Hodes IQ Debuts Complimentary Educational Webinar Series Focused on Talent Acquisition Strategies

NEW YORK, NY—APRIL 4, 2011 — Hodes iQ, the award-winning talent acquisition and management solution from Bernard Hodes Group, has launched an educational webinar series intended to provide employers with information needed to recruit faster and smarter while also demonstrating the value of the latest recruiting tools and technologies.

The iQConnect webinar series will feature thought leaders from several of Bernard Hodes Group’s core practice areas including highly respected speakers from its e-Recruiting solutions division, as well as its digital, branding, mobile and innovation groups. Topics will cover a variety of talent acquisition best practices such as how to create a world-class careers website to influence and engage candidates; what role social media should play in an overall talent strategy; how to maximize brand visibility and impact across all recruiting touch points; and how to transform your recruiting initiatives to leverage the mobility of today’s job seekers.

The webinar format was created to offer quick chunks of information, lasting only one hour, along with an open forum for audience participation and questions. The webinars are intended to provide practical guidance and education while sharing real world examples in addition to giving attendees tangible takeaways that they can implement in their own recruiting strategies.

“Our webinar series organically developed from our own channel of communication with clients on these very subjects,” said Shawna Berthold, VP and director of marketing. “We soon realized that the same discussions we were having with our clients were also happening across the HR space. It was a natural progression for us to turn that knowledge and information into a webinar format that would benefit and add value to the HR community.”

Creating and Leveraging a Best-in-Class Careers Website will kick off the series on Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 PM EST and will be hosted by Loren Nelson, VP of Digital Solutions at Bernard Hodes Group. Loren will help participants better understand how to stand out from the crowd and create an authentic and engaging candidate experience that truly represents their company’s unique attributes. Interested parties can register here.

The webinar will also highlight the benefits of a world-class corporate careers site and outline the four critical components that impact a positive job seeker experience: engagement, outreach, process and preparation.

Additional webinars planned for this quarter include:

• How to Harness a Social World, Wednesday, May 11th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST: In the world of social media, it may be hard to create an employer brand and recruiting strategy that you can execute with your organization’s resources. Join Jenny DeVaughn, Director of Social Strategy at Bernard Hodes Group, as she discusses the critical steps to creating your social strategy framework as well as best practices from other top companies. Click here to register.

• Innovation for Digital Talent Acquisition: From Lab Dreams to Real Solutions, Wednesday, June 8th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST: Most talks on innovation center on big picture strategy development for social and mobile, and focus on employer reputation, social candidate sourcing, conversation dynamics, and text communications. But, there is a huge unmet need in the market for brass tacks social/mobile tools that get beyond the conversation. Join Kane Cochran, Director of Innovation and Mobile at Bernard Hodes Group, who won’t simply talk blue sky concepts dreamed up in our Innovation LabHDx, he’ll dig into live examples and prototype demos, and share results from real companies leveraging social data in innovative ways. Click here to register.

“We have a great line-up planned for the year and we’re excited to bring together our company’s passion and industry expertise to the HR community,” adds Berthold.

Hodes iQ makes talent management work for companies by delivering flexible software solutions for talent acquisition, candidate sourcing, onboarding, career websites and recruitment process improvement. Hodes iQ also integrates seamlessly with best-of-breed solutions for performance management, succession planning, assessment and background checks. Hodes iQ is supported by superb customer service, best-practice consulting and decades of experience through Bernard Hodes Group, offering unparalleled expertise in the recruitment marketing and employment branding industry. Hodes iQ offers several products lines for the Fortune 1000, mid-sized companies, as well as growing businesses. Hodes iQ is on the Web at www.hodesiq.com.

Bernard Hodes Group offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, strategic planning, hiring process assessments, and staffing technology. Headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. — a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.


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