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Monday, September 25
 

12:00pm

Paid Workshop: Tearing Down the Myth of Complicated Sourcing

Overview
With so much “people info” available on the web, and so many hot new tools for candidate sourcing, it can quickly be overwhelming. This workshop will focus on filtering out the noise and using the right tools to find the candidates you need, fast.

What to Expect
In this interactive sourcing workshop, we’ll explore how recruiters can locate relevant candidate leads quickly and without the need for complex searches.

Who should attend
Every sourcer who wants to take the complexity out of the online candidate search and find the tools that work for them.

Takeaways
• Learn about the less traveled sites where sourcers can quickly produce targeted leads without complex searches.
• Cut the time you need to meet your sourcing goals
• Find the best free resources for locating quality candidates
• Leverage uncommon sites to find “people info”
• Be bold and move beyond just searching for resumes


Speakers
avatar for Laura Stoker

Laura Stoker

AIRS ® , Powered by ADP ®, Executive Director of Global Training
Sometime long before Google®, when Alta Vista, Northern Light and HotBot® were the search engines used to find candidate resumes, AIRS began sharing advanced internet sourcing strategies with recruiters.  Laura Stoker was one of the first to take an AIRS course in 1997 and apply it to her day to day recruiting activities for a Belgian search firm. She began experimenting, altering and making internet tools work for her to source candidates that no one else was able to find... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity

2:30pm

Paid Workshop: Calling all Purple Squirrels

Overview
You’re feeling pretty good about your ability to write advanced search strings and find passive candidates. Now it’s time to get high value leads to respond to your calls, emails, Inmails, tweets, texts and bat signals.

What to Expect
In this practical, interactive workshop you’ll learn how to develop targeted messages that get results.

Who should attend
Sourcers and recruiters who are interested in improving response rates from passive candidates.

Takeaways
• Uncover the keys to increasing response rates
• Overcome objections and create win-win outcomes
• Learn the three important steps to effective candidate engagement


Speakers
avatar for Carmen Hudson

Carmen Hudson

Co-Founder, Talent42
Carmen Hudson draws from over 15 years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. Carmen’s expertise is in helping clients build the right sourcing and recruiting strategies, and then implementing them in the real world of limited budgets, competing priorities, and highly competitive recruiting environments. She consults and trains companies to help them leverage high ROI solutions for big sourcing, social media, and technology implementation initiatives. | | Carmen is a self-described... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Trinity

5:00pm

Email, I love you. You're perfect! Now change

Overview
Email has been our consistent friend from the dawn of UseNet and Myspace to the age of virtual reality but, despite our long history with it, recruiters haven’t yet leveraged all of email’s value.

What to Expect
Jim Stroud will detail the history of email, speculate on its evolution and share tips and strategies for making the most of a medium recruiters tend to take for granted.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who uses email and wants to learn how to make it work harder.

Takeaways
• Practical tips for managing your email
• Building better email recruitment marketing campaigns
• New ways to use and think about the humble email


Speakers
avatar for Jim Stroud

Jim Stroud

Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy, Randstad Sourceright
Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management, and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly) and a host of startup companies. | | Presently, Jim Stroud serves Randstad Sourceright as its Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy. In that role, he alleviates the sourcing headaches of Randstad clients worldwide. (Best job ever!) | | Jim Stroud has created and sold four online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. Jim Stroud has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud | for his digital influence. Jim Stroud also served as the emcee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years. He has also presented as a keynote speaker at Sourcing Summit Europe, Sourcing Summit Asia, the Australasian Talent Conference, Recruiters Hub NZ | and TRU London. | | Jim Stroud is the author of "Content Is The New Sourcing: Strategies for Attracting and Engaging Passive Candidates","Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes and Passive Candidates on Google" and "The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World!". He also produces the "Its all recruiting" podcast... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

6:00pm

SourceCon Kick-Off Party!
Celebrate 10 years of SourceCon in style with old hands and first-time attendees.


Monday September 25, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Trinity Patio
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

9:00am

Welcome/Opening - 10 years of SourceCon!
Rob McIntosh and Shannon Pritchett look back on 10 years of SourceCon, and forward the great stuff to come over the next couple of days.  

Speakers
avatar for Rob McIntosh

Rob McIntosh

Principal Advisor, McINTOSH & Co.
Rob McIntosh is the principal advisor and founder of McINTOSH & Co., a boutique talent acquisition advisory firm helping corporate and industry executives improve business results. He is a senior talent executive with 20+ years of global recruiting experience spanning four continents where he has consistently delivered results through building high-performing teams... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Pritchett

Shannon Pritchett

SourceCon Editor, ERE Media, Inc.
Shannon Pritchett is the editor of SourceCon. As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon go... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
Grand Ballroom A

9:10am

State of Sourcing
Speakers
avatar for Lance Haun

Lance Haun

Practice Leader, The Starr Conspiracy
Lance Haun is a practice leader at The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, the research, consulting, and publishing arm of The Starr Conspiracy. Before joining The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit in early 2013, he was an editor at ERE Media for over three years. ERE is an HR a... Read More →
avatar for Rob McIntosh

Rob McIntosh

Principal Advisor, McINTOSH & Co.
Rob McIntosh is the principal advisor and founder of McINTOSH & Co., a boutique talent acquisition advisory firm helping corporate and industry executives improve business results. He is a senior talent executive with 20+ years of global recruiting experience spanning four continents where he has consistently delivered results through building high-performing teams... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Pritchett

Shannon Pritchett

SourceCon Editor, ERE Media, Inc.
Shannon Pritchett is the editor of SourceCon. As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon go... Read More →
avatar for Amybeth Quinn

Amybeth Quinn

Market Intelligence and Analytics Leader, Research Goddess
Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

VP, Customer Experience, HiringSolved
Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including thir... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:10am - 9:50am
Grand Ballroom A

9:50am

Reality Bites: When sourcing strategies stop working

Overview
Sourcing is a wide and varied practice and not all sourcing strategies or reqs are created equal. Certain candidate roles are not common on LinkedIn, and a string for LinkedIn, Monster or your ATS is not the same as a string for Twitter. The what, where and how of your search will define your success.

What to Expect
In this session we'll show you what happens when that beautiful sourcing strategy that you have comes crashing down in the face of reality.  Not to fear, though...we'll also show you solutions! 

Who should attend
Recruiters looking for more options and new ideas for when the typical search approach doesn’t work.

