Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Location The Oak Room, The Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, New York City, 10036
9:30am Arrival, Coffee/Continental Breakfast
10:00 am Meeting begins/Introductions
10:15 am Improved Interviews, The Human Way
Although we often talk about next-generation technology (AI, bots, etc.) impacting our world at some point soon, in many cases it seems as if we’re finding ourselves revisiting the fundamentals which have not changed in decades – solid research, outstanding outreach, quality assessment, and excellent candidate and client experience. A neglect of these core tenets by a human recruiter is often the cause of a troubled search, or hire, in one way or another. In this segment we will hear from Michael Neece, the CEO of Interview Mastery, who has developed a data-driven selection process based on process-improvement methodologies, which it is claimed can improve hiring speed by almost 50%, while saving money and reducing risk. And it’s all-human - not a bot in sight!
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Roundtable Discussion: Participant-chosen topic
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm What it Really Takes to Lead
In his recent book, ‘Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It)’, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders, and why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance? He points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. In fact, most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, which might get someone selected for a leadership role, but they backfire once the person has the job. Dr. Tomas, the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, as well as a Professor at Columbia University & University College London, will discuss with us what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help us put the right people in charge.
2:30 pm Adjourn