• Bridging Worlds: From Prison to Position

    225 Bush Street

    This is an opportunity to truly change someone's life. As part of SmartRecruiters' Reverse Recruiting Initiative, we're inviting you to help formerly incarcerated individuals with their job search. 70 million Americans have been convicted at some point in their lives, yet most of us never learn how deeply talented they are and how to help them get a job. We're inviting 50 of them and 50 recruiters. Date: May 20 Time: 5:30-8:30pm Place: 225 Bush St, Suite 300, San Francisco Agenda 5:30 - 6:00: Meet & Greet 6:00 - 6:30: How to showcase your skills 6:30 - 7:00: How to interview and to follow up 7:00 - 7:30: How to Build rapport with your mentor or manager 7:30 - 8:30: Network Meetup Partners: Defy Ventures, 70 Million Jobs, and SmartRecruiters Limit: 50 recruiters or HR professionals

  • The Impact of Social Movements on Hiring - a generational approach

    *Brought to you by SMARTRECRUITERS x HR GIRLFRIENDS* Social Movements date back over 200 years, but only recently have they been coupled with a term known as hashtag activism (i.e. #MeToo, #MarchForOurLives, #BlackLivesMatter). These movements not only impact the world we live in and play, but where we work and conduct business. Have you stopped to consider how modern social movements affect hiring decisions? What role does the virality of hashtag activism play when recruiting for key positions within an organization? For organizations that may already be struggling to source and secure talent, social movements add a new level of urgency for current and non-existent Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Our generationally diverse panel will discuss the evolution of social movements and its impact on hiring, how hashtag activism via social media influences hiring strategies, as well as share their perspectives on what’s on the horizon. MODERATOR: Sana' Rasul - Chief Girlfriend @ HR Girlfriends: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanarasul/ PANELISTS: Andria Bagwell - Senior Human Resources Professional https://www.linkedin.com/in/andria-bagwell-a4117b9b/ Richard Bronson - Founder/CEO @ 70MillionJob https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-bronson-6b00675/ Akosua Opong-Mensah - Human Resources Strategist @ Penumbra https://www.linkedin.com/in/akosua/ Albrey Brown - Diversity & Inclusion Manager @ Pivotal Software https://www.linkedin.com/in/albreybrown/ Good&Co will kindly sponsor food & drinks for the event 😋🌯 Using a proprietary psychometric algorithm, Good&Co helps companies increase employee engagement, reduce turnover and make better hiring decisions, while empowering millions of employees to make smarter, more informed career decisions: https://good.co/

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Tactics for a more inclusive workplace

