Recruiting Myths & Trends for 2017: A Panel of Experts Provides Its Insights

2016 SHRM Talent Symposium Phoenix
Workplace Application: Hear from a panel of talent management experts about the top trends in recruitment and talent acquisition.

Noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Panel

Adopting smart talent acquisition strategies is key to the successful growth of most companies. This session will explore how new recruiting technologies are reshaping the competition for talent. You will learn about new trends in recruiting tactics, as well as hear insights into how companies are building their employer brand. A panel of experts—moderated by Tony Lee, SHRM’s vice president of editorial—will help you prepare for the top recruiting trends of 2016 and beyond by analyzing these important issues and by providing advice on strategies for success. This session will explore:

• Key advancements in recruiting strategies, with advice on how to implement them.

• Emerging technologies to allow you to connect with critical talent.

• Proven techniques that help your company stand out from your competitors.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Danielle Monaghan


Danielle Monaghan leads the talent acquisition team for Amazon’s Consumer Division. She has 20+ years of TA experience living and working on three continents (Asia, Africa and the Americas, specifically North America).  Prior experience includes leading the HR function for Cisco for North Asia (Greater China, Japan and Korea), Cisco Technical Services in San Jose, CA and the HR and TA functions for Microsoft R&D in Greater China and Taiwan, as well as leading various TA functions, including executive recruiting for Microsoft in Redmond, WA.  In her role as Sr. Director of Global Staffing and Diversity for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division, she also oversaw hiring for the U.S., Canada, UK, China and France.

She holds an MBA from the Jack Welch Management institute and a BA in Information technology.  She also holds a certificate in Strategic Human Resources from the School of ILR at Cornell University.

Danielle enjoys travel, good wine and food, sailing, reading, music and squash.  She hopes to be good at one of her hobbies some day.

Gil "GW" Williams

Gil "GW"

Gil “GW” Williams is the Senior and Lead Talent Manager/Career Matchmaker for Intel’s Sales & Marketing Group here in Chandler, Arizona.  He has been with Intel for 11 years however he has 27 years of experience in Technology Talent Acquisition, Staff Augmentation, Human Resources and Organizational Development.  He has worked for such companies as: Motorola, CapGemini, CDI Aerospace (formerly CDI Engineering Services) and various technology consulting firms here in the Phoenix metro area.  He has worked as a Director of Talent Acquisition, Talent Acquisition Manager and Sr./Lead Recruiter.  GW holds a Masters in Human Resource Development from Webster University and a BA in Mass Communications from New Mexico State University.  

Frank Armendariz

Frank Armendariz, Regional Vice President, is a senior leader for ManpowerGroup, a global staffing organization providing workforce solutions around the world.  As a ManpowerGroup executive, Frank partners with local and national businesses and helps them navigate through our current world of work trends.
Frank is the Manpower Regional Vice President for eight western managing $270 million in revenue. His market currently includes twenty onsite programs ranging from 100-400 active associates. He has more than fifteen years of staffing industry experience, and regularly collaborates with local and national employers and community partners, with a focus on providing diverse workforce solutions. Partnering with local affiliation he helps to develop meaningful work and training for the Hispanic community. With his fifteen years of staffing experience, Frank is often recognized for his labor market expertise, and sought after as a prolific representative for media interviews and speaking engagements.
In his local market, Frank has participated in economic advisory committees and currently serves as an executive board member for the City of Phoenix Workforce Development and the Maricopa Workforce Board. He also collaborates with industry centric groups to develop customized industry sector strategies. Frank also works closely with community partners who serve citizens of Arizona by providing the tools, training, and support needed that will allow them to sustain self-sufficiency. He works directly with the Arizona Department of Economic Security Rehabilitation Services on creating workforce opportunities for people with disabilities; and also partners with the City of Phoenix Youth Workforce initiatives.
On a corporate level, Frank’s commitment to diversity is clearly displayed in his role as an active executive sponsor of MERGE. ManpowerGroup’s MERGE program is a vital component in our dedication to all aspects of diversity throughout the workplace and our communities. Frank is passionate about the value of diversity and cultural awareness and believes this to be a competitive advantage in the workplace and our personal lives.

Tony Lee


Tony Lee is vice president of editorial for the Society for Human Resource Management, where he oversees all editorial functions and staff and focuses on evolving SHRM's content strategy globally. SHRM’s publishing portfolio includes HR Magazine, HR News online, e-newsletters and SHRM-published books.

Lee is a recognized authority on recruitment trends, and prior to joining SHRM he was editor and publisher of, an award-winning site he created for job hunters and the HR community. He also served as chief alliance officer of CareerCast’s parent company, Adicio Inc., a leading developer of online recruitment solutions. Adicio powers the HR Jobs site for SHRM, which is also a partner in the CareerCast HR Network.

Lee is a frequent conference speaker in the U.S. and internationally, and has appeared as a career guidance authority on a range of television and radio programs, such as those produced by NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, NPR, CNBC, Huffington Post, WCBS and The Wall Street Journal, including “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”

Lee is co-author of “The Jobs Rated Almanac” (Barricade), and “Career Choice, Change and Challenge” (JIST Pub.), and has published more than 15 books through his career. He also is a columnist for a range of industry web sites, including RecruitingTrends, Jobboarders and Staffing Stream. He has written The Wall Street Journal's “Managing Your Career” column, and his articles have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines globally. Lee also has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Employment Web Sites for many years.

Lee is the founder and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online Vertical Network and all of the sites within that network, including,,,, and “Political Diary,” a paid email newsletter about politics. Under his leadership, those sites won a range of awards and accolades. Combined, the Network sites attracted an average of 2.5 million unique visitors and 20 million page views each month. Lee also was one of two finalists for the Newspaper Association of America’s annual Online Innovator Award. Prior to moving online, Lee was editor in chief of the National Business Employment Weekly and of Managing Your Career, both published by Dow Jones & Co. Lee started his career as Director of Publications for the Chicago Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.


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