Innovation in the New Normal: An Interactive Discussion and Reflection on Hiring post-Pandemic
Heather Thomas

Virtual Think Tank Series

Innovation in the New Normal: An Interactive Discussion and Reflection on Hiring post-Pandemic

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

With an astounding 40.8 million Americans unemployed, HR departments and Talent Acquisition leaders will have to reassess ways of wading through the talent pool. Hiring talent will remain the top priority, and things like interviewing and onboarding processes will be forever changed after this year. The conversations surrounding change and innovation need to happen now.

Join this discussion with VPs of Talent Acquisition and HR Professionals armed with questions and experiences surrounding how you are leveraging AI and Virtual Interviewing. Utilize this hour as an exploratory conversation surrounding modern technology; What are you currently doing to sort through the chaos as we move towards a post-pandemic world? Are there tools or strategies you have always wanted to try, and maybe now is finally the time? What do you want to learn from your peers right now?

This candid discussion will provide a platform to share answers to these questions and more, and deep-dive into ways to reduce costs during this staggering time for businesses in America without sacrificing an exceptional candidate experience.


    Heather Thomas
    SVP, Client Partnership & Delivery

    Ms. Thomas joined Harqen as a Regional Vice President of Sales in January, 2018, then moving into the role of Senior Vice President of Client Partnership and Delivery in February, 2020.

    In her current role, Ms. Thomas has been committed to helping clients create a quicker and more efficient hiring process through the use of Harqen’s digital interviewing technology and AI solution.

    Prior to joining Harqen, Heather spent 25 hears in recruiting, where she partnered with organizations in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, and education to create and execute effective recruitment strategies.

    Suzanne Kinkel
    Executive Board Director

    As Executive Board Director and former President of HarQen, LLC , Suzanne led the HarQen team to help organizations align their Talent Acquisition strategies with organizational goals through the use of On Demand Interviewing technology. Suzanne’s background includes 15+ years of experience in Recruitment and Human Resource Outsourcing. Passionate about people, HR, talent acquisition, and what makes companies successful she has the ability to translate her wealth of recruitment industry knowledge into measurable results for her clients.

    HRCI Approved Provider

    This Program, ID No. 526132, has been approved for 1.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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