Takeaways
• Learn why there’s no such thing as an “unusable” site
• New ideas for sourcing strategies for different roles and resources


Speakers
avatar for Mark Tortorici

Mark Tortorici

Founder / Training Expert, Transform Talent Acquisition
Mark Tortorici is a Training, Recruiting, and Sourcing Manager who has been providing expert-level training for sourcers and recruiters since 1997.  He is also the founder of Transform Talent Acquisition, which specializes in training for high technology computer concepts, advanced active... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:50am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom A

10:45am

Refreshment Break
Grab a coffee and start making new connections. 


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

11:15am

Roundtables
The roundtables are small group discussions where you will select a table based on the topic. Each table has a moderator that can help lead or facilitate the discussion. This is one of the most popular sessions at SourceCon and the conversation can continue on into the lunch hour.

Roundtable Topics
  • Search Engines & Search Strings 
  • Sourcing Tools 
  • Multichannel Sourcing
  • Healthcare Industry 
  • Facebook Sourcing 
  • LinkedIn Sourcing 
  • People Aggregators 
  • Phone Sourcing 
  • Finding Contact Information 
  • Diversity Sourcing 
  • Pipelines/Talent Communities
  • Leading a Sourcing Team
  • Candidate Engagement
  • Custom Search Engines 
  • Sourcing on Job Boards 
  • Social Media Management
  • Mastering the Intake Meeting
  • Competitive Intelligence 
  • Tech Sourcing
  • Basic Boolean 

Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom B

12:30pm

Networking Lunch
Mingle while you munch


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Innovation Lab
The Innvovation Lab is your chance to demo some of the latest and hottest software solutions in the sourcing and recruiting industry. 

Hiretual - https://hiretual.com
Hiretual helps sourcers and recruiters easily find what cannot be found, get quick accurate contact info, and refresh that old database with updated information. Hiretual considers SourceCon home. They are here to learn from the leaders in this amazing space and to contribute back not only by providing a great "tual" but also by educating the community about best practices in sourcing.

Paired Sourcing - http://pairedsourcing.com/
Paired Sourcing is a combination service and technology. They have sourced over 100,000 prospects for over 100 clients. Their primary service is a Sourcing Sprint. Lastly, we are the inventors of DISTOS the SourceOps Framework.​​ They are excited for SourceCon for a couple major reasons; 1.) being the 10 year anniversary it will be a good representation of the best sourcing minds in our business AND 2.) Paired Sourcing is excited to share some of their best methodologies with fellow Sourcers

Relink - https://relinklabs.com/
Relink helps match jobs with people via machine-learning-powered technology that scores and matches applicants to jobs and jobs to applicants. As we see it, Sourcecon is a chance for us to meet folks who are passionate about technology in the HR space, and are eager to positively view it as a way to augment and elevate their already great capabilities. We've had a bit of coverage at the conference in past sessions, with our tool Goodwin. This time around, we've got something special in store: a new product reveal.

GlossaryTech - https://glossarytech.com/
GlossaryTech is a free online tool kit for tech recruiters and sourcers containing: GlossaryTech – online glossary of tech terms with a built-in search option. CV Scanner – tech resume analysis tool, that finds technology terms listed on any resume, classifies them and provides their easy-to-understand definitions. Bull Sessions with Tech Recruiters – recruiting hacks from global IT hunters. GlossaryTech for LinkedIn - a chrome extension (coming soon). At SourceCon we're hoping to announce our new CV Scanner feature, and of course to get as much feedback as possible.

getTalent 
GetTalent is an advanced Sourcing Management and Engagement Platform that helps to simplify the recruiting process by enabling your talent acquisition teams to proactively cultivate candidate leads and build an engaged talent pool, so finding and hiring qualified candidates is fast and easy. Demo the platform in Austin and learn about the importance of pipelining and candidate engagement through meaningful conversations about how innovation is impacting the way recruiters successfully engage with candidates.

Motzie - https://www.motzie.com/
Motzie is a mobile lead generation and communication engine for recruiters. It enables recruiters to easily locate, capture, qualify and connect with candidates on their mobile devices. Motzie includes a mobile programmatic media engine and a turnkey mobile SMS solution that lets recruiters generate and instantly communicate with candidates across multiple roles and hiring locations.  Motzie is offering all Source Con participants a free mobile job slot so they can see and experience the benefits of mobile firsthand with their own hiring role and brand.

iRevü https://irevu.me/
The annual assessment process is brutal, people at organizations big and small say so. Now, forward thinking companies are declaring ‘no more annual assessments’ because of their perceived time suck. iRevü is a mobile first, real-time performance feedback platform designed to get employees more feedback more frequently AND make the end of year grind way less painful for managers by automatically populating the assessment. With people forward functionality and a simple interface, iRevü is changing the way people do performance management.

Wade & Wendy http://wadeandwendy.ai/
Wade & Wendy is building conversational AI chatbots to improve the recruiting process. Their mission is to create a more engaging and chat-driven hiring experience for applicants while providing recruiters the insights and recommendations to make more informed hiring decisions. They have been named a Top NYC Startup and have been featured in Techcrunch, Business Insider, The Washington Post and VentureBeat.

Workable
Workable is all-in-one recruiting software, trusted by over 6000 companies to streamline their hiring. Providing tools to manage multiple hiring pipelines, from job advertising and candidate sourcing through to structured interviews and evaluations. Trackable team communication, organized candidate profiles and a full reporting suite give companies the information they need to make the best hires.

Sourcecon Academy
SourceConAcademy is an online training course for recruiters and sourcers to learn proven, cutting-edge sourcing techniques that go beyond the usual tools as well as candidate messaging and engagement strategies that get results.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Interior Meeting Room

2:00pm

Face Time Unplugged: Sourcing before social media

Overview
Before the rise of social networks, Google search and video messaging, there were classified ads, mailing lists and job hotlines. What has changed, what has remained the same, and what can we learn from the way things were?

What to Expect
Maisha Cannon will take us on a trip down memory lane with and revisit classic search techniques

Who should attend
This session is for nostalgia geeks and younger recruiters looking to learn from the past.

Takeaways
• Then vs now comparisons – what can we learn?
• The classic search techniques that are still relevant today


Speakers
avatar for Maisha Cannon

Maisha Cannon

Talent Sourcing Manager, Segment
Maisha L. Cannon is a Recruiter turned Sourcer with an intense interest in the intersection of recruiting and technology. Her unique approach to identifying, engaging and assessing talent has been refined by years building teams at LinkedIn, GitHub and Google. Maisha is currently a Talent Sourcing Manager for a fast-growing startup in Silicon Valley. In her free time, she... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

3:00pm

Refreshment break
Powering on through – bond over snacks and great conversations!


