Ernest holds a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA). Prior to Danaher, Ernest held progressive roles in Human Resources within the retail and pharmaceutical sectors. In 2013, Ernest joined Danaher with global responsibility for Danaher’s University Recruiting and Early Career Leadership Development programs. Later he was appointed into an expanded role to lead Diversity and Inclusion where he has global responsibility for the Office of D+I and the enterprise’s strategic direction related to D+I which drives policies, actions and culture for the over 20 Danaher operating companies around the world.
“At Danaher, the goal is to continuously improve and sustain a culture rooted in D+I. We are focused on ensuring the culture within each of our operating companies invites all associates to learn, ask questions, share and innovate. We are continuing to broaden our D+I foundation to ensure all associates feel respected and a sense of belonging.”
Steve Lowisz delivers hard hitting, inspiring, and always actionable keynote sessions related to talent acquisition, personal and team development, and navigating change. His delivery is the perfect balance of energizing, direct, practical, motivating and results-focused. As a keynote speaker, successful five-time entrepreneur, and global trainer, Steve blends deep, real-world experience with an engaging stage presence designed to capture attention, provoke thoughts, and drive real action. Every session is customized to drive the greatest possible impact, combining engaging stories (including personal failures) and practical tools and techniques that drive attendees to learn and act!
Steve Lowisz is the go-to expert on talent acquisition, talent optimization, personal development, diversity & inclusion, and business performance for startup, equity backed, and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. He has more than two decades of experience helping companies find and unlock the performanceof their teams. With deep expertise, an engaging stage presence, and high-touch focus, Steve will deliver extraordinary value at your next corporate or organizational event.
•He's the CEO of the Qualigence Group of Companies that he founded in 1999
•Served on the board of multiple non-profit organizations including Pathways Family Centers and Wheels for Warriors and is the founding member of the Qualigence Cares Foundation.
•Steve has been featured in Fortune Magazine, CNN Money, The Detroit Free Press and on Bloomberg Radio.
With 23 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.
Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.
He is also the founder of the Recruiters Network and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities. You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn or Twitter @jjbuss.
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and networking
9:00 - 9:10: Kickoff with Jason Buss, Founder, Recruiters Network
9:10 - 10:10: Ernest Adams - Diversity + Inclusion: Leveraging the Opportunity
10:10 - 10:30: Market Update
10:30-10:55: Networking Break
10:55 - 11:00: Prize Drawings & Announcements
11:00 - 12:00: Steve Lowisz- Candidate Focused Recruiting
12:00: Wrap up
Diversity + Inclusion: Leveraging the Opportunity
Most organizations are trying to understand how to increase the diversity of their workforces and hot to maximize inclusion within their cultures – but are they being successful?
As Talent Acquisition & HR professionals, you often find yourself on the front lines of cultivating relationships with underrepresented talent and are many times leading conversations with hiring managers on D+I – but are you being successful?
In this session, attendees will learn:
- How personal biases influence hiring processes
- How biases are a critical challenge facing modern Talent Acquisition professionals’ ability to source, cultivate and hire talent.
- Tools to help recognize and mitigate personal biases
- How to challenge the traditional notion of organizational fit.
Candidate Focused Recruiting (CFR)
The war for talent continues. According to recent reports, there are 1 million more jobs open than there are people unemployed! Add is the skills gap, and the shortage of talent is a recruiter’s worst nightmare. Today’s challenging business environment demands that you continuously enhance your selling and influencing skills to set yourself and your organization apart when connecting with potential candidates.
Candidate Focused Recruiting is a proven method of building capabilities in assessing the needs of potential candidates, articulating your message in the best way to be heard, dealing with any concerns or resistance, and gaining agreement to move the process forward.
In this session we will address the 5 key building blocks to successfully engaging and closing your target candidates:
- OPEN: How to build trust and credibility through managing candidate expectations.
- INVESTIGATE: How to accurately assess the situation and uncover candidate needs.
- PRESENT: How to tie your opportunities to the candidate situation.
- CONFIRM: How to gain agreement and move the candidate forward.
- POSITION: How to build long-term candidate and client relationships.