8:30 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:15 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

  • Kathryn Daly Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail, Starbucks

OVERHAUL TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO MASS SEASONAL HIRING

9:20 am Discover: Rethinking How to Engage Internal Team Members During Seasonal Hiring Periods to Attract Better Quality Talent, Reduce Time to Hire & Cut Seasonal Turnover Rates

  • Laura McKiernan Director of Talent Acquisition & Development, Sports Endeavors

Synopsis

  • How can we better engage our own internal teams to make seasonal recruiting a genuine team activity and not just a function of HR?
  • How creating an effective on-boarding and training process has allowed Sports Endeavors to retain quality seasonal hires and to start to develop a new generation of leaders within its organization, which has eased the demand placed on the organization to hire seasonal leadership roles
  • How Sports Endeavors’ ability to engage its internal team & encourage referrals has helped to reduce seasonal front-line non-expected turnover by more than 20% in just one year

9:40 am Discover: Harnessing the Power of Interns: New Creative Strategies for Hiring a High Volume Seasonal Workforce

Synopsis

  • How new creative strategies for hiring seasonal workers enabled Shutterfly to fill all 4000 regionally dispersed seasonal positions for the first time, in just 60 days
  • How Shutterfly re-invigorated its marketing strategy for seasonal positions to reach new pools of potential candidates nationwide
  • How Shutterfly reduced store managers’ workloads by building a team of interns to manage the screening process for seasonal staff

10:00 am Develop: What Traditional Thinking Needs Challenging Around How We Find & Attract the Seasonal Workforce?

10:20 am Action: How Are You Now Going to Get Creative When Sourcing Talent for Seasonal Positions?

  • Kathryn Daly Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail, Starbucks

Synopsis

Session Facilitated by the Chair

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10:40 am Speed Networking & Refreshments

BREAK AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL HIRING PROCESSES TO SAVE TIME & MONEY

11:00 am Discover: How An Innovative Flexible Recruitment Model is Hiring Better Talent Faster Whilst Also Creating a More Engaged Recruitment Workforce

  • Matthew Wade Senior Director of Field Talent Acquisition, Target

Synopsis

  • How Target is enabling resources to flex to meet changing demands across regions without the need to increase resources
  • How a flexible approach to recruitment is saving Target money, time and reenergizing its recruitment workforce
  • How Target is breaking down silos, encouraging greater idea sharing and creating a more qualified recruitment team

11:20 am Discover: How One Retail Organization’s New Approach to Staffing Is Saving Store Managers Hours Every Week

  • Tracy Aguilar Director of Talent Acquisition & Stores, Burlington Stores

Synopsis

  • How Burlington Stores has radically restructured its staffing function to give time back to hiring managers and ensure consistency
  • How Burlington Stores proactively secured buy in from corporate and field stakeholders to influence change and drive business-wide results
  • How Burlington Stores innovated their hiring process by leveraging technology to better balance speed with fit

11:40 am Discover: Bridging the Gap Between Talent Acquisition & Store Managers to Identify Excellent Retail Talent

  • Kathryn Daly Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail, Starbucks

Synopsis

  • Understanding the store manager experience to enable hiring the best talent, right now while making it easier & faster for the future
  • The new ways of thinking that you can apply to workforce planning, candidate assessments, and internal hiring to set stores up for success
  • How Starbucks is working to transform the hiring capabilities of its 8,000+ store managers

12:00 pm Develop: How Can We Better Streamline Outdated Hiring Processes to Save Time & Money?

  • Matthew Wade Senior Director of Field Talent Acquisition, Target
  • Tracy Aguilar Director of Talent Acquisition & Stores, Burlington Stores

12:20 pm Action: How Are You Now Going to Streamline Your Hiring Processes to Boost Brand Performance?

  • Kathryn Daly Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail, Starbucks

Synopsis

Session Facilitated by the Chair

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12:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm Speed Learning: Next Generation Talent Acquisition for Future Retail Organizations

Rethinking How to Energize & Engage Internal Candidates to Better Create Career Progression for a Retail Workforce

Re-imagining How to Keep Recruitment Teams Engaged as They Attract the Next-Generation

Kathryn Daly, Director of Talent Acquisition, Starbucks

Peggy Anderson, Head of Talent Acquisition, Shutterfly

2:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference

  • Kathryn Daly Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail, Starbucks