Speaker

Kay Ackermann

Kay Ackermann

Co-Founder & Head of Business Development
HRlab
Carolin Barry

Carolin Barry

Talent Acquisition Specialist/Talent Sourcer
Siemens
What was your dream job growing up?
Writer

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman

Founder, Speaker, Blogger and Advisor
#tru Conferences
Bill Boorman is a recovering recruiter, who never wears a suit and always wears a hat. He is the founder of the #tru community, a global series of unconferences including Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf. He advises tech companies on product and market fit, and global organisations such as Naspers, KPMG, Cisco, Oracle, BBC and Hard Rock Cafe on technology and method of work, and features on the SocialTalent training platform. He is never far from controversy, and has a disruptive view of the world
Kasia Borowicz

Kasia Borowicz

Social Recruiting Trainer
Lightness
What was your dream job growing up?
I wanted to become a professional poetry translator. Turns out, it’s not a very in-demand specialism 😉

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
I enjoy finding new ways of doing things, whether it’s finding candidates or talking to them – and teaching others not only how to recruit, but also how to learn about recruiting all on their own.

This is where you find me:
You can find me almost anywhere.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmborowicz/
Xing: https://www.xing.com/profile/KatarzynaKasia_Borowicz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmborowicz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kasiamborowicz
Own blog: http://kmborowicz.com/

My tip to other recruiters:
Whatever you enjoy doing in your spare time – build on that to develop your competitive advantage. It can be a social channel you know how to use but other recruiters don’t, the ability to make friends quickly in person, etc.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
…using their own brain. As technology becomes smarter, I expect being able to do your own thinking will only become more and more important!
Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell

CEO & Sourcing Ninja
Social Talent
Katrina Collier

Katrina Collier

Chief Researchologist
The Searchologist
What was your dream job growing up?
To run my own business and travel the globe; I am so grateful to do just that and what I love.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
Because people are the most essential element of any business and by adding social media to the recruitment mix you gain the opportunity to cast a wider and better net.

This is where you find me:
Website: thesearchologist.com
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @KatrinaMCollier
Facebook: Facebook.com/CollierKM
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/katrinacollier/

My tip to other recruiters:
#BeHuman and stop relying so heavily on tech to cut (the wrong) corners. Use it instead to find conversation starters and talk to people.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Being curious, interested and sharing enthusiasm! No robot will ever be able to replace human emotions and that feeling that comes when dealing with a great recruiter.
Nina Diercks

Nina Diercks

Attorney & Recognized Expert of Data Protection
Anwaltskanzlei Diercks
Nina Diercks, M.Litt (University of Aberdeen) ist als Rechtsanwältin bei der Kanzlei Rasch Rechtsanwälte tätig und zeichnet dort insbesondere Verantwortung für Mandate aus dem Bereich des Social Media Rechts. Zudem betreibt sie den Social Media Recht Blog und kann auf etliche Jahre Praxiserfahrung im Umfeld von Medien, Recht und Social Media zurückblicken.
Andreas Dittes

Andreas Dittes

Co-Founder & CEO
Talentwunder
Luc Dudler

Luc Dudler

Founder & CEO
Job Pal
Florian Edelmann

Florian Edelmann

CEO & Founder
Telantes
Diana Eid

Diana Eid

Global Head of Recruiting
DRÄXLMAIER Group
Oliver Erb

Oliver Erb

Employer Branding, HR Marketing & Recruiting Consultant
EnBW
Holly Fawcett

Holly Fawcett

Curriculum Development Director
Social Talent
What was your dream job growing up?
An architect - I got the idea from my brother who was studying draftsmanship, and I became obsessed with it until I was about 15!

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
I completely fell into this space, as did most in recruiting I believe, but what keeps me here is the fact that we get to increase human potential. That's so powerful, and why I jump out of bed on a Monday morning.

This is where you find me:
@hollyfawcett on Twitter
linkedin.com/in/hollyfawcett
xing.com/profile/holly_fawcett

My tip to other recruiters:
Every day is a school day, and if you didn't learn something, you weren't listening. Constantly learning will keep you ahead of your game and ensure you always have a job - just don't expect that your job tomorrow will be the same one as today though!

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Networking skills.
Luzia Fink

Luzia Fink

Managing Consultant
Promerit
Stefan Göppel

Stefan Göppel

Teamlead Sourcing
BFFT
David Green

David Green

Director People Analytics
IBM
What was your dream job growing up?
It varied at any one time from being a rock star - Billy Idol and Joe Strummer being particular inspirations, a footballer or a cricketer.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
With the confluence of technology, data, analytics and change, I can't think of a more exciting place to work in 2017 - even if it isn't quite as good as being Billy Idol!

