Hiring On All Cylinders is the Official Podcast of HR Tech

October 3, 2016 at 1:24 PM by Kathleen de Lara


We’ll be broadcasting live as the official podcast of this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo! Over the three-day event, more than 50 leading influencers and top practitioners in the talent industry will share their perspectives on emerging trends in the space and how they’re solving the biggest challenges in HR.

Will you be at HR Tech? Say hi and see us in action. HOAC will be recording live on the floor right next to the exhibition entrance. Stay up to date on who’s on the show, and get a sneak peek of just some of the luminaries on the lineup so far.

Tuesday, October 4

Brian Sommer, CEO, TechVentive

brian-sommer_copy.jpgBrian Sommer is an industry analyst who covers the ERP, finance and HR sectors. He served as a member of the IHRIM.link Advisory Board for several years and is a regular contributor to many leading publications. Early in his career Brian was a senior partner at Accenture with leadership roles in their Software Intelligence and Human Capital groups. A sought after speaker, Brian has keynoted numerous software conferences and regularly lectures at major university MBA programs. Brian holds a BBA (Marketing) and a MBA (Finance) from the University of Texas at Austin.


Claire Schooley, Analyst, Forrester Research

claire-schooley_copy.jpgAs a principal analyst of Application Development and Delivery Professionals, Claire covers talent management strategy and tech. Her research includes recruiting, performance, formal and informal learning, and succession planning. Claire also leads Forrester’s work on change management from the people perspective.


Wednesday, October 5

Elaine Orler, CEO and Founder, Talent Function

elaine-orler_copy.jpgElaine is the CEO and Founder of Talent Function, and has been developing and implementing HR solutions since 1993. She has helped global organizations transform their recruiting processes with actionable strategies and technology implementations that optimize talent acquisition for HR professionals, hiring managers, candidates, and the company overall. Elaine is also chairman co-founder of the Talent Board, the founding org of the Candidate Experience Awards.


Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder, The Muse

kathryn-minshew_copy.jpegKathryn is the CEO and co-founder of The Muse, a career-development platform. She’s spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The Today Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship with the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccines in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was a consultant with McKinsey.


Christy Childers, Global Employer Brand Manager, Dropbox

christy-childers_copy.jpgChristy manages Dropbox’s talent brand, employer marketing, recruitment marketing, and employer brand at Dropbox. Some of her biggest passions include improving inefficiencies, making resources more accessible, and sharing stories about how her teammates are solving the world’s biggest problems.



Jason Averbook, HR Thought Leader

jason-averbook_copy.jpgJason has over 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry. He held director roles at PeopleSoft for nine years, co-founded Knowledge Infusion, and is the former CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company. Jason is a leading analyst, thought leader, consultant, and is considered one of the top 100 global leaders influencing the future of work and the HR function.


Craig Fisher, Head of Employer Branding, CA Technologies

craig-fisher_copy.jpegCraig leads employer branding at CA Technologies, helping global marketing and recruiting rpos showcase the org’s innovation and magnetic culture. His digital branding methods have been adopted as best practices by companies including Zappos, YUM! Brands, Hootsuite, and many more. He is the author of Inbound Recruiting, and a popular keynote speaker at tech, social media, HR/recruiting, and sales conferences worldwide.


Thursday, October 6

Colin Day, President and CEO, iCIMS

colin-day_copy.jpgColin Day is the founder, Chairman and CEO of iCIMS. Prior to founding iCIMS, Colin worked in sales and new business development at Comrise Technology, an IT staffing firm. After successfully opening a new branch office in Washington D.C., Colin recognized an opportunity to carve a technical platform out of the company, and iCIMS was born.


Daniel Chait, CEO, Greenhouse

daniel-chait_copy.pngDaniel Chait is CEO and co-founder of Greenhouse. He has been a technology entrepreneur in New York for nearly 20 years, and previously co-founded Lab49, a global firm providing technology consulting solutions for the world's leading investment banks. Daniel has presented on recruiting and entrepreneurship at numerous venues including General Assembly, the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship, Launch Scale, DEMO Traction, and the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference.


Matt Charney, Recruiting Daily

matt-charney_copy.jpgAs the executive editor of Recruiting Daily, Matt leads content creation, editorial strategy, and creative and campaign based marketing. He began his career as a recruiter for Warner Bros., Disney, and Amgen before shifting into marketing leadership roles at companies including Monster, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Talemetry. Matt's personal blog, Snark Attack, has been recognized by The Huffington Post, HRExaminer, HRO Today and HR Magazine as one of the top influencers in HR Technology.


Kevin Grossman, VP of Research and Analytics, Talent Board

kevin-grossman_copy.jpgKevin is the Talent Board VP overseeing all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards. He co-founded and co-hosted TalentCulture’s #TChat with Meghan M. Biro, and produces and hosts the new Reach West Radio where he speaks with guests about life and the world of work. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, Kevin has over 17 years of domain expertise and familiarity with the HR and recruiting technology marketplace and remains a top social influencer in leadership, human resources, talent management and recruiting.


Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Analyst, Bersin by Deloitte

robin-erickson_copy.jpgRobin directs Bersin by Deloitte’s Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research practice, where she draws on her most recent experiences focused on Talent Strategies consulting and research for Deloitte’s Human Capital practice. In addition to her Bersin by Deloitte publications, she led Deloitte’s global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and has authored two Deloitte Review publications. With more than 20 years in management consulting, Robin has broad experience in talent strategy, retention improvement, workforce planning, organization design, diversity and inclusion, culture assessment, project management, and facilitation.

Ready to rock? Tune in on Soundcloud or iTunes to stay up to the minute on HOAC’s latest episodes. If you’re headed to HR Tech, be sure to stop Booth #2631! Our CEO Jon Bischke will also be speaking on Thursday’s Mega Session, “Two Decades, Four Tech Revolutions and Billions of Dollars Later — Why Is Hiring Still So Hard?” along with iCIMS, HireVue, Kinetix, and CareerBuilder.

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