Engage Conference Agenda 2022

Breakout Session Tracks

Wednesday, June 1st 2022

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Open

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Monster
Thursday, June 2nd 2022

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

General Session
Opening Keynote: Meet the Moment with Art Papas, Founder and CEO, Bullhorn

The world of work has fundamentally changed. New business models have gained traction, and digital transformation, already in motion before the pandemic, is accelerating. Expectations of teams, candidates, and clients have evolved. For recruitment agencies, the time is now, the solution is here, and it’s time to act. This is the moment to grow and transform your business. 

In this year’s Engage Boston 2022 opening keynote address, Bullhorn CEO Art Papas will explore why it’s vital to meet this moment and how to transform your business to meet — or exceed — the needs of your teams, talent, and clients.

Bullhorn’s annual GRID survey revealed that 4,000 global recruitment agencies cite the talent shortage as their top challenge and talent acquisition as their top priority in 2022. 90% of talent wish the process of finding jobs through recruitment agencies was more streamlined. What will separate winning agencies from the competition? The Combination of transformative technology and the human touch.

Art will discuss how recruitment agencies can take advantage of this opportunity and navigate the obstacles of a historic talent shortage, evolving candidate expectations, and fierce competition.

Speakers

Art Papas

Bullhorn

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session
Vision for Innovation with Matt Fischer and Jason Heilman

Join Matt Fischer, President and COO, and Jason Heilman, SVP, Product, Automation + AI for the annual Bullhorn “Vision for Innovation” presentation, which showcases both the immediate roadmap and aspirational advancements in Bullhorn’s product lineup to help you innovate, differentiate, and stay ahead of the competition. 

This insightful keynote will inspire you to take advantage of the opportunities ahead, embrace technology to provide a superior candidate experience, and meet the moment in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers

Matt Fischer

Bullhorn

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break - Sponsored by 3DIQ

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions
Connected Recruiting: Connecting the Dots Across the Talent Lifecycle
Track: Industry

In Bullhorn’s recent GRID Talent Survey of 2,000+ perm, freelance, and temp workers in North America and the UK, 70% said that they want human interaction during the search and placement process. In a time when the talent shortage is top of mind, how can recruiters consistently engage with talent in a way that’s both intentional and scalable?

Firms that leverage technology to better engage with talent throughout the recruitment lifecycle are poised to increase redeployment, reduce time spent on manual tasks, and better utilize data to proactively improve the talent experience. Learn from these leaders on how they develop and deploy end-to-end talent engagement strategies with a test and learn approach.

Speakers
Marketplace Partner Speed Pitch
Track: Technology

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. Learn how to leverage the Bullhorn platform and partner solutions to drive success and increase your profitability. In this session, you’ll hear from  Bullhorn Marketplace partners covering everything from automating key parts of the recruitment process to providing a superior talent and client experience.

What Does the Future Hold for Healthcare Staffing?
Track: Customer Spotlights

The healthcare staffing sector is perennially growing but faces new, particularly challenging obstacles, the most pressing of which is the ever-present talent shortage and the growing importance of retaining talent. According to a recent Mercer study, just over 3M individuals work as registered nurses in the US, and demand for these professionals will grow by at least 5% over the next five years. With nearly 1M workers expected to permanently leave the profession, over half of US states will not be able to fill the demand for nursing talent. This session, featuring a panel of healthcare staffing leaders, will focus on changes in healthcare staffing, tectonic shifts and their impacts, and ways to leverage technology to address critical talent and skills challenges.

Speakers

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions
Diving into the Talent Shortage: Building a Strategy for Sustainable Growth
Track: Industry

In this eye-opening session, you’ll learn about the most pressing recruiting challenges and opportunities facing leaders today, and how the most successful leaders run their businesses. We’ll share industry data pulled from the 2022 Global Recruitment Insights and Data (GRID) survey of over 4,000 staffing leaders covering topics like digital transformation, talent engagement, and the skills shortage. You’ll walk away with the staffing insights you need
to make smart decisions about your business and future-proof against competitive threats.

Speakers
Digitize: Build a Foundation for Success with Bullhorn One
Track: Technology

Introducing tools to automate and digitize processes doesn’t mean the end of the recruiter. Instead, it lets recruiters do what they do best — develop and build relationships with candidates and clients by freeing them from low-value tasks. How can you transform your business, digitize your systems, and supercharge your recruiters? We’ll share actionable takeaways and introduce you to Bullhorn solutions to help your team create a single source
of truth to ultimately improve the candidate experience and exceed client expectations. 

