Setting a Strategy for Recruiting Talent

Northstar Meetings Group has partnered with Meetingjobs, a Cadre Company, to educate hiring managers and new talent on job-market trends and opportunities. 

recruiting talent webinar

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Provided by Northstar and Cadre

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At a time of growth and change for meeting professionals, Northstar Meetings Group has partnered with recruiting expert Dawn Penfold and her colleagues at Meetingjobs, a Cadre Company, to educate hiring managers and new talent on job-market trends and opportunities. This series of free monthly webinars is designed to help organizations attract, onboard, engage and retain candidates at all levels of experience, including the next generation of industry leaders.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, 2 p.m. ET

Experts discuss best practices for effectively hiring candidates for both permanent and project work in the meetings and events industry, including defining the role and devising a game plan for recruiting.

Among topics to be covered:

  • Establishing a game plan and timeline
  • Defining the role and skills needed
  • How to engage consistently to avoid “ghosting”


Earns 1 Hour of CMP Credit



Dawn Penfold


A former meeting professional, Dawn started the Meeting Candidate Network in 1990, which over the years turned into, to fill a need for a professional recruitment company serving this industry. As founder and president of she has helped thousands of candidates and hiring officials to connect successfully, economically and efficiently, placing candidates in either full-time or temporary positions.

Todd Taranto


Todd is the president of Cadre, an online marketplace connecting event freelancers with companies looking to hire them, and, the meeting and event industry's largest full-time placement firm and job board. After serving in the U.S. Army, Todd’s business career in the travel industry started as president of Gant Travel Management, a Chicago-based travel management company. This experience led to the acquisition of more than 20 niche event and experiential staffing companies that laid the groundwork for Cadre, which formally launched in 2019. Todd lives in Boise, Idaho.


Sarah J.F. Braley

Managing Editor
Northstar Meetings Group

Sally oversees content on Northstar’s meetings-related websites, as well as the print edition of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, along with covering key beats. Sally joined M&C in 1994 as a senior editor, after spending eight years at New Jersey Monthly magazine. She holds a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism (with minors in French, Greek and psychology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.