ERE Webinar

Recruiting is a PROFIT Center

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If you want to strengthen your recruiting influence and elevate your talent acquisition career, it is important to be able to demonstrate that your recruiting team is a PROFIT center, not a COST center. This exercise is especially beneficial during periods of budget allocation. It’s also a best practice during economic slowdowns, when company leaders are weighing tough decisions and possible cutbacks.

Join us for a free webinar with Paul Freed and Derek Mullens as they discuss powerful strategies and talking points that you and your team can use during recruiting syncs with hiring managers and stakeholders.

A few discussion topics we will cover include:

  • The Company Goals are your Recruiting Goals

  • Show ROI and Measurable Wins

  • Counter-cycle Investment – Upgrade talent while others have layoffs

  • Sharpen the Saw – Upgrade job descriptions, careers page, recruiting videos and technology to be more efficient

  • Talent Pipeline – Pre-recruit talent for likely key hires coming up to reduce Time to Hire to only a few days

Register for free to reserve your seat now. Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar, and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day. Everyone who attends the live broadcast will receive HRCI and SHRM credits.

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At hireEZ, our mission is to make outbound recruiting easy. Founded in 2015, we’re dedicated to helping recruiters proactively bring jobs to people and give organizations the solutions they need to make the switch from inbound to outbound recruiting to achieve their business goals, hire the right people and build more inclusive workplaces.

That’s why we developed hireEZ (formerly Hiretual), an AI-powered outbound recruitment platform. With hireEZ, you can execute a strategically scalable approach to build your workforce of the future.
About the speakers
Paul Freed

Paul Freed

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Herd Freed Hartz

Paul bring 21+ years of executive search experience working closely with CEOs, Venture-Capital/Private Equity Boards and other executive leadership on recruiting strategy for key leadership hires. He Co-Founded Herd Freed Hartz 21 years ago and named the top retained executive search firm in the Northwest by Forbes Magazine for 3 years in a row.  He brings a unique front row seat on hiring strategy working across startups to public companies and family-run businesses.  His firm has worked with 300+ clients across Technology, Consumer, Manufacturing, Health, Professional Services and Non-Profit sectors for top Northwest brands including: T-Mobile, Starbucks, Amazon, REI, Nordstrom, Zillow, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Premera Blue Cross.

As a recruiting industry spokesperson and public speaker on “Art of Recruiting”, Paul is President Emeritus for the Northwest Recruiters Association – the largest professional recruiting organization in the Northwest. He has been interviewed on a variety of recruiting topics media and was chosen as one of 20 recruiters nationally to participate in The Art of Recruiting DocuFilm and featured in Top Recruiter – Season 4.  Paul has also been an ERE National Recruiting Convention speaker (2017) and MC (2018).

Paul and his family live in Bend, OR, enjoying the sun and outdoor adventures.  When Paul is not recruiting, you might find him perfecting his corn hole throwing skills, Traeger BBQ recipes, travel (82 countries so far), powder skiing at Mt Bachelor and home improvement adventures.

Derek Mullens

Derek Mullens


Blue Nile

Derek is currently the CHRO at Blue Nile, the worlds largest online diamond, jewelry and engagement company, where he has been part of the core executive leadership team for the past 10 years. He has held a front row seat taking Blue Nile though a period of growth and transformation while doubling the size of the organization and multiple transformations as the company went from public to private equity, and now public again.  

Prior to Blue Nile, Derek spent 15 years as head of HR and a key executive at the CEO leadership table with Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Wireless Advocates, and Car Toys.  Derek is a Northwest native, graduate of the University of Oregon business school, and spent his last 25 years in Seattle.  He spends his time away from work snow skiing, water skiing and trying to golf.