EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FOR SOURCING

2017 THEME & SESSIONS

#SOSUEU 2017 THEME & SESSIONS

EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FOR TALENT SOURCING

What frontiers of sourcing remain to be explored? What does the future of talent sourcing hold? Where to from here?

At #SOSUEUROPE we will set our gaze on the whole talent sourcing ecosystem with a particular focus on the issues and challenges faced by sourcing leaders and practitioners in Europe. We will set our eyes on emerging trends and the road ahead for sourcing. We will look at new tools and technologies, techniques and best-practices, and will decipher the ever changing behavior of talent. Delegates will develop a big-picture view of talent acquisition and the tactical nous required to be an agent of change. Once again we will cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosueu is well known for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing in Europe.

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TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

  • SOSUEU EXPO

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Meet and play with some of the best sourcing tech in the industry.  Use the app to connect.

  • SOSU WORKSHOPS

    12:o0 PM- 2:00 PM

    Workshops on a range of subjects.  Check details on app.

  • HACKATHON

    2:00 – 5:30 PM

    Hackathon. Pratical, fun and interactive. Get involved.

  • NETWORKING DRINKS

    From 6:00 PM

    Drinks. Networking and making new friends. Location to be announced.

NOTES

> There is no catering on day one.
> All workshops are free this year
> Workshops are optional sessions.
>Some of the workshop leaders will speak again at the main conference
> We may cancel or add more workshops. Please check app for latest updates.

SHALLY STECKEREL
SOURCING INSTITUTE // USA

BUILDING A PROPER SOURCING PLAN

Where do you begin to navigate the hunt for talent, especially when all your competitors are going after the same candidates on the same networks? What steps do you take to ensure your process is the most efficient? In this session Shally Steckerl taps into the most vexing challenges sourcers and recruiters face on a regular basis, show you why he thinks recruiting should operate more like an Intelligence Agency, explains his step by step sourcing roadmap and demonstrates how you can refine it to your needs. Join us to better understand where you can efficiently find the most in-demand talent.

You will learn: How to create a customized sourcing roadmap built for your org’s hiring needs Techniques to modify and optimize your talent team’s sourcing strategies How to make your sourcing more programmatic Setting boundaries and how to appropriately push back with hiring managers Why more activity doesn’t always lead to better results The epidemic of poor training in sourcing and recruiting means having a roadmap is critical because, without one, sourcers easily get sidetracked due to the overwhelming amount of information available.

A sourcing plan lets sourcers and recruiters learn which sources and sourcing methods are more efficient or favorable for particular types of roles. That way, productive methods can be repeated in the future, methods that waste time are eliminated, and we’re able to gain time to experiment with new techniques in an organized, scientific manner. If you source without a plan, you’re likely not taking advantage of all your resources, so much so that tools, sourcers, and recruiting destinations are almost entirely ignored. With a roadmap, sourcers can save time and navigate the sources available to them with little overlap. most common mistakes sourcers make

KASIA BOROWICZ
CONSULTANT // POLAND

THE ART OF EFFECTIVE APPROACH

There’s plenty of speakers out there who agree finding candidates is no longer as challenging as getting there attention. In this interactive session we will focus on exactly that – writing messages that can will want to reply to.
We will cover the smart template method as well as some linguistic and psychological “tricks” you can use to improve your response rates. Expect lots discussions and real live examples!

VINCE SZYMCZAK
RSR HUNGARY

MASTERING THE BOOLEAN MONSTER

We talk less and less about Boolean but in many European countries it is just picking up as a widespread searching method. Until we need to use, why not use it as proficiently as possible? Attend this workshop to understand where is Boolean effective and where is not, how to find fitting keywords and organize them into strings, and how not to outsmart yourself – all while thinking about multilingual and multi country environments. Bring your examples and challenges and let the group help you out!

SOURCING HACKATHON

BARBARA BRAEHMER, GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE, JAN BERNHART & MARK TORTORICI

Every year, one of the highlights at #SOSUEU is the ‘hacks’ – fresh and smart new ways of finding talent – contributed by speakers and delegates alike. This year we are taking our love of hacking further by dedicating one day to sourcing hacks. We are delighted to announce a #hackathon or rather a #sosuhack day on 10 OCTOBER.

Whether you are a perennial tinkerer who loves playing with tools and technology, or just interested in discussing new ways to find talent you will enjoy #sosuhack.  It a session on harnessing wisdom of the crowd, networking, making new friends and exploring cool news ways of finding talent. The event is only open to #SOSUEU delegates.

