From Transaction to Connection: Building Meaningful Talent Communities

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition

Candidates long for a connection with employers beyond the periodic career fair and e-mail update. What’s more, they want to work for companies that share their values inside and outside of the workplace. In short, candidates want a relationship that is less transactional and grows over time. Building a meaningful talent community means putting the career aspirations of the candidate before your hiring goals and being seen as a driver in the candidate’s pursuit of his or her career passions. This session will address how you can go beyond the career fairs and social media and really invest in your talent—an approach that will have long-lasting results not only in how you build your long-term talent pipeline, but in how you build an employer brand bonded by shared values.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:33am

Abby Cheesman


Workplace storyteller, ethnographic researcher and IO Psychologist, Abby is Co-Founder of Skill Scout. She spends her days bringing jobs to life on video. Abby geeks out on new media techniques like 360 Video, Virtual Reality, Point-of-View Video, Silent Storytelling and Employee-Generated Video. She's been featured in Crain's Chicago Business, SHRM, and WBEZ Radio. She lives in Chicago with her husband and 2 kids.

Abby holds a BA in Sociology & Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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