Recruiting & Sourcing Types

What Happens At SourceCon Doesn’t Stay At SourceCon

At least from a knowledge and sharing standpoint, what happens at SourceCon doesn’t always stay at SourceCon, and it shouldn’t! This was my first official SourceCon. I did crash a dinner and the Hackathon during the Fall 2016 edition, but attending for the whole session was a very different experience. For me, I’d been…

That’s a Wrap! Closing Thoughts From The 2017 Spring SourceCon Conference

This doesn’t happen every day. I wanted to give a big thank you to SourceCon, the presenters, the ERE crew, and most of all you amazing attendees. You make this conference exceptional. Your thirst for knowledge and seeing the “wow” moments happening before me take me back to my first SourceCon, my first big “real”…

Do You Work At a Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. On her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess.” Of course, her description made me initially…

MORE Tips To Enjoy A Great Conference: #SourceCon 2017 Comes Back To Anaheim

It is truly amazing to think it was just six short months ago that I found myself at my second SourceCon. It is great to come back again, and I suppose now being a “veteran” of sorts, I can pass on some tips and thoughts about making the most of the premier sourcing/talent…

Circle of Sourcing – My Journey To Speaking At SourceCon

Sourcecon and the sourcing community has been an amazing thing for me. Whether it is the speakers I’ve learned from, the SourceHouston Crew’s teachings, the roundtable discussions and hacking sessions full of ideas, or the random conversations I’ve had with cohorts or in the innovation labs, this has been the ultimate headhunting arsenal…

The 5 Most Effective Talent-acquisition Metrics to Influence the C-Suite

As we spend insurmountable seconds, minutes, hours, and nights interacting as influencers and navigators to our C-level partners on the front lines of talent attraction, engagement, and optimization, you’d think asking an operator eloquently, “what is most important to our enterprise as it relates to talent?” would be the clincher, right? Well, as…

GlossaryTech – An online Glossary for Tech Recruiters

One of the biggest issues in the tech recruiting world is keeping up with technology, the buzzwords, and keeping up with the terminology. There are a lot of online dictionaries and websites to look up information. Most of the information readily available is very static, meaning they don’t keep up with the changing…

We Can Do Better, But Will We?

I heard a great story last fall at the Talent Connect conference. Joan goes to visit her friend Marcus to catch up on life. While sitting on the back patio, Joan notices that Marcus’ dog whimpers quietly every couple of minutes. After the third whimper, Joan asks Marcus what’s the matter with the…

A Tool for the Most Successful Sourcer

There’s an old saying I picked up early on in my recruiting career: “Don’t spill your candy in the lobby.” It means don’t go blabbing your mouth about your business because you never know who might be listening, lying in wait to steal your candidates, clients, ideas, etc. My recruiting manager told me…