Highlights
– Five hacking leaders
– Lots of networking
– Demo hacks on 12 Oct at the main event

SOURCING RADIO / PODCAST

KATHARINE ROBINSON
AIRSOURCE

The new AIRSOURCE team will broadcast live from #sosueu. Katharine will chair discussions on the latest in sourcing with delegates and speakers live on air. Not to be missed.

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER

  • REGISTRATION & NAME BADGE COLLECTION

    7:50 AM – 8:50 AM

    Registration and morning tea.

  • MORNING TEA BREAK

    10:40 – 11:00 AM

    Morning tea break and networking

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:40-1:20 PM

    Networking lunch.

  • AFTERNOON TEA

    3:20-3:40 PM

    Afternoon tea break

  • NETWORKING DRINKS

    From 5:30 PM

    Drinks. Networking and making new friends.

DANIEL W RASMUS
GLOBAL ENGLISH // USA

THE FUTURE OF WORK & ITS IMPLICATION ON SOURCING

What does the future of work and workplaces looks like? How can sourcing practitioners or teams prepare for the future? How important are mega trends in dictating how we attract the right talent? How do you adapt your sourcing function to changing business environments, trends and economic cycles?

In this session Daniel will explore why and how sourcing effectively requires the ability of a company to read the future, adapt and try new things in the present. He will explain new workplace trends, technology advances and social changes to illustrate how sourcing teams can insulate themselves by having a long-term view of change and be open to experimenting. 

Highlights
– What does the future of work looks like?
–  Using scenario planning to navigate & prepare for the future

SIMON HORTON
NEGOTIATION MASTERY // UK

NEGOTIATING YOUR WAY TO SOURCING SUCCESS

What good is finding talent if you can’t convince them to reply to your messages or get them interested in your opportunity? How do you sell the benefits of sourcing to various stakeholders? How do you sell your own value to your company? Just about anything a sourcer does requires some form of negotiation. Whether it is trying to persuade candidates to move, asking for a raise, or selling a new project, sourcers need to master the fundamentals of negotiation to be more successful.

Enter Simon Horton, the world’s leading expert and best selling author on negotiation. Combining story telling and practical hands-on advice Simon will dissect the concept and fundamentals of negotiation. He will explore negotiation secrets using pop psychology, social engineering and proven truths about human behaviour. He will lay out a concrete plan for sourcers to become better negotiators and be more successful.

Highlights
– Why negotiation skills matter for sourcers
–  Skills & tools for psychology warfare
– Social engineering for sourcers

SHALLY STECKEREL
SOURCING INSTITUTE // USA

MASTERING NATURAL LANGUAGE SEARCH FOR THE MODERN SOURCER

Take a deep dive with one of the most innovative minds in the industry and explore how to stay ahead of the sourcing curve.

Imagine using universal search techniques that work in any database. Uncover talent hidden in plain sight through searching for language patterns, finding people in associations and conferences, and other web-based content not easily accessible through mainstream search engines.

You’ll never be a world class CyberSleuth, unless you learn the easy magic of Natural Language Search. Forget complex Boolean logic and advanced syntax, these search hacks work in any database, and will have you finding people you have right under your nose and never even knew existed in your own ATS, on resume databases, and even people you never knew you were missing on LinkedIn.

Highlights
– Understand natural language search
– Hacks for the modern sourcer
– Latest sourcing tech

MARK TORTORICI // TRANSFORM TALENT, USA

RESEARCH BEYOND KEYWORD SEARCH FOR FOOL-PROOF SOURCING.

Sourcing for a requisition without doing the proper research is the #1 mistake that most staffing professionals make. There are many ways to improve your understanding of a job requisition that go beyond the buzzword and keywords.  The better you understand the req, the better your search becomes. Then you will have a higher number of possible candidates to choose from.  A hiring manager may say “I need this exact experience and nothing else”.  But you can help yourself if you research correctly, look at other profiles, and get ideas for other keywords to use in a search.

In this session, master sourcer Mark will dissect the research process behind sourcing and recruiting.  He will examine methods that expand the reach of searches while also keeping them focused and targeted.  He will explain why keywords and titles are less important than what a candidate actually DOES.  By following the steps presented, you will be able to find more candidates that fit your hiring manager’s requirements.  And ultimately, you will become a more valuable partner in the hiring process.

