June 28th - July 1st, 2021 daily from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CEST

Tech Recruiting Lounge

We live in the age of code and developers are taking charge of the world in which they create, apply and disrupt our society.

Become an expert in transforming your company to the place-to-be for aspiring developers: The Tech Recruiting Lounge powered by epunkt and WeAreDevelopers keeps you up to date about hiring, recruiting, and employer branding in the dev world.

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Enjoy four days full of educational and inspirational sessions with proven experts from the tech recruiting world
Michaela Moser
Head of Sourcing at epunkt
Michaela Moser is Head of Sourcing at epunkt, a passionate pioneer and innovator in the field of active sourcing.
Conrad Pramböck
CEO at Upstyle Consulting GmbH
For over 20 years salary expert Conrad Pramböck has been advising companies and individuals worldwide on salary and career issues.‍
Tobias Zimmermann
Evangelist & labour market expert at StepStone
StepStone Evangelist & labour market expert Dr. Tobias Zimmermann analyses recent developments and explains how companies will find and convince the right candidates.
Daniel Petri
Head of Projects and Product at epunkt
Daniel Petri is Head of Projects and Product at epunkt and passionate about innovation.
Daniel Marwan
CEO at epunkt
Daniel Marwan founded epunkt in 2000 as one of the first online portals for recruiting in Austria. He is passionate about values-based management, optimizing recruiting processes, technology and innovation.
Rita Müllner
Recruiting Partner at epunkt
Rita Müllner is Recruiting Partner at epunkt with focus on Software Engineering and IT Management.
Daniela Höfler
Sourcing Teamlead at epunkt
Daniela Höfler is Sourcing Teamlead at epunkt and knows exactly how to delight technicians in social media and how to improve response rates.
Kevin Katzbeck
Global Partnerships Manager at WeAreDevelopers
Kevin Katzbeck is one of WeAreDeveloper’s longest tenured team members and passionately helping partners engage with the tech community.
Rudi Bauer
CCO & Chief Evangelist at WeAreDevelopers
Starting his career as software developer in late 80s, Rudi Bauer has gathered more than 29 years of management and leadership experience in the HR, IT and advertising industry.
Barbara Oberrauter-Zabransky
Founder of TXTPWR
Barbara Oberrauter-Zabransky lives and breathes content marketing, especially in the field of HR and recruiting.
Georg Kuttner
Global Partnerships Manager at WeAreDevelopers
Georg has been shaping start-up ecosystems for years and has a high understanding for the needs of entrepreneurs.
Christian B. Rahe
BewerbungsCoach für QuereinsteigerInnen - online at www.bewerbungsunikate.de
Job application coach Christian B. Rahe builds bridges between people and companies, bringing together knowledge of communication, marketing and psychology with an understanding and empathy for the needs of employers.
Martin Giesswein
Author of "Digital Game Changer"
Martin Giesswein mission is to increase the digital skills of 1000+ business people per year. He achieves that as book and podcast author, lecturer, keynoter, co-founder of digital communities and investor. www.martingiesswein.com
Ben Kiziltug
Head of Northern Europe & UK Country Manager at Personio
As Head of Northern Europe, Ben is leading Personio’s expansion across the UK, Benelux, Nordics and further drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s. Before joining Personio in 2019 he spent 7 years at Stack Overflow as Regional Sales Director EMEA.
Christoph Schachner
Head of Growth at WeAreDevelopers
Christoph is Head of Growth at WeAreDevelopers and always busy finding the right content for the right target group.
Ben O'Mahony
Data Engineering Manager at Curve
Ben O'Mahony is a Data Engineering Manager at Curve and has 4 years experience working in high growth startups & scaleups. Previously Ben has a background in HR & Operations and took Cytora remote first. In his spare time he is a startup-up advisor and community admin for DBR, a community of over 7000 Inhouse People & Talent Acquisition professionals.


