EngageX Agenda

What’s on the Agenda for EngageX? You decide. Want to network with your peers? Use our matchmaking tool to connect with likeminded staffing professionals. Want to maximize your Bullhorn investment? Arrange one-on-one meetings with Bullhorn experts and marketplace partners. Do you come for the content? Choose from dozens of sessions and keynotes. With two full days of content and networking opportunities, you’ll always find something tailored to your needs.

Breakout Session Tracks

Thursday June 18, 2020

9:00 AM ET / 14:00 BST

Networking: Visit Connect, Explore Marketplace Partners, Meet Fellow Attendees

10:00 AM ET / 15:00 BST

International Networking Groups and Roundtable Discussions

10:30 AM ET / 15:30 BST

General Session
Art Papas Keynote
Location:
What a difference a few months makes—never could we have predicted in January the way the world would change by June. Now that we've been navigating unprecedented challenges on a global scale for several months, it's important to discuss the impact that this new way of working and living has had on the staffing industry and how to collectively prepare for the short-term and long-term changes that will follow. In his keynote address, Art Papas will share data on the impact of COVID-19 on staffing firms, showcase some of the shifts that have occurred as a result, and share best practices for how leaders can future-proof their businesses and prepare for a markedly different work environment moving forward.
Speakers

Art Papas

Bullhorn

11:00 AM ET / 16:00 BST

General Session
Dr. Dava Newman Keynote
Location:
What does it mean to overcome adversity and fail efficiently as a leader? Dr. Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA and one of the most celebrated women in modern astronautics, will share her lessons learned on why failing as a leader is essential to success, how to keep going amidst intense challenges, and whether robots really do represent the future of work. Dava's inspiring keynote will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Speakers

Dr. Dava Newman

11:20 AM ET / 16:20 BST

General Session
Moderated Q&A with Dr. Dava Newman

11:30 AM ET / 16:30 BST

Breakout Sessions
Candidate Experience: Balancing Technology and Human Decision-Making
Track: Engage Talent
Location:
COVID-19 turned our worlds upside down. Now, as we move towards the new normal, organizations are focused on creating and maintaining high engagement from their workforce, as they know it will have a direct impact on productivity. During this session, LaSalle Network Chief Human Resources Officer Sirmara Campbell will discuss how to increase employee productivity and motivation, how to effectively lead employees, and what employee engagement looks like now
Speakers
COVID-19 Culture Shift: Staying Afloat When the Tide Goes Out
Track: Engage Leadership
Location:
Clinical Professionals' business went into lockdown in the early days of the pandemic and redeployed as a remote business within 24 hours. Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical Professionals, will discuss the challenges and opportunities they faced in light of the unprecedented pressures imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, including how they deployed remotely, the impact this had on working practices, revenue, KPIs, corporate culture, employee morale, and the resulting business changes and influence on the future of the company.
Speakers
Rigidity versus Resilience: Unlocking the Power of People in a COVID-Impacted World
Track: Engage the Future
Location:
In this session, Marcia will be talking about how the brain deals with uncertainty, how a physiological stress response can actually lead to growth, and how the skills and behaviors underlying resilience are the deciding factors in determining whether people and organizations are able to achieve positive growth in times like these. She will also give you a sneak peek at her latest project, a serious game specifically aimed at training people in dealing with uncertainty, unpredictability, and constant change under high pressure.
Speakers
Pivoting in a Pandemic: How Our Tech Stack Is Driving Business Agility
Track: Bullhorn Best Practices
Location:
In this session, Russ Danford and Justin Thomason of MATRIX will discuss how their technology portfolio allowed for a rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis, positioning their organization to keep pace in providing value to their customers and consultants. Russ and Justin will be discussing client and consultant communication, reporting and business intelligence, sales enablement, sourcing and recruiting automation, and job advertising.
Speakers
Bullhorn Platform: Latest and Greatest Releases
Track: Bullhorn Roadmap
Location:
It has been yet another exciting year with several updates across the Bullhorn platform. Join the session hosted by Mitesh Ashar, SVP of Product Management to learn about the new and exciting things you may have missed throughout the year and get a sneak peek into what's next!
Speakers

