Larry Kihlstadius Solutions Czar

Larry is responsible for the solution generation of new clients for Kinetix.  Kinetix is the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) leader leveraging social media to build talent communities for our clients.  We offer a complete suite of Human Capital solutions to include recruiting, staffing, consulting, social media services, and leadership development. Larry was formerly the Senior Vice President for sales at Vistage the world’s leading CEO organization.  With experience in operations, sales, and developing new business strategy, he is a pioneer in the Human Resources Outsourcing market and developed the first Recruitment Process Outsourcing model to become commercially viable for Spherion which is now SourceRight.

Larry has also held senior leadership positions at Accenture and Monster Worldwide.  He has facilitated business process re-engineering successes at John Wieland Homes and American Woodmark.  John Wieland Homes won the National Housing Quality Award during his tenure and American Woodmark is a case study in the Peter Senge seminal work The Fieldbook for the 5th Discipline.

Larry is a published thought leader and a speaker on the topic of Human Resources Outsourcing and talent acquisition.  He served as an advisor for the Human Capital Institute.  He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Juran Institute for Six Sigma facilitation.

Day 1

14:15 PM Ignite Challenge

Challenge: Shaping High-Performance Cultures: The Cricial Role of HR
Presented by: Matt Herzberg, Principal, Senn Delaney

A recent survey of Fortune 500 CEOs places culture as a Top 3 strategic initiative in the C-suite.  Leading HR executive understand that high performance organizational cultures do not happen by default.  Rather, high-performance cultures are designed, and the HR function plays a critical role in leading this transformation.  These HR teams work with senior management directly to define and shape high performance cultures.   That is cultures which are aligned to business strategy and drive business results. 
Join us in this session to:
  • Appreciate the power of culture and its impact on executing business strategy
  • Recognize critical cultural barriers and how they form
  • Identify key leverage points and considerations in building high performance cultures and overcoming the barriers
  • Explore the CHRO’s critical role in creating high-performance cultures

Challenge: Acquiring the Right Talent Effectively and Keeping Them
Presented by: Larry Kihlstadius, Solutions Czar, KinetixHR

According to Josh Bersin of Deloitte, 65% of global leaders cite “talent and leadership shortages” as their number one business challenge.
This year marked a tipping point, as Enterprise organizations are now starting to expand their social media reach to acquire the right talent, right now. Forward thinking organizations are learning to build and leverage their Employer Value Proposition and position the EVP and content curated to be distributed to the world of talent. This is the present and the future of building talent communities to solve this important business challenge.
This Ignite session will:
  • Explain how to build an Employee Value proposition and why the CHRO not the CMO must own it.
  • Give the roadmap to leveraging the EVP in all aspects of recruitment marketing.
  • Discuss how to reimagine your career site.
  • Share the secrets to social media recruiting.
  • Give the Top Ten List in building a talent community.
  • Share how to keep the Talent once you have them!