Tuesday, June 11

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

In a world muddled with information overload, coupled with the fact that unemployment rates are low, competition is fierce, and we’re faced with ever-changing expectations from candidates – it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. That is why we have to make the candidate experience as personalized, relevant and differentiated as possible to ensure that candidates walk away with a positive impression of a company’s culture and identity – whether they get the job or not.  This session will cover the strategies and tactics deployed by Abbott to build a positive candidate experience that reflects the company’s brand identity and lessons learned along the way.

You will learn:

  • One size does not fill all – personalization and differentiation are key
  • Listen to your customer – invaluable insights can be gained from your candidates
  • Harness the “right” technology – Don’t go for the latest/coolest item in the market; it needs to align with your goals and vision.

Vildan Kehr

Divisional Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

About Vildan Kehr

Vildan is the Divisional Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Abbott. In this role, Vildan leads global strategies for Human Capital Planning, Employer Branding, Divisional and Executive Recruiting, Global Sourcing, Diversity & Inclusion and Compliance, University Relations & Development Programs, Social Media Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Global Systems and Technology.

Previously, Vildan has held numerous HR leadership positions within Abbott including Talent Acquisition Director of Pharmaceuticals Group, Talent Acquisition Head of Corporate Functions and Director of International Talent Acquisition. In her most recent role, Vildan was based in Singapore and led the initiatives to globalize Talent Acquisition function and built capabilities in emerging markets.

Prior to joining Abbott, Vildan has held numerous leadership roles in Executive Search, Human Resource Consulting and line management in Marketing throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

Vildan holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and MBA with Finance emphasis. Vildan is certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).