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Innovation Lab
The Innvovation Lab is your chance to demo some of the latest and hottest software solutions in the sourcing and recruiting industry.

Hiretual - https://hiretual.com
Hiretual helps sourcers and recruiters easily find what cannot be found, get quick accurate contact info, and refresh that old database with updated information. Hiretual considers SourceCon home. They are here to learn from the leaders in this amazing space and to contribute back not only by providing a great "tual" but also by educating the community about best practices in sourcing.

Paired Sourcing - http://pairedsourcing.com/
Paired Sourcing is a combination service and technology. They have sourced over 100,000 prospects for over 100 clients. Their primary service is a Sourcing Sprint. Lastly, we are the inventors of DISTOS the SourceOps Framework.​​ They are excited for SourceCon for a couple major reasons; 1.) being the 10 year anniversary it will be a good representation of the best sourcing minds in our business AND 2.) Paired Sourcing is excited to share some of their best methodologies with fellow Sourcers

Relink - https://relinklabs.com/
Relink helps match jobs with people via machine-learning-powered technology that scores and matches applicants to jobs and jobs to applicants. As we see it, Sourcecon is a chance for us to meet folks who are passionate about technology in the HR space, and are eager to positively view it as a way to augment and elevate their already great capabilities. We've had a bit of coverage at the conference in past sessions, with our tool Goodwin. This time around, we've got something special in store: a new product reveal.

GlossaryTech - https://glossarytech.com/
GlossaryTech is a free online tool kit for tech recruiters and sourcers containing: GlossaryTech – online glossary of tech terms with a built-in search option. CV Scanner – tech resume analysis tool, that finds technology terms listed on any resume, classifies them and provides their easy-to-understand definitions. Bull Sessions with Tech Recruiters – recruiting hacks from global IT hunters. GlossaryTech for LinkedIn - a chrome extension (coming soon). At SourceCon we're hoping to announce our new CV Scanner feature, and of course to get as much feedback as possible.

getTalent 
GetTalent is an advanced Sourcing Management and Engagement Platform that helps to simplify the recruiting process by enabling your talent acquisition teams to proactively cultivate candidate leads and build an engaged talent pool, so finding and hiring qualified candidates is fast and easy. Demo the platform in Austin and learn about the importance of pipelining and candidate engagement through meaningful conversations about how innovation is impacting the way recruiters successfully engage with candidates.

Motzie - https://www.motzie.com/
Motzie is a mobile lead generation and communication engine for recruiters. It enables recruiters to easily locate, capture, qualify and connect with candidates on their mobile devices. Motzie includes a mobile programmatic media engine and a turnkey mobile SMS solution that lets recruiters generate and instantly communicate with candidates across multiple roles and hiring locations.  Motzie is offering all Source Con participants a free mobile job slot so they can see and experience the benefits of mobile firsthand with their own hiring role and brand.

iRevü https://irevu.me/
The annual assessment process is brutal, people at organizations big and small say so. Now, forward thinking companies are declaring ‘no more annual assessments’ because of their perceived time suck. iRevü is a mobile first, real-time performance feedback platform designed to get employees more feedback more frequently AND make the end of year grind way less painful for managers by automatically populating the assessment. With people forward functionality and a simple interface, iRevü is changing the way people do performance management.

Wade & Wendy http://wadeandwendy.ai/
Wade & Wendy is building conversational AI chatbots to improve the recruiting process. Their mission is to create a more engaging and chat-driven hiring experience for applicants while providing recruiters the insights and recommendations to make more informed hiring decisions. They have been named a Top NYC Startup and have been featured in Techcrunch, Business Insider, The Washington Post and VentureBeat.

Workable
Workable is all-in-one recruiting software, trusted by over 6000 companies to streamline their hiring. Providing tools to manage multiple hiring pipelines, from job advertising and candidate sourcing through to structured interviews and evaluations. Trackable team communication, organized candidate profiles and a full reporting suite give companies the information they need to make the best hires.

Sourcecon Academy
SourceConAcademy is an online training course for recruiters and sourcers to learn proven, cutting-edge sourcing techniques that go beyond the usual tools as well as candidate messaging and engagement strategies that get results.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Interior Meeting Room

3:30pm

Oceans Rise, Empires Fall, and Deeper Sourcing Knowledge Will Get You Thru It All
Dependency on LinkedIn doesn’t win the battle. Fundamentals that combine the best of what started SourceCon ten years ago to the current technologies offered will help you win the day. Amie will demonstrate fundamentals that will help give you better tools in hand for your everyday sourcing needs.

Speakers
avatar for Amie Ernst

Amie Ernst

Recruiting Manager, Amazon
Amie Ernst, a five-time Grand Master finalist at SourceCon, and known to many as the “Susan Lucci” of SourceCon GM competitions.  Amie is a Recruiting Manager for Amazon AWS Database Services Teams and the new Amazon AI Machine Learning team. Amie’s passion is all things sourcing and teaching others how to excel and love it just as much. And football... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Wedgewood

3:30pm

How to be the Best TA Partner to your Hiring Manager – Be Bold!

Overview
Often, hiring managers know they need talent, but that’s about the extent of it. Taking a bold approach and leading your decision makers through the interview process can yield great results.

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll explore how to take a bold approach and work with hiring managers to develop a consistent and measurable recruiting process to increase quality of hire.

Who should attend
Recruiters who want to take the lead in developing a more strategic partnership with hiring managers.

Takeaways
• Lead your decision makers through the process
• Educate managers on hiring trends and talent
• Provide the insight, definitions of success and leadership that will help you stand out in the recruiting process


Speakers
avatar for Arron Daniels

Arron Daniels

Recruiting Sourcer / Co-Founder, H-E-B / Source Houston
Arron Daniels, Recruiting Sourcer at H-E-B and Co-Founder of Source Houston, he specializes in technical & non-technical recruitment, and everything in between – he's a true firefighter when it comes to recruitment! Arron started his recruiting journey in the military – recruiti... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom A

3:30pm

Getting Started in Custom Programming for Sourcing Purposes

Sourcers often recruit programmers to create products that drive their company forward, but what if you could do the same to drive your company's recruiting forward?  Numerous opportunities exist to go beyond or fill gaps that off-the-shelf software cannot provide, at no cost.  While you won't emerge from this session as a top coder, you'll learn how to scale the initial barriers to take your career to the next level and make you uniquely (in)valuable to employers:

