Talent Acquisition Round Table

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Re-certification Credit Information

This session has been approved for 1 HRCI Credit Hour (HR General) and 1 SHRM PDC.


The DallasHR Talent Acquisition Round Table provides a venue for networking with peers, and sharing ideas and best practices related to Talent Acquisition that you can use in your organization.  Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, attracting and engaging talent, effective interviewing, hiring manager relationships, candidate relationships, utilizing valuable sourcing techniques and tools, and building exquisite pipelines. We welcome your feedback of topics you would like us to cover as well.    

Meetings are for DallasHR Members only and is an open forum format so whatever is top-of-mind that day ultimately drives the discussion. The broad experience base of our members offers a wealth of deep, insightful thinking. If your company is struggling with an HR problem or considering a strategic HR initiative, chances are high others in the group already have direct or indirect experience in those areas. Bring your experience and stories to the meeting, come and learn from others’ successes and failures, and leave with a nugget of helpful insight you can take back to your workplace.

Be sure to join the Talent Acquisition community in HRConnect to continue the conversation.

Meet Your Round Table Leader

Angela Bell

Angela Bell, SPHR, has 20+ years Recruiting, and Human Resources experience in construction, healthcare, IT services, and telecom industries.  Angela has a BSBA degree from UT Dallas, and has obtained her SPHR certification.  Angela is an active volunteer at Dallas HR, and Texoma Sailing Club where she served as Commodore in 2018 and 2019.  Angela and her husband, Scott, enjoy traveling, boating on Lake Texoma, and spending time with family and friends.  Angela works as a Sr. Recruiter at TD Industries.    


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The Ghosting Phenomenon: Why do candidates do it and how to stop it?
Presented by: Ruthi Elliott & Aaron Alaniz

A troubling trend in today's battle for talent is the candidate "Ghosting phenomenon."  Some companies experience this more than others, creating an added dimension to the fight for talent in the market. The organizations that can reduce these occurrences and make effective hires quickly will increase the odds in their favor of winning the talent war.

Learning Objectives:

1. We will explore why experts believe this is happening
2. Discuss the effects and costs of this phenomenon
3. Best practices to help prevent the ideal candidates from becoming ghosts in the hiring process

Ruthi Elliott
Ruthi Elliott is a Senior Staffing Consultant with NextStep Recruiting working with clients to identify top talent in Accounting, Finance, Tax, Human Resources, and Marketing.  With over 20 years of experience leading and building teams and two successful businesses from the ground up. She recognizes the impact of having employees in the right positions that allow them to shine and bring the most value to the organization. Her natural intuition and ability to connect with people, combined with her 360-degree view of operating a business, have been instrumental in her success in connecting candidates with clients in roles that align with their passion and skill sets. Always leading with a Servant's Heart, Ruthi puts her Client and Candidate's needs first and excels at coaching them to a successful match.  These attributes have contributed to her becoming one of NextStep Recruiting's top consultants.  Ruthi is a DFW native living in Carrollton with her family and three dogs. She loves international travel and scuba diving!

Aaron Alaniz
Aaron R. Alaniz is the Director of Human Resources and Operations at NextStep Recruiting with 20+ years of leadership experience in Staffing, Hospitality, Recreation, and Advertising. Aaron holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Human Resources Management. He possesses the following designations SPHR, SHRM-SPC, and CPP. 
Aaron has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chapter of the American Payroll Association (APA) as Website Director. Currently, he serves as the President of the Lone Star Chapter of the American Payroll Association. A member of SHRM National, Dallas HR, American Payroll Association, Dallas Chapter APA, and Lone Star Chapter APA. Aaron is passionate about mentoring and training people to reach their full potential in business and personal lives. Additionally, he works with youth in his church, teaches leadership skills, and provides mentorship to other teachers and students.

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