How Social Media Has Transformed Talent Acquisition

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn proven techniques, strategies and examples of how SAP has used social media to transform how some of the most innovative tech companies attract and hire talent in a rapidly evolving talent climate.

The recruiting and talent landscape as evolved dramatically over the past several years.  Organizations have new opportunities to connect with talent through a variety of digital channels, and job seekers expect to find you there. When deployed properly, a solid social media strategy for talent acquisition can level the playing field and help organizations hire smarter, faster, and more cost effectively. Join Will Staney, director of recruiting, Strategic Programs at SAP, as he shares how social media and employment branding have dramatically altered the recruiting landscape at the organizations where it’s been deployed. This session will explore best practices, real-world examples, and trends that savvy recruiting leaders need to know to help their organizations compete in today’s talent landscape. You will learn the latest trends in employer branding, building engaged talent networks, corporate social recruiting strategies and techniques, and cultivating internal and external brand ambassadors.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Will Staney


Will Staney is the Head of Global Recruiting (Head Talent Warrior) at Glassdoor, the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. 

Prior to Glassdoor Will held recruiting leadership roles at SuccessFactors, SAP and VMware where he established himself as a thought leader in utilizing next generation online recruiting strategies – SEO, mobile, employment brand, social media and data analytics.

He's an influential voice in the HR and recruiting space and regularly speaks on new media marketing, sourcing and recruiting strategies, and employer branding in the HR and recruiting conference circuits.

Follow Will on Twitter @willstaney.

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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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