Job Recruitment Experts Speak January 7

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2011) – Employers are looking for people to hire but they’re going about the process in new and innovative ways. 

Join a national expert on recruiting trends and a local expert on social media in human resources for “Recruiting Trends 2010: Talent Management and Survival in Today’s Economy," Friday, Jan. 7 from 9 - 11:30 a.m.

The event, which is presented by the USF Career Center and the University of Tampa Office of Career Services, will takes place on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center on the UT Campus.

The cost of the program is $25 and includes a buffet breakfast. The registration deadline is Jan. 4. For event details and registration, go to

In addition to recruiting trends, the speakers will cover how companies can use their brands to recruit employees.


Phil Gardner, director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University, will give the keynote address. The CERI is nationally recognized for its research on the transition from college to work, employment readiness of college graduates and assessment of learning in the workplace, and Gardner oversees Michigan State’s annual college labor market study.

Michael VanDervort, labor relations specialist in human resources at Publix Super Markets, will speak about how businesses can use social media tools to protect their brand and promote positive employee relations.


The program will help attendees:


Identify recruiting trends specific to Florida and the Southeast;


Discover successful talent management strategies;


Understand today’s current and emerging workforce;


Network with area recruiters and HR professionals.


Learn to use tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogs;


Earn three credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification.


Program organizers said attendees will leave the event with a greater level of knowledge in key industry trends that will assist both recruiters and human resource professionals with strategic planning and an increased level of engagement on campus in areas of job fairs, recruitment and information sessions.