Futurist Kevin Wheeler to Present Keynote at Inaugural Talent Acquisition Tech Conference

June 15, 2016


Wheeler to Discuss the Evolution of Talent Acquisition Tools and the Impact of Rapidly Evolving Technology on Organizations 

HORSHAM, Pa. (June 15, 2016) – Human Resource Executive® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR, today announced that Kevin Wheeler, entrepreneur, futurist, business advisor, thought leader and founder and chairman of the Future of Talent Institute, will present the opening keynote at the first-ever Human Resource Executive®Talent Acquisition Tech Conference. Taking place November 15 — 16, 2016 at the Hilton Austin in Texas, the event will gather the world’s most renowned experts and HR and talent acquisition leaders to explore how technology transforms the way talent is sourced, hired, retained and developed at leading organizations.

 “Kevin Wheeler is one of the most respected voices on topics related to HR and the future of the workforce, sharing his ideas and perspectives on how technology impacts critical recruiting activities and how hiring processes will change in the years to come,” said Andrew McIlvaine, program chair of the conference. “As the Talent Acquisition Tech Conference was established to address the most pressing challenges facing recruiting professionals today, we can think of no one more qualified to open our inaugural event than Kevin.”

In his keynote, “The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics,” Wheeler will address the growing use of cutting-edge tools that make it easier to analyze passive candidates and predict whether they would succeed in an organization. Such tools can profile the people who visit a career site, even just once and without them knowing it, based on their social media footprint and web presence. New technology can also perform biometrics analyses of video interviews, determine if a candidate is telling the truth, and assess the interviewee for the skills and competencies required for a certain position. Wheeler will explore how this brave new world of talent acquisition offers a number of potential advantages and how it also raises critical privacy questions that can’t be ignored.

 “The landscape around recruiting technology is going through a rapid evolution, bringing new technologies and solutions that promise to forever change how companies find talent,” said Wheeler. “Although these new tools are designed to make finding the best candidates easy, the biggest question is whether we are ready for such transformation and the changes it will introduce. I am honored to present the opening keynote at the first-ever Talent Acquisition Tech Conference and eager to help attendees understand how new advancements like predictive analytics will impact their hiring processes.”

A globally recognized speaker, author, teacher and consultant in human capital acquisition and development as well as in corporate education, Wheeler is also the author of numerous articles on human resource development, career development, recruiting and establishing corporate universities. Wheeler founded the Future of Talent Institute out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent. Following a 25-year career holding high-level positions such as senior vice president for staffing and workforce development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, vice president of human resources for Alphatec Electronics and a variety of HR roles at National Semiconductor Corporation, Wheeler has firsthand knowledge of the need for better strategies and approaches to finding, developing and retaining people.

Registration is now open for the Talent Acquisition Tech Conference. For additional information and to register visit www.TalentTechConf.com


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