This is where you find me:
You can follow me on Twitter @david_green_uk, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrgreen/ - where you can also read my blog.

My tip to other recruiters:
Don't be afraid of data, analytics and AI - they can all help you be even better recruiters

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Data - think of it as the oil of the 21st century
Darja Gutnick

Darja Gutnick

CEO
bunch
Medi Gwosdz

Medi Gwosdz

German Content Writer
Stack Overflow
What did you want to be when you were small?
Big quickly.

Why then (of all things) did you move into HR and/or recruiting?
In my career, I have always had titles like copywriter or creative. At the end of the day, this meant communication. This is exactly what recruiting is: the successful communication between companies and potential employees.

This is where you find me:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/medigwosdz
https://www.xing.com/profile/MediMadelen_Gwosdz

My top tip for recruiting:
Nothing good happens, unless you do it.
This applies not only to recruiting but is particularly pertinent to it: Those who recognize the weaknesses in organizational processes, often know where improvement can be found. But we often find excuses for why something isn't possible. Sometimes you just have to break away from silo thinking and argue for a cause. It’s worth it.

The essential element of recruiting in the future:
Interdisciplinary collaboration. Recruiting and employer branding isn't only the domain of those who have such job titles.
Jan Hawliczek

Jan Hawliczek

Deputy Head of HR Marketing & Recruiting
BFFT
Manuel Heichlinger

Manuel Heichlinger

EMEA Talent Acquisition Lead
LinkedIn
What was your dream job growing up?
When I was five I wanted to be a baker like my Grand Dad because they were allowed to get up early. When I was nine years old I wanted to be a composer because I loved playing the piano. When I was 14, I wanted to be a journalist because I could go for free to concerts and theatre plays. When I was 18 years old, I wanted to be a social worker for disabled children and teenagers because I wanted to change the world.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
I work in recruiting because it enables me to support others in finding their dream job and create an exciting future for themselves and their families.

This is where you find me:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuelheichlinger/
https://www.facebook.com/manuel.heichlinger
https://www.xing.com/profile/Manuel_Heichlinger
https://www.instagram.com/heichdhu/?hl=en

My tip to other recruiters:
Bring your personality to the table and be honest & open with the candidates on what awaits them in the new role. It is important to put the individual candidate and their expectations and experiences in the heart of the recruiting process again – despite all technology and automation.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
The use of AI will fundamentally change core elements of the recruiting process such as sourcing, interview scheduling and the communication with candidates in the next few years. On top of this, recruiters need to be able to generate ideas and talent insights from a huge amount of available data in order to create added value for their organisations. Finally, it will become more important than ever to help organisations to access diverse talent pools given the shortage of skilled workers.
Carl Hoffmann

Carl Hoffmann

Founder & CEO
talentry
Theresa Holm

Theresa Holm

Talent Attraction Manager
Infineon Technologies
Jubin Honarfar

Jubin Honarfar

Co-Founder & CEO
whatchado
Roxana Hughes

Roxana Hughes

Customer Engagement Manager
Monster Worldwide
Christian Jørgensen

Christian Jørgensen

Head of Sourcing & Analytics
DONG Energy
What was your dream job growing up?
Race driver (speed and instant input)

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
Recruitment challenges the best – it always has impact and it always requires sense of urgency and mastering match-making

This is where you find me:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-j%C3%B8rgensen-a82779/

My tip to other recruiters:
Always be curious, always be positive

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Combining Technology and People Skills – the right combination = extremely productive; the wrong combination (too much of either) = disaster
Michael Lanzensberger

Michael Lanzensberger

Talent Sourcer
Siemens
Tina Lehmann

Tina Lehmann

Teamlead Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Germany
Siemens
Lutz Leichsenring

Lutz Leichsenring

Dot Connector
young targets
Oscar Mager

Oscar Mager

Founder
Evertalent
Oscar Mager is a passionate, Global Talent Acquisition specialist and Founder of Evertalent, helping international businesses innovate recruitment and connect with amazing people. Strong interest in AI for Talent, recruiting technology, startups and the future of work. He can also be found pursuing his other passion for event photography and visual storytelling.
Magdalena Masluk-Meller

Magdalena Masluk-Meller

Talent Acquisition Manager
Zalando
What was your dream job growing up?
Teacher. I always loved the idea of knowledge sharing and nurturing talents.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
Talent Acquisition is a very tangible area of HR with critical business impact.

