Future-Proof Your Talent Acquisition Strategy with a World-Class RPO Partner
Joe Marino

Virtual Think Tank Series

Future-Proof Your Talent Acquisition Strategy with a World-Class RPO Partner

Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST (11:00am – 12:00pm PST)

Future-proofing talent acquisition ensures your organization is prepared to address any challenges that impact your talent acquisition strategy. Over the last 15 months, HR leaders have had everything thrown at them. This includes shifting dynamics in the supply and demand for hiring. If you have experienced any of the following situations and did not have an immediate solution, then you will find value in future-proofing:

  • A sudden decrease in demand for your workforce
  • A sudden increase in demand for your workforce
  • Layoffs or furloughs
  • Supply shortage of hourly workers
  • Decrease in active candidate applications
  • Decrease of available passive candidates
  • Pressure to decrease your HR budget (while being asked to increase recruitment volumes)
  • Implement a diversity, equity, and inclusion program
  • Create your work-from-home strategy; develop your ‘Return to Office’ plan

In this session, you’ll hear from Joe Marino, EVP of Hueman People Solutions, a globally recognized recruitment process outsourcing business, who will discuss the latest challenges impacting the talent market and the importance of future-proofing your talent acquisition strategy to remain competitive in your industry. You’ll also hear from one of Hueman’s partners, Carlos Vargas, Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Technology at Adventist HealthCare; and Chief Human Resources Officer at Howard University Hospital, about the benefits of their decision to establish an external partnership to future-proof and enhance their internal recruitment team’s efforts. Attendees will walk away from this session with:

  1. An understanding of the key challenges impacting talent acquisition today.
  2. What it means to future-proof your talent acquisition strategy.
  3. Why it’s critical in today’s environment to have a world-class recruitment program.
  4. An understanding of the strategic benefits of partnering with an RPO provider.


    Joe Marino
    Hueman People Solutions

    Joe is a founding member of Hueman People Solutions and is currently its Executive Vice President. He joined Hueman in 2019 and as a member of the leadership team, Joe oversees many of the organization’s RPO partnership, Hueman’s Talent Acquisition Consulting Services, Business Development and has led many of Hueman’s strategic partnerships. Hueman provides RPO Services, Executive Search Services and Talent Acquisition Consulting Services. Joe manages Hueman’s Albuquerque Office and plays an active role in engaging Hueman’s remote team-members. He has a firm commitment to driving the organization’s culture, known as ‘A Culture-by-Design’.

    Joe has 25 years’ experience within the recruiting and consulting industry. He has spent time within large, publicly traded organizations, such as AMN Healthcare Services, where he was responsible for over $300 million in annualized revenue during his 8-year tenure. Joe has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, along with international recruitment to the United States.  Joe started his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in New York City where he obtained his CPA license.

    Carlos Vargas
    Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Technology; and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Howard University Hospital

    Carlos A. Vargas serves as the Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Technology at Adventist HealthCare. Based in Gaithersburg, Md., Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, integrated health-care delivery organization that cares for approximately 766,386 individuals a year. It includes Shady Grove Medical Center and Behavioral Health Services, White Oak Medical Center, Fort Washington Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Adventist Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Shady Grove Radiology, Urgent Care Centers, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness, LifeWork Strategies and other health and wellness services. Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest employers in Maryland, employing more than 5,500 staff. Adventist HealthCare also manages Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.

    Vargas has served as Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Technology at Adventist HealthCare since 2015, focusing on recruitment optimization, occupational health, employee benefits and well-being earning and development, compensation and human resources information systems.

    Vargas has been a human resources leader for more than 28 years. Prior to joining Adventist HealthCare, he served in a variety of leadership roles with the National Park Service, Montgomery County, Md., and City of Rockville governments. There, he served on various retirement boards, worked on employee relations and mediation, benefits administration, compensation and organizational development, and, with an affinity for new technologies and collaboration, helped to improve functionality systemwide. In addition to his current role, he was appointed the Chief Human Resources Officer for Howard University Hospital.

    Vargas holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

    Vargas is actively involved in his community, is an avid baseball fan and lives in Montgomery County with his wife Jodi and his two sons, Aaron, age 22 and Zachary, age 21.

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