Program

Bridging the Gap Between Recruitment and Compliance

DirectEmployers 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference (DEAM15) will focus on bridging the gap between OFCCP compliance and recruitment professionals, while working to foster continued collaboration and understanding of the challenges each face. For more in-depth learning opportunities, attend one of our pre-conference workshops dedicated to OFCCP compliance or recruitment marketing.

Below you'll find the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting & Conference program. The DEAM15 program committee reserves the right to make changes at any time.

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Wednesday • May 13, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference & DEAM15 Registration / Check-in
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Con Affirmative Action Briefing
Pre-Con Recruitment Marketing
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
DEAM15 Registration / Check-in
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote Colonel David Sutherland, U.S. Army, Retired
5:00 pm – 5:20 pm
General WOW Award & 2014 Member Award Recipients
5:20 pm – 5:30 pm
General Bill Price, The Office of Warrior Care Policy's Education and Employment Initiative (E2I)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Demo Hall Opens / Welcome Reception
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Board of Directors / 2014 Member Awards Dinner

Thursday • May 14, 2015

7:00 am – 7:50 Am
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am
General Welcome
8:30 am – 9:30 am
General VEVRAA & Section 503: Where Federal Contractors Are Now
9:30 am – 10:10 am
Keynote Colet Mitchell, ODEP
10:10 am – 10:30 am
Break / Demo Hall Open
10:30 am – 11:30 pm
General Progressive Advertising & Recruitment Marketing: Merging the Strategies to Create a Stand-Out Brand
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
General PRM Update
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
General Updates from NASWA/NLx and DirectEmployers Foundation
12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Lunch / Demo Hall Open
1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
Workshop 1
A
Recruitment
y = mx + b, Fundamental Statistics in Recruitment Marketing
B
Bridging the Gap
Accurately Tracking Applicant Disposition Codes
C
Compliance
What Is Considered Steering? How Can You Avoid Accusations by the OFCCP?
D
Compliance
MEMBER AWARDS SHOWCASE:
Transforming Your Workforce through Outreach — Effective Diversity and Section 503/VEVRAA Tactics
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop 2
A
Bridging the Gap
Using Digital Technology to Transform Military Hiring Programs
B
Compliance
Section 503: Open Your Eyes to Talent Around You
C
Bridging the Gap
PRM Case Study: Using Technology to Track Partnerships & Outreach
D
Compliance
FEEDBACK FORUM:
  • OFCCP Compliance
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Break / Demo Hall Open
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop 3
A
Recruitment
Putting an Old School Spin on Today's Recruitment Practices
B
Bridging the Gap
Hiring Managers & the Military Employee
C
Compliance
How to Respond to OFCCP's New Scheduling Letter and What To Do About OFCCP Compensation Analyses
D
Recruitment
MEMBER AWARDS SHOWCASE:
Essentials for Developing Effective Career Sites and Candidate Engagement Efforts
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Networking Reception

Friday • May 15, 2015

7:00 am – 7:50 am
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Workshop 4
A
Recruitment
Making Your Own Branding Video
B
Bridging the Gap
Using Best Practices in Disability Recruiting to Comply with New Federal Regulation Changes
C
Recruitment
Recruiting a 21st Century Highly-Skilled STEM Workforce
D
Recruitment
FEEDBACK FORUM:
  • Recruitment Marketing Solution
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Workshop 5
A
Bridging the Gap
Successfully Recruiting Graduates with Disabilities for Professional Positions
B
Recruitment
Putting the Human Touch Back in Recruitment
C
Compliance
Making Inclusion Real: Resources, Etiquette, Accommodations and Language
D
Recruitment
MEMBER AWARDS SHOWCASE:
Making the Extra Effort in Recruitment Marketing and Employer Branding
10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break / Demo Hall Open
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Workshop 6
A
Bridging the Gap
Capturing Today's Talent: The Importance of Accessibility in Online Job Seeking
B
Compliance
Confessions of an OFCCP Auditor
C
Recruitment
Optimizing Your Career Site Strategy for SEO, Candidate Experience & Source Tracking
D
Bridging the Gap
FEEDBACK FORUM:
  • DEAM and Membership
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch/Demo Hall Open
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
General Update from Easter Seals
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
General Bridging the Gap Between Recruitment and Compliance
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Break / Demo Hall Open
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Keynote Tamika Catchings, WNBA, Indiana Fever
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet and Greet with Tamika Catchings
4:00 pm
Conference Adjourns

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