Florida Recruiters 2015 Fall Conference

Jacksonville, FL – September 10, 2015

Join Florida Recruiters for a premier event on September 10, 2015 in Jacksonville at Times-Union Media. We’re featuring 2 international speakers including Steve Lowisz and Geoff Peterson. There will also be tremendous networking opportunities with other human resources and talent acquisition professionals throughout the region and prize drawings!

Times Union Jacksonville

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The agenda:

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:00 – 9:15: Conference kick-off, Jason Buss, emcee
  • 9:15 – 10:30: How to Recruit in Today’s Candidate-Driven Market, Steve Lowisz
  • 10:30-10:50: Networking Break & Prize Drawings
  • 10:50 – 11:50: Inspiration for Sourcing, Geoff Peterson
  • 11:50 – 12:00: Wrap-up

The Speakers:

  • Steve Lowisz: Author, Educator, and International Speaker
  • Geoff Peterson: Author, Speaker and Sourcing Expert
  • Jason Buss: Author, Speaker and Talent Acquisition Leader

Session Descriptions:

How to Recruit in Today’s Candidate-Driven Market
The landscape of Recruiting and HR is changing rapidly. In today’s recovering economy, recruiters and HR professionals are increasingly seeing the return of the candidate driven market, in which top performers have their choice of where to work and recruiters and employers are under pressure to provide enticing career possibilities. In this presentation, participants will learn about what drives a candidate: their emotional and motivational drivers, the psychology behind the job search, and the role of the recruiter in the hiring cycle. Participants will then learn how to apply these candidate motivators into an effective selling and branding strategy that will streamline the recruiting process and allow the recruiter to act as a leader to the candidate and hiring manager.

This interactive and comprehensive presentation will provide both novice and experienced recruiters and HR professionals with a comprehensive set of takeaways that cover the necessary techniques to improve their recruiting abilities, candidate communication skills, and overall cycle management.

Inspiration for Sourcing: 7 Ways to Develop New Pockets of Talent, Fast!
In this 60 minute session, Geoff Peterson of Sourcing Supply will demonstrate 7 ideas for not only finding, but developing new pockets of talent for your organization. Geoff will show step-by-step how to utilize some of the latest trends with social, mobile and core technologies we use everyday including our ATS, CRM database and even email. Walk away with an actionable plan on best practices to use with Facebook, learn about how to go mobile under cost-effective terms, and see how the open web is becoming the norm for sourcing and developing talent in many organizations today.

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Speaker Bios:
steve lowiszWith nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Steve Lowisz is a highly sought after trainer and speaker on all things talent. After leading both sourcing and staffing engagements for companies across the globe, he has a unique perspective of the talent acquisition industry, its challenges, and its unique and changing opportunities. Steve’s passion is to educate and equip recruitment professionals and hiring executives with the tools and techniques required to create effective recruitment functions and processes. His unique and sometimes unconventional delivery style is engaging, challenging and thought provoking for recruiters new to the industry all the way up to the experienced CEO seeking the best talent.


Geoff Peterson Geoff Peterson is Chief Sourcer for Sourcing Supply, a provider of monthly sourcing subscriptions for name generation and talent sourcing. Prior to Sourcing Supply, Geoff was Manager, Sourcing & Recruiting Operations for TriNet, a technology provider of SaaS cloud-based HR services for small businesses. Geoff also was formerly the Director of Recruiting and Talent Management Consultant for General Lead, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, IBM, UnitedHealth Group, Disney, PwC and ADP on a variety of talent management, recruiting and talent sourcing projects. Geoff is a frequent recruiting and HR industry speaker at ERE Expo, SHRM, recruitDC and Minnesota Recruiters, and is the author of The Sourcer’s Playbook, a 181-page visual guide to finding talent online.


Jason BussWith 20 years of global human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. As recruitment innovation officer for SmartRecruiters, Jason helps build awareness, visibility and advocacy for the new way of hiring. Jason is also the creator and editor of Talent HQ, a premier online news and information channel for the recruiting and human resources community and is the president and community leader of Minnesota RecruitersCalifornia Recruiters, Florida Recruiters and Wisconsin Recruiters, the nations largest and most active regional recruiting communities. You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, or Facebook.