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XUNO Talent Talk: Can Technology Help or Hurt Your Hiring Practices?

Innovation Pavilion 9200 East Mineral Avenue , Centennial, (map)

They say the future of talent acquisition lies in technology. This industry is growing tremendously, with more and more tech startups climbing up the talent acquisition tech tree. Everything from online psychometric assessment tools to automated sourcing applications are being built, and more technology is being sought to solve the talent shortage that every company believes they’re facing. Of course technology can help, but how can it hurt your hiring practices? This show will dive right in to help answer that question, and a few more, about technology and the pros and cons

for your talent strategy. 1. What is the evolution you all have seen in talent technologies?

2. What have been some truly remarkable uses of technology that you believe

have added tremendous value to recruiting and hiring?

3. Where are companies using technology wrong in hiring talent?

4. What future do you foresee for talent acquisition technologies? What types of talent tech companies are going to rise to the top?

Guests include:

Joe Thurman, Founder & CEO of Jobber Group

A passion for technology, entrepreneurship and helping companies succeed is what drives Joe every day. With over a decade of experience in the technology and in the staffing and recruiting space, Joe is passionate about changing the way companies attract, retain and develop talent. Joe has worked with startup companies to the Fortune 100 and is driven to help organizations solve problems. Kathleen Brenk, Director of HR Strategy and Implementation at CareerWise


Kathleen consults on business partner talent strategy and program implementation for Colorado’s groundbreaking system of business-led and student focused youth apprenticeships. Past leadership roles include CHRO at Recondo Technology and VP of People & Culture at Trust Company of America. Kathleen is an HR leader that believes in creative, strategic solutions and shaking up past practices to get things done smarter and faster. She is a Six Sigma greenbelt, with SHRM-SCP and SPHR credentials. With experiences ranging from acquisitions to complex compliance issues to internal executive coaching, Kathleen brings a unique operational skill brining business-focused experience to engaging people practices.

Michael Simpson, Co-founder & CEO of Pairin, @PAIRINceo

Michael has worked in the software industry for 25 years running product divisions for multibillion dollar companies, and has worked as a professional coach for over 15 years. He led product management for the 5th largest software company in the world, and spent over 10 years running systems integration solutions for Fortune 100 companies. He lived 6.5 years in Russia coaching young adults with barriers to employment to become successful leaders and executives. At PAIRIN, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by making education more relevant for students and their future employers through the development of attitudes, motivations and

behavioral proficiencies.

Michael has contributed to books on Knowledge Management (KM), Identity and Networking, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). His background in strategy and marketing for all identity, security and management products while at Novell, Inc. contributes to PAIRIN unwavering commitment to digital personal privacy.

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