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Kathryn Daly
Director of Talent Acquisition, Retail
Starbucks

LEAP: "Rethinking how to transform career progression for a retail workforce”

Day One

4:50 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One

2:30 pm | Action: What Are You Now Going to Change to Boost the Applicant & Hiring Experience for Your Candidates?

12:00 pm | Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Transform Your Employer Brand & Attract the New Talent You Need On & Off the Shop Floor?

10:00 am | Action: How Are Your Now Going to Transform Your Talent Acquisition Function & Boost Your Brand Performance?

8:50 am | Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Day Two

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

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

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

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

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

Shannon Custard
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
IKEA

LEAP: “Daring to be different by undertaking a complete global talent acquisition transformation”

Day One

9:40 am | Develop: How Can We Break Away From Traditional Retail Recruitment Processes to Boost Brand Performance?

9:00 am | Discover: How One Brand Is Daring to Be Different by Embarking on A Complete Transformation of Its Global Recruitment Processes

Matthew Trent
Vice President of Global Talent & Inclusion
Tapestry

LEAP: “Putting inclusion at the top of the agenda in retail talent acquisition”

Deep Dive

8:50 am | Deep Dive Leader’s Recap & Conclusion

7:50 am | Discover: Rethinking What it Takes to Put Inclusivity at the Heart of a Retail Talent Acquisition Strategy

7:45 am | Deep Dive Leader’s Welcome & Introduction

Jessi Sletten
Director of Talent Acquisition
Sleep Number

LEAP: “Building a community of over 100,000 brand ambassadors & prospective employees”

Day One

11:40 am | Develop: What Traditional Thinking Around Employer Branding Do We Need To Challenge To Better Attract Top Retail Talent?

11:20 am | Discover: How New Approaches to Embracing Digital & Social Channels Have Organically Built a Community of over 100,000 Brand Ambassadors & Prospective Employees

Natalie Breece
Senior Vice President of People
ThredUp

LEAP: “Re-imagining candidate communications to engage more candidates quicker through the entire hiring journey”

Day One

2:10 pm | Develop: How Can We Re-Imagine Candidate Communications to Enhance the Candidate Experience?

1:30 pm | Discover: How New, Innovative Communication Strategies Are Engaging More Candidates Quicker Throughout The Entire Candidate Journey for Both In-Store & Online Positions

Marie Findlay
Senior Director of Talent Acquisition
Walmart

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around driving talent acquisition transformation in retail”

Day One

9:40 am | Develop: How Can We Break Away From Traditional Retail Recruitment Processes to Boost Brand Performance?

9:20 am | Discover: New Approaches to Driving Talent Acquisition Transformation in Retail

Matthew Wade
Senior Director of Field Talent Acquisition
Target

LEAP: “Embracing a flexible recruitment model to save money, time and reenergize the recruitment team”

Day Two

12:00 pm | Develop: How Can We Better Streamline Outdated 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

Katie Joyce
Director of Talent Acquisition
Kendra Scott

LEAP: “Challenging traditional TA thinking in retail”

Peggy Anderson
Head of Talent Acquisition
Shutterfly

LEAP: “Finding & attracting a brand new talent pool to fill mass seasonal positions”

Day Two

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

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

Diana Victoriano
Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition
Kroger

LEAP: “Rethinking the candidate experience to better attract top retail talent”

Day One

11:40 am | Develop: What Traditional Thinking Around Employer Branding Do We Need To Challenge To Better Attract Top Retail Talent?

11:00 am | Discover: How New Ways of Thinking Around The Candidate Experience Have Enabled the Second- Largest General Retailer to Secure & Retain Higher Quality Talent

Jojo Cosman
Regional Manager of Talent Acquisition
Lowe's

LEAP: “Transforming the talent acquisition function to elevate the hiring manager & candidate experience in retail”

Day One

2:10 pm | Develop: How Can We Re-Imagine Candidate Communications to Enhance the Candidate Experience?

1:50 pm | Discover: How One Brand’s Total HR Transformation Created A Process Which Elevated the Hiring Manager & Candidate Experience

Tracy Aguilar
Director of Talent Acquisition & Stores
Burlington Stores

LEAP: “Transforming the recruitment process to save store managers hours every week”

Day Two

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

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

Cathy Domeck
Senior Director of Talent Acquisition
Walmart

LEAP: “Taking new approaches to talent acquisition transformation in customer-centric brands”

Day One

9:40 am | Develop: How Can We Break Away From Traditional Retail Recruitment Processes to Boost Brand Performance?

9:20 am | Discover: New Approaches to Driving Talent Acquisition Transformation in Retail

Ellie Tattar
Vice President of US Talent Acquisition
IKEA

LEAP: “Redesigning the talent acquisition function to create continuity & effectiveness globally”

Day One

9:40 am | Develop: How Can We Break Away From Traditional Retail Recruitment Processes to Boost Brand Performance?

9:00 am | Discover: How One Brand Is Daring to Be Different by Embarking on A Complete Transformation of Its Global Recruitment Processes

Laura McKiernan
Director of Talent Acquisition & Development
Sports Endeavors

LEAP: “Rethinking traditional practices around mass seasonal hiring.”

Day Two

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

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

Jana Green
Corporate HR Manager & Talent Acquisition Leader
Books-A-Million

LEAP: “Challenging the traditional approach to employer branding”

Alice Love Twelves
Head of Event Content
LEAP HR

LEAP: “Providing a platform to drive radical change through people.”

Day One

8:40 am | What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality