Cornell University

Human Capital Development

16 E. 34th Street, NYC, 866-470-1922

Talent Acquisition HR243


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Finding and retaining talent in today's marketplace is becoming an increasingly important role for HR. Understanding the enablers and pitfalls of the end to end process of talent acquisition and implementing an efficient and effective system is highly valuable for all organizations.

Whether in a staffing role, HR generalist role or a hiring manager or candidate, a positive and results driven experience is a must for businesses to maintain productivity, credibility and a positive image.

This two-day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and overview of skills to:

  • Source and attract qualified and interested candidates
  • Accurately assess and select the right candidate
  • Develop a partnership with hiring managers to effectively and quickly fill positions

Key Topics:

  • Sourcing in today's world
  • Costs and Benefits of Talent Acquisition
  • Legal Considerations
  • Identifying the staffing need and needs assessment
  • Sourcing Talent
  • Selection Process
  • Enhancing your brand through talent acquisition


Susan W. Brecher, Esq., Director of Employee Relations, Legal, EEO and Diversity Programs in Human Capital Development at Cornell University, ILR. She currently manages learning services in Legal, Employee Relations, and EEO, including developing, designing and facilitating programs. In addition, Ms. Brecher partners with private, public, and non-profit organizations on customized training programs. During her tenure at Cornell, Ms. Brecher served as a Director of Statewide Management Programs as well as oversight of all aspects of the EEO, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Management Development and Online Learning programs. Ms. Brecher teaches in a graduate level Human Resources Program and advises, consults, coaches, handles all aspects of employment law, employee relations, internal investigations, dispute resolution issues and mediates, facilitates and conducts fact-findings. She worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, ABC and NBC and holds a B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Union College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where she was on the Law Review.

Andrea Hough, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, ServiceMaster. At ServiceMaster, Andrea is focused on developing an end to end, full service recruiting organization whose goal is to ensure quality, timely, cost effective, and compliant hires. Prior to ServiceMaster, Andrea served as a Senior Vice President and Recruiting Manager for Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, for 11 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Wachovia, she held multiple roles including launching an internal staffing agency supporting IT and Professional contingent workers, managing recruiting for all corporate functions of the bank and serving as a diversity practitioner. Andrea is a Graduate of Western Michigan University, a certified diversity practitioner and committed to creating an inclusive workforce.