HOW TO ASK YOUR BOSS TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE

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A Sample Employer Request Letter 1

Dear [Boss]

To help provide our staff and candidates with the most current professional knowledge and skills in the industry, I would like to attend TechRecruit a leading one day conference to educate talent acquisition and recruitment professionals on HRTech innovations to attract talent across all industries. It’s about the technology used in recruitment to make our jobs more efficient taught in a rapid learning format. There are two conferences this year; LAXTechRecruit and MidWestTechRecruit.

TechRecruit offers over 8 hrs of panels and talks to choose from with over 35 top industry speakers. It is a day-long learning curriculum packed with actionable content. There are three tracks for c-suite, managers and practitioners. The pricing includes access to all the sessions, panels and workshops plus the keynote address. Rates increase the week of the conference so we need to register soon. If we send the whole team we get a discount!

Attending the Conference will enhance my professional knowledge and skills, which will enable me to provide better care for my hiring managers and candidates. I will be able to pass on much of what I learn to my co-workers and (your company) will promote it’s commitment to helping employees flourish through education and learning programs.

Here’s the website for more information: www.TechRecruit.io

Thank you for saying YES!

Sincerely,

(you)

Sample Employer Request Letter 2

Hello [Boss],

Re: Request to Attend TechRecruit [LAX or MidWest]

I’d like to request your approval to attend TechRecruit a one-day conference that educates Recruiters, Talent Acquisition, People Analytics and Hiring Managers across all industries on how to use HRTech innovation to attract and hire talent. 35 speakers from companies such as Red Bull, FOX, Hulu, Disney and more opening their playbooks on talent attraction.

I plan on spending my time identifying solutions and best practices to help drive the following initiatives:

• [add project or initiative] People Analytics & Workforce Planning

• [add project or initiative] Sourcing Intelligence

• [add project or initiative] Recruitment Process & Strategy

• [add project or initiative] Recruitment Marketing & Employer Branding

• [add project or initiative] Management Coaching and Training

• [add project or initiative] How to Build and Scale Talent Acquisition Teams

• [add project or initiative] Diversity, Bias & Inclusion

TechRecruit is packed with learning sessions, presentations and demos.


Check Out The Agenda!

08:00am - Check-in & Mingle

08:15am - Welcome Ceremony

08:30am - Keynote

09:00am - People/Talent/Workforce Analytics:

  • Strategic Workforce Planning - Enpei Lam, Former Director of Workforce Analytics @ Kaiser Permanente

  • The People Ops Revolution - Alexis Kavazanijan, VP Operations @ Patient Pop

  • Transforming Real Time DataSurveys, Email & Social Networks - Kelsey Wise, People Analytics @ Verizon Media

  • Building & Scaling a People Analytics Team - Min Park, Dir, People Analytics @ HULU

10:00am - Sourcing Intelligence:

  • Talent Intelligence: Competitive Market Research - Charlie Morrison, Talent Intelligence Manager @ Red Bull

  • AI Tools to Source 10x More Efficiently - Ninh Tran, Co-Founder @ Hiretual

  • The Complete Sourcing Lifecycle: Tools, Project Management & Wisdom - Dean Da Costa, Enterprise Sourcing Lead @ Lockheed Martin

  • Facebook: Research, Sourcing & Pipelines - Jeremy Da Costa, Sourcer @ Lockheed Martin

11:30am - KEYNOTE: Lou Adler

  • Performance Based Hiring

12pm - LUNCH sponsored by IT Talent Search


01:00pm - Startup Competition Winner Demo


01:30pm - Power Talks

  • Diversity & Inclusion - Anthony Mays, Software Engineer @ Google

  • Coaching as a Leader - Max Nicholson, Associate Director Organizational Development & Training @ FOX/Disney

02:00pm - Recruitment Process & Strategy:

  • Case Study: Re-Engineering TA Technology - Nihal Solomon, Sr. Technical Recruiter @ Rubicon Project

  • Hiring w/ a Purpose: Optimizing the Interview Process - Candice Taylor, Director of Recruiting @ ChowNow

  • Humanizing Candidate Engagement - Derek Zeller, Sourcing Lead @ LockHeed Martin

  • The Art of Negotiating & Closing Leadership Hires - Amy Miller, Sr. Technical Recruiter @ Google/YouTube

03:00 - Recruitment Marketing/Employer Branding:

  • Media Landscape, SEO & The Digital Influencer - Rayanne Thorn, CEO, Never Enough Media

  • Optimizing Employer Brand Videos for Impact - Craig Fisher, Head of Marketing, Allegis Global Solutions

  • Content Lead Funnels: Editorial Calendars & Distribution - Maren Hogan, CEO, Red Branch Media

  • Content Marketing Across Social Channels: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram - Alistair Neal, CEO, ContentApp

04:00pm “Leaders in Talent Acquisition” Panel

  • Chris Martin, Fair

  • Lyndal Larkin, NEXT Trucking

  • Jessica Wheeler, Hulu

  • Charlie Young, Fender

  • Greg Toroosian, SweetGreen

  • Special Guest - TBA

5pm - 7pm Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Zip Recruiter

Here’s the approximate cost breakdown:

Airfare: $ XX

Transportation: (round trip taxi) $ 40

Hotel: (1 night) $ 179

Conference registration $789

Total: $ XXX

I am confident that my time at TechRecruit will help us drive better productivity and results for the team to meet our hiring goals this year. You can view the conference website for more info: www.TechRecruit.io

I’d like to register before prices increase. Thank you for your consideration.

Best,

[Name]

Pricing Structure for Reference:

CONFERENCE

● Super Early Bird – $289 (SOLD OUT)

● Early Bird – $489 (SOLD OUT)

● General Admission – $789

● Group Discount, 3 or More - 20%

● Group Discount, 5 or More – 30%

Katherine Dunn