Recruiting 2022: Boom and Bust

by Paul DeBettignies | at Minnebar 16 | 2:50 – 3:35 in Minnetonka | View Schedule

Building, growing and sustaining teams has been and continues to be an “interesting” ride… flashback to recent summers:

• 2019 “War for Talent”

• 2020 “Summer of COVID”

• 2021 “Great Resignation”

• 2022 “Great Resignation” + “Great Hiring Freeze” = “Great Attraction and/or Bust”

Whether recruiting in Minnesota, Midwest and/or remote A LOT has changed the past years. The question is, have you?

My view is most companies have not changed with the times and then wonder why they can’t find who they are looking for. And worse, for a time and for some still, can’t retain their current teammates.

So, you’re wondering… now what? What can, should we be doing?

Here the topics you need to be aware of and I'll have a list of "to do's":

• Employer branding (telling your story)

• Career page

• Job descriptions

• Hiring remote teams

• Candidate experience

• Salaries including remote

Your questions and participation are requested

All levels

Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies is better known online as Minnesota Headhunter. He is a Senior Tech Recruiter, Senior People Operations Consultant, Advisor, Advocate for the MN Tech scene who builds teams with startups and tech companies throughout the country with a focus on Minnesota and the Midwest, creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients and author of Minnesota Headhunter (the longest running regional recruiter blog).

He is a frequent local and national speaker, trainer and subject matter expert on recruiter, HR, career, networking and social media topics. Highlights of presentations include Twin Cities Startup Week, Minnebar, Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp, Frontend Masters, Google for Entrepreneurs, SourceCon, ERE, Michigan Recruiters Conference, Minnesota Recruiters, MN HR Tech Expo, University of Minnesota and Target.

A trusted media resource for NPR/MPR, WCCO AM (CBS) Radio & TV, KARE TV (NBC), KSTP TV (ABC), MSP Business Journal, Minneapolis StarTribune and

Paul is involved in the Minneapolis and St Paul technology, marketing and social media communities as a supporter of Twin Cities Startup Week, MinneBar & MinneDemo, DocuMNtary, Make It MSP, Prime Digital Academy, mentor to recruiters and technologists and is the founder of Minnesota Talent Leaders.

Stay in contact with him by clicking: LinkedIn | @MNHeadhunter | Minnesota Headhunter Blog

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