Monday, June 28th: Demystification of Developers

14:00-14:50 Demystification of Developers
Rudi Bauer, CCO & Chief Evangelist at WeAreDevelopers

Developers are mostly happy with their jobs and want to have work-life balance on their own terms, with flexible and collaborative working environments where they have a lot of personal satisfaction, freedom and room to develop. Contrary to their public image, they do not want to work endless hours, but aim to have a social life and take care of their health and hobbies.

15:00-15:50 Candidate Engagement
Daniela Höfler, Sourcing Team-lead at epunkt

Candidate Engagement is such a big buzz word and on everyone's lips. But what's behind in detail and how to integrate Candidate Engagement in our Daily Business Processes? Daniela will present smooth and different ways, how to implement Candidate Engagement in your company and how to get started easily.

16:00-16:50 Salaries in IT
Conrad Pramböck, Salary Expert

Salary is still a taboo for many people. Salary expert Conrad Pramboeck breaks this taboo and shows what really matters in a successful salary negotiation: intensive preparation, excellent communication, and better alternatives if you cannot reach an agreement with your discussion partner.

Tuesday, June 29th: HR and Recruiting

14:00-14:50 Sourcing FAQ
Michaela Moser, Head of Sourcing at epunkt

Whenever companies want to start or improve their active sourcing activities they find themselves with a ton of questions. We have collected the most frequently asked questions and provide orientation with personal “lessons-learned” and “best practices” at epunkt.

15:00-15:50 Video Recruiting
Daniel Petri, Head of Projects and Product at epunkt

Who would have thought that the current pandemic has its upsides? At least it helped accelerate digitalization in certain areas, i.e. video recruiting. Daniel is going to take an in depth look at different formats, how video recruiting is being used and wether or not it's here to stay.

16:00-16:50 Employer Telling
Daniel Petri, Head of Projects and Product at epunkt

Recruiting videos can make your job ads special. They give candidates insights into the team and company and therefore increase the chances of applying. Daniel is going to talk about recruiting videos, their additional value and best practices at epunkt.

Wednesday, June 30th: Employer Branding

14:00-14:50 The road to Employer Branding
Rudi Bauer, CCO & Chief Evangelist at WeAreDevelopers

Employer branding foundations for the next decade, DO's and DON'Ts when building a successful employer branding strategy, the concept of "purpose" in employer branding strategy, how diversity and inclusion make an impact on employer branding strategy and Use cases in collaboration with our partners.

15:00-15:50 Remote Working: Once You Go Remote Is It Worth Going Back?
Ben O'Mahony & Ben Kiziltug

In this session expert Ben O'Mahony will share interesting insights and best practice examples about remote working together with Ben Kiziltug, Head of Nothern Europe at Personio.

16:00-16:50 New Ways of Work
Tobias Zimmermann, Evangelist & labour market expert at StepStone

Since 2020, many things have changed in the world of work. But: war for talent continues to intensify. We can say that the century of talent shortage has just begun. Given these complex conditions, successful Employer Branding is more important and business critical than ever.

Thursday, July 1st: New Ways of Recruiting

14:00-14:50 Remote Recruiting
Rita Müllner, Recruiting Partner at epunkt

Due to corona crisis remote recruiting has received a particular boost in development and importance. And although the crisis will hopefully be over at some point, one can assume that the developments of the past year, such as increased working from home and remote recruiting with all its technical possibilities, will remain and open up new perspectives for the professional world.

15:00-15:50 Developer JobAd Teardown
Christoph Schachner & Christian B. Rahe

What actually makes a good job advertisement for developers? This is exactly the question we are addressing in a slightly different format. Christian B. Rahe-Helmerichs, a job application coach and Christoph Schachner, Head of Growth at WeAreDevelopers, will give constructive feedback on selected job ads in this live session. This will give you tips and tricks on how to improve your own advertisements.

16:00-16:50 Panel: IT-Recruiting 2030 - Trends and Forecasts
Rudi Bauer, Daniel Marwan & Martin Giesswein

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. What will future recruiting, employer branding and onboarding look like? This isn’t the  time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, you have to understand it.

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