Talent Acquisition Business Partners: Improve the Performance and Value of Your Recruiting Function

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will help you improve the value of your interactions with hiring managers and become a trusted, strategic business partner.
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Repeated Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.

As the demand for skilled talent continues to rise, strong recruiting partners will be a key advantage for successful companies. But how do you move from "order taker" to valued business partner? You'll learn how to create impactful relationships with hiring managers, uncover the real needs of your organization and become a talent acquisition business partner focused on bottom-line business goals and exceptional internal client service. The approach will result in an increase in your value to the organization by accelerating your ability to produce extraordinary results and improving your understanding of what really matters to your organization. This session will show you how to:

  • Uncover the real strategic needs of the hiring manager.
  • Influence criteria for screening and selecting the best candidate match.
  • Improve recruiting results to better align with the needs of the business.
  • Increase internal customer satisfaction with hiring managers.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Nicole Oliver, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


Nicole Oliver’s recruiting career began in 2007 with Robert Half International and continued with AppleOne Employment Services, where she served as a branch leader for 4 years.  In 2012, Ms. Oliver transitioned into corporate recruiting as the Director of Talent Acquisition for a specialized financial services company.  Under her leadership, the organization was able to acquire the necessary talent to expand their business services into emerging markets and grew from 700 employees to over 2000 in just 14 months.  Currently she serves as a Recruiting Business Partner for Meritage Homes, providing talent advisory services to business leaders as they expand their operations across the southeast. 

With expertise in workforce planning, sourcing strategies, selection methods and leadership development, Ms. Oliver has a track record of successfully delivering ambitious talent solutions.  She believes that the purpose of recruiting isn’t simply to fill requisitions or achieve a headcount goal.  It’s an opportunity to serve others by uncovering their needs and connecting them to solutions that empower and elevate everyone involved.

Harbor Ballroom DE
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Leadership & Navigation
HR Expertise
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