“Demystify the Recruiting Process and Make It Work For You”, Tuesday November 15, 2011

GO! Network “Work Trends & the St. Louis Job Seeker” with Panel of Human Resource Professionals Nov 15, 2011If you or someone you know is in the midst of a job search, don’t miss next Tuesday’s special GO! Network presentation: “Demystify the Recruiting Process and Make It Work For You” featuring a Panel of Human Resource Professionals.

On Tuesday, November 15 we will be joined by a panel of Human Resources professionals and consultants to answer YOUR questions about hiring and placement in St. Louis.

Members of Human Resource teams from companies such as AdamsGabbert, Ralcorp Holdings, Graybar Electric, Monsanto, and Right Management will participate in a panel discussion, touching on topics such as:

- Dealing with over qualification.

- Age and employment status biases (fact or fiction).

- Usage of online career search engines.

- Non-resume based marketing materials.

- Are your skills transferable?

Most importantly, we will open the floor to questions directly from you.

Our session starts with an opening presentation, “Work Trends & the St. Louis Job Seeker” with Victoria Spinzig, Vice President of Business Development with Right Management. It will be followed by what is always a lively & interactive discussion with HR professionals.

About our Presenter:

Victoria Spinzig is Vice President of Business Development with Right Management. Right Management is a global leader in talent and career management workforce solutions within Manpower Group. The firm designs and delivers solutions to align talent strategy with business strategy. Their mission is to create and deliver strategies that help companies grow talent, reduce costs and accelerate performance. Victoria works with the client companies to develop best-fit solutions in connection with career transition programs and talent management & organizational consulting. Her professional background also includes management roles in the Legal and Healthcare fields. Victoria studied at both Missouri State and the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Participating On the HR Panel:

Mona Garrow, Talent Acquisition Leader, AdamsGabbert Mona holds the position of Talent Acquisition Leader with AdamsGabbert, a professional services firm specializing in Strategic Alignment and Business Operations Consulting. She joined AdamsGabbert with 8 years experience in the investment industry and 6 years in the consulting and career management industries. Mona has extensive experience connecting top talent with organizations. She has partnered with over 250 talent acquisition teams, developed best practices around recruiting, and is extremely passionate about her work. Mona holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University Missouri – St. Louis.

Jonathan Hilmer, Senior Corporate Recruiter, Ralcorp Holdings Jonathan has 20 years experience in corporate and agency recruiting, starting with Snelling Personnel in Chicago, where he helped to manage that office to consecutive “Administrative Services Office of the Year” awards. Jonathan then moved to St. Louis where he managed the Global Recruiting team at MasterCard. During his tenure with MasterCard, he helped establish a centralized recruiting process, upgrade the Applicant Tracking System and standardize recruiting metrics. He later consulted for various companies across the United States, with expertise in re-engineering talent acquisition processes, succession planning and working on merger & acquisition activity, including the recent AG Edwards / Wachovia merger. Jonathan is currently Senior Corporate Recruiter at Ralcorp Holdings.

Ellen Levine, Director of Training and Organization, Graybar Electric Since 2009, Ellen has served as the Director of Training and Organization Development at Graybar Electric, a Fortune 500 distributor of electrical and communications equipment. Ellen leads a team focused on driving training and development initiatives for over 6500 Graybar employees, which includes a variety of talent management programs and processes including training development / delivery, high potential development, performance evaluations, goal setting, employee recognition, workforce metrics and succession planning. Prior to Graybar, she spent 14 years with Anheuser-Busch, where she held a variety of training and development roles, most recently as the Director of Leadership and Organization Development. Ellen holds a BA from Macalester College in Minnesota and an M.Ed from the University of Missouri.

Rachel Mullins HR Shared Services, Leadership and Organization Effectiveness and Talent Acquisition, Monsanto Rachel spent the first 17 years of her career at Anheuser-Busch, starting in PC training and then moving into Education & Training in their Human Resources area. She was the process owner for a variety of HR functions including appraisals and development planning, before moving into the HR IT field. As a director in that group, Rachel managed the development of systems for the HR department, including the related support, reporting and master data maintenance. Since joining Monsanto in 2009, Rachel has continued in the HR IT field, focusing on systems to support HR Shared Services, Leadership and Organization Effectiveness and Talent Acquisition. Rachel holds a BS in Business Education and an MS in Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Dave Boeckmann, retired, Proctor & Gamble, and founder Stellar Interviewing Concepts Dave retired from Procter & Gamble in 1999 after 31 years in Sales Management. For most of those years he also participated in college recruiting for P&G, conducting over 1500 interviews in that time. Upon retirement Dave formed the consulting firm Stellar Interviewing Concepts. He teaches a comprehensive, but simple program of interview basics that help employment candidates differentiate themselves in the interview process.

A few ground rules:

There will be lots of questions and limited time. When you are recognized, please ask a question that is succinct and relevant to the larger discussion. Our goal is to adequately address as many questions as possible. Therefore, we may limit the number of questions by any one individual.

This is NOT a Job Fair, the panelists are sharing their insights on HR issues in St. Louis. Please respect their respective firm policies and refrain from using this event as an opportunity to submit your resume for their consideration.

Register today for this unique opportunity and learn what local employers are looking for!


8:00 – 9:00 am Coffee and Networking

8:15 – 8:50 am New Member Orientation

9:00 – 11:30 am Demystify the Recruiting Process and Make It Work For You

1:00 – 3:30 pm Introduction to LinkedIn