Mega Session

The Future of Recruiting is Now!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Grand Ballroom DEFG

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This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

We’ve all read articles about the future of artificial intelligence and the potential impact to recruiting. We’ve heard news stories predicting the increase of workers who want a gig rather than a full-time job and students with entrepreneurial spirits who will contract their services rather than join established companies. We’ve imagined a time when the pace of change will increase so rapidly that building capacity for change will be a required skill. If you have been wondering how much time you have to get ready for these changes, this panel will bring you to the ever present reality that the future is NOW.

Join us to discuss new technology, shifting skill sets, cultural changes in the way individuals see their work, new perspectives on diversity and the legal landscape that adds complexity to it all.


Robyn Aversa, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C. Robyn L. Aversa is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She joined the firm in 1997. Ms. Aversa defends employers in employment discrimination litigation before state and federal courts and agencies involving ERISA, race, gender, handicap and national origin discrimination and sexual harassment claims. She has extensive experience in counseling employers with respect to personnel and benefits issues, with a view toward preventing litigation. Ms. Aversa is also experienced in preparing alternative dispute resolution programs and in representing employers in such proceedings, including arbitrations and mediation of employee claims. Ms. Aversa is a member of the firm’s Higher Education Group, Pro Bono Committee and Management Advisory Committee.

Christine Cruzvergara, Associate Provost & Executive Director for Career Education, Wellesley College Christine started at Wellesley College in January 2016 as the first Associate Provost and Executive Director for Career Education, charged with building a comprehensive career model that engages the entire college ecosystem and leading the college’s effort to create greater opportunity for women in the 21st century and to empower the next generation of women leaders. In this newly developed role, Christine leads a team of 30+ professionals and has oversight of career services, internships, fellowships & scholarships, and civic engagement. Christine is well-known in the profession for the seminal article she co-authored with Farouk Dey (Stanford University) on “10 Future Trends in College Career Services.” She has delivered a number of national and international presentations and keynotes, and has regularly served as a leadership and change consultant for elite, liberal arts, private, public, and research institutions.

Dave Ong, Senior Director, Corporate Recruiting, Maximus David Ong is the Senior Director, Talent Acquisition for MAXIMUS Inc a professional services firm based in Reston VA whose mission is “Helping Government Serve the People” by providing program management and consulting services to government agencies focused on public healthcare or social services programs. In his current role, he oversees activities related to University Relations, Diversity, Veterans and Disability recruitmentPrior to joining MAXIMUS in 2004, David has managed campus recruiting programs for Capital One, Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank and Booz Allen Hamilton. David has also served in several leadership capacities for the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He has served terms on both the NACE Board of Directors and as the Vice President, Employers. David is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

Quincie Rivers, National Account Director, Adecco Quincie Rivers has more than 25 years of experience in the staffing industry – more than 15 of those years have been spent in key sales, operations and leadership roles with Adecco. In her current role as a National Account Director, Quincie is responsible for managing, on a national scope, several of Adecco’s top 25 accounts. Critical to the success of our relationships with these accounts, Quincie is charged with aligning her clients’ needs with our delivery models, analyzing models for improved serviceability, identifying best practices and then conveying them to our field offices, onsite locations, fulfillment and servicing teams. Keeping a pulse on market, business and industry trends, Quincie recognizes how movements like the emerging gig economy and advancements in technology and artificial intelligence are shaping the future of work. Quincie partners with her clients to make labor and business decisions based on this knowledge – working together to build a better business model for the future. Throughout her career, Quincie’s client-centric approach has led her to receive recognition through various leadership and performance-based awards such as; Super Stars, Adecco Award of Excellence, President’s Cup Award and Leadership Performance and National Performance Forum. Quincie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and is currently based out