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Talent Acquisition Interest Group - Empowering the Talent Acquisition Professional through Big Data
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Talent Acquisition Interest Group - Empowering the Talent Acquisition Professional through Big Data

*FREE* Data Science; the growing discipline and how it shapes Talent Acquisition Metrics, using it to predict quality of hires.

When: Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00 AM Networking; 8:30 - 10:00 AM Program
Where: Tech Nexis
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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Empowering the Talent Acquisition Professional through Big Data 

Applying data science to talent acquisition is a growing trend and discipline. In this session we will define what Big Data is; discuss the misconceptions; explain how it shapes talent acquisition metrics, and how it can be leveraged to help business partners achieve their goals. 

We have put together an exciting panel to enlighten us about this growing trend. You will hear success stories and misconceptions from organizations that are leading the way and successfully translating data into meaningful and actionable information.

Kevin Krumm, CEO, Objective Paradigm and Talution Group

Kevin Krumm has more than 15 years of experience in IT recruiting, consulting, and business development. He is the CEO of the recruiting services firm Objective Paradigm and tech staff-augmentation provider Talution Group and responsible for driving their growth by connecting very talented people with outstanding opportunities. His team continues to strengthen their leadership in the Chicago tech community by leveraging a mix of research and relationships to deliver services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of their clients.
Krumm’s experience includes working with clients in tech startups, financial markets, consulting, and software development. His passion lies with identifying talented people capable of disrupting industries by leveraging technology and creativity. 
Krumm is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a bachelor's degree in Economics.

Rosemary Haefner, Chief Human Resources Officer, CareerBuilder

As Chief Human Resources Officer for, Haefner is responsible for developing and implementing global strategies for employee engagement, talent management, organizational design, recruiting, benefits, and community outreach. Pulling from her more than 20 years of extensive HR experience and research, Haefner is an employment expert who regularly addresses a variety of industry forums as well as appears on national Television (CNN, FOX NEWSCHANNEL, the Today Show, The Early Show, etc.) and radio (NPR, CBS Marketwatch, etc.) programs to discuss the state of the job market, hiring practices and a multitude of workplace issues.

Under Haefner's leadership, CareerBuilder has received numerous employment focused awards including BusinessWeek's 'Best Places to Launch a Career,' Training Magazine’s Top 125, ComputerWorld’s Best Places to Work in IT and 'Best Places to Work' features by Chicago Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution,, and the Chicago Tribune. Haefner also received the 2008 American Business Award for "Human Resource Executive of the Year."  Before joining, Haefner headed up the Midwest Region's Employee Services team for RCN Corporation. Prior to this, she served as Vice President of Human Resources for AGENCY.COM as well as a Senior Human Resources Consultant at McGladrey & Pullen. Haefner has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Lindsay Dagiantis, Associate Director of Employee Services, Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive is a privately held data-driven digital marketing & technology company based here in Chicago.  At Rise Interactive, Lindsay is responsible for all functions and programs around the Employee Lifecycle:  from Employment Branding & Marketing, Recruiting, Onboarding, Training & Development, as well as Growth & Retention.  Over the last 3.5 years, she has been part of the rapid growth of Rise Interactive.  As a data-driven organization, Lindsay is responsible for developing programs and processes so that decisions can be based on data to improve the overall candidate and employee experience with Rise Interactive.   Prior to Rise Interactive, Lindsay spent over 7 years in a variety of recruiting organizations including executive retained search, technology staffing, startups, and oversaw the midwest recruiting function for Omnicom Media Group.  

Floyd Yager,  Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Allstate Insurance Company.                                        

Floyd was named to this role in 2012 and has accountability for developing and driving the Data and Analytic strategy for the company.   He has been with Allstate since 1989 beginning as an actuarial student and progressing through higher levels of responsibility including leading pricing and research teams, leading the Midwest Regional officer, and working as a product manager for the State of California.  Floyd received a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana and also has earned his MBA from the University of Illinois – Chicago.  He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  

Denise Bindelglass, Vice President, People & Culture, Dose Media LLC

Denise has spent the majority of her career leading and managing human resources functions and teams for market leading companies based in Chicago. A common theme has been companies that need to scale rapidly due to growth and companies that put a premium on culture. Denise leverages HR as a strategic function, building dynamic leadership programs and initiatives to empower managers and encourage internal career movement, while ensuring total rewards and recognition programs result in a company culture that attracts and retains the best talent.  
Prior to Dose, Denise was the VP of HR for Classified Ventures (CV), a consortium-owned business that included several leading digital businesses such as and  Prior to joining CV, Denise served as Chief Human Resources Officer for proprietary trading firm Sun Trading LLC, where she re-engineered the talent acquisition model, scaled the business, led HR-related initiatives for acquisitions, introduced new total compensation platforms, built training and development programs and defined human capital strategic plans as part of the senior management team. Denise has held senior internal HR leadership roles across a variety of industries including publishing, digital eCommerce, software development and financial services, as well as experience in human capital consulting and executive search.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois (C-U) and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She serves on the board of the Illinois Technology Association and the Old Town School of Folk Music. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston where she created and now teaches a career development course for engineering students at the McCormick School of Engineering.  


This program has been approved for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.