  • Why you need a free GitHub account to take advantage of today's stuff & how to use it as a coder
  • What free software you need to install (Apple or Windows) for Python, today's hottest language + recommended free code editors that handle various languages
  • Step-by-step through a couple of novice-level JavaScript bookmarklets and Excel VBA examples that you can build on
  • Where to find more free sourcer-relevant scripts you can easily adapt without deep programming knowledge
  • Where to go for additional free programming coursework to complement what you'll learn from peers
  • Who in the sourcing community you should get to know to continue your programming journey

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gutmacher

Glenn Gutmacher

Vice President of Diversity Talent Sourcing, State Street Corporation
Glenn has been developing innovative sourcing and recruiting strategies, techniques and tools in scalable, cost-effective ways since 2015 at State Street, one of the world’s largest custody banks, focusing on diverse talent for North America.  From 2010-15, he was Group Manager, Sourcing Center of Excellence at Avanade, a $2 billion IT consultancy owned by Accenture and Microsoft. He led an online-focused offshore team and junior onshore calling team, plus some global training and talent sourcing initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Kameron Swinton

Kameron Swinton

Recruiting Manager, Amazon
Kameron has 12+ years of experience as a full lifecycle recruiter, sourcer and talent acquisition leader for some of the world’s best known and fastest growing companies. During that time, he has hired everything from engineers to executives, marketing to manufacturing and scientists to software developers... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Trinity

3:30pm

Finding the Human Inside Your Client: How to make relationships with your hiring managers and recruiters

Overview
The reasons some people get hired and some don't is a mystery on par with the Yeti, the sauce on a Big Mac and what the heck was the Island on Lost. But getting the right person to the right point? That is something a Sourcer can do. Integral to this is building strong relationships with hiring managers.

What to Expect
A good Sourcer needs as much information as possible. Jeff will walk you through how to get what you need from a hiring manager and recruiter.

Who should attend
Sourcers and recruiters looking for practical tips on building and strengthening their hiring manager relationships.

Takeaways
• Learn how to hear what is being said – and not said- in job descriptions and post-interview feedback
• How to develop relationships that will help you personally and professionally
• How to build relationships that will last your entire career


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman

Sourcing Specialist, Dropbox
Jeff has been a Full Life Cycle Recruiter for over 19 years. He has never limited himself to | one industry or one skill set. (Though he tends to end up doing engineers) His staffing | philosophy is simple: Interview to hire as opposed to looking for reasons not to hire.  A good | recruiter speaks with each human and not their resume. | He prides himself on always making sure that what he is offering a candidate is an | Opportunity and not just another job... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom B

3:30pm

ATAP Working Session – Establishing Standard Measurements for Sourcing
Overview
The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals has a primary goal of establishing a Body of Knowledge for the profession, which in turn will help to establish common standards for education, measurement and ethics. To establish this Body of Knowledge, ATAP will be gathering quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources, including working sessions at conferences such as SourceCon.

What to Expect
Join us for a working session (meaning that all those who attend are expected to participate and get to work) to discuss and debate which sourcing metrics most effectively measure performance and outcomes, and which variables should be included in those measurements. 
Bring your data, the measurements you currently use, and be ready to share and discuss this important topic that is essential to advancing how sourcing is commonly understood and managed.

Who should attend
Experienced professionals

Takeaways
Play a part in creating a common set of measurements that can be used to drive greater consistency and more effective benchmarking of sourcing moving forward.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Gotkin

Ben Gotkin

Executive Director, Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals
Ben Gotkin is the Executive Director of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals(ATAP) and Principal Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox.  Ben draws from over 22 years ofrecruiting experience in a variety of tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizationsincludi... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Sabine

4:20pm

SXSW “Source By Searching Weird” - Exploring Alternative Deep Web Search Engine Strategies

Overview
Just like anything that dominates in the market Google will dictate to you what they want you to see, not what you want to see. Redirect your sourcing subconscious to include other search engines.

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll explore ten search engines that might give you talent and other data that you won’t find on Google.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who wants to extend their search capabilities beyond the usual.

Takeaways
• Learn how search engines dictate what they want you to see
• Ten alternative search engines for a different view on talent discovery


Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Bratcher

Ronnie Bratcher

Sourcing Consultant, Arete Alliance, LLC
Ronnie is a professional recruiter and sourcer who excels at relationship development andmanagement within the recruiting lifecycle. With 17 years of recruiting/sourcing experience with the primary focus being on Information Technology sector, he has established creative strategi... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Wedgewood

4:20pm

Everything You Need To Do Before You Start Sourcing

Overview
We know social recruiting uses social media profiles, blogs, and other internet sites to find information on candidates and engage with them about opportunities - but before we get to that point, before we begin sourcing - we need to do a little bit of research first.

What to Expect
This session will walk recruiters through creating a “research design framework” and incorporating this blueprint for understanding, selecting, and integrating resource methodologies into your workflow.

Who should attend
Recruiters looking to create a more structured, effective approach to social recruiting.

Takeaways
• Talent Mapping (How to gather talent market data and create into actionable insights)
• Utilizing competitive intelligence research to reveal the big picture
• How to work with Hiring Manager(s) to support with data collection
• Understanding candidate personas to support research


Speakers
avatar for Angela Bortolussi

Angela Bortolussi

Partner, Recruiting Social
Partner & Recruiting Manager (specializing in technical & product recruitment) with @RecruitingSocial - Angela works closely with startups/tech companies, and digital agencies, sourcing/recruiting for Senior to VP level engineering and product roles in the San Francisco Bay and L... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

4:20pm

Building a Personal Chrome Extension for Sourcing

As sourcers most of our toolbox has a large number of chrome extensions already. Have you ever thought how they are made or had an idea for one that is useful for just your sourcing desk?

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are making the jump into learning code or just curious about the possibilities of chrome extensions this session will walk through the building of a basic and advanced chrome extension.

What Are the Takeaways?

  • Learn the difference between apps and extensions.
  • Develop an understanding of the basics you will need for Chrome Extensions for sourcing.
  • Answer whether you should take your coding to the next level to begin developing extensions.
  • Learn where to get started and some of the online resources available. 

Speakers
avatar for Steven Jiang

Steven Jiang

CEO/Co-Founder, Hiretual
Steven Jiang, CEO and Co-founder of Hiretual, a sourcing platform that combines recruiting with science to transform the Internet to be recruiter friendly. Steven is an engineering prodigy who was promoted from being a junior engineer to an engineering manager in one and half years because of his outstanding contributions to Samsung's mobile technologies. He is a constant student of recruiting and is active in our recruiter... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Trinity

4:20pm

Sourcing on a Dime!