Speakers
Building a Tech Stack That Scales
Track: Customer Spotlights

How have successful staffing companies grown their operations by leveraging the full technology ecosystem? Can productivity be increased by a diverse set of technologies? If the staffing companies of tomorrow will actually be technology companies that do staffing, what technology will they leverage? This session will focus on strategies for navigating internal and external obstacles to implementing extensive technology change and creative ways to utilize and incorporate a variety of ecosystem participants that complement Bullhorn, with an emphasis on Marketplace partners.

Speakers

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions
Future-Proofing Your Growth Through Diversification
Track: Industry

If the pandemic and recent economic uncertainty have taught us anything, it’s that firmsthat readily adapt to challenges are most likely to win out over the competition. A key source of growth for many staffing firms has been diversifying their service offerings, including pivoting or opening new verticals to incorporate SOW, RPO, or Direct Sourcing models into their business. While many firms have taken advantage of the recent staffing industry acceleration, this rapid growth won’t last forever. How can you future-proof your business to ensure you continue to grow and succeed over your competitors? In this session, you’ll hear from a panel of industry leaders on how they’ve approached diversification in their own businesses and what other firms should be thinking about as they consider diversification as a growth strategy.

Speakers
Automate: Reach New Productivity and Engagement Highs
Track: Technology

By now, the benefits of digitization and automation of your firm’s data are clear, but did you know that automation can also be a game-changer for talent engagement? You can automate any aspect of your full recruitment lifecycle, and you can do it using Bullhorn solutions that all seamlessly integrate to create a unified experience for your recruiters, salespeople, and operations teams. This session will profile several use cases for using automation solutions like Bullhorn Automation and cube19. Tune in to see how you can save time, eliminate mundane tasks, and transform your talent engagement process using Bullhorn’s automation solutions.

Speakers
Lessons from Leaders: How to Succeed with Bullhorn One
Track: Customer Spotlights

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 will discuss Bullhorn’s start-to-finish solution and what it means for your team, your talent, and your clients.

Speakers

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break - Sponsored by 1218

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions
The Evolving Staffing M&A Landscape and Preparing for Your Next Move
Track: Industry

Despite an unprecedented economic environment, there were 112 M&A transactions in the U.S. staffing industry in 2021. How is the deal landscape evolving this year and what drives a successful acquisition? For highly acquisitive companies, what are some key opportunities and pitfalls to consider in planning a transaction? Join us for a discussion with esteemed industry leaders who can discuss their experiences with and projections for staffing M&A in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers
Empower: Deliver the Ultimate Talent Experience
Track: Technology

We’ve long known that it’s a candidate’s market — whether job order volumes are high or low. You’ll always need a candidate nurture strategy to engage passive talent and keep them in your corner, but what about the more active elements of the candidate experience, where they engage with your company directly? Enter the Bullhorn Talent Platform, a digital candidate self-service portal that puts the workers in charge of their destinies and puts 

goodwill and loyalty into your company’s brand. We’ll discuss this incredible new offering with an early customer of Bullhorn’s Talent Platform to learn how to create supercharged recruiters that exceed your clients’ expectations.

Speakers
Meet the Automation All-Stars: Taking Your Automation Strategy to the Next Level
Track: Customer Spotlights

Automation has become table stakes for improving operational and delivery efficiency, and while the benefits of automating aspects of the candidate experience are well known, there are also numerous gains to be made from internal process automation as well as automation to advance business development. What aspects of the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle can be automated? What automation technologies are yielding the greatest ROI? And what can you learn from leaders who have invested in these solutions? Join us to hear from the automation all-stars revolutionizing the talent and client experience.

Speakers

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

General Session
Closing Keynote with Michael Strahan

Two-time Emmy winner, Super Bowl Champion, and Peabody Award-winning journalist Michael Strahan is a business mogul with an ever-expanding portfolio. After a spectacular NFL career that earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame, Strahan joined the ranks of top sports broadcasters and daytime television. He currently co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America,” serves as an analyst for “FOX NFL Sunday,” in addition to hosting ABC’s game show favorite “$100,000 Pyramid.” 

Strahan’s New York Times bestselling book, Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life, encapsulates the uplifting and inspiring energy he brings to his sought-after keynotes and conversations for memorable events with audiences of all kinds.

Strahan is the Co-Founder of SMAC Entertainment and the MICHAEL STRAHANTM brand encompassing clothing, lifestyle, skincare, and an NFL licensed apparel line. He made history as the first American News Anchor to go to space, participating in the Blue Origin spacecraft launch. Strahan is a committed philanthropist, donating his hands and heart to numerous charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Heralded for his highly sought-after perspective, Strahan talks about his storied career, how to overcome self-doubt to pursue your passion, and “Strahan’s Rules” – a mix of mental discipline, positive thinking, and a sense of play – making a major impact with individuals and organizations.

Speakers

Michael Strahan

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Break

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Official Engage Party - Sponsored by CloudCall