ERE Webinar

Turning Early-Career Hiring Into a Strategic Asset In a Shifting Market

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Presented by:
Dave Elliston
Paul DeBettignies
Dave Elliston 
and Paul DeBettignies

In the last year, most companies have been experiencing rapid shifts in their recruiting strategy. Adapting quickly to changing needs is hard, but early career programs have remained a consistently trusted way for leading employers to efficiently hit hiring, DE&I and budget targets at scale.

Join this session to hear from industry experts Dave Elliston and Paul DeBettignies to learn how the most forward thinking teams are leveraging and fine-tuning their internship programs and early career recruiting strategies to:

  • Recruit qualified talent while staying within budget

  • Support their DE&I initiatives

  • Compete with the high salaries from tech giants

  • Promote internal opportunities and a culture of growth & initiative

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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RippleMatch helps employers recruit their future. Our recruitment automation platform replaces job boards as the main way Gen Z finds careers and removes the time-intensive work that goes into building diverse, high performing teams.

About the speakers
Dave Elliston

Dave Elliston

Lead Recruiter

SPS Commerce

Dave Elliston is a self-professed geek and enthusiastic fan of the technology startup ecosystem. With more than a decade of experience connecting tech professionals with rewarding career opportunities he has developed a deep understanding of the evolving employment landscape. Dave currently serves as a technical recruiter for SPS Commerce, the world's leading retail network, connecting trading partners across the globe.

Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies


Minnesota Headhunter, LLC

Paul DeBettignies, better known online as Minnesota Headhunter, is a Minnesota Recruiter, Evangelist, and Advisor, who builds teams with startups and tech companies, and creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients. He’s also the author of Minnesota Headhunter, the longest running regional recruiter blog.

Paul is a frequent local and national speaker, trainer and subject matter expert on recruiter, HR, career, networking and social media topics. Activities include presentations at Twin Cities Startup Week, Google for Entrepreneurs, Michigan Recruiters Conference, MN HR Tech Expo, Social Media Breakfast, University of Minnesota, Target, CHS, MinneBar and ERE and interviews with NPR, WCCO AM (CBS) Radio & TV, KARE TV (NBC), MSP Business Journal, Minneapolis StarTribune and

Paul is involved in the Minneapolis and St Paul technology, marketing, and social media communities as a sponsor, volunteer, and mentor and is the founder of Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp.



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