12:00 PM ET / 17:00 BST

Breakout Sessions
Technology-Driven Recruitment Marketing: Candidate and Client Lead Generation to Scale Your Business
Track: Engage Talent
Location:
In this session, attendees will get an overview and walk away with the skills necessary to build candidate and client journey workflows to generate leads. We’ll address the importance of aligning technologies and identifying gaps in connectivity. They’ll learn how to map out candidate and client journeys, and build automated messaging for conversion. Lastly, we’ll review the best practices to get company-wide adoption to ensure successful campaign execution and lead follow-up.
Speakers
Fighting Legal Battles for Staffing in the Time of COVID-19 – What Staffing Executives and their Clients Need to Know Now
Track: Engage Leadership
Location:
COVID-19, which shuttered many staffing firms’ brick and mortar operations, has presented the greatest legal and legislative challenge for the staffing industry since the Affordable Care Act. Developments have been rapid and unprecedented, implicating anti-discrimination, workplace safety, financial assistance, and other laws. In this timely and important session, you will get an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leading employment law experts and advocates on breaking developments as well as a high-level overview of some of the top legal and legislative issues facing you and your clients in 2020.
Speakers
Growing Your Staffing Firm in a Post COVID-19 World
Track: Engage the Future
Location: 12:00 PM ET
The world that will emerge after coronavirus recedes will differ markedly from the old world a few months ago. And yet certain trends, values, and keys to success will endure. Drawing on SIA's decades of research in the staffing industry, this talk will explore the emerging keys to success for growing your staffing business into the future.
Speakers
Automation and the New World of Work
Track: Bullhorn Best Practices
Location:
The world is changing more quickly now—possibly than ever before. The great news is that the tools to be responsive to this change already exist and can give you the power to emerge as a leader in the new world of work. This session will cover how firms are leveraging automation to make their teams more productive, create a better experience for their candidates and clients, and increase the bottom line.
Speakers
Bullhorn One: Roadmap for the Start-to-Finish Solution
Track: Bullhorn Roadmap
Location:
Staffing agencies have a need for comprehensive, end-to-end workflow management that is powerful, scalable, customizable, and purpose-built for staffing. With Bullhorn’s integrated start to finish solution, powerful AI, and open ecosystem, staffing firms can dramatically improve performance, streamline operations, and differentiate themselves from the competition. This presentation by Jonathan Bedard of Bullhorn will discuss our progress to-date in bringing Bullhorn One to market, the roadmap ahead, and what it means for your organization, our organization, and the industry as a whole.

12:30 PM ET / 17:30 BST

General Session
Marketplace Showdown I
Location:
Technology is driving recruitment industry innovation but most firms don’t take advantage of all the solutions at their disposal within the Bullhorn recruitment ecosystem. In this session, you'll learn how to leverage the Bullhorn platform and partner solutions, without being a technology expert, to drive success and increase your profitability.
Speakers

Shaun Weise

Bullhorn

1:00 PM ET / 18:00 BST

NA Networking Groups and Roundtable Discussions

1:30 PM ET / 18:30 BST

Networking: Visit Connect, Explore Marketplace Partners, Meet Fellow Attendees
Friday June 19, 2020

9:00 AM ET / 14:00 BST

Networking: Visit Connect, Explore Marketplace Partners, Meet Fellow Attendees

10:00 AM ET / 15:00 BST

International Networking Groups and Roundtable Discussions

10:30 AM ET / 15:30 BST

General Session
Vision for Innovation
Location:
Join Matt Fischer, President and CTO, and key executives on the Product team, for the Bullhorn Vision for Innovation presentation, which showcases both the immediate roadmap and aspirational advancements in Bullhorn’s product lineup to help you drive better engagement, productivity, and growth. Matt will share Bullhorn’s strategic vision for helping companies continue to innovate, differentiate, and stay ahead of the competition.
Speakers

Matt Fischer

Bullhorn

11:00 AM ET / 16:00 BST

General Session
Innovation Throwdown
Location:
Prepare yourself for Innovation Throwdown! This energetic session is a competition between the finalists from Bullhorn’s Innovation Week, when programmers dedicate themselves to bringing their most creative and inventive product enhancements to life without constraints or limitations. See the cutting-edge features first-hand and vote to turn your favorite into a reality.
Speakers

