Recruiting Conference Fall 2016



Join Minnesota Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 400 of your recruiting and HR peers, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016! The event will be held at Best Buy’s World Headquarters in Richfield, MN.

Minnesota Recruiters

It’s our 50th event! That’s right, from conferences and networking events to lunch and learns and community events, we’re excited to celebrate our 50th with one of the biggest names in recruiting! Lou Adler, best selling author, trainer and worldwide speaker will be our featured keynote speaker and will be teaching attendees some of the highest impact areas in recruiting, interviewing and closing.

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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:

  • The best regional peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals on the planet
  • A FREE copy of Lou Adler’s book
  • Wifi access
  • Free parking
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks

The agenda:

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration check-in and networking
  • 9:00 – 9:05: Conference kick-off
  • 9:05 – 10:30: Performance-based Hiring (Lou Adler)
  • 10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Prize Drawings
  • 11:00 – 11:35: Recruiting and Creating a Veteran Friendly Workplace
  • 11:35 – 12:10: Make It. MSP.
  • 12:10 – 12:15  Wrap-up

The Speakers:

  • Lou Adler: Author, Speaker and Employer Branding Expert
  • Karin Childress:  National Director & Veteran Employment Guru
  • Peter Frosch:  Vice President, GREATER MSP
  • Jason Buss: Emcee, Author and VP, Talent Acquisition


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For teams larger than 6, please contact us for pricing.


Speaker Bios:


Lou AdlerLou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a training and search firm helping companies implement Performance-based Hiring℠. Adler is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007).

His most recent book has just been published, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench, 2013). He is also the author of the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.



Karin ChildressKarin’s mission is to educate and inspire our Clients by telling the story in an impactful and meaning way. In her role she bridges the gap between Employers and Veterans through company outreach, training and strategy. Veteran Hiring is more than a professional focus. Married to Gunnery Sergeant Justin Wiley, with 19+ years of service to the Marine Corps. Karin is personally committed to raising the career expectations and employment of Veterans and their spouses.

A military spouse, Veteran Resource Volunteer, Key Spouse (FRG), Veteran Employment Blogger and co-author of an book on the impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD on returning Veterans. Karin’s most resent post on challenges faced as a Military Spouse can be found here.



Peter Frosch Greater MSPPeter Frosch is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at GREATER MSP.  He is responsible for developing and implementing the economic development strategy for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region.  To do this work, Peter builds and leads high-performing project teams comprised of senior leaders from private, public, academic and philanthropic organizations.  He is also charged with creating and maintaining strategic relationships to support all areas of GREATER MSP’s mission.  Prior to joining GREATER MSP in January 2013, Peter was Legislative Director for Congresswoman Betty McCollum in Washington, D.C. In this role, he managed the legislative staff and directed all aspects of the Congresswoman’s policy agenda including her work on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.

Peter has also served as Director of Environmental Policy at Environmental Initiative, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit. During his time with the organization he built a statewide coalition of business, government and nonprofit groups that developed Clean Water Legacy, a nonpartisan policy framework funded through the constitutional amendment adopted by referendum in 2008.  He is a member of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies Executive Committee, a participant in Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program, and a 2015 winner of the Knight Foundation Cities Challenge. Peter earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in international relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, where he studied as a George Mitchell Scholar. He lives in Saint Paul with his partner Anne, and their two young children.



Jason BussWith 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience as a practitioner, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is the vice president of global 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 nations largest and most active regional recruiting communities including Minnesota Recruiters, California Recruiters, Florida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, Michigan Recruiters and Oregon Recruiters. You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, Instagram, or Facebook.


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Session Descriptions:

Performance-based Hiring . (Lou Adler)
Hiring the best starts by defining the real work involved, not skills or experiences, but the challenges and critical deliverables expected of a top performer. This is converted into compelling advertising, optimized to be found and acted upon. Well positioned, career-oriented advertising and strong networking capabilities allow a company to dramatically increase the number of top people seen. The performance-based interviewing process involves digging deep into a prospect’s background, looking for comparable accomplishments as well as career gaps and learning opportunities. This sets the stage for recruiting and closing – presenting the job as a career opportunity, not a lateral transfer focused on bidding up short-term compensation.

Well-trained recruiters and hiring managers working as a team is an essential aspect of hiring top performers on a consistent basis. Lou’s performance-based Hiring training programs provide recruiters and hiring managers alike the skills they need to find, assess, and hire more top performers.


Make It. MSP. (Peter Frosch)
Over 150 companies, cities, universities and nonprofits across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region came together in 2015 to launch a new effort to retain and attract the world’s best workforce.  That initiative – Make It. MSP.  – is now generating original insight on key talent segments (e.g. professionals of color, tech, newcomers to the region) and new tools to help recruiters sell this metro to prospective talent.  Peter Frosch, one of the creators and leaders of this initiative, will provide attendees with an overview of the work and put these new tools in your hands.


Recruiting and Creating A Veteran Friendly Workplace. (Karin Childress) focuses on closing the veteran and employer gap, to help streamline the process and work towards decreasing the nation’s veteran unemployment rate and to be the single consolidate Resource for both Veterans and the Employers seeking to hire them. You will hear from our guest speaker, Karin Childress, National Director of Veteran Recruitment for

Karin will discuss the following steps to creating a veteran friendly hiring environment:

  • What does “Veteran Friendly” really mean in the recruitment landscape?
  • Are you holding on to recruitment policies and skill requirements that exclude the Veteran populations from the very roles we seek to employ them in?
  • Does your Veteran Program extend beyond recruitment? Family Support, Affinity Groups, Mentorship and Retention Programs are the true bellwether for authentic

Authenticity into Action:

  • Gain Executive Support
  • Eliminate what doesn’t work
  • Training everyone
  • Reach + Hire + Onboard


Register today to reserve your spot!


Please note space is limited for this event, tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Consistent with all events, registration is non-refundable however may be transferred to a peer or colleague should a conflict arise.

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