Virtual Think Tank

Thinking Differently: A Magnet for Attracting Executive and Specialized Talent

Join us for an exclusive intimate virtual event around hiring executive and hard-to-find talent

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Thinking Differently: A Magnet for Attracting Executive and Specialized Talent

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Thinking Differently:

A Magnet for Attracting Executive and Specialized Talent

Join us for an exclusive intimate virtual event around hiring executive and hard-to-find talent

Tried-and-tested recruitment methods can fall short in securing top-tier talent for competitive roles. Job seekers want and expect more from their prospective employers. To truly stand out and become the employer of choice, attracting talent for “hard-to-fill” roles means thinking differently. Your investments in branding and reputation, all while showcasing your company benefits and offerings, may be your best asset in a challenging labour market.

Join Indeed’s Mary Geary, Head of Global Talent Attraction as she presents talent attraction strategies geared towards executive and specialized candidates to Canadian HR Leaders from large organizations in the insurance, banking and telecom sectors. Mary will also hold a fireside chat with Craig Alexander, Managing Director, North American Commercial Bank HR at BMO Financial Group, to discuss the various challenges hiring decision makers face while trying to stand out as employers.

Filling your talent pipeline will require more than compensation. Brand and promote yourself as a desired employer and watch your talent pool grow.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Learn how to showcase your company beyond compensation.
  • Find out what matters most for job seekers that you are likely already offering to your employees.
  • Ask our experts questions on attracting hard-to-find talent.

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This event will take place:

Thursday, February 29, 2024

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

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Hosted By:

Head, Talent Intelligence
Indeed Canada
Head, Global Talent Attraction
Indeed
Managing Director, North American Commercial Bank HR
BMO Financial Group

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Élise Marcotte
Élise Marcotte
Head, Talent Intelligence
Indeed Canada

Élise leads the Talent Intelligence function for Indeed Canada. She consults with large businesses across Canada, offering best practices, thought leadership and insightful data analysis. Originally from Québec and now living on a farm in Alberta, she is fluently bilingual and understands the Canadian employment landscape and the subtleties of the workforce from one province to another.

Élise is also a two-time Olympian in the sport of Artistic swimming and has won over 20 titles at the Canadian National Championship. She brings her love for high performance, dedicated work ethic, and energy that one needs to be a successful Olympic athlete into her current work as a storyteller and a facilitator for professional audiences in English or in French. She is a mother of two and she also runs a small real estate business with her husband in Calgary. She is an ambassador working to keep young women engaged in sports and to help Olympic and Paralympic Athletes successfully transition from sports into the world of work.

Mary Geary
Mary Geary
Head, Global Talent Attraction
Indeed

Mary Geary came to Indeed almost 4 years ago after more than two decades working in Talent Acquisition. She is now the Head of Global Talent Attraction, overseeing the recruitment strategies for Indeed worldwide. She has made it a priority for her team to develop expertise on the various solutions Indeed offers to optimize their own recruitment strategy for roles at every level. Mary brings a breadth of knowledge in recruitment tools and employer branding. She is also very committed to diversity and inclusion as a smart business strategy, both as a means of expanding talent pools in a competitive market and achieving hiring success. Mary loves engaging with clients and learning from their experiences, which also informs her focus and approach when working with senior leadership on hiring policies and planning.

Mary and her husband, Rob, live in New Jersey with their 6-year-old son, 5-year-old daughter, and their Goldendoodle.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander
Managing Director, North American Commercial Bank HR
BMO Financial Group

Craig is a collaborative, purpose driven leader who is passionate about engaging talent who want to make an impact at BMO and in the community. With over 20 years of experience in the Talent and Human Capital industry, he has developed deep experience in organizational change, coaching & assessment, and talent strategy.  

Craig joined BMO in 2011 as a Senior Recruitment Partner and, over the last 10 years, has moved through progressive HR leadership roles in Talent Acquisition and Business Partnership. In his most recent appointments, he has been responsible for leading enterprise transformation and strategic change that enabled new operating models which improved customer, employee and productivity outcomes. Previous to BMO, Craig spent the first decade of his career in HR consulting with a focus on executive search, outplacement, and leadership coaching.  

Craig holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from Trent University. He is the proud father of two sons and life partner to his spouse. In his spare time, Craig enjoys volunteering and outdoor athletics with his family.

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