Guelph and District: IN-PERSON Proactive Recruiting - Go Beyond the Resume With Online Networking Reverse Engineering

Date and Time

Starts:10/24/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:10/24/2023 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:10/17/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

2.0 CPD Hour(s)

Italian Canadian Club of Guelph 135 Ferguson St Guelph, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation
Non-Members: $60 + tax

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Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Event Sponsor

Tired of sifting through hundreds of resumes?  How can I entice the right applicants to my job opportunity?  Am I being dazzled by a great resume writer rather than really getting a sense of the best candidate for the job?  Is the applicant “walking the walk” by demonstrating what they claim to bring to the role?  How do I make more informed and educated hiring decisions?

As HR Professionals you owe it to yourself, your organization and job applicants to work smarter, not harder, when recruiting and making good hiring decisions. Traditionally the recruitment process is labour intensive, costly, and may lead to regrettable hiring decisions. Save time and money by adopting a modern proactive approach by reverse engineering the networking game! Candidates have long used networking to discover job opportunities. As the employer you have a job vacancy profile and need to find qualified best fit candidates – but how? As employers it is time to empower yourself by learning to reverse engineer online networking platforms.  Move from spending time to shifting through hundreds of unqualified resumes… proactively drawing the right applicants to you.

Join Matt as he shares 21st century social media and internet search tools and techniques to source candidates that meet the skills, qualifications, and personal characteristics you are seeking.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will gain knowledge in creating search criteria to find your ideal candidate:
Social Media and Internet Search Tools and Techniques
Reverse Engineering the Networking Game
Assessing Your Findings
Make Evidence Based Hiring Decisions
Strategic Preparation for Interviews (based on findings)
Tools and Resources


5:30pm    Welcome and Networking

5:45pm    Dinner

6:30pm    Speaker Presentation

8:30pm    Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  October 17, 2023 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out!

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

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Speaker bio(s)
Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is the Director of Intelligence and Investigations with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII). He is international expert on “Open Source Intelligence” (OSINT) and Darkweb Intelligence with extensive experience in leading and coordinating complex investigations on sex trafficking and CSAM offenders. Matt is a Rogers Communications Cybersecurity Catalyst team member where he collaborates with industry experts to generate products and education on cybersecurity topics related to online crimes. He is sought out as a subject matter expert by the media in Canada and is a main contributor and on camera character for “Dark Highway”, a Human Trafficking documentary televised in Canada and the U.S. He works with Timea’s Cause to educate and prevent sex trafficking and was a featured speaker of the 1st Canadian National Summit on Child Sexual Exploitation. Matt is passionate about using his skills on a daily basis to make our communities safer places.