be part of this event. We were a proud sponsor and look forward to being part of this community.
If you work in Human Resources, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, and/or Executive Search in the Chicago area you need to be part of the SMA of Greater Chicago organization.