Highlights:
– Researching beyond keyword search
– Sourcing beyond req
– Understanding the competitive landscape
– Leveraging the hiring manager in your research

MARK LUNDGREN
ANAPLAN // DENMARK

USING SOFTWARE SALES TACTICS & STRATEGIES IN SOURCING

Software sales is one of the most highly competitive and cut-throat businesses around. To excel you need to be innovative, willing to experiment and be ready to fail. Most importantly be ready to start from square one, on a regualr basis.  Software sales have a lot in common with sourcing.  In this session Mark will borrow heavily from software sales practices and apply them to sourcing. He will particularly focus on the tools and technologies (both free and paid) sales professional use in winning new converts. Mark will share practical lessons on how sales tactics can be applied in sourcing. No wonder many call sourcing is sales.

Highlights:
– Software sales and it’s relevance to sourcing
– Sourcing lessons from software sales
– Tools and tech in software sales to apply in sourcing

HENK VAN ESS
SEARCH BISTRO // NL

MINING FOR FACTS ABOUT TALENT – TOOL & TACTICS FOR THE MODERN SOURCER

Advances in technology continues to change how people are being identified and assessed by sourcers. Finding people is less a challenge than it is finding out the real stories about people.  In many instances, what you see or hear is not always what’s real, and for sourcers what’s real and accurate is crucial.

In this session the world leading open source researcher will explore the various new ways to do a proper background check on people you find on the Internet. Are they real? Is what they say true? Henk will show fool-proof tactics on how to find the real truth about people online.

Highlights
– Background check on steriods
– Modern sourcer toolbox
– Why digging deeper matters for sourcers

TROY HAMMOND
TALENT ARMY // NEW ZEALAND

HACKING TALENT ENGAGEMENT FOR A BULL-SHIT FREE SOURCING EXPERIENCE 

How has the behaviour of talent changed in a world where any recruiters can find and contact them at will? What drives people to and what triggers them to respond to particular opportunities?

In this session, take a deep look at the changing behaviour of talent and how sourcers can effectively engage them. Troy will illustrate why engagement is the new killer application in sourcing. He will explain engagement is fast becoming a buzz word  Troy will provide practical steps on how to raise engagement levels and make candidates special.  Everyone talks about engagement, this session is beyond buzz word, but

Highlights:
– Redefining engagement for 100% success rate
– How to be a magnet for talented people
– Managing candidates when you have no job opportunities

KAREN AZULAI
EVERYTHING SOURCING // ISRAEL

EMBRACING THE AGE OF SMART MACHINES & BOTIFICATION OF SOURCING

Are machines taking over? What is the future of sourcers in a world of rapid advances in AI & bot technology?  How entrenched is smart technology in recruitment? Can machines be reined in to help sourcers?

In this session Karen will explore the age of smart machines and their overall implication to the sourcing profession. She will dispel the truths from the myths and highlight the tools and technology to pay attention to.

Karen, will argue that machines are not to be feared, but to be harnessed for productive sourcing. She will demonstrate practical examples where sourcers can make use of smart technology, in particular bots.   Hear first hand why machines need not be feared but tamed.

Highlights

– Understanding smart tech’s place in sourcing
– How to get bots working for you
– New tools to use in sourcing

AARON LINTZ
SNOW SOFTWARE // USA

DATA AUTOMATION TO PUSH SOURCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

At its fundamental core, sourcing is about data – its collection, management and interpretation. Those who have a better control of data have more fruitful sourcing experience. However, data is fickle and ever growing; it needs constant refreshing and management.

In this session data geek Aaron will delve deep into the world of data manipulation and automation. Changes in website layout, function or terms are constantly shaking things up. What if you could get data right from the source fed directly into your spreadsheet?  Aaron will look into scenarios sourcers faced with explosion of data.  He will show how Google sheets and Blockspring can supercharge sourcing efforts using low and no cost APIs.

This session is an immersion into the world of data and how to make sense it all. It is a journey into a territory which for the brave can open a new world of sourcing productivity.

Highlights:
– Controlling data and not vice versa
– How to automate search results
– Advance contact look up and document parsing

NICOLAS GALITA
LINKHUMANS // FRANCE

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO LEARNING & WHY TEACHING MATTERS IN SOURCING

Why do some people struggle with Boolean search? Why does repeated lessons about engagement not sink in and the same mistakes made repeatedly? Why do some sourcers struggle to learn or follow instructions?

In this fascinating session, Nicolas will explore why learning sourcing is difficult for many. The answer Nicolas will argue that to learn sourcing effectively you need to be a teacher first, because the act of teaching brings about an outlook and mindset that fosters real learning.

Highlights:
– How to effectively learn sourcing
– Why teaching skills matters in sourcing
– Why you should learn to be a teacher

ANDREW MOUNTNEY
ASPEN // UK

DISSECTING THE ANATOMY OF A PERFECT SOURCER & WHY IT MATTERS

What does a perfect sourcer looks like? What skills and personality traits separate the  good from the bad sourcers? How can you identify the right sourcer for your team?