This is where you find me:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenamaslukmeller/
Twitter: @breakpointHR

My tip to other recruiters:
Adapt to the changing world of talent recruiting

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Understanding brand impact
Melis MelikoÄŸlu

Melis MelikoÄŸlu

Global Recruitment Manager
Unilever
What was your dream job growing up?
TV Newsreader

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
It’s the most critical job in the business & economy to impact people’s lives.

This is where you find me:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melis-meliko%C4%9Flu-87b34212/

My tip to other Recruiters:
Right after reaching out the candidate after the face to face interview with Hiring Manager to check how it went and doing the facilitation between the Hiring Manager & Candidate is the proof to successful result & satisfaction.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Technology & Social Network
Ihsan Mert

Ihsan Mert

Talent Recruitment Specialist
Turkcell
What was your dream job growing up?
I always wanted to be a pilot but I am colour blind.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
I am a talent acquisition leader. I am an engager of high potential candidates who are awesome at what they do. I am a listener, a coach, a candidate advocate. I am a matchmaker. The reward is not a hire; the reward is not a transaction. It is a personal connection, a network, and a chance to watch people be successful and shine in their career. That’s the reason why I am in Recruiting right now.

This is where you find me:
I am very active on Linkedin and you can definitely connect with me
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ihsanmert/

My tip to other recruiters:
You have to love your job. Recruiting is very demanding but it is also fun. Try to get to know each candidate and find out what they really want. Every candidate is like a sapling, you need to find the right conditions and soil to plant it so it becomes a tree with lots of fruits.
Daniel Mühlbauer

Daniel Mühlbauer

Managing Director
function(HR)
David Nitschke

David Nitschke

Teamlead Seminar Management
Quadriga
Tobias Ortner

Tobias Ortner

Head of HR Marketing & Recruiting
BFFT
Anna Ott

Anna Ott

HR Expert
hub:raum / Deutsche Telekom
Balazs Paroczay

Balazs Paroczay

Founder
edlington
Yvonne Riedel

Yvonne Riedel

Head of Employer Branding
ProSiebenSat.1 Media
Jennifer Schmidtlein

Jennifer Schmidtlein

Talent Attraction Manager
Infineon Technologies
Katharina Seidl

Katharina Seidl

Sourcing & Recruiting Manager
BFFT
Branko Staudinger

Branko Staudinger

HR Ambassador
GoHiring
Jan Tegze

Jan Tegze

Senior Recruiting Manager
SolarWinds
What was your dream job growing up?
Like almost every kid, I hoped that I would become an astronaut and explore space.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
Because this job gave me the opportunity to learn new things everyday and impact people’s lives with my actions.

This is where you can find me:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jantegze/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jantegze
Medium: https://medium.com/@jantegze/
Own blog: www.tegze.eu
But you can also find me on www.sourcing.games and www.recruitment.camp.

My tip to other recruiters:
Don’t compare your career with others. Just because you are not making progress as fast as others, does not mean that you are not making any progress at all. Just stay focused and in the end you will go further than others, because you are not going to be distracted by them.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Technology, a brain and passion to learn.
Robindro Ullah

Robindro Ullah

Author & Blogger
HR in Mind
Corinna Vielmeyer

Corinna Vielmeyer

Manager Corporate HR Marketing & Communications
CLAAS
Kerstin Wagner

Kerstin Wagner

Head of Talent Acquisition
Deutsche Bahn
Arnim Wahls

Arnim Wahls

CEO
Firstbird
Tülay Yalcinkaya

Tülay Yalcinkaya

Technology Group HR Business Partner Manager
Turkcell
What was your dream job growing up?
I wanted to become a psychologist.

Why are you working in HR/Recruiting now?
As HR Leaders, We change people’s lives and help company’s succeed. And also working and engaging with diverse range of people is very special.

This is where you find me:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tülay-yalcinkaya-4023821

My tip to other recruiters:
Happy and Engaged candidates/ employees create happy and engaged customers. Our Customer value proposition allinged with our employee value proposition will definetely create the best candidate experience and engagement.

Tomorrow's recruiters won't be able to do without:
Engagement & technology. By engaging & using technology we will definitely create the best candidate experience.
Sergej Zimpel

Sergej Zimpel

Recruiting Manager Berlin
ProSiebenSat.1 Media