As we reflect on all that we are thankful for – health, good food, and family members who are safe – we want to thank our community for their outstanding support of recruitDC.
Our most recent fall event was our most successful half day event with close to 300 tickets sold (299 to be exact) to date! Our event survey results provided great feedback on how much the community loved the event along with some great insights as to programs we can work on for the future.
What made the fall event so spectacular was that all of our speakers were from our local community. One of the basic tenets of recruitDC is to provide an opportunity for our local talent acquisition professionals to share their best practices with the community.
We were thrilled to provide not one but two great keynote presentations from members of our own community. Susan LaMotte, exaqueo, brought us data from our own community that showed us that we need to know more about our candidate pools than just their skill sets – what is going to make a candidate jump ship in this community. Celinda Appleby, Oracle, reminded us to stay real in our social media conversations with our communities; this tactic being crucial to Celinda’s success.
Our events can only grow with leadership of our board and support of our sponsors.
It is a privilege to work with amazing professionals in our community who bring their talent and energy to creating and producing these events. My thanks to Moe Hutt, Pete Radloff, Kerry Noone, Matt Duren, Jay Perreault and Mike Bruni for helping us expand the programs and activities that we brought to this past event. Thank you rock stars!
We are honored to have so many great companies in our space that support recruitDC. Our sponsors Indeed, Hiring Solved, Monster, ClearedJobs.Net, TEGNA, HireClix and WashingtonPostJobs. Special thanks to Indeed, a longtime recruitDC sponsor, for sponsoring our networking lunch which was such a success!
We cannot do all the logistics these events require without the dedicated efforts of our volunteers. We would like to thank: Regine Lewis, Prerna Chauhan, Laruen Irizarry, John Stauffer, Elizabeth Guevara, Brenden Wright, Jim Dittbrenner, Julius Russell, and Kat Staargaard. Special thanks to Suzie Grieco for working on the Marketing Committee and helping out with our events! If you would like to help out with recruitDC on a committee or at an event, just fill out the form on the recruitDC.org site.
Finally we had some great fun this year with our Photo Booth from Pixilated. Check out these photos!
recruitDC is about community and we are so thankful to have a great community to serve. We look forward to seeing you all at a future event!