Overview
No vendor budget?  No problem!  When leveraged strategically, company web pages, industry associations, and event and conference sites are excellent (and unintentional!) places to kick-off searches while building target candidate, company & keyword lists.

What to Expect
During this session you will learn how to conduct basic internet research to create target candidate and company lists using only public web sites and novice search techniques.

Who should attend
Recruiters who are interested in making their budget dollars stretch a little further.

Takeaways
• Learn about searches that can be applied across Industry, domain and target experience level
• Tips and techniques for making every recruiting dollar count



Speakers
avatar for Alicia Priselac

Alicia Priselac

North American Sourcing Manager, SapientRazorfish
Alicia has been working as a sourcer since 2009, but still tells people she’s a librarian.  After all, she uses her Library & Information Sciences degree on a daily basis!  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 young children, her coffee strong, black and unsweetened and will ask you to repeat yourself at least... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

4:20pm

CONTINUED: ATAP Working Session – Establishing Standard Measurements for Sourcing

Overview
The Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals has a primary goal of establishing a Body of Knowledge for the profession, which in turn will help to establish common standards for education, measurement and ethics. To establish this Body of Knowledge, ATAP will be gathering quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources, including working sessions at conferences such as SourceCon.

What to Expect
Join us for a working session (meaning that all those who attend are expected to participate and get to work) to discuss and debate which sourcing metrics most effectively measure performance and outcomes, and which variables should be included in those measurements. 
Bring your data, the measurements you currently use, and be ready to share and discuss this important topic that is essential to advancing how sourcing is commonly understood and managed.

Who should attend
Experienced professionals

Takeaways
Play a part in creating a common set of measurements that can be used to drive greater consistency and more effective benchmarking of sourcing moving forward.



Speakers
avatar for Ben Gotkin

Ben Gotkin

Executive Director, Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals
Ben Gotkin is the Executive Director of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals(ATAP) and Principal Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox.  Ben draws from over 22 years ofrecruiting experience in a variety of tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizationsincludi... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Sabine

5:00pm

Networking Reception

Networking is easy with good food, drinks and some lively entertainment. Don’t miss this chance to connect with your peers. Sponsored by Avature and the ERE Foundation! 



Tuesday September 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

8:00pm

SOURCECON HACK-A-THON
Hackathon Grand Prize Sponsored by Workable


Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Glass Oaks
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

9:00am

Welcome/Opening
Back with Shannon Pritchett for recaps, hot takes and notes, plus a preview of the day to come.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Pritchett

Shannon Pritchett

SourceCon Editor, ERE Media, Inc.
Shannon Pritchett is the editor of SourceCon. As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon go... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:00am - 9:05am
Grand Ballroom A

9:05am

Recruiters Are... (What it Takes to be a Truly GREAT Recruiter)

Overview
A quick Google search for "Recruiters are..." will show you what many people think of recruiters. Negative stereotypes are spread across the industry and are often a roadblock to success as we're reaching out to candidates, working with hiring managers and trying to do our best work. What can we do to up our game and change perception across the board?

What to Expect
In this keynote session, Stacy Zapar will share her personal struggles with recruiter perception and some solutions.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who has ever been the victim of negative stereotyping (in other words, everyone).

Takeaways
• What’s behind the negative stereotypes
• How to overcome the critics
• What it takes to be a truly great recruiter in today’s challenging marketplace


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Zapar

Stacy Zapar

Founder, Tenfold
Stacy Donovan Zapar​ is a 20-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies. She launched Tenfold in 2012 and has since joined multiple recruiting technology advisory boards and consulted on global employer branding, social recruiting and sourcing initiatives for top employers including Zappos, TripAdvisor, Amazon, and Netflix... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:05am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom A

9:45am

Research as a Service

Overview
Faced with the challenge of rapid, global growth, Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, took a novel approach to in-housing the talent research function.

What to Expect
In this keynote, Tyler Golden will share how she effectively piloted a unique operational model, to provide cost effective, scalable services to the global recruiting team as well as the hiring manager community.

Who should attend
Recruitment leaders interested in improving their talent acquisition operational model.

Takeaways
• A fresh look at the operational model
• How Red Hat changed their approach to provide cost effective and scalable services to recruiters and hiring managers


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Golden

Tyler Golden

Manager, Global TA Operations, Red Hat
Tyler Golden is an American expat living in Prague. With her borderline obsessive love of organization and a passion for cross cultural communications, she's loving her role as Global TA Operations Manager for Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions and one of Forbes' Most Innovative... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom A

10:30am

Refreshment Break
Source the colleagues you haven’t yet spoken with for a quick catch up by the watercooler or check out amazing new tech in the Exhibition Hall.


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Innovation Lab
The Innvovation Lab is your chance to demo some of the latest and hottest software solutions in the sourcing and recruiting industry. 

Hiretualhttps://hiretual.com
Hiretual helps sourcers and recruiters easily find what cannot be found, get quick accurate contact info, and refresh that old database with updated information. Hiretual considers SourceCon home. They are here to learn from the leaders in this amazing space and to contribute back not only by providing a great "tual" but also by educating the community about best practices in sourcing.

Paired Sourcinghttp://pairedsourcing.com/
Paired Sourcing is a combination service and technology. They have sourced over 100,000 prospects for over 100 clients. Their primary service is a Sourcing Sprint. Lastly, we are the inventors of DISTOS the SourceOps Framework.​​ They are excited for SourceCon for a couple major reasons; 1.) being the 10 year anniversary it will be a good representation of the best sourcing minds in our business AND 2.) Paired Sourcing is excited to share some of their best methodologies with fellow Sourcers

Relink - https://relinklabs.com/
Relink helps match jobs with people via machine-learning-powered technology that scores and matches applicants to jobs and jobs to applicants. As we see it, Sourcecon is a chance for us to meet folks who are passionate about technology in the HR space, and are eager to positively view it as a way to augment and elevate their already great capabilities. We've had a bit of coverage at the conference in past sessions, with our tool Goodwin. This time around, we've got something special in store: a new product reveal.

GlossaryTechhttps://glossarytech.com/
GlossaryTech is a free online tool kit for tech recruiters and sourcers containing: GlossaryTech – online glossary of tech terms with a built-in search option. CV Scanner – tech resume analysis tool, that finds technology terms listed on any resume, classifies them and provides their easy-to-understand definitions. Bull Sessions with Tech Recruiters – recruiting hacks from global IT hunters. GlossaryTech for LinkedIn - a chrome extension (coming soon). At SourceCon we're hoping to announce our new CV Scanner feature, and of course to get as much feedback as possible.

getTalent 
GetTalent is an advanced Sourcing Management and Engagement Platform that helps to simplify the recruiting process by enabling your talent acquisition teams to proactively cultivate candidate leads and build an engaged talent pool, so finding and hiring qualified candidates is fast and easy. Demo the platform in Austin and learn about the importance of pipelining and candidate engagement through meaningful conversations about how innovation is impacting the way recruiters successfully engage with candidates.