In this session Andrew will paint a picture of an ideal, if not perfect, sourcer and dissect the many traits it should possess. He will highlight the best performing sourcers and what separates them from the rest. Andrew will hone in on the so called ‘baby recruiter syndrome’ and will offer steps on how to find, hire and retain the best sourcers.

Sourcers are hot property at the moment, this session will illuminate practical steps on how to identify the good sourcers and retain the best. A must attend event for anyone looking to hire a sourcer.

Highlights:
– Drawing anatomy of perfect sourcer
– What separates the good from the bad
– How to find & attract great sourcers

EVELIESE LUITING & TOMMY THOMASSEN
OHPEN // NETHERLANDS

CROWD SOURCING – BUILDING A MODERN SOURCING CAPABILITY

Ohpen is an Amsterdam based, fast growing, FinTech powerhouse. Ohpen offers a core banking engine that liberates financial institutions from their legacy software.

In this case study we will hear how Ohpen is winning the war for talent by harnessing the effort of literally everyone in the company. From the CEO to the receptionist, every Ohpen employee is a talent magnet.

Eveliese and Tommy will guide you through their journey of building an organization-wide talent scouting initiative. Eveliese and Tommy actively work with all Ohpen people to identify and engage talent. During this inspiration session they will explain how they have hacked the company culture and created a successful recruitment-machine.

Highlights:
– Hacking corporate culture to engage talent
– Everyone is a recruiter
– Doubling the amount of referrals

ADAM GORDON
CANDIDATE.ID // SCOTLAND

RETHINKING TALENT PIPELINES IN A WORLD OF PLENTY

A talent pipeline only exists when you know who is cold, who is warm and who is ‘hire ready’. Until now the only way to understand this has been the old-fashioned, limited exec search model; keeping in touch with your total addressable market individually by email, by phone or over coffee.

Technology now enables sourcers to do this much faster and more effectively at scale; to nurture people on a hyper-personalised basis and to monitor all of their interactions with your emails, landing pages, career site, social media and more.

Adam will explain:

–          Why marketing has become the Death Star of sourcing

–          Why spearfishing is massively more effective than net fishing

–          How to limit your reliance on ‘The Dependency Triplets’ (job boards, social media and staffing agencies)

–          Segmenting your content to nurture people at the awareness, education and consideration stages

–          What channels, content formats, days of the week, times of the day and subject headings work best

KASIA BOROWICZ
CONSULTANT // POLAND

EMPOWERING SOURCERS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR SKILLS & PERSONALITY

There’s a lot of different approaches to sourcing, from online research, through phone sourcing to networking at events.  However, in order to get the best results, sourcers need to be able to choose an approach that’s best suited to their own skills and personality. Giving them the freedom to do so will keep them motivated to deliver and try new ways when the proven methods fail.
But how do you allow the sourcing team this freedom without giving up control of the sourcing outcomes? How do you ensure consistency in a team built of sourcers with different skill sets? These are some of the questions Kasia will answer based on her experience training many sourcing teams of different sizes and managing the biggest sourcing community in Poland over the past year.
Highlights:
– Building awareness of different sourcing approaches and techniques
– Promoting authenticity without compromising consistency
– Empowering sourcers’ personal development

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER

  • REGISTRATION & NAME BADGE COLLECTION

    7:50 AM – 8:50 AM

    Registration and morning tea.

  • MORNING TEA BREAK

    10:40 – 11:00 AM

    Morning tea break and networking

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:40-1:20 PM

    Networking lunch.

  • AFTERNOON TEA

    3:20-3:40 PM

    Afternoon tea break

  • NETWORKING DRINKS

    From 5:30 PM

    Drinks. Networking and making new friends.

DAVID ARNOUX
GROWTH TRIBE // NL

GROWTH HACKING FOR GROWING SOURCING EFFECTIVENESS

Why should growth tactics matter to sourcers? How can sourcers magnify their effectiveness? What tactics can get you noticed? How can growth hacking thinking assist sourcers in finding talent?

In this session growth hacking pioneer David will apply growth hacking strategies to scale sourcing reach and effectiveness. He will showcase some of the tools and techniques used by some of the fastest growing companies in the world which can be applied to amplify growth for sourcers and the brand they represent (both personal and company).

This is a session at the forefront of marketing which sourcers can benefit immensely from.

