Spring Recruiting Conference

April 25th, 2018

The Marker Hotel
San Francisco, CA
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Date & Time:
Wed, April 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST
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$99 - $139

Event Details

Join California Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 250+ of your Recruiting and HR peers, on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018! The event will be held right in the middle of the action of Union Square and in the heart of the San Francisco, at The Marker Hotel.

Invest in your professional development in 2018! Our 3 featured presentations will be teaching attendees action-filled content with new ideas you can implement when you get back to your office, the same day.

Registration options include:

  • Individual registration $139 / person (1-5 attendees)
  • Team registration $119 / person (6+ attendees)
  • For teams of 12+, please contact us for pricing

Don't ever pay $500 - $1,500 for another recruiting conference again!

In addition to learning from highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting and HR professional, your registration includes:

  • SHRM re-certification credits
  • Wifi access
  • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout the Bay Area
  • Prize Drawings
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the networking break
  • Exclusive California Recruiters swag

Register by entering your attendee information, or scroll down for complete session descriptions, speaker bios, and the agenda for the recruiting conference.


Spring Recruiting Conference
Spring Recruiting Conference
Spring Recruiting Conference

The Speakers


Stacy Zapar.jpgStacy Zapar

Stacy Zapar is an 18-year recruiting veteran and Founder of Tenfold, a recruiting consultancy and training firm where she leads the employer brand, social recruiting and sourcing strategies for clients such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Zappos. She is also the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008, out of 338M+ members worldwide.

Stacy was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM’s HR Magazine, is an international keynote speaker and has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune and many other publications. Her own blog has more than one million views. She is also an advisory board member for a number of HR technology companies.

Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter at @StacyZapar.



Alison Mackay Facebook Recruiting.jpgAlison Mackay

Alison has been in technical recruiting for five years in both agency and corporate environments in Silicon Valley.  She currently works at Facebook on the Data Center Recruiting Team where she supports the growth of the Data Center Strategy team. Her focus on building a community of recruiters in the Bay Area has helped expand her network and led to her co-founding the Silicon Valley Recruiters Association.

Alison loves to work with all levels of talent to help them find their next career opportunity.  She regularly speaks at events focused for the job search and is a contributing writer for Recruiting Daily.  She is also a Leadership Coach for Braven, a non-profit focused on solving the education to employment gap across the nation.  As a Talent Acquisition professional, she is extremely passionate about the role she plays in diversifying the tech industry.  



CaliforniaRecruiters_Speaker_Carmen-Hudson.jpgCarmen Hudson

Carmen Hudson wears several hats. She is currently Principal Consultant, Recruiting Toolbox. She is also co-founder of a national conference for tech recruiters, Talent42 and founder of RecruiterHunt.com, a curation site for recruiters. Carmen draws from many years of corporate recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. 

Carmen’s expertise is in helping clients build the right sourcing and recruiting strategies, and implementing them in the real world of limited budgets, competing priorities, and highly competitive recruiting environments. She consults and trains companies to help them leverage high ROI solutions for big sourcing, social media, and technology implementation initiatives.

Her corporate experience includes Yahoo!, where she was Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition. At Yahoo! she led the strategic sourcing team, revitalizing the employee referral program and Yahoo’s employer brand. The team was awarded a coveted Yahoo! Superstar Award, an ERE Excellence award and advertising industry awards. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was manager, Global Strategic Sourcing for Starbucks Coffee Corporation, where she developed sourcing strategies and recommended resources and tactics to support U.S. retail management hiring. She has also held senior talent acquisition roles at Microsoft, Amazon.com and Capital One.

True to her passion, she blogs and tweets about the recruiting industry, social media, job search and recruiting technology.



Jason_Buss_california_Recruiters.jpgJason Buss

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 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, President, California Recruiters & Founder, Recruiters Network

9:10 - 10:00:  Stacy Zapar - Level Up: 10 Things That GREAT Recruiters Do

10:00 - 10:30:  Alison Mackay - Recruit By Getting Involved In Your Community & Building Allies

10:30 - 11:00:  Networking Break

11:00 - 11:05: Prize Drawings & Announcements

11:05 - 12:00:  Carmen Hudson - 20 Tools To Automate and Improve Your Recruiting Process

12:00 - 12:05:  Wrap up

Carmen Hudson

20 Recruiting Tools to Automate and Improve Your Recruiting Process

If you've ever lived through an ATS implementation, you know that technology won't solve all of your recruiting problems. That doesn't mean you should examine every part of your recruiting process to determine if you can save time or increase results through automation. In this session, we'll explore new and existing technologies and discuss the pros and cons of introducing fancy new solutions and products into your talent acquisition process.

During this session, you will:

  • Understand how to identify improvement opportunities throughout your recruiting process
  • Learn about new recruiting tools and technologies to help automate your recruiting process
  • Walk away with an understanding of where automation and the implementation of various recruiting technology makes the biggest impact
  • See various examples of both existing and new recruiting technologies, including diversity, AI/Bots, retargeting, data optimization and the candidate experience


Alison Mackay

Community-based Recruiting

The world is changing rapidly and can be overwhelming at times, how often do we feel the need to lean into our smaller communities for support? Alison will walk through what it means to be community-based in recruiting and how to be a true ally with a focus on finding diverse talent. While we all know there is no silver bullet to diversity recruiting, she believes there are many different ways we can accomplish diversifying our companies through our communities.  She’ll share success stories from her experiences in the ever so competitive Silicon Valley. Attendees will:

  • Walk away with actionable tips about how to utilize communities for recruiting to continue to build world-class organizations.
  • Understand community-based recruiting
  • Learn how to be an ally and focus on finding diverse talent


Stacy Zapar

Level Up:  10 Things GREAT Recruiters Do

What distinguishes a good recruiter from a truly great one? In this session, Stacy Zapar will share her tips, tricks, and strategies to level up your recruiting game to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently through every phase of the recruiting funnel. Learn ways to build your personal recruiter brand, employer brand, and consistently deliver a great hiring manager and candidate experience. Attendees will learn:

  • How to go beyond the norm in your sourcing with new tips and tools 
  • Ways to develop a true business partnership with your hiring managers 
  • How to deploy the ultimate 3-step process for a great outreach strategy that gets a response


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