Motziehttps://www.motzie.com/
Motzie is a mobile lead generation and communication engine for recruiters. It enables recruiters to easily locate, capture, qualify and connect with candidates on their mobile devices. Motzie includes a mobile programmatic media engine and a turnkey mobile SMS solution that lets recruiters generate and instantly communicate with candidates across multiple roles and hiring locations.  Motzie is offering all Source Con participants a free mobile job slot so they can see and experience the benefits of mobile firsthand with their own hiring role and brand.

iRevü https://irevu.me/
The annual assessment process is brutal, people at organizations big and small say so. Now, forward thinking companies are declaring ‘no more annual assessments’ because of their perceived time suck. iRevü is a mobile first, real-time performance feedback platform designed to get employees more feedback more frequently AND make the end of year grind way less painful for managers by automatically populating the assessment. With people forward functionality and a simple interface, iRevü is changing the way people do performance management.

Wade & Wendy http://wadeandwendy.ai/
Wade & Wendy is building conversational AI chatbots to improve the recruiting process. Their mission is to create a more engaging and chat-driven hiring experience for applicants while providing recruiters the insights and recommendations to make more informed hiring decisions. They have been named a Top NYC Startup and have been featured in Techcrunch, Business Insider, The Washington Post and VentureBeat.

Workable
Workable is all-in-one recruiting software, trusted by over 6000 companies to streamline their hiring. Providing tools to manage multiple hiring pipelines, from job advertising and candidate sourcing through to structured interviews and evaluations. Trackable team communication, organized candidate profiles and a full reporting suite give companies the information they need to make the best hires.

Sourcecon Academy
SourceConAcademy is an online training course for recruiters and sourcers to learn proven, cutting-edge sourcing techniques that go beyond the usual tools as well as candidate messaging and engagement strategies that get results.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Interior Meeting Room

11:00am

Old School is Still New Cool - And Still Works
Overview
Don’t dismiss old school sourcing methods – they’re still valid and can be very effective when married to new technology.

What to Expect
We’ll discuss how new technology platforms, apps and software give new life to old school sourcing methods.

Who should attend
Recruiters who want to update old school methods with new technology.

Takeaways
• How old school methods and technology are driving hiring results, and improving employment brand and employee satisfaction scores

Speakers
avatar for Steve Levy

Steve Levy

Principal, Recruiting Inferno
Steve Levy brings an atypical combination of recruiting expertise and a technical experience to his performance-focused engagements with clients. He was one of the earliest members of the original ERE community and in 2004, was the first official ERE Blogger and Group Leader. Tod... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

12:00pm

Networking Lunch

Fuel up for the afternoon sessions - just don’t get so busy chatting you forget to eat!



Wednesday September 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rio Grande Exhibit Hall

1:30pm

The Sourcer Without Technology: How to bring out your inner prowess

Before technology, a sourcer’s net worth was determined by the names and cards placed in their personal Rolodex. As technology has advanced the need for a personal Rolodex became irrelevant as sourcers did just that, sourced. This created an abundance of administrative work. From scheduling to screening, to job boards, technology has reshaped the industry. This session will take a look into what it was like before sourcers were called sourcers and you’ll take a journey through different recruiting eras and be left with one thought, are we back where we started? 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Will Staney

Will Staney

Founder and Principal Consultant, Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC
Will Staney is the founder and principal consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC and the former head of global talent acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio and Glassdoor. Prior to that he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMware, SuccessFactors and SAP. During his career as a recruiting leader, he developed a passion for building what he calls "modern recruiting machines". With his consulting firm he has helped clients like GE Digital... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:25pm

MacGyver Sourcing: Hacks that will blow your mind, not your budget

Overview
Sourcers and Recruiters are under enormous pressure and time constraints to produce viable candidates. Your ability to be resourceful, scrappy, and make use of the tools at hand, not commonly used by others, will give you a competitive advantage. Unleash your inner MacGyver!

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll combine a few well know free tools and add creative twists to innovate on conventional methods, to discover a wealth of solutions that even a brilliant secret agent would admire.

Who should attend
Recruiters and sourcers looking for some new twists on some well-known tools.

Takeaways
• Combine extensions to scrape data and find emails in a fraction of the time
• Reengineer your searches to source candidates faster and for free
• Manipulate Google filters find executives, conference attendees and entire teams



Speakers
avatar for Holly Mallowes

Holly Mallowes

Global Talent Acquistion, Sourcing, Raytheon
Holly Mallowes is part of Raytheon’s Enterprise Global Talent Acquisition team. She collaborates with sourcing teams across the enterprise to execute strategic and innovative sourcing methodologies that attract high-caliber talent as well as build leadership & executive talent pipelines that strategically position Raytheon for today and future... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Wedgewood

2:25pm

'To AND, OR NOT to AND,' Is Not The Question

Overview
The combination of logic, keywords, and platform-dependent operators, collectively referred to as Boolean search, can daunt novice and experienced recruiters alike, but it shouldn't. All search is a learning process. The key to effective learning is to ask the right questions. When you're asking the right questions, everything else starts to fall into place.

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll explore the best questions to ask, as well as the right searches (Boolean and otherwise) to answer them.

Who should attend
Any recruiter who’s ever faced a Boolean crisis of confidence.

Takeaways
• Learn about the questions that can help us identify and engage people
• Match the right questions to the right search strategy


Speakers
avatar for David Galley

David Galley

Director, Training Programs, Brain Gain Recruiting
Hi! I'm Dave Galley, and I hate third person speaker bios. You know we write them, we know we write them, why not be upfront about it? Along with my amazing business partners at Brain Gain Recruiting, I spend most of my time either helping other people find top talent or teaching... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:25pm

Witchcraft Sourcing with Python and Friends

The Internet has a gazillionbytes of data. You can find what someone had for breakfast today. Or if they are attending a conference. You could follow their trail of breadcrumbs online.

  • Is this data helpful to find their contact info? Yes
  • Is this data helpful to improve your outreach? Yes
  • Is this data helpful to build rapport? Yes!


But how do you get this data? You could easily spend hours capturing and cleaning data to make it useful. - Attend and find out!

