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Strategies to Attract, Acquire and Advance Top Talent in an Ultracompetitive Field

November 19-20, 2019
  • Boston, MA

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DAY ONE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

1:00

Conference Registration

2:00

A Define Interview Best Practices to Verify Quality Assurance in Talent Acquisition

The demand for top talent in the Boston Biotech market is at an all-time high. Recent reports state that there are more 74,000 new jobs in Boston. Talent Acquisition teams are faced with new, unprecedented challenges in the war for talent.

In this workshop, you will hear from peers on how they are evolving their recruitment, interview and selection process to improve the quality of hiring decisions and provide a differentiated, positive candidate experience. You will learn about benchmark industry leading techniques to navigate the interview process and enhance operations to determine candidate potential. With an eye toward organizational goals and company vision at the forefront, this session arms participants with proven methodologies that unlock top talent potential to meet business needs.

I. Grow the Talent Pool in a Highly Saturated, Competitive Market

II. Interactive Exchange and Scenario Planning

Workshop Leader:

Jonathan Jones
Head of Talent
Roivant Sciences

Karen Lewis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Axcella Health

*There will be a networking and refreshment break at 3:00pm

5:00   Close of Day One Join Us for a Welcome Reception immediately following the close of the workshops

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

7:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Industry Trends, Regulations and Market Dynamics Shaping the Talent Landscape

8:45

TRAILBLAZER SHOWCASE Innovative Models Transforming Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Strategies

I.Take an Inside Look at Allergan’s Transformation on People, Process and Technology

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

II. Start-Up Spotlight —
Progressive Talent Approach for Pre-Commercial Companies

Shawn Tang
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Cerevel Therapeutics

III. Transform a Talent Acquisition Organization to a Global,
Scalable and Customer-Centric Model

Beth Keeler
Associate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Merck

IV. Moderated Q&A

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

State of the Industry —
Navigate the Evolving Life Sciences Talent Environment

Andy Dawson
Head of Human Resources
Entasis Therapeutics

Leading Frameworks and Best Practices for Optimizing Acquisition

11:15

INDUSTRY EXCHANGE
Effectively Communicate Your Value Proposition to Become an Organization of Choice

MODERATOR:

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

PANELISTS:

Gretchen Gunn
Head of US Commercial Talent Acquisition
Novartis

Samantha Sutton
Head of People
Ginkgo Bioworks

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Rethink Recruitment to Ensure a Robust Candidate Pipeline

FACILITATOR:

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Remaining Compliant in a Complex and Competitive Arena

2:00

Leverage Innovative Measurement Techniques and Predictive Analytics to Demonstrate the Impact of Top Talent on ROI

Erica Arkin
Talent Acquisition Lead
BlueRock Therapeutics

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

Forward-Thinking Approaches to Take Top Talent to the Next Level

3:15

Leverage Technology and Digital-Aided Sourcing to Streamline and Optimize Operations

Melanie Moore
Senior Director, Global Strategy Lead, Global Talent and Inclusion
Bayer

4:00

Continue the Conversation — Leverage a Positive Candidate Experience as a “Springboard to Onboard”

Daryn Lewis
Head of People
Cyclerion

Kathy Jeffery
Chief People and Culture
Pear Therapeutics

5:00

Close of Day Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

1:00

Conference Registration

2:00

A Define Interview Best Practices to Verify Quality Assurance in Talent Acquisition

The demand for top talent in the Boston Biotech market is at an all-time high. Recent reports state that there are more 74,000 new jobs in Boston. Talent Acquisition teams are faced with new, unprecedented challenges in the war for talent.

In this workshop, you will hear from peers on how they are evolving their recruitment, interview and selection process to improve the quality of hiring decisions and provide a differentiated, positive candidate experience. You will learn about benchmark industry leading techniques to navigate the interview process and enhance operations to determine candidate potential. With an eye toward organizational goals and company vision at the forefront, this session arms participants with proven methodologies that unlock top talent potential to meet business needs.

I. Grow the Talent Pool in a Highly Saturated, Competitive Market

II. Interactive Exchange and Scenario Planning

Workshop Leader:

Jonathan Jones
Head of Talent
Roivant Sciences

Karen Lewis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Axcella Health

*There will be a networking and refreshment break at 3:00pm

5:00   Close of Day One Join Us for a Welcome Reception immediately following the close of the workshops

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

7:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Industry Trends, Regulations and Market Dynamics Shaping the Talent Landscape

8:45

TRAILBLAZER SHOWCASE Innovative Models Transforming Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Strategies

I.Take an Inside Look at Allergan’s Transformation on People, Process and Technology

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

II. Start-Up Spotlight —
Progressive Talent Approach for Pre-Commercial Companies

Shawn Tang
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Cerevel Therapeutics

III. Transform a Talent Acquisition Organization to a Global,
Scalable and Customer-Centric Model

Beth Keeler
Associate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Merck

IV. Moderated Q&A

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

State of the Industry —
Navigate the Evolving Life Sciences Talent Environment

Andy Dawson
Head of Human Resources
Entasis Therapeutics

Leading Frameworks and Best Practices for Optimizing Acquisition

11:15

INDUSTRY EXCHANGE
Effectively Communicate Your Value Proposition to Become an Organization of Choice

MODERATOR:

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

PANELISTS:

Gretchen Gunn
Head of US Commercial Talent Acquisition
Novartis

Samantha Sutton
Head of People
Ginkgo Bioworks

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:15

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Rethink Recruitment to Ensure a Robust Candidate Pipeline

FACILITATOR:

Mitra Agcaoili
Executive Director, Global Talent
Allergan

Remaining Compliant in a Complex and Competitive Arena

2:00

Leverage Innovative Measurement Techniques and Predictive Analytics to Demonstrate the Impact of Top Talent on ROI

Erica Arkin
Talent Acquisition Lead
BlueRock Therapeutics

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

Forward-Thinking Approaches to Take Top Talent to the Next Level

3:15

Leverage Technology and Digital-Aided Sourcing to Streamline and Optimize Operations

Melanie Moore
Senior Director, Global Strategy Lead, Global Talent and Inclusion
Bayer

4:00

Continue the Conversation — Leverage a Positive Candidate Experience as a “Springboard to Onboard”

Daryn Lewis
Head of People
Cyclerion

Kathy Jeffery
Chief People and Culture
Pear Therapeutics

5:00

Close of Day Conference