Recession, Risk, & Reward

What forward-thinking employers do in a down economy

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted massive layoffs across the globe, sending millions of people back into the job market and likely signaling the start of a new historic recession. Employees at all levels have been impacted, and talent that was once hard to find are now actively looking for jobs.

While the effects of this crisis are widespread, companies will have varying—and evolving—talent needs in a recession. Whether you’ve undergone a hiring surge, hiring freeze, or even a layoff, this is the moment to connect with prospective and existing talent who are, or may soon be, on the move.

Join this special presentation and live Q&A led by members of CareerArc’s executive teamYair Riemer, President of Career Transition Services, Jason Blais, EVP of Social Recruiting, and Mark Fordham, SVP of Client Success—to learn how forward-thinking companies are planning ahead for when hiring demands return and identifying opportunities today to find high-value, hard-to-find talent ahead of the competition.

Sign up now to learn:

  • What hiring, layoff, and talent trends are emerging from CareerArc data across brands, industries, and professions
  • Which of the five common employer scenarios you face and the corresponding strategies to apply today
  • How to best position yourself and your brand for when hiring demand returns
  • How to attract qualified culture-fit talent and protect your employer brand in times of ongoing workforce change
  • How to best leverage technology to power your talent and branding efforts


Attendees of the webinar are eligible for the programs below.

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About the presenters:

Yair Riemer

As President of the company’s Career Transition Services (outplacement, career development, career mobility) business, Mr. Riemer is responsible for leading sales, alliances, client success, operations and product development strategy. Prior to his current role, Mr. Riemer served as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s marketing and product strategy. A founding team member of the company, he previously served as CMO of Internships.com (acquired by Chegg). Prior to that, he was a founding team member at Amuzu, a SaaS mobile solution for higher education institutions, where he led product, marketing and business development efforts.

Jason Blais

With over 20 years of sales and leadership experience, Jason Blais is currently responsible for overall growth of CareerArc's social recruiting business. Before joining CareerArc, Mr. Blais worked for ZipRecruiter where he held both Head of Corporate Sales and Vice President of Inside Sales roles. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the sales organization from infancy to a department of over 350 staff. A SHRM member since 2004, Mr. Blais has also been certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for curriculum development in the realm of talent acquisition and has been named as a Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Leader by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) the past two years.

Mark Fordham

Mark Fordham is the Senior Vice President of Client Success with CareerArc. His team is responsible for the successful onboarding, ongoing adoption, and overall success of CareerArc’s social recruiting customers. He is a dynamic customer success executive who brings 15+ years of experience in building, scaling, and leading teams of passionate customer success professionals. His previous executive positions include SVP Customer Success at Totango and SVP Customer Success, Sales and Account Management at ReadyTalk, Inc. and iMeet Central (both acquired by PGi). Before joining iMeet Central, Mr. Fordham served in key leadership roles in software implementation and leading large-scale, nationwide customer marketing programs.

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