Charles Barnes

Bullhorn

Jaclyn Moore

Bullhorn

11:30 AM ET / 16:30 BST

Breakout Sessions
How to Establish Credibility with Technical Clients and Hiring Managers
Track: Engage Talent
Location:
If it only takes seven seconds to make a first impression, then you get only a few minutes to establish your credibility. How do we optimize conversations with technical hiring managers to ensure their confidence in our abilities to help them recruit top technical talent? Just as importantly, how do we facilitate that conversation to provide us with what we need to recruit the right candidate, and therefore deliver on that credibility? Join Alison Daley, CEO of Recruiting Innovation, as she walks you through the 3 essential steps to establishing credibility with technical clients and hiring managers. Applying methodologies from the product design and software development process, Alison will show you how to facilitate a systematic approach to your technical recruiting process. This methodology will have you approaching your technical recruiting process with confidence and credibility.
Speakers
Attracting and Retaining High-Performing Teams: An Action Plan for Leaders
Track: Engage Leadership
Location:
Attracting and keeping top talent is key to any business. But to truly succeed in a climate as uncertain as the one we find ourselves in now, it is not enough to only have top-performing individuals - companies need to nurture high-performing teams. Putting together these teams requires leaders who do more than just manage down. High-performing teams need to be assembled with understanding and purpose. Dana lays out her prescription for building and retaining a strong team by identifying and hiring for alignment with a company’s core values, led by authentic and transparent leaders who integrate work and life rather than balancing it. Learn how to assemble a team that complements each member’s strengths and helps compensate for their weaknesses, creating a dynamic relationship that sustains a company in good times and bad.
Speakers
European Recruitment Trends: Old Problems in a New World
Track: Engage the Future
Location:
Adam Pode of SIA examines what the European staffing market will look like in 2020 and 2021 and how old challenges such as automation and workforce diversification still have an important role to play.
Speakers
Embracing a Rigid State of Flexibility
Track: Bullhorn Best Practices
Location:
How quickly was your business able to adjust to this pandemic? Do you have a plan for the new normal? In staffing and recruiting, the way we work is what we do—so not only do firms have to be able to pivot, but they need to help their clients pivot, as well. In this session, we’ll discuss the best way to pull levers to increase your company’s flexibility but not lose sight of the core contributors that make up your company’s DNA. We will focus on organizational flexibility in three key areas that will not only enable you to adapt to changes easily but to be ready before they occur.
Bullhorn on Salesforce: What's New and What's Coming
Track: Bullhorn Roadmap
Location:
Since last year, our Salesforce product and development team has been hard at work with a number of new enhancements across Bullhorn for Salesforce, Jobscience, and Connexys. Come hear from Jeff Neumann, VP of Product Marketing Salesforce, on all the changes you may have missed throughout the year plus what we have in store from a roadmap perspective.
Speakers

12:00 PM ET / 17:00 BST

Breakout Sessions
Women in Staffing Focus Group
Track: Engage Talent
Location:
Dr. Marcia Goddard has a PhD in social neuroscience and isn't afraid to use it. She regularly gets up on stage to share scientific insights with the general public and has leveraged her PhD in her quest to bring science and business together. In this session, Marcia will share her journey from lecture hall to boardroom, her view on the glass ceiling, and she will bust some persistent myths about gender differences in the brain.
Speakers
For the Health of Your Business, Inclusion Before Diversity - The Futility of the Fruit Basket
Track: Engage the Future
Location:
The health and strength of your business will be in direct correlation to how you empower and allow the diverse fruits in your basket to do what they do best. In times of business and economic change and disruption, employees and team members in the minority find themselves disproportionately marginalized. In reality, these are the exact groups business leaders should be "doubling down" to support, engage, and understand.
Speakers
Secret Productivity Hacks: Two Bullhorn Customers Tell All
Track: Bullhorn Best Practices
Location:
Recruiters know that time is the most precious commodity, and they spend most of it each day on reviewing resumes. In this session, Sam and Wendy share their different approaches to how Bullhorn/tearsheets can be utilized to maximize the time spent searching to shorten recruitment cycles. Learn secret productivity hacks and why you should only have two tearsheets from these two Bullhorn experts.
Speakers
Invenias and Bullhorn Two Years Later: A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Track: Bullhorn Roadmap
Location:
It’s been two years since the acquisition of Invenias by Bullhorn. Since that time, Invenias released the new version X, integrated key functional areas of the business, and has braved a pandemic—while continuing to grow and support 1,000 customers around the world. Join Ashton Moran, Director of Sales & Strategy, and seven-year Invenias veteran, as he introduces and interviews Jonathan Novich, Invenias GM & SVP Product. In this session, Ashton and Jonathan will reflect on the wins and lessons learned of the past while exploring an exciting future ahead for the Invenias product and its clients.
Speakers

12:30 PM ET / 17:30 BST

General Session
Marketplace Showdown II
Location:
Technology is driving recruitment industry innovation but most firms don’t take advantage of all the solutions at their disposal within the Bullhorn recruitment ecosystem. In this session, you'll learn how to leverage the Bullhorn platform and partner solutions, without being a technology expert, to drive success and increase your profitability.
Speakers

Shaun Weise

Bullhorn

1:00 PM ET / 18:00 BST

NA Networking Groups and Roundtable Discussions

1:30 PM ET / 18:30 BST

Networking: Visit Connect, Explore Marketplace Partners, Meet Fellow Attendees