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Hiring Success 19 – Americas: World-Record Holding Adventurer, Colin O’Brady Headlines 4th Annual Conference

This February more than 1,000 TA leaders from global brands like LinkedIn, VISA, and Google join SmartRecruiters’ largest event to date for two days of learning, inspiration, and disruption.

SAN FRANCISCO – January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM PST: SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, announces the return of its flagship event, Hiring Success 19 – Americas. This industry conference attracts more than 1,000 talent acquisition leaders, analysts, and investors to the tech capital of the world to define the future of recruiting with keynote speaker – the first to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported – Colin O’Brady.

Colin’s record-breaking journey across the 932-mile continent, in just 54 days, is made even more impressive given in 2008 doctors warned the young adventurer he may never again walk normally – after suffering major burn injuries during a trip to Thailand.

Attendees will get to hear his inspirational story in person, setting the spirited tone of perseverance towards success over two days, 50 sessions, and 100 speakers!

“We’re bringing together business leaders to shape the future of recruiting,” says SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO, Jerome Ternynck. “Organizations now lean on talent acquisition to provide the competitive edge it takes to win. The Hiring Success conference arms practitioners with the latest in recruitment innovation, strategy, and best practices.”

Participants can look forward to the breathtaking waterfront location, Pier 27 overlooking San Francisco’s storied bay. As well as in-depth content from practitioners from Google, Pluralsight, Visa, LinkedIn alongside industry thought leaders like Lou Adler, CEO and Bill Boorman.

Three tracks allow attendees to customize their own learning adventure. (full agenda to be announced shortly!)

  • Innovation: Understand the latest recruiting tech and see how these digital tools will actually affect you and your practice.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Stories of success and inspiration from hiring practitioners that will help you create the business case for a diverse workforce and inclusive work culture.
  • Hiring Success: The case studies and hiring hacks from practitioners who have #BeenThere and know your pain points.

Two fan favorites return this year, Hiring Success Hackathon and Recruiting Startup Awards.

Second Annual Hiring Success Hackathon: Grand Prize $5,000

Teams challenge themselves to build innovative features on top of the SmartRecruiters talent acquisition suite in just 24 hours. Inspired by our commitment to innovation and usability, we invite developers to join us in testing the limits of our Public API – and their own creativity.

Visa’s team took the crown at Hiring Success 18, with an extended internal mobility feature to enhance the employee experience of looking for jobs within their company. The design included application tracking, an upgraded internal jobs list, and robust referral management.

Recruiting Startup Awards: Grand Prize Gold Sponsorship

50 plus recruiting startups compete for the chance to pitch our panel of judges and the entire #HIRE19 conference. AI Job Boards, next-level job boards, deep learning analysis tools, if you can dream it these disruptive makers have already built a prototype.

Last year Honeypot.io hit gold with a developer job board that flips that recruiting game, asking companies to apply to candidates.

“I had a fantastic time at Hiring Success 18,” says Laura Shetka, Director of Global Talent Acquisition Excellence at Visa. “It was great to meet individuals from across the industry with inspiring ideas and fresh perspectives.”

Enrich these two days of learning and collaboration with top tier networking opportunities throughout. At #HIRE19 we leave space for you to make connections and follow up with presenters. Catch-up during one of the breaks, or meet during the Smarty Party while we all refuel with food, drinks, and entertainment. Check out the latest conference highlights video here.

About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is used by high-performance organizations for making the best hires. It has full functionality for recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring built on a modern cloud platform with an open marketplace for 3rd party recruitment services. Unlike the first generation applicant tracking systems it replaces, SmartRecruiters provides an amazing candidate experience, hiring managers actually want to use the product, and recruiters love us because we make their jobs easier. Companies like Visa, Skechers, Equinox, and Alcoa use SmartRecruiters to make recruiting a competitive advantage. For more information, follow us at @SmartRecruiters, on LinkedIn or on https://www.smartrecruiters.com.


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