Fall Recruiting Conference

October 24th, 2018

Best Buy World Headquarters
Richfield, MN
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Date & Time:
Wed, October 24, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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$109 - $149

Event Details

If you have registered for this event and have not yet received the final confirmation email with all of the details for the recruiting conference, please contact us.

Ticket Options: 
  • Team registration $129 / person (for teams of 6+ attendees)
  • Individual registration $149 / person (for 1-5 attendees)
  • For Recruiting teams of 10+, please contact us.

Hear directly from our recruiting conference attendees with feedback on their experiences and the value of attending. 

This is your opportunity for professional growth and development, continuing education credits, and to build your network and relationships with top Recruiting, HR, and Talent Management professionals throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. 

Join Minnesota Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 400+ of your Recruiting and HR peers, on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018! The event will be held at the Best Buy's World Headquarters, in Richfield, MN.

Invest in your professional development in 2018! We know your time is valuable, so we've put together 1/2 day of action-filled content with new ideas you can implement when you get back to your office. 

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:

  • Free parking
  • SHRM re-certification credits
  • Wifi access
  • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout Minnesota
  • Prize Drawings
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks
  • Exclusive Minnesota Recruiters swag
Fall Recruiting Conference

The Speakers



Matt Grove.jpegMatt Grove

Matt Grove is a Principal Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox based in Chicago where he works with leading companies to enhance their recruiting and sourcing strategies. Matt is a former recruiting leader in professional services and built the highly successful sourcing function at KPMG from the ground up.

Matt’s sourcing team model and training have now been implemented by other KPMG firms around the world. After leading the sourcing team, Matt led the national recruiting team for the US Tax practice, and created a new hiring and candidate engagement strategy and advised executive firm leadership.

Matt has been a featured speaker and panelist at national recruiting conferences and leadership events like ERE, SourceCon, and the Thought Leadership Institute, and served as an Expert Advisor for the Human Capital Institute. Matt is also an in-demand trainer, training sourcing and recruiting teams around the world. Prior to Matt’s career in recruiting and consulting, he was an opera singer and music theater actor. He brings that presence and performance experience to his speaking and training. Matt has degrees from Southwestern University and Texas Tech University and is SPHR certified.



Maisha Cannon Recruiting Conference.jpgMaisha L. Cannon

Maisha L. Cannon is a Sourcing Leader with expertise in mentoring teams and cultivating creative Strategies that attract exceptional talent. Her unique approach to identifying, engaging and assessing talent has been refined by years of recruiting experience like E! Entertainment, LinkedIn and Google.

Maisha serves on the SourceCon Advisory Committee and has shared her insights at Talent42, SocialHRCamp, ERE Media and HireConf. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the top three sourcing professionals globally in the World's Greatest Sourcer competition, Most recently, she was one of the top 10 finalists in the 2018 SourceCon Grandmaster challenge.

In her free time, Maisha documents her trials and triumphs and produces a sourcing-centric YouTube series. You can follow Maisha at @talentgenie.



John Hardy.jpegJohn Hardy

Diversity & Inclusion Manager, at Best Buy. Bio coming soon.








Jason_Buss_Minnesota_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 also 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, Founder, Recruiters Network

9:10 - 10:00:  Maisha Cannon - Creative Sourcing Techniques for Recruiters

10:00 - 10:45: Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion

10:45 - 11:10: Networking BreakPrize Drawings & Announcements

11:10 - 12:00: Matt Grove - 10 Real-World Ways to be a More Strategic Talent Advisor

12:00 - 12:05:  Wrap up

Session Descriptions

Maisha Cannon

Creative Sourcing Techniques for Recruiters

Seventy percent of the global workforce is made up of passive talent - people who aren’t actively job searching. Identifying high-quality passive talent requires a “practical approach likely to yield repeatable, replicable, and scalable results.” -Glen Cathey

Still, practical creativity has its place, especially when optimizing the trusted tools we rely on most frequently. In this talk, Maisha will share unique techniques that will empower recruiters to creatively identify passive talent across industries and geographies.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How practical creativity is pivotal in setting the strategy for a successful search
  • How to identify high-quality leads using the resources in your existing toolbox
  • How to effectively integrate creative sourcing techniques into your recruiting workflow


Matt Grove

Lead at Every Level: 10 Real-World Ways to be a More Strategic Talent Advisor 

Business leaders today expect more from Talent Acquisition than ever before. Every talent professional is expected to deliver value and help the business drive results, regardless of their seniority in the organization. Matt Grove goes inside top companies and advises executives and will share his insights on what you need to know to be a true talent advisor, what business leaders really want from Talent Acquisition, and real-world strategies to influence and lead the business at every level of your career.

Attendees will learn:

  • What it takes to be a true talent advisor to an organization
  • What you can do as a Recruiting or Human Resources professional to be more effective
  • Ways to influence and lead, regardless of your title or level


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