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BLR's RecruitCon Talent Acquisition Conference Heads to Nashville, Tennessee, May 9–11, 2018

BLR®—Business & Legal Resources, the leading provider of employment compliance, recruiting, and learning and development solutions and the publisher of Recruiting Daily Advisor e-newsletter, is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, for its 3rd annual RecruitCon conference. The 3-day event features an all-new agenda, including intensive preconference workshops, learning labs, dynamic keynotes, and networking opportunities. RecruitCon will equip talent acquisition professionals with cutting-edge best practices to supercharge their acquisition efforts, as well as new technologies to streamline recruiting, the latest analytics to support evidence-based talent decisions, and so much more. Businesses often struggle with “time to fill,” which can cost $22,000 per position over the average period of 44 calendar days. RecruitCon provides use-them-now strategies for reducing time to fill, optimizing the job candidate experience, and so much more.

The opening keynote speaker is John Hall, CEO of Influence & Co. and the best-selling author of Top of Mind. The Business Journal named Hall a top-100 visionary, and he was recently recognized by Forbes as a “must-see” speaker. Hall kicks off the main event discussing ways to naturally build trust with candidates and attract the best talent.

Launching day 2 of the conference is Bob Kelleher, employee engagement expert, best-selling author, and international speaker. Kelleher’s keynote is titled You DON’T Have an Engagement Issue, You Have a HIRING Problem, and he will focus on hiring for the important behaviors and traits that define the organizational culture.

In addition to intensive workshops, superior networking opportunities, and optional preconference sessions, RecruitCon 2018 takes place in the heart of downtown Nashville, named one of the hottest tourism spots of 2017.

Here is a curriculum sneak peek for RecruitCon 2018: Groundbreaking Talent Strategies for the Future of Business:

May 9, 2018 | Preconference Sessions

  • Preconference Workshop (a.m.): Growing Your Online Presence: How to Build Out Your Social Media Recruiting Strategy
  • Preconference Workshop (p.m.): Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Avoid Legal Pitfalls, Identify Ideal Candidates, and Negotiate a Winning Offer

May 10, 2018 | Main Conference

  • Opening Keynote: If They Don’t Trust You, They Won’t Give You the Time of Day: Steps to Unleash Your Influence and Engage Those Who Matter to You
  • General Session: Outlook on the 2025 Workplace: How to Attract the Next Generation of Talent by Effectively Attracting Millennials and Gen Z
  • Workshop: How to Effectively Use Photos and Videos to Create Job Postings that Are Sure to Attract Talent
  • And more

May 11, 2018 | Main Conference

  • Opening Keynote: You DON’T Have an Engagement Issue, You Have a HIRING Problem
  • General Session: Recruit Like a Private Investigator: Using Social Profiles and Other Tools to Track Down the Most Valuable Candidate Information
  • Workshop: 5 Steps for Creating Compelling Candidate Communications to Boost Response Rates
  • And more

“It’s no secret that the workforce is changing. Social media, big data, and Millennials have made their permanent mark on today’s business landscape,” says Catherine Gray, JD, senior managing editor of HR for BLR. “Competing for top talent in this marketplace requires new strategies and better ways to reach candidates. RecruitCon 2018 will help attendees understand these trends, roll out their own improved recruitment processes, and discover better ways to improve candidate engagement and onboarding, which will ultimately aid in boosting employee retention and business performance.”

Recruiting Daily Advisor offers free webcasts, articles, and reports on topics important to recruiting and talent professionals. Its content comprises the most up-to-date best practices and technologies being used and tested in the workforce today.

RecruitCon 2018 will be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on attending or sponsoring the event, please visit

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