In less than a week, Indeed Interactive will kick off in Austin, Texas. This year’s theme is “Search for Greatness,” and we’re going to be taking a close look at what this means for recruiters and job seekers in the 21st century.
Never before have we had so many powerful tools at our disposal to help us with recruiting, but even so, barriers and biases remain. Meanwhile, imperfections and inconsistencies in the hiring process can make some great candidates feel invisible and cause employers to miss out on a great fit.
So how can we as employers create an environment where greatness is recognized and fostered in the candidates we hire? That’s what we’ll be exploring.
In previous blogs we highlighted some of the presentations and one of our stellar guest speakers. The full list of sessions is available here, but to help you plan your experience we asked members of the Indeed team to share an insider’s take on the sessions they are looking forward to.
What’s your role?
I manage Indeed’s global employer recognition program, which identifies which companies are setting the standards of greatness based on the reviews on their Indeed Company Pages. I’m especially excited about this year’s Interactive because it’s the first time we will be presenting awards to representatives of the top-rated workplaces in person.
What are you looking forward to seeing on the main stage?
Search for Greatness with our SVP of Marketing, Paul D’Arcy, is sure to be very interesting. Paul is going to provide a 21st-century take on what this means for employers as he applies fresh data and insight to the imperfections and inconsistencies in the recruiting process today. I love that he’s taking it a step further. Paul will also provide employers with strategies they can use to create fairer hiring processes that attract, engage and retain great candidates. Paul really knows how to connect the dots to provide surprising insights, so prepare yourself for a fascinating ride!
And of course I’m also looking forward to seeing the employers who earned the number one spots on our Top-Rated Workplaces lists take to the stage and share their secrets for greatness with the rest of us. The more we learn about how great companies actually operate, the better we can share that knowledge and advance together.
Can you recommend a breakout session?
I’m very interested in the Be Well to Work Well: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Energized, Engaged Employees breakout. A lot of companies are talking about work-life balance these days—we recently unveiled Indeed’s rankings for this key measure—but PricewaterhouseCoopers has made a big effort to combat burnout and make changes in this area.
Jill Klemele and some of her colleagues from PwC will be on hand to explain how employees have conducted an “energy audit” to assess and improve physical, mental, spiritual and emotional self-care across the firm. I think there will be a lot to learn.
How about a tip for first-time visitors to Austin?
If you can make it, be sure to hang by the…