Highlights
– Growth hacking and its relevance
– Best of marketing applied to sourcing
– Tools & tech for hyper growth

MATEJ MATOLIN
STRV // CZECH REPUBLIC

RELATIONSHIP SOURCING – THE NEW AGE OF PEOPLE CENTRIC SOURCING

What really drives sourcing? STRV does not do recruitment, they do relationship.  STRV operates in a hyper-competitive tech talent market and to win more than their fair share of talent they embraced marketing with gusto. Led by their  charismatic CEO and his 13k followers on Instagram they embrace every social channel with gusto. Facebook, dribble, meetups, you name it STRV will have a presence. They even developed their own app that talks with their CRM and personalised all their communication with prospects. In short marketing and outreach is sourcing.  This is a company that does not follow the rule book, but rather draw up it own rules.
In this session Matej will share the STRV journey, the importance of trial and errors and the massive benefits of having a relationship driven, marketing mindset to source talent. This is no buzzword heavy  but a real-life journey of winning with out of the box thinking and good old outreach.

Highlights:
– Social marketing for sourcing
– Building tribe to source
– The power of branding in sourcing

MARK TORTORICI // TRANSFORM TALENT, USA

UNMASKING THE TRUTH BEHIND SOURCING METHODS

So you’ve heard about all the cool sourcing methods and really want to try them out.  But you’ve tried one or two and didn’t get the results that you wanted.  You also have the hiring manager standing right beside you demanding more candidates.

But which methods really work?  Which ones are time wasters?  And which are the ones that will land you in a whole lot of hot water?  How do you know which sourcing methods are going to give you results for your industry?  Your job vertical?  Your purple-unicorn-lucky-charm job role?

Well never fear!  In this session Mark will show you real data and real time searches that take the worry (and some of the work) out of sourcing.  We’ll look at major sourcing methods and identify which industries they are best suited for.  This is NOT a session where we come in and show you; “this is how you find Java Engineers”!!!  No matter which INDUSTRY you recruit for, Mark will unmask the sourcing methods that will work for you.

Highlights:
– Popular sourcing methods and their yield
– Choosing correct sourcing method: time sensitive vs. deep dive
– Which method works for which industry
– Which organizations, associations and groups you can source from

VICTOR SOROKA
TA CONSULTANT

WHITE HAT SOURCING – WHAT SOURCERS CAN LEARN FROM SECURITY & PENETRATION TESTERS

Sourcing share a lot of commonality with the science of security testing. Amongst other things, a laser beam focus on discovering information.  In this session Victor will dissect the techniques used by security testers on how they scan for vulnerabilities and discover new information in the process.

He will pay special attention to the tools used by professional testers which can be applied by sourcers. Additionally, he will highlight characteristics of testers especially their train of thought and thinking that will equip sourcers to be better people finder. This is sourcing at its most technical borrowing techniques and style from the most cutting edge of profession. Most good sourcers can find people, but only a special breed dare tread the edge.

Highlights:
– What sourcers can learn from white hate hackers
– Hacking tools that can be applied to sourcing
–  Live hacking techniques

AARON LINTZ
SNOW SOFTWARE // USA

HACKING CONFERENCES FOR NICHE TALENT

Conference attendee lists are one of the holy grails of recruiting. A fresh list of all the right people and companies for a niche talent. In the past a good sourcer could find lists, but today companies manage security and takedown leaks quickly. It is harder to find up-to date list.

In this session master hacker Aaron will show advanced technique using free software to hack conference apps which are powering events globally. Each event revealing hundreds of niche players, insights from the businesses sending them, and a unique hook you can use to engage with them.

This session is full of technical wizardry to find talent that you will not hope to encounter anywhere else.

Highlights:
–  Finding people on conference apps
–  APIs for sourcing
– Advance hacking for talent hackers

JAN BERNHART
OPTIVER // NL

SLEDGE HAMMER APPROACH TO A MORE IMPACTFUL SOURCING

Over the last decade sourcing has grown to a mature profession. At least, if you ask sourcers. But a lot of sourcers are still stuck in the HR corner playing pound-a-peg.

Jan believes sourcers can and should have a way bigger impact on the companies they work for. This can come about if sourcers apply sourcing fundamentals and a new mindset to do more than just keyword searches based on the requirements in a job description.

This session is partly technical, partly strategic, but more a call to arms for sourcers to strive for more. It will highlight a roadmap for sourcers to have a bigger voice, influence and more impact in the organisations they work for. It’s time for the sledge hammer approach.

Highlights:
– Creative new shortcuts to success
– Embracing the longer-term impact of sourcing

PETER COULSON
TESLA // EMEA

POWERING SOURCING FOR A POWERHOUSE COMPANY

Akin to beliefs that well known brands have it