Social Recap: Talent Connect San Francisco Day 1 and 2

October 22, 2014

It’s been a super-charged Talent Connect San Francisco. Attendees have been typing and tapping their key takeaways over the past two days, and sharing some of their favorite soundbites across social media. Here’s a look at the top tweets and photos from sessions, keynotes and the overall conference experience.

Big eyes and big hearts at today’s keynote

Recruiters were intrigued by our vision to help them find the perfect fit for their organization through relevancy and fit.

Of course, we always love a fireside chat with our CEO Jeff Weiner. Some folks were even a little star-struck.

LinkedIn’s Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Reid Hoffman, along with Coursera’s Chief Business Officer, Lila Ibrahim and PepsiCo SVP Trish Lukasik, discussed how talent leaders can repair the broken employee-employer relationships through open and honest alliances.

Our most InDemand Employer, Google, impressed and inspired our audience to become more “Googley.”

And Father Greg Boyle tugged heartstrings with powerful stories of how former gang members transform their lives through his organization, Homeboy Industries.

Breakout sessions got the gears spinning.

John Vlastelica opened the conference with a captivating session on leveraging marketing personas to form better recruitment strategies.

Natalie Kessler and Cory Edwards shared how Adobe employees feel empowered as social ambassadors. "They carry the flag for the brand."

Also on the theme of social media ambassadors, Ashley Dalziel and Janeen Speer highlighted how their culture at lululemon is fully engrained in everything they do, from attracting the right talent to professional and personal goal-setting.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a recruiting event without a refresher on Lou Adler’s performance-based hiring methods.

Taking a more scientific approach to talent branding, Jonah Berger challenged leaders to make their talent brand contagious. Go beyond viral, aspire to be talked about and shared day in & day out.

Leveraging data for employee referral programs, EVPs, and candidate experience were also hot topics



And everyone was excited to peek behind Zappos’ disruptive curtain.

The interactive experience never ceases to amaze.

The visual displays, engaging activities and ambient networking parties spurred attendees to share photos and make new connections.





…and it’s not over! Keep up with the conversation on Twitter, or search #intalent on Instagram to see what it’s like through an attendee’s eyes. And of course, join the closing ceremonies tomorrow via live stream – I promise you that Arianna Huffington will not disappoint.