    Diversity is being invited to a party, inclusion is being asked to dance. Are employees in your company all invited to dance? This summer meetup at SmartRecruiters will gather amazing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) professionals to discuss challenges and ideas to have an inclusive workplace. We are going to follow a slightly different format where each speaker will give a short presentation (10mn) followed by a Q&A session. Food for thought and body will be at our new offices on 225 Bush St., San Francisco starting at 5:30pm. 5:30-6: Mix & Mingle 6-7: Lightning Talks 7-7:15: Q&A 7:15-9: Mix & Mingle some more We will be welcoming: Ilit Raz, CEO @Joonko: Her story began in early 2016, after 13 years as a woman in tech and experiencing unconscious, and conscious, bias - she decided to change the way people work. That's when she founded Joonko - the first AI-powered diversity and inclusion coach for companies, which can identify and solve unconscious bias in real-time. Her drive with Joonko is to prevent other girls, who are now starting their computer science studies, not to have the same experience she had. Benjamin Bustamente, Manager of Employment Services @The SF LGBT Center: He decided to give back to the community by joining the Center's employment program and is now helping LGBT job seekers find their dream job. With experience in internet and software start-ups, statewide energy conservation, alternative energy, and political legislative consulting, Benjamin brings a wealth of experience in fast-paced work environments. Benjamin has been called a “bridge” by many colleagues because of his ability to work with diverse groups, individuals, teams, and other stakeholders. Ciara Trinidad, Head of Diversity & Inclusion @Lever: She works alongside a team that's looking to revolutionize the way companies like Netflix and Lyft think about recruiting. Having a 50:50 gender ratio at Lever is something that she is wildly proud of. At Lever, Ciara is responsible to ensuring that all Leveroos voices are heard, that the facilities and environment is open and inviting of all people and by creating peopleprograms that foster true inclusion. Having worked previously at Apple, Ciara is wildly passionate about creating phenomenal customer experiences. Sandi Lurie, Senior Director of Global Recruiting @Optimizely: Sandi is the senior director of global recruiting at Optimizely, where she manages the full-cycle recruitment of the org's global openings and oversees the efficacy of all talent acquisition programs and initiatives. Before joining Optimizely, Sandi was LinkedIn's Head of Talent for Marketing, Success and G&A, was a consultant to help build the talent teams for Medalla and Zendesk after leading Product and Engineering Recruiting at salesforce.com (http://salesforce.com/) Brandon Davis, Division Director @The Creative Group: He is the Division Director & Vice President for The Creative Group, from which the subject of Diversity & Inclusion is near and dear. His company specializes in connecting organizations ranging from startups to corporations within; UX, design, creative project management, marketing/advertising, and PR talent. In 2012, he was on the other side of the fence as a candidate embarking on a job hunt. However, his experience seeking work as an unemployed gay black male ended up greatly influencing his brand of recruiting/staffing today, in both consulting with candidates and clients alike. His battle against the day-to-day obstacles that impede diversification is ongoing; both within his own organization and with external clients, and he hopes to help empower his candidates to do the same.

  • Can Technology Improve Candidate Experience?

    SmartRecruiters HQ

    Hi Everyone! We're looking forward to our first Meetup of the year on Candidate Experience. We’ll discuss the factors that have a huge impact on a positive candidate experience and share best practices for applying these learnings. Our Moderator, Kevin Grossman, is a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) & Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI with over 18 years of domain expertise. He is currently the Talent Board President responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards program and other Talent Board activities worldwide. Our first panelist, Matt Walker, comes straight from the streets of SoMa and is on a constant mission to find the world's best candidates. He's personally worked with over 100 startups in Silicon Valley and his extensive background in agency recruiter taught him that by putting forth every effort to understand people and technology, you can come to a caring, and more accurate way for connecting and matching companies and candidates to find the best fit. Our second panelist, Curtis Smith, has founded a number of startups in the HR & Recruiting space. He has worked with companies of all shapes and sizes to implement both hiring processes and ATS's. He currently serves as the Director of Talent Acquisition at Scality, a well-funded & reputable startup here in San Francisco. Our final panelist, Roy Baladi, is a Product Manager here at SmartRecruiters. As our in-house Candidate Experience expert, he conceptualized and launched our first-in-class candidate portal. This product shed light into the application process and is used by 5 million job applicants to manage their communication with hiring teams and see the progress on their applications.

  • Rise of the machines: Can AI & Machine Learning replace the recruiting function?

