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    Recruiting On A Dime – Tips & Tricks to Recruiting with Little or No Budget!

    Date: November 15, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Recruiting doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!  Despite the growing health of the economy, there are businesses of all sizes who just don’t have a huge budget or staff for recruiting.  Recruiting is all about attracting top talent.  At its heart, a strong recruiting platform can be created and enhanced without heavy costs.

    There are a number of inexpensive technologies available that will help you to deploy low-cost, high-efficiency tactics to find and hire employees without splurging on unnecessary tools.  Recruiters that are willing to work hard and be creative, can be much more successful at finding top performing team members.

    It is so important to get started using social networks.  According to a recent Jobvite survey, 92 percent of U.S. companies hire through social media, so you won’t be alone in your endeavor. Better yet, 73 percent of those companies made successful hires through social media.  Most Recruiters use the top 3 most used social media networks for professional connections – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

    As the use of technology continues to grow, the baby boomer candidate pool is shrinking and the millennial candidate pool continues to grow.  This might be the year to consider going mobile.  A Careerbuilder study shows that 70%+ of job seekers search for jobs on their phones.

    Employee Referral Programs have also been proven to be highly successful.  On average, employee referrals make up 20% of a candidate pool, but they are usually hired 40% of the time.  Robust, interactive programs trend even higher.

    Join us to learn all the best tips and tricks of recruiting on a budget to hire the best talent!  Learn how to use LinkedIn, Boolean Searches and Social Media to your advantage.  Master the art of creating an attractive job advertisement and learn how to foster a company-wide recruiting culture and a proactive referral program.

    Approved for 1 SHRM and HRCI credit!

    Learning objectives of session:

    • Top tips & tricks for recruiting with little or no budget
    • Know your budget, timelines and expectations
    • How to use LinkedIn to your advantage
    • Using Google or Boolean searches to find candidates – specific samples of Boolean strings to use in a search
    • How to use your in-house ATS to search for candidates – advance search functions
    • How to search for diverse candidates
    • Creating a strong job posting/advertisement
    • Creating a proactive referral program and a culture of company-wide recruiting
    • Optimizing your career website for a mobile application
    • Wooing the candidate
    • Company Branding – Using Social Media to your benefit
    • Training for the hiring manager


    • 5:30-6:00 Networking
    • 6:00-6:10 Chapter announcements
    • 6:10-6:35 Dinner
    • 6:35-6:45 Sponsor announcements
    • 6:45-7:45 Program
    • 7:45-8:00 Closing remarks/raffles

    About the speaker:  

    Mary Roome-Godbolt, PHR & SHRM-CP, has been with Cox Enterprise for 17 years.  She is currently a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant on the Executive Search Team.  She has a diverse background in Talent Acquisition, Call Center Management, and Human Resources.  Mary is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a SHRM certified professional (SHRM-CP).

    Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Illinois State University.  A twelve-year member on the Board of Directors for SHRM’s Dulles Chapter and a former Chapter President, Mary currently serves as the chapter’s Director of Workforce Development and Diversity.  She also volunteers with the Dulles Chamber of Commerce on job programs and workshops for Fairfax and Loudoun county high school students.