Speaking Engagements

Our team speaks at U.S. and international industry conferences.

Our team is regularly invited to speak and/or play a conference chair/MC role at national and international industry conferences, including national SHRM conferences, regional Staffing Management Association conferences, ERE, SourceCon, Recruiting Trends, mRecruitingCamp, Australasian Talent Conference, Smart Resourcing UK, and iRecruit Europe.

What Conference Producers Say

  • I work with a lot of speakers who have the sort of domain experience John has (talent acquisition experience at all levels, consulting with cutting edge clients, knows the space inside and out), but they rarely get the types of responses that we get after he has spoken. Commonly, attendees will tell me or write in their reviews that John was the best speaker we brought in for the event.
    Editor, SourceCon and Webinar Manager, ERE
  • When John's in the mix for speaking, teaching, or leading a panel, it #willnotsuck.
    Recruiting Director, Marriott
  • What a kick-off John gave our Smart Resourcing 2013 conference in London! His blend of expert insight, focus on the local audience, and direct, funny delivery wowed our very demanding audience. For a recruiting/talent audience, John is really the ideal speaker. He's a practitioner-turned-consultant, and so fully understands and explores frontline needs. I give John an A+++, and most importantly, so did our audience!
    Event Manager, Recruiter.co.uk and Smart Resourcing
  • John's approachability and smart/quick wit, combined with his great depth and breadth of knowledge of our profession made for an entertaining, educational, and memorable program that gave our attendees practical things they could put into action when they returned to their desks.
    President, SHRM Staffing Management Association of Seattle
  • John is a very entertaining speaker who keynoted our 2013 Australasian Talent Conference in Sydney. He shares his experiences and interacts with the audience in a way that people learn and have a good time. I highly recommend him and enjoy his energy.
    Founder, Australasian Talent Conference
  • The thing that impressed me most about John was his ability to lead a discussion on a complicated topic and distill it down to something clear, meaningful, and true. John's work ethic, prep work, and dedication were all key to pulling off a great panel.
    Founder, Mobile Recruiting Camp Conference


In addition to our Recruiting Labs public workshops for recruiters and recruiting leaders, you can hear us on webinars and find us at major industry events around the world.



We present sessions across many recruiting topics, including sourcing, recruiting leadership, hiring manager engagement, and general best practices. Below are sample presentation topics:
  • HIring Managers as your Secret Weapon
  • How to create a fantastic candidate experience
  • 5 Keys to Successful Recruiting Leadership
  • How to create a culture of recruiting ownership
  • Social Media Recruiting Best Practices
  • Leveraging Recruitment Metrics
  • Lead or Be Led: How to Lead as a Recruiter
  • How to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes corporate recruiters make
  • How to interview and hire great corporate recruiters
  • How to drive user adoption and lead change when implementing a new system or process


Looking for a keynote presenter or speaker for your conference or corporate recruiting event?

Contact us to let us know more about your organization, your audience, your event date, your budget, and your agenda. We'd be happy to work with you to see if one of our speakers may be a good fit for your conference or event.

If you're a potential client looking for an on-site training at your company, please check out our training offerings.