Sourcing

The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?

I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a…

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…

How Innovations Revolutionize Talent Acquisition

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Spring SourceCon event in Anaheim, CA. It was chock full of ideas, information, and enthusiasm. One of the highlights of the trip for me was a presentation by Kerstin Wagner. Wagner is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Deutsche Bahn. The theme of…

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”…

Gamification Is Changing Assessments For the Better

Even for successful candidates, the recruitment process can be a dizzying rollercoaster ride. There’s the high of that first call with the recruiter — and the realization that, hey, this job might be ‘the one.’ And then there’s the frustration of slogging through hour-long assessments that make you second guess every professional decision…

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…

The Rush to the Cloud Is Putting HR In Charge of its Tech

It’s a good time to be in the HR technology industry. Last year over $1.96 billion was invested in HR tech startups across 13 categories, including recruitment, career development and automation. There’s also a dizzying number of mergers & acquisitions taking place, with analytics poised as the next big category. But for the…

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…