Expert Panel on Corporate Career Sites to Present at Onrec EXPO 2009

Expert Panel on Corporate Career Sites at Onrec Online Recruiting EXPO 2009 November, 3-4 in Chicago

Paula Santonocito, U.S. features editor of Online Recruitment Magazine, will be a panel moderator at the Onrec Online Recruitment Conference & Expo 2009, to be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, on November 3 & 4, 2009. Onrec EXPO 2009 is widely regarded as the “must attend” online recruitment event of 2009. is the world’s leading information resource for Human Resource professionals and recruiters using the Internet to recruit. Onrec EXPO 2009 is the only global gathering of online recruiting leaders and game-changing technologies. For more information about Onrec EXPO 2009 visit:

Running off of last year’s success, Onrec EXPO 2009 will bring together delegates and exhibitors involved in online recruitment from around the world to share their common interests, provide a business-driven networking environment, and stimulate discussion, debate, and beneficial partnerships.

This panel discussion will explore the latest trends in corporate career sites, and will offer tremendous insight to those who attend Onrec EXPO 2009, where there will be over 40 expert speakers in attendance.

Panel Discussion:

Corporate Careers Sites: What Separates the Best from the Rest?

Panel Description:

Today it’s almost a given that corporate careers sites utilize the latest technologies to better communicate with job seekers. But in an era where Web 2.0 is quickly becoming the norm, what really constitutes innovation with regard to a corporate site?

Join Paula Santonocito as she talks with companies that have raised the bar when it comes to creativity and communication -- and find out how these organizations combine tools and messaging in ways that resonate with candidates.

Panel Experts:

Paula Santonocito, U.S. Features Editor, Online Recruitment Magazine

(Panel Moderator)

Paula Santonocito is a business journalist specializing in employment issues, including online recruitment, which she has covered since the early days of Web-based employment advertising and candidate sourcing. Paula is U.S. features editor of Online Recruitment Magazine, AIRS News editor, contributing editor to (TMT), career editor of, and author of nearly 1,000 articles that are featured in many global and domestic publications and information outlets. In addition, her work has been posted at more than 100 websites throughout the world, referenced in academic and legal publications, and translated into several languages. A respected authority on employment issues, Paula has been quoted in the press and has been a featured guest on various radio programs.

Tracy Cordova, Global Staffing Operations Manager, Motorola

Tracy Cordova is currently the Global Staffing Operations Manager for the Motorola Talent Acquisition Team. In her current role, Tracy has responsibility for Global Staffing Processes and Systems, Metrics, Compliance Initiatives, Vendor Management, and Internet Recruitment Strategies. Tracy has over 15 years of Staffing Experience. She began her Staffing Career at Northrop Grumman and then moved to Motorola where she has held various Staffing roles for the past 10 years. These positions include Sourcing Specialist, Recruiting Account Manager, Recruiting Project Manager and her current position as the Staffing Operations Manager. She has an in-depth understanding of the latest recruiting trends including Web 2.0 Technologies, OFCCP Compliance, Process Globalization, and Standardization.

Shannon Seery Gude, Vice President, Digital, Bernard HODES Group

Shannon Seery Gude specializes in helping companies leverage web technologies and social media to communicate and monitor employer brands, to engage and interact with potential candidates, and retain employees.

Along with her team of Digital solutions consultants, web designers, programmers, and project managers, Shannon develops and implements award-winning career web sites, web applications, and strategies, including online employer reputation management strategies, next generation social media optimization, and social computing. She and her talented team have developed recruitment web strategies and talent management initiatives for Fortune 500 clients Bank of America, Citi, FedEx, MetLife, and WellPoint.

Shannon has spent 12 years involved in Interactive marketing and web development. Prior to joining Bernard Hodes Group, she was Regional Director, Client Services/Internet Recruitment Leader at The David Group. Shannon also worked for the digital arms of both Knight Ridder Digital (now McClatchy Interactive) and Cox Newspapers. Shannon holds a bachelor’s of art degree in psychology from Colgate University.

An Internet original - her education and career developed in parallel with this industry - the combination of technology and how it affects people is the root of Shannon’s fascination. Talk to Shannon about the Internet - and her passion for this business quickly rises to the surface with the passion of a true industry evangelist.

Melyssa Bernstein, Media Specialist, CKR Interactive

Melyssa Bernstein, Emerging Media Specialist for CKR Interactive, brings a unique approach to recruitment advertising and marketing. With an extensive background in hospitality management, a former employee of a search engine optimization firm, a degree in advertising/PR and 5 years in an ad agency environment, Melyssa provides innovative and strategic client solutions. She currently oversees a number of clients and assists the agency with all things social media. Melyssa is also the current chapter president for the Staffing Management Association of South Florida and an active member of South Florida Interactive Marketing Association.

Timothy Kutzer, Manager of Talent Acquisition, Best Buy

Timothy Kutzer is an experienced HR Professional with background in recruitment strategy and operations, branding, and program development. His current responsibilities as Manager of Talent Acquisition at Best Buy Co., Inc. include developing, evaluating and sustaining sourcing and diversity recruitment strategies for Best Buy Retail, Corporate, and Best Buy subsidiaries. He is also responsible for Recruitment Operations, as well as Best Buy's recruitment brand, including strategies to promote Best Buy as an employer of choice.

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