Who should attend?

This session is for anybody that finds this data helpful. Are you a sourcer, a recruiter or a hiring manager? Then this process will blow away your mind.

What are the takeaways?

In this session you will learn how to capture and clean data using Bash, Ruby and Python. You will learn how to scrape data, automate capturing data and convert into a format that will help you make decisions.

  • Learn how to quickly setup Bash, Ruby and Python
  • Learn command line basics and write a small script in Bash to scrape websites
  • Convert Twitter lists to CSV files using Ruby to capture user profiles.
  • Automate capturing data from any website or social media using Python.


At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of the universe.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Ordonez

Tom Ordonez

Talent Sourcer/Technical Recruiter, Sears Holdings
I spent most nights in computer labs understanding the meaning of life while my non-engineering friends partied in South Beach. | I started my career as a government contractor in software and hardware projects. This experience felt like a Jason Bourne movie but without the act... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Trinity

2:25pm

Putting the Fun Back into Sourcing Fundamentals

Overview
Brush up on the basics of sourcing from methodologies to organizing search results and communicating with your sourcing partners?

What to Expect
This is not an advanced course on sourcing. Todd will give the practical and the tactical of sourcing and put the fun back into sourcing fundamentals.

Who should attend
People that are new to sourcing or need to break bad sourcing habits.

Takeaways
• Sourcing methodology (source right the first time)
• Laying a successful search foundation
• Tools that help organize your search
• Tools and techniques that return results but don’t randomized your time
• Effective communication in sourcing



Speakers
avatar for Todd Davis

Todd Davis

Senior Sourcer, Candidate Generator
I took my first AIRS certification test in the 90's and I was the first external "Internet Recruiter", as they were called at the time, hired by Microsoft in 2000. I have had the opportunity to work for Google, Yahoo!, Starbucks, ADP, a few startups and other great companies as a... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:25pm

The New Culture Club – Investigating Your Sourcing Values

Overview
In our industry, we often talk about company culture as a way to attract candidates but we sometimes overlook the culture that exists within our own teams. What does that culture look like? How do we define it? How does it affect our day-to-day operations?

What to Expect
In this session, we will take a look at the profound impact that our sourcing culture can have on our business.

Who should attend
Sourcing leaders interested developing a team culture that will help achieve business goals.

Takeaways
• Ways to impact your sourcing culture
• Building collaboration among TA teams
• Methods to assess and measure your culture


Speakers
avatar for Will Maurer

Will Maurer

Global Talent Sourcing Manager, General Motors
Will Maurer is a talent acquisition enthusiast who is currently living his dream as part of General Motors Global Talent Acquisition leadership team. His opinions are rooted in the belief that recruiting is the ultimate team sport and he enjoys spreading that message. Before assu... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Sabine

3:00pm

Refreshment break

Can you believe it’s almost over? Last chance to exchange cards, ask questions or compare notes.



Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

Advanced Candidate Data Scraping & Candidate Engagement
Overview
Not all candidate information is easy to find and we need to build out those skeleton profiles to create solid data leads.

What to Expect
This session will cover how to find detailed candidate information and contact data, together with tips on engaging the candidates you find.

Who should attend
Recruiters who want to get more out of the minimal data they find online.

Takeaways
• How and where to find “unfindable” candidate contact information
• How to consistently and effectively turn skeleton profiles into data leads
• Some unique methods for capturing candidates’ attention and turning them into real prospects


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Dorn

Nancy Dorn

Technical Recruiting Sourcer, Amazon
I have a total of 5 years’ experience in the technical sourcing and recruiting space, and I love it more and more each year.  I currently work for the Amazon Web Services division of Amazon and before that have worked for HPE and Google.  I am extremely passionate about the work sourcers do, and I pride myself in improving my sourcing craft day in and day out... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Wedgewood

3:30pm

Messengers and Messages: Inside IRCs and comments

Overview
Facebook Messenger, KiK, Skype, Slack, WhatsApp, YouTube, Venmo, and Amazon are all powerful social networks that rely upon the IRC clients of the 90's. Even with end-to-end encryption, there are ample ways to find your way into these networks, develop relationships with candidates, and extract contact information.

What to Expect
Brian Fink walks you through how to open them up to cultivate candidate engagement.

Who should attend
Recruiters who are interested in using IRC to extend their searches.

Takeaways
• How to open up social networks based on IRC clients of the 90's
• Using social networks to develop relationships and find contact Information for candidates



Speakers
avatar for Brian Fink

Brian Fink

Lead Technical Recruiter, Relus
As a Big Data Practice Leader with Relus' recruiting team, Brian Fink focuses on driving talent towards opportunity. Eager to help stretch the professional capabilities of everyone he works with, he's helping startups, and enterprises transform their IT, Recruiting, Big Data... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom A

3:30pm

Building Software Products: Breaking down the process into simple steps

You have a great idea and the know how of what needs to be built.  How do you do it?  What is the first step?  What are the pitfalls to avoid?

In this session, Donato will lay out practical processes that were used to build products at Broadlook and Later RingLead Inc.  Donato's creations support over 10,000 recruiting and sales clients worldwide.  In this session, Donato will cover:

  • Acid testing your idea.  Is it for internal use or will you have customers?
  • You are a recruiter... but do you know how to recruit a contractor with the right skills.
  • Testing quickly and why:  don't create from "the cave"
  • Building for the future.  Avoid "technical debt" by thinking of additional applications for your idea.
  • Step by step through the creation of web crawling app, built in Excel!


Who should attend?
 

Recruiters that want to get more into the technical side.  You don't have to be a programmer to get something out of this session.  The core message is leverage your strengths and learn tips and tricks that will allow you to collaboratively bring your idea to realization.


Speakers
avatar for Donato Diorio

Donato Diorio

Strategic Advisor, RingLead, Inc.
Donato Diorio is an entrepreneur, data scientist, software architect and world renowned lead generation expert. IBM, Citrix, GE, Oracle, CA, Cisco and others have all leveraged Donato's expertise.  Donato was a software architect and then top billing recruiter before founding Broadlook Technologies in... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Trinity

3:30pm

Increase Response Rate by Using Gifs/Memes and Yesware!

Overview
In today’s recruitment environment, everyone has short attention spans. Get the most out of your emails with eye-catching pictures, funny memes, and gifs.

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll explore how to use pictures and gifs to increase your email open rates and how to automate and optimize the follow ups.

Who should attend
Every recruiter who wants to try out new ways to increase email open rates.

