Steve Knox

Vice President, Talent Acquisition

Steve is the VP of Talent Acquisition at TD responsible for enterprise strategy and delivery across all lines of business across North America.  He leads a diverse team of 300 TA professionals spanning executive search, early talent, diversity, employment brand, sourcing and talent research.  He recently joined the organization having been at GE for just over a decade.

Steve joined GE in 2007 as the Head of Talent Acquisition for GE Canada and within one-year built GE’s first-ever country CoE model. In 2011, he took on a new role as Global Talent Acquisition Leader for the emerging markets. In 2014, he took on a global strategy & operations role with overall responsibility for GE’s recruitment technology, global processes, tools and programs, recruitment analytics & metrics, talent sourcing strategy, recruiter competency model and curriculum, and recruitment marketing and branding.  In 2016 he was made Head of Global Talent Acquisition for GE with a team of 750 TA professionals operating in 40+ countries around the world.

Steve has been dedicated to the recruitment function for the last 18 years. Prior to GE, he was the senior manager of talent acquisition for the professional services firm Deloitte & Touche and began his career working for Kimberly-Clark Inc. and FedEx as an HR Manager.  A graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in history, he is also a Certified Human Resources Professional through the Canadian Human Resources Professional Association.

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Pre – Conference Workshops Mar 2, 2020

1:00 pm

1:00 pm


Moving your TA model from reactive to proactive with the build-out of a specialized sourcing and research function

While some candidates engage and apply directly for roles, more and more companies are realizing the best quality hires are those that were passive and not actively looking for a new role.

In this engaging workshop, you will find out what it takes to tap into passive talent. Discover how to identify, engage, and convert passive talent into new hires. Take back to the office a plan to:

  1. Build a robust and effective sourcing and research team focused on passive talent
  2. Identify the skills your team needs to recruit passive talent
  3. Provide critical talent data insights and intelligence to help your business understand the external market and availability of talent
  4. Move TA to become more strategic vs reactive in sourcing talent

Identify, engage, and convert passive talent into hires

Day 1: Mar 3, 2020

3:45 pm

3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: Employer digital branding

Enhance your digital employer brand in your digital recruitment marketing to attract the best candidates for your roles

Employer branding has moved beyond a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’. Compete for the best talent with an engaging brand which reflects your organizations values. Discover how to develop your employer brand and market your brand/jobs digitally. Take back to the office a step-by-step plan to:

  • Highlight your EVP to potential candidates
  • Build on your reputation to attract candidates and retain employees
  • Elevate your brand and amplify it via employees

Leverage employer branding as a tool to secure the best and brightest talent

Day 2: Mar 4, 2020