Monthly Wrap-Up: Speakers Announced for “Women in HR Technology” at HR Tech Conference

Heather R. Huhman

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This is a look at the job search and HR tech news, data, trends, and events you need to know about.


Ascendify Raises $11.3M in Funding from Undisclosed Investor

Talent cloud platform startup, Ascendify, just announced $11.3M raised in funding from an undisclosed investor. Ascendify’s cloud-based technology uses the latest advancements to help companies attract and retain top talent in a highly competitive market.

HR Technology Conference & Exposition® Announces Speakers, for Second-Annual “Women in HR Technology” Session

Human Resource Executive magazine recently announced the lineup for their second-annual “Women in HR Technology” event taking place at the HR Technology Conference on October 10th, 2017.

Speakers will include, Pat Milligan, Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer; Gretchen Alarcon, Group VP, Product Strategy, Oracle; Trish McFarlane, VP Global HCM Strategy & Product Management, Infor; Kirsten Helvey, Chief Operating Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand; Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP, HCM Innovation, Ultimate Software; Christina VanHouten, SVP, Strategy & Product Management, Infor; Kim Seals and Amy Wilson, Managing Directors, Golden Seeds; and more to be announced.

Large Companies Have Greater Opportunity to Attract New Grads, According to Study

A new study released by Accenture found that for the first time in years, there is an uptick in the number of U.S. college graduates wanting to work for large companies, with a 37 percent increase over last year. The report also found that unlike their Millennial predecessors, Gen Z employees want an exceptional employee experience that’s tailored for them.

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Seven Key Strategies For Preventing Employee Turnover | June 14

In this webinar, LifeWorks’ Head of Global Human Resources Mark Malis will teach HR and talent acquisition pros how to retain employees and reveal the seven aspects that either keep or push away talent.

SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition | June 18-21

Can you believe it’s already time for SHRM’s annual conference? Held in the historical city of New Orleans, LA, this year’s event is sure to be a good time.

Keynote speakers include, Laszlo Bock, Former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google; Laila Ali, World Champion Athlete, Entrepreneur, TV Personality & Author; Patrick Lencioni, Founder and President at The Table Group; and Kat Cole, Group President at Focus Brands. BONUS: Harry Connick, Jr. is set to provide entertainment!

Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (2011), #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.