Takeaways
• Where to find, and how to use pictures, memes, and gifs
• How to automate follow up to work smarter, not harder


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Colquitt

Teresa Colquitt

Sr. Technical Sourcer, Cloudera
Teresa Colquitt is an agency raised, now-turned corporate Sourcer who currently works at Cloudera. | Born and raised in Seattle, now residing and working remotely from sunny Florida. She's been on the leadership board for Sourcing7, Seattle's premier Sourcing group and has been i... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom B

3:30pm

Launching a High Impact Sourcing Center of Excellence

Overview
How the Walt Disney Company launched a sourcing function for the enterprise.

What to Expect
The speaker will share the experience of launching a Sourcing Center of Excellence including lessons learned, best practices and the future vision for sourcing at The Walt Disney Company.

Who should attend
Sourcers interested in the ins and outs of creating a Sourcing Center of Excellence for their companies.

Takeaways
• Lessons learned and best practices for a Sourcing Center of Excellence
• The critical role that fundamentals played, and continue to play, in successful sourcing at The Walt Disney Company



Speakers
avatar for Kristi Wawro

Kristi Wawro

Director, Enterprise Talent Sourcing, The Walt Disney Company
Kristi Wawro is the Director, Enterprise Talent Sourcing for The Walt Disney Company, leading talent sourcing across all functional areas of the company including Technology, HR, Finance, Legal, Digital Media and Creative, as well as for unique and specialized roles across Disney&rsquo... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Sabine

4:20pm

How to Build Google Custom Search Engines (CSE) Utilizing Google Dorks (aka Ethical Hacking)

Overview
You know we all want to cover as much as the Web as we can when seeking out talented prospects and our time is limited. You’ve heard it time and time again, “Where’s my pipeline of candidates?". Or you’re a Sourcer and your Recruiting team needs more pipeline; preferably not involving LinkedIn...What to do..? 

What to Expect
In this Advanced session we’ll quickly review the basics of building a CSE and then jump head first into the Advanced features. I’m not going to build out one search but create a platform of multiple searches designed to seek out any skill set regardless of industry.  We’ll also cover Google Dorks and explore the ethical hacking side of Google’s Advanced search operators (related, URL Patterns, site, cache, filetype, intext, numrange, etc) while creating complex search engine queries to incorporate into our CSE.  This session is intended for Sourcers looking to build a CSE for their recruiting team - how to build and what to include for maximum candidate traction.

Who should attend
People who know what CSE is and have preferrably made one before. We’re going to move quickly and share lots of information, but please heed this warning - this session is in the Advanced Track and therefore not intended for the faint hearted!  You’ve been warned!!! 

Takeaways
• Quick review of the basics of building a CSE and then a jump into the advanced features
• How you can use ethical hacking with Google’s advance search operators to create more complex searches


Speakers
avatar for Steve Rath

Steve Rath

Senior Sourcer, Blue Wave Recruiting
I consider myself a Sourcing Cognoscente - My expertise is in Sourcing, Recruiting, and building relationships,mwhile passionate about creating positive candidate experiences (my other client).  I’m always networking... | Here are the 3 phases of my career: | I originally started out as a Software Developer working on propriety | internal apps of... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Wedgewood

4:20pm

The Wonderful World of Sourcing Tools – Past, Present & Future

Overview
How did we search in the past, and where are we spending most of our time today?

What to Expect
A brief history of sourcing tools and methodologies, and how we got to the tools we use today. We’ll also explore the trends that are shaping sourcing tools to get a glimpse into our future.

Who should attend
Recruiters who want to revisit older methods and current tools and get a jump start on the future.

Takeaways
• The tools you need to succeed today
• The trends that will shape the next sourcing tools



Speakers
avatar for Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Research Technologist, Lockheed Martin
Dean is a highly experienced and decorated manager, recruiter, and sourcer who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arenas... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom A

4:20pm

Getting started with automation and simplifying your day!
This section will be covering different ways you can automate repetitive and menial tasks that we have to do on a daily basis. Since this is an intro discussion on what is possible, I will be starting with the very basics and explaining the core concepts of how the internet works. With that understanding, we can begin to think about what are some of our repetitive tasks and how to automate it with building our own tools. 

What to expect

I will be walking through a tutorial on how to write jQuery expressions and demonstrate how they can be used to save a lot of time. 

Who should attend

Anyone who has ever had an interest in automating simple and menial tasks. 

Valuable takeaways

  • Get a basic understanding of how the web works
  • Learn how to install and create a customized Chrome extension 
  • Write some simple jQuery commands

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Allen

Morgan Allen

Tech Recruiter, NerdWallet
I’ve been on the Recruiting team at NerdWallet the past few years focusing on all things technical. I started learning how to code when I worked at a small startup and didn’t have access to many recruiting tools so I set out to build my own. The CTO offered to mentor me on weeken... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Trinity

4:20pm

Sourcing Tools 101: Back to the strategy

Overview
The HR and Recruiting landscape is changing quickly. You need effective strategies and tools to help navigate the shifts.

What to Expect
In this session, we’ll cover strategies for mapping out your recruiting workflow, selecting new tools, and evaluating the efficacy of your existing tools.

Who should attend
This session is ideal for sourcers who are just starting to select or reevaluate their sourcing toolbox.

Takeaways
• Equip yourself and your team with the tools you need to succeed
• Map out a new workflow, and evaluate and select recruiting tools


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Goldberg

Sarah Goldberg

Senior Sourcing and Research Specialist, Objective Paradigm
Sarah Goldberg is a Senior Sourcing and Research Specialist at Objective Paradigm. With three years of experience in sourcing, Sarah focuses on leveraging data and research to provide the best “sourcery” - candidates, processes, and tools - for her clients. Sarah focuses on findi... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

4:20pm

Quick to Fail, Fast to Learn: Lessons learned from a sourcing leader

Overview
Sourcing and recruiting leader Alaina Rivas of Insperity will walk through lessons learned through her journey of building and managing a high-performance sourcing team.

What to Expect
Alaina will share her insights and provide tips and techniques that you can use to manage your own career journey.

Who should attend
Recruiters and sourcers interested in learning from Alaina’s experience.

Takeaways
• How to build a high-performance sourcing team
• Tips for managing and developing your team


Speakers
avatar for Alaina Rivas

Alaina Rivas

Director, Recruiting Services, Insperity
Alaina Rivas currently serves as Director, Recruiting Services for Insperity. She is a talent strategist with over ten years of experience building high performing recruiting and sourcing teams in a publicly traded, Fortune 1000 professional services firm. Her focus is in recruit... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Sabine