Universum Hosts the Fifth Annual Universum Awards with Keynote Speaker Stedman Graham on May 11th in New York City

Top Quote Universum will be hosting the fifth annual Universum Awards in New York City with Stedman Graham as the keynote speaker. The awards will celebrate the best in employer branding as voted on by over 70,000 college students. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 11, 2011 - PHILADELPHIA (US) - "If you are serious about building your brand and want to expand your knowledge, that is what the Universum Awards & Seminars are all about. The audience is filled with innovative and strategic thinkers in human resources and the opportunities to learn and network are invaluable," Stedman Graham the keynote speaker of the evening stated. The New York Times Bestselling author, educator and businessman who will bring host the evening and speak on the themes of championing diversity in the workplace.

    Joining Stedman Graham at the speaker podium will be Yolanda Mangolini, Director of Global Talent & Inclusion at Google and Paula Caligiuri, frequent CNN contributor, professor at Rutgers University and author of "Get a Life, Not a Job."

    The Fifth Annual Universum IDEAL™ Employer & Diversity Awards will be held at the New York Times Building in New York City on May 11th. The Universum Awards celebrates the very best in employer branding as voted on by more than 70,000 undergraduate and MBA students in the United States.

    The event celebrates the strongest and most sophisticated employer brands and brings together thought leaders from different industries and universities all across the country including representatives from Google, L'Oreal, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, General Electric, the NSA and many more. The format allows for attendees to hear advice from today's top HR professionals and to network with leaders from the most successful employer brands.

    "Universum Awards & Seminars is the employer branding event to attend in 2011 because it brings you knowledge and networking opportunities with the most successful employer brands in the US today," Universum CEO Petter Nylander, said.

    The afternoon will begin with a number of seminars designed to get the conversation started. The seminars will include a student panel, which will touch on the future of recruitment - personality targeting.

    Mangolini will touch on the strategies Google uses for diversity and recruiting and how they can be extended to other employers and Caligiuri will discuss how to build a pipeline of global business leaders.

    The evening will commence with a cocktail reception, dinner and the awards ceremony itself. By the end of the evening, twelve awards will be given out to the companies that most excel in employer attractiveness as voted on by college students from the top universities in the world. The top brands list will be published in Businessweek and is widely agreed upon to be the definitive rankings list as well as the most prestigious employer branding award.

    Last year's top five ranking of business students included Google, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte and the Walt Disney Company. We look forward to seeing what new brands have emerged this year.

    For additional information contact:

    Kristina Matthews
    215.546.4900 x317
    Kristina.Matthews ( @ ) universumusa dot com

    Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Our mission is to be a global meeting place for talent and employers. We offer services and products that help employers attract, recruit and retain ideal talent while helping talent learn about ideal employers. To do so, we work hard to maintain our number one position in the employer branding industry and continue to earn the loyalty of our clients.

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