Minnesota Recruiters Fall 2012 Conference


Minnesota Recruiters Fall 2012 Conference

When and Where:
Oct. 5th
8:30 am – 12 pm
Continental breakfast and beverages will be served
Rush Creek Golf Club
7801 Troy Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Macmillan Ballroom


Session #1 Recruiting Innovation

Innovation for Digital Talent Acquisition: From Lab Dreams to Real Solutions
When it comes to innovation in the talent acquisition space, most talks center on big picture strategy development for social and mobile focusing on topics such as online employer reputation, social candidate sourcing, conversation dynamics, and text communications – but there is a huge unmet need in the market for brass tacks social/mobile tools that get beyond the conversation.

During this session we won’t simply talk blue sky concepts dreamed up in our Innovation Lab HDx, we will dig into live examples and prototype demos, and see results from real companies leveraging social data in innovative ways. You will walk away energized with ideas and specific tools to apply business-driven innovation to your social recruiting strategy.

Session #2: Panel Discussion

2012 Recruiting Trends, Insights, & Best Practices

Session #3:  Military Recruiting

The Military Recruiting Session will take you through the discovery of why your company should focus on hiring Military professionals and how a company of any size can recruit these types of candidates. He will also show you how your HR department can become a profitable line of business for your organization by hiring veterans. On a personal note, Ryan has been extremely passionate for Military recruiting as his brother is currently serving on his final tour in Afghanistan with the US Marines.

Speaker Profiles

Speaker: Kane Cochran

Session Title: Recruiting Innovation

Kane CochranBio: Kane Cochran leads the Hodes Digital Innovation and Mobile Team, which focuses on incremental, emergent, and often revolutionary approaches to employer branding and talent communications solutions. Going beyond best practices, tools, technologies and applications, Kane and the team are tasked with defining and testing the drivers of user engagement and effectiveness in an ever-changing digital environment, bringing to life the promise of a truly interactive web through research, development, and prototyping ideas.

Along with a team of Digital solutions consultants, web designers, programmers, and project managers, Kane conceptualizes, develops and implements award-winning career web sites, mobile sites and native apps, Facebook applications, and strategies, including online employer reputation management, next generation social media optimization, and social computing.

Panel Discussion #2: Recruiting Trends

Panel Moderator: Erin Carlson

Erin Carlson MNRecruiters.com the Minnesota Recruiters CommunityErin is known by more nicknames than she can keep track of, most related to being petite, full of energy and talking fast! She has a true zest for life embracing new adventures, especially ones involving sun, water and travel.

Recruiting was not a choice but rather a strong force that pulled her away from her initial path toward Law School. In the last 14 years she has worked a full desk in agency recruiting, built and lead a talent acquisiton team and recently joined Trexin Consulting as a Staffing and Development Director. She has been an active advocate for MN Recruiters since the early days. Erin also sits on the Minnesota Recruiters advisory board.


Andrea Pollari
Andrea Pollari is the founder of Key Search and Consulting, a firm that focuses on assisting organizations with talent acquisition and retention through both search and leadership consulting.

Andrea PollariMs. Pollari began her career over 20 years ago with a locally owned search firm. Through the subsequent 18 years of her employment, the company grew to become a full service employment firm and franchisor, and was ultimately acquired by an international firm. Throughout her career, Ms. Pollari held a number of key leadership roles resulting in consistent growth, record breaking sales and high performing teams.

Ms. Pollari’s passion has always been in helping companies grow through the development of talent and leaders as well as strong consistent business practices. Whether conducting a search or consulting, Ms. Pollari has assisted numerous companies in hiring exceptional talent and building dynamic teams

Tiffany Kuehl
Tiffany has over 16 years experience in human resources spanning across hospitality, not-for profit, financial services and manufacturing industries. She is currently a Staffing Manager with Honeywell where Tiffany Kuehlshe oversees staffing performance and delivery for global businesses within Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business group.

Tiffany earned her PHR certification in 2000 and obtained her BS in Speech Communications from Mankato State University and an MA in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.

Tiffany is a member of SHRM and has been an active member with the Twin Cities Human Resource Association (TCHRA) since 2000. She has served as a volunteer with TCHRA since 2002 and is currently the association President.

Rebecca Warren
Rebecca does not have a British accent, is hopelessly enthralled with reality shows (much to her husband’s dismay), loves people and cooking, is left handed, and is looking for a new softball team to play on.

Rebecca has been in talent acquisition for 10+ years and recently has started two businesses – one delivering HR solutions and one creating and facilitating murder mysteries. She also is currently an HR consultant at Regis Corporation, helping them build their HR department. She has been a strong advocate of Minnesota Recruiters from the beginning, and is currently on the Advisory Board.

Tim Kutzer
Tim is the Director of Recruiting Solutions for Ameriprise Financial
Timothy Kutzer is the Director of Recruiting Solutions at Ameriprise Financial. In his role Tim and his team are responsible for leading sourcing strategy, talent acquisition programs, recruiting support and for delivering innovative recruiting solutions across the Enterprise.

Tim has over 15 years of Human Resources and Recruiting experience in the Retail and Financial Services industries. Prior to joining Ameriprise in 2010, he spent 12 years at Best Buy in various HR and Talent Acquisition Roles.

Ryan Stene

Ryan Stene has been working with all levels of HR and Talent Acquisition/Management for over 8 years forming strategic partnerships with Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies resulting in improved recruiter productivity and exceeding metric forecasts. His passion is researching and implementing processes to improve candidate experience in branding, Diversity/Military strategies, interactive media, and other “cutting edge” solutions to recruit using online resources. Ryan is currently a National Account Manager for Monster Worldwide where he partners with Minnesota companies in developing integrated Recruitment Strategies. Ryan also runs a niche Talent Acquisition group called MN Talent Advisory Board that strives in sharing best practices and strategies with local Talent Acquisition leaders.


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