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Talent and the Pandemic -- What's Going On?

Join Laudine Vallarta (Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Etsy), L. David Kingsley (SVP & Chief People Officer at Vlocity), and John Bongiorno (Vice President of Talent Acquisition at ViacomCBS), and other People leaders for a virtual roundtable to discuss what's going on with people (from hiring, retaining, and day to day culture) during the pandemic


A "few to many" virtual conference, there will be 30 minutes of specific virtual discussion between panelists followed by 30 minutes of Q&A from our virtual audience.

Topics will focus on things like:

>  Strategies in keeping employees engaged and motivated
>  How to overcome the current challenges in hiring the right talent and training remote workers 
>  How are you answering tough questions and handling current concerns?
>  Important HR initiatives to implement during this crisis  

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Mary Good
Mandy Sebel
Elizabeth Casanas
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Human Resources Community - Virtual Cocktails & Challenges

We will be holding 10 person virtual gatherings for open conversation and discovery. Grab a drink and discuss your challenges with other members of the HR Community.


Topics will focus on:

> how are we all doing 

> the impact on day to day

> impact on business

> what we are doing to manage team morale 

> what tools are we using to build culture and community (virtually)

> thinking about training calendars and budgets impact

> how we can help each other


  • Capacity is 10 people for each one. Or else it will be hard to really have a discussion. Don't worry, the session will be moderated by a community member (or yours truly). If we have 20 people registered, we will break the groups up into groups of 10. 
  • BYOB. We are going to start with a virtual toast! Club soda is fine, but why not.  
  • Put your Video on. You don't have to wear pants, but let us see your face. (Wear pants. You know who you are. Scott) 
  • Completely private and not recorded. We will take notes of (non confidential learnings) and provide back to the group afterwards
  • We will solicit questions and topics prior to each session
  • Please do not sign up and then no show
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Jennifer Berger
Kelly Kress
Laudine Vallarta
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Human Resources: Change and Trends for 2020

Paul Valente

Paul Valente, Head of Talent Acquisition at AMC Networks, hosts a dinner for HR and Talent executives to discuss the most recent changes and trends occurring this year. 

While evaluating new company's HR and Recruitment goals for the new year, it is important to know about the latest trends in the industry. Gather with other HR and Talent leaders to share insights on all the new strategies and tools to successfully attract and engage the right talent. 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

John  Bongiorno
Rafe Harwood
Jennifer Berger
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The Best in Show: Hiring Top Talent in a Candidate Driven Market

Jeffrey  Soto

Jeff Soto, VP of Talent Acquisition at Sony Music Entertainment, hosts an exclusive dinner for HR and Talent executives to share insights and strategies on how to attract great talent and overcome the important challenges encountered during this process. 

With the current job market being driven by candidates who have increased employment options, today’s HR leaders are competing for top talent. In order to attract and engage candidates, recruiting trends such as non-traditional communication methods and recruitment marketing are being implemented by HR leaders.


We’ll gather for an evening of great food and drink, meeting new people and catching up with familiar faces as we discuss these new trends and hiring strategies.


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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Paul Valente
Tom Weidenkopf
Debbie Kemp
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Perfect Health (Benefits): Unique Ways to Offer a Healthy Work Environment

Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta, VP of People at AbleTo, hosts an invite-only dinner of HR leaders to discuss the unique and surprising ways to leverage benefits for a healthier workforce.


Free bike shares, subsidized gym memberships, top-tier health insurance that covers mental health too. There is a near inexhaustible list of benefits that employees can offer their team for a healthy work environment both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, no one company can offer all of them. Gather with other benefit leaders to discuss the best benefits for maintaining good health in the office. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Louise Peddell
Clara Perez
Ericka Jenkins

EVP Optimized: Finding and Implementing Creative Programs to Keep Employees Engaged

Richard Leone Sharlotte Simpson-Torres

Richard Leone and Sharlotte Simpson-Torres, Vice Presidents of Total Rewards at MasterCard, host an exclusive dinner for talent and reward executives to share insights and strategies for developing total rewards programs.


Compensation and benefits are just two pieces of the puzzle in improving employee satisfaction and engagement. Gather with other People professionals to discuss strategies, offerings, perks, and more that not only acquire candidates, but also keep them. 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Cassandra Lammers
Mike Greenberg
Mariel Duran-Sanchez
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Show Me (More Than) Money: The Power of Compensation, Benefits and More in the Talent War

Justin Angsuwat

Justin Angsuwat, Vice President of People at Thumbtack, hosts an invite-only dinner for benefit  leaders to discuss the overlooked features of an offer that can be just as enticing as competitive compensation.


With record low unemployment, it's a candidate market when it comes to sourcing talent. In order to create compelling offers, companies are looking beyond just strong compensation to secure a great prospect. Gather with other People leaders to discuss compensation and benefits trends, as well as the powerful effect of other important areas needed to attract, hire, and keep the best.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM

San Francisco, CA

Confirmed guests

Espen Dahlen
Davey Nickels
Casey Rhodes
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Big Data Finds Big Talent: Creating a More Efficient Acquisition Process

Lisa Nielsen

Join Lisa Nielsen, VP of People at Amplitude, for a night of good food, good drink, and even better conversation around leveraging data to find the best candidate as efficiently as possible. 


Creating an efficient and effective talent acquisition process requires immense insight into the candidate journey. Finding that insight requires a strong grasp of the data at hand. Gather with other executives to compare notes, share insights, and highlight experiences that have improved your talent acquisition funnel through data analysis. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

San Francisco, CA

Confirmed guests

Jerrod Wheeler
Bruce Baumgarten
Ovidiu Mihailov
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Bye Bye Bias: Understanding and Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Debbie Kemp

Debbie Kemp, Chief Talent Officer at MediaCom, hosts dinner and conversation to discuss biases in the hiring process and how to mitigate them efficiently.


Unconscious bias is a constant companion in the hiring process. Some biases are personal: who wants to work with a cat person anyway? Some biases are institutional: candidates from one college are given preferential attention. But improving the hiring process by efficiently reducing bias is necessary to get the best candidates. Gather with other executives to identify biases and formulate strategies to combat them without impacting the hiring experience.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

David Santos
Lauren Osbahr
Krista Richardson
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Attracting and Retaining Talent with the Latest Tech Tools

Nicole Turner

Nicole Turner, Senior Vice President Global Human Resources Product & Innovation at Mastercard, hosts a night of great food, great drink, and even better conversation around how to find and keep rockstar talent. 


When trying to hire a diverse team and candidates reject us, hiring teams want to know why? Then what went wrong? And then what can be better? Gather with other executives to evaluate the tools, messaging, and benefits vital to getting amazing candidates to say yes. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Iriet Schulman
Paul Hilber
Jacqui Maguire
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