    Hello Hiring Success Innovators! We're making it a mission to revive this meetup. The plan is to host events focused on innovations in recruiting tech and on the process of developing recruiting technology products. We'll ask provocative (but fun!) questions and start some great conversations around the products and ideas that are fast disrupting the way that companies hire and recruit. For our first event, we will be asking the question: Can the rapid developments in AI and Machine Learning technologies replace the wisdom and knowledge of experienced recruiters and sourcers? Today, we're seeing the application of Machine Learning and AI in almost every industry — self-driving cars, chatbots, calendar scheduling, meal ordering. How far can we go with these new technologies and how does the recruiting industry view the adoption of artificial intelligence? Is there a place for machines within a fundamentally human driven process? We're planning to invite some experts who are at the very forefront of developing intelligent recruiting products. It will either be a presentation format or a panel, followed by group discussion. Finally, we'll make sure no one goes hungry. There will be hors d'oeuvres for nibbling and drinks for sipping. We welcome all folks who are interested in the recruiting industry. Join us if you're part of the talent team at your company, if you're a candidate, if you're a product manager, designer, or engineer who is working on HR technology, or are just enjoy a good conversation. Moderator: Jerome Ternyck (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerometernynck), CEO and Founder @ SmartRecruiters Speakers/Panelists: Anton Dam (https://www.linkedin.com/in/antondam), Founder @ Restless Bandit Garry Ma (https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryma), Chief Product Officer @ Brilent Cole Goeppinger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-goeppinger-910113), VP of Engineering @ Entelo Tony Le (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonykle), Sr. Director of Global HR Operations and Master Jedi @ IAC Publishing Vitaly Obernikhin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/obernikhin), CEO and Co-founder @ AmazingHiring Schedule 6:30 - 7:00: Mix and mingle 7:00 - 7:45: Presentation/Panel 7:45 - 8:00: Questions and discussion 8:00 - 8:30: More mixing, mingling and drinks In the future, we plan to open up suggestions for topics and allow all interested folks to vote on their favorite. If you've got ideas/feedback, shoot us a message! We want to hear your ideas on, events you’d like to see, if you want to pitch in/help etc. Hope to see you there! Kelly & Natalia

  • People Operations Reinvented

    Location visible to members

    Interested in leveraging technology to make teams nationwide more inclusive and diverse? Village Capital, in partnership with Kapor Capital and Google for Entrepreneurs, is hosting People Operations Reinvented, an exciting event that will showcase the most innovative entrepreneurs using technology to disrupt the HR industry. The event will include both a pitch event and a company showcase that features groundbreaking startups in this exciting new space. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1W13KeU About Kapor Capital: Kapor Capital is an Oakland-based fund that understands that startup companies have the ability to transform entire industries and to address urgent social needs as they do so. Kapor believes in the power of transformative ideas and diverse teams. About Google for Entrepreneurs: Google for Entrepreneurs’ NextWave provides awareness, tools and entrepreneurship resources to underrepresented communities across the United States. NextWave’s mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs and doers. About Village Capital: VilCap Communities enables ecosystem leaders to build training programs for entrepreneurs solving real world problems. VilCap Communities connects leaders worldwide to share best practices in building peer groups of entrepreneurs, and supporting great businesses. VilCap Communities gives investors the tools to make peer-selected investments in their own focus sectors and/or geographies. For more information, please email [masked]. Hope to see you there! The Village Capital Team

  • FREE 2H Workshop - How to Start Online Business - San Francisco

    you will learn or hone skills including technologies, and expand your network. Also, you will have fun working with a team of project and program managers. "Would You Like An Internet Millionaire To Show You How To Create A Full-Time Income In Your Spare Time... For FREE?” Discover the exact step by step system that millions of home-based entrepreneurs are already making a living online and now you can too. ================================= August - 12 - 2015 Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek Session 1: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Session 2: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm .................................. August - 13 - 2015 Hyatt San Francisco Airport Session 1: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Session 2: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ================================= Price: FREE! ** LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ** CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION & SAVE YOUR SPOT! -- http://bit.ly/imf-sanfrancisco

  • How to Drive Hiring Success in a High Growth Company (Online Webinar)

