Finalizes Staffing Track for Annual Employers of Excellence Conference 2005

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Over 100 educational workshops are available for attending senior HR professionals.™, the largest research and Web destination for Senior HR Professionals, today announced the lineup of over 100 educational workshops targeted to the senior HR professionals who will be attending the event, being held September 25-27 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael Moretti,’s Senior Staffing Analyst, will be hosting a selection of 10 workshops in his “Staffing: Secrets to Creative Staffing from College Grads to Senior Executives” program.

The need for new and strategic staffing practices has not changed in the last 30 years but the people, practices and technology certainly have. This track will showcase some of the more innovative ways that leading organizations have broken out of the old mold and created new and exciting ways to attract talent.

Specific topics being addressed include:

-“Staffing Networking and Brainstorming Session,” with Michael Moretti,’s senior staffing analyst

-“Extreme Makeover -- Sourcing Edition” with Steve Nellis, VP of recruiting for Centex Homes and Susanne Bowen, president and CEO of Webhire, Inc.

-“From Confusing to Irresistible: Reinventing Graduate Recruitment” with Michael Bungay Stanier, principal of Box of Crayons and Christine Gillespie, director of HR for Audit & Assurance with PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

-“Recruiting, Rewarding and Retaining Your Top Performers in a Rebounding Economy” with Suzanne Nocita, operations leader of Workforce Planning for Alegent Health

-“Online Recruiting 2.0 -- Connecting with Passive Candidates,” led by Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of Jobster and Rich Harnett, director of Global Staffing, the Boeing Company

-“High-Energy Hiring” with Steve Allen, GM Organizational Development for Cinergy Corporation and Bharat Kannan, assistant VP of Aon Human Resources Outsourcing

-“Delivering Strategic Value Through HR: From the Backroom to the Boardroom” with David Russo, the chief people officer of Peopleclick

-“Talent Acquisition: Winning the War for the Best Talent” with Patti Cotter, VP of recruiting with Nationwide Insurance Company

-“Recruitment Process Outsourcing Panel” with Barry Siegel, president of Recruitment Enhancement Services; Bharat Kannan, Assistant VP of Aon HR Outsourcing; John Younger, CEO of Accolo and Michael Moretti of

-“Building an Internal Executive Recruitment Function” with Dan Kilgore, director of North American Talent Acquisition for Getronics

If you are in the market to improve your talent acquisition and management practices, join Jason Averbook in a pre-conference workshop that will help you effectively create RFI/RFP’s and implement best practices in the procurement process.

This year’s staffing solution providers, who will be sponsoring the event, will also be available to meet privately, in a one-on-one environment, with senior HR professionals. Staffing sponsors confirmed to date include: Accolo, Aon Consulting, BrassRing, The Devine Group, Integris Consulting, Jobster, Peopleclick, PeopleFilter, Performance Assessment Network, Recruitmax, Recruitment Enhancement Services (RES), Webhire and Yahoo! HotJobs.

“We also have workshops covering performance management, compensation and benefits, leadership, HR outsourcing, and best practices on becoming an employer of excellence,” says Terri Joosten,’s vice president of Events and Business Development, who is responsible for the overall event. “We have also partnered with Metrus Group and Knowledge Infusion to deliver a program entitled ‘2005 HR Strategy Summit: Develop, Align and Execute Your HR Strategy!’; Interaction Associates on ‘Leadership Fast Track: Leaders in Action Working Smarter, Faster, Better … Together’; and, returning for a third year, PwC Saratoga with their “How HR Talks to Wall Street Program.”

The program also includes an exciting lineup of keynote speakers: Jim Collins, Best-selling author of “Good to Great” and “Built to Last”; Marcy McGinnis, senior vice president of CBS News Coverage; Dewitt Jones, author and professional photographer; Daniel Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind”; David Whyte, best-selling author and poet; Ann Rhoades, former executive vice president for JetBlue Airways and president, People Ink; and Coleman Peterson, retired executive vice president of HR for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

For complete details on all workshops as well as registration and sponsorship information, visit

About Limited:

Established in 1999, Limited is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements. is funded by the leading venture capital firm Ventures West and private investors.


Terri Joosten, Vice-President of Events and Business Development

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