Wednesday, December 29, 2010

About The Last RecruitFest

RecruitFest! 2010 was our first joint one-day conference in partnership with This acclaimed event streamed LIVE from the Paramount Theater in Boston, MA on Oct 7th.
• 3,800 VIEWERS
• 3,000 TWEETS
This will forever be known as the event that changed the way events are thrown in the industry.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 RecruitFest! Track Leaders

Track Leaders

  • Gerry Crispin, SPHRTwitter
    Principal at CareerXroads. Gerry Crispin is a student of recruiting. He engages staffing leaders to share and improve strategy, practices, protocols and standards.
  • Charlie JudyTwitter
    Global Director of HR Strategic Development and Operations for Navigant Consulting, Inc. – a Chicago based public company (NCI) with more than 2,500 professionals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia who help their clients respond to industry and market factors that create uncertainty and corporate exposure.
  • China GormanTwitter
    Former SHRM COO. China has worked in and around HR for more than 30 years. She started her career at the publisher of The Christian Science Monitor and then spent 20 years in the HR consulting world specializing in the career transition, executive coaching, and leadership development specialties as a business leader at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
  • Mike RamerTwitter
    President at Ramer Search Consultants. Industry Trainer and Motivational Speaker. Job Search Consultant, Career Coach and Employment Expert Witness.
  • Tim DineenTwitter
    VP, Product Development at Recruitics and VP, Internet Marketing at Onward Search. Former Online Marketing Manager at Indeed and expert in Internet marketing and SEO, particularly in relation to job search, job posting, and employment websites.
  • Susan BurnsTwitter
    Founder of Talent Synchronicity, a leading consultancy focused on effectively aligning the organization’s talent strategy with business directives to enhance the talent acquisition function’s value contribution. Talent Synchronicity specializes in talent acquisition resourcing, workforce planning, employment branding, social recruiting and college relations. Susan also serves as Executive Director for the Future of Talent Institute. Her corporate work has included Worldwide Talent Acquisition Leader with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and Operating Vice President of Employment Initiatives and College Relations for Macy’s Inc.
  • Master BurnettTwitter
    Managing Director at Dr. John Sullivan & Associates. Master Burnett’s role is complex; he is a researcher and strategic advisor. He takes a data-centric approach to talent acquisition & management. Prior to his current role, Master worked directly as a technical and executive recruiter for a boutique search firm in Silicon Valley. From this experience, Master developed a workforce planning model for high growth ventures. This model still informs the structure of leading venture backed firms experiencing the need for rapid hiring and expansion.
  • John NykolaiszynTwitter
    Associate Director of Employment Development for the Florida International University College of Business Administration. Prior to joining FIU, John worked as a Recruiter for Burger King Corporation. Prior to joining BKC he worked for a very large public (then private) hospital chain, a large not-for-profit hospital in Miami and had a partnership in a recruiting firm.
  • Chris HoytTwitter
    Talent Engagement and Marketing Leader at PepsiCo. Chris is responsible for the implementation and sustainability of PepsiCo’s digital and social recruiting strategies inclusive of managing Internet communities, analytics and 3rd party recruitment partnerships. Prior to PepsiCo, he was the Associate Director of Talent Attraction at AT&T. His role at AT&T involved developing interactive strategy and use of metrics to create the holy grail of a personalized, yet efficient and monitored recruiting process.
  • Sarah WhiteTwitter
    Industry Consultant. Sarah has worked in SaaS Talent Acquisition (Recruiting & Onboarding) technology for small to midsized businesses, and she provides strategic direction & planning, oversees marketing & alliances and provides regular training and education to internal staff, partners, clients and various groups on industry innovations, best practices and process improvements. She also can be found blogging for
  • Jason LauritsenTwitter
    VP of Human Resources, Union Bank and Trust and Speaker/Writer for Jason’s early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He’s a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur and corporate executive–all rolled up in one.
  • Joe GerstandtTwitter
    Speaker/Writer/Consultant for and Over the past decade, he has worked both internally and externally with corporate and non-profit organizations on issues related to diversity, inclusion and culture.

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 RecruitFest! Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting RecruitFest! and the recruiting and HR community.
Please take a few minutes to learn about the quality services provided by our sponsors.
Broadbean RecruitFest 115 Sponsors
Careerlife Recruitfest 115 Sponsors
Avature Recruitfest 115 Sponsors
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HireClix 181 Sponsors
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RecruitFest! Quotes

"You guys cracked the code.."

Chris Hoyt

Talent Engagement and Marketing Leader at PepsiCo

"This event should have sent a shock wave through the conference industry."

Jason Lauritsen

VP of Human Resources, Union Bank and Trust

"The landscape of the unconference movement was forever changed by RecruitFest! 2010"

John Nikolaiszyn

Associate Director of Employment Development for the Florida International University

"This changes how conferences are conceptualized and experienced going forward"

China Gorman


"The landscape of the unconference movement was forever changed by RecruitFest! 2010"

John Nikolaiszyn

Associate Director of Employment Development for the Florida International University

"It reminded me that I am part of an activist and aspirational craft."

Joe Gerstandt

Speaker/Writer/Consultant for Talent Anarchy

"The speakers, topics, technology were all first class"

Bill Vick

Principal at Vick and Associates