    Online Webinar on Your computer

    RSVP and Register here (http://www.hr.smartrecruiters.com/how-to-drive-hiring-success-in-your-high-growth-company) for: How to Drive Hiring Success in a High Growth Company. It's no secret who you hire matters. And in high-growth and emerging companies there are significant business impacts of not recruiting and selecting the right talent. Executives and business leaders are ultimately responsible for talent decisions, and in partnership with their HR teams it’s essential to understand the consequences of not modernizing your strategy and approach to attracting and selecting the right talent. Join Susan Strayer LaMotte (https://twitter.com/SusanLaMotte), Principal Consultant and Founder of exaqueo, and Jason Buss (https://twitter.com/jjbuss), Recruiting Innovation Officer at SmartRecruiters, as they share the best strategies to achieve hiring success in high-growth and emerging companies. During this interactive webinar, Susan and Jason will discuss: • The common recruiting pitfalls most high-growth and emerging companies face • Proven strategies and innovative approaches to overcome obstacles • How to achieve hiring success RSVP and Register here (http://www.hr.smartrecruiters.com/how-to-drive-hiring-success-in-your-high-growth-company).

  • AUSTRALIA DAY BLOCK PARTY & Sausage Sizzle! TRIPLE J, Free Food, $2 Beer, Games!

    NOTE: RSVP IS *REQUIRED* on FACEBOOK for free entry with drink special purchase before 5PM: https://www.facebook.com/events/323551781181525/ And here is the link to the main meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoHostel/events/219910873/ Come party with us and a bunch of Aussies on Australia Day! We'll be picking up groups of Australians that are currently traveling in SF. Celebrate with them over some Aussie themed drinking games, Tim Tam Slams, Fairy bread, Australian-Style Hermit Crab Racing, the 'Neighbours' Team Drinking Challenge, and Australian beers - all while listening to TRIPLE J's HOTTEST 100 (streaming live) at THREE bars on the block! Compete in the Best Dressed Aussie Bogan Contest, build the tallest Didgeridoo (aka: Wizard Staff) out of beer cans, eat some Snags or some Vegemite on Toast, and find some Sheilas. Fair dinkum, mate. https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=15383629851

  • #HRTechTank San Francisco

    SmartRecruiters HQ

    #HRtechTank (http://hrtechtank.com/events/san-franscisco) is bringing top tier HR thought leaders, HR Tech vendors and investors together to take a look at what is happening in the HR Tech (https://www.smartrecruiters.com/#hrtechtank) space and to share their expertise with the most promising HR Tech companies. It is not a pitching event and certainly not a competition but a real opportunity to discuss and share ideas with the brightest minds in our industry. Program: 8.30 - 9.00: Registration, coffee 9.00 - 9:15 Opening words with SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jerometernynck) and TEqV Investment Advisor Taras Polischuk (http://www.linkedin.com/in/taraspolischuk/) 9.15 - 10.00 Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research John Sumser (http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsumser): Understanding What Practitioners Really Do 10.00 - 10.30 SmartRecruiters COO Brett Queener (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettqueener): Why the ATS is a Disaster for Recruiting 10.30 - 11.00 Good.co CEO Samar Birwalker (http://www.linkedin.com/in/samarbirwadker): Growth Tactics and Product Evolution 11.00 - 11.30 Rocket-Hire President/Founder Charles Handler (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-charles-handler/0/33/3a0): Making Best Use of HR Data 11.45 - 12.15 SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jerometernynck) : Building Product to Delight Buyers and Candidates 12:15 - 1.00 Partner at Emergence Capital Santiago Subbotovsky (http://www.linkedin.com/in/santisubotovsky): Investor perspective on Scaling B2B Ventures 1:00 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:30 Panel Discussion: Vendor-Buyer Dialog: Is There a Match in Expectations? with Betts Recruitment CEO Carolyn Betts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynbetts), CEO MapHR Dan Abouav (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-abouav/0/65a/37a), and SmartRecruiters Senior Director Pro Services Rebecca Meissner. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccameissner) 2:45 - 3:45 Investor Panel 4:00 - 5:00 HR Tech Startup Presentations & Questions For being a part of this meetup group, you receive a 30% discount. Register Here (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hrtechtank-san-francisco-tickets-11686397329?access=smartrecruiters). If you are a SmartRecruiters Pro (https://www.smartrecruiters.com/pricing/#hrtechtank) customer, this event is free. Email [masked] to redeem your ticket.