Airbnb to Keynote Talent Connect Sydney on May 5th

January 14, 2015

In 2011, Airbnb was faced with a major challenge. Like many hot companies, hyper-growth was taking a toll as the company quickly went from 50 to 500 employees.

Today, Airbnb has 1,400 employees worldwide across 16 offices, doubling in size every year for the past three years. Furthermore, its hiring operates like a well-oiled machine.

The key to this turnaround? Candidate experience. Jill Riopelle, Global Head of Recruiting, spearheaded a candidate experience overhaul soon after joining the company. Her team drew a roadmap of the experience as a first step, reviewed all external communications, and made candidates feel valued--especially when rejected.

To learn more about Airbnb’s story, join us on May 5th, 2015 at Talent Connect Sydney to hear Jill’s keynote from the main stage. You’ll also join 600+ talent acquisition leaders and their teams from across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific who will come together to share best practices and debate the hottest trends in talent acquisition. The conference will take place at the Hilton Sydney.

This year, Talent Connect will be one full day, featuring keynotes from motivational speakers, customers, and LinkedIn. Our themes will be connect, inspire, and transform and we’ll have three break-out streams for talent acquisition leaders and recruiters. Topics will include leveraging data to become a strategic talent adviser, developing a compelling talent brand, recruiting in challenging markets, internal mobility strategies, and more. In addition, our Product Consultants will also be on hand to offer LinkedIn product training sessions, as well as one-on-one, bespoke consulting in our InLounge.

Our goal is for attendees to connect with each other to share best practices, get inspired by stories of recruiting leaders changing the world through best-in-class talent acquisition, and leave fired up to transform recruiting at their organisations. And, of course, what’s a Talent Connect without the closing party? There will be one and it will be amazing!

In the meantime, we are assembling a great line up of speakers from across the region, and are still accepting applications from those interested in speaking. If you have a great story to share, please submit it here. We will follow up with you for further information.

We hope to see you at Talent Connect Sydney this May! Book now and lock in your early savings now to kick-start the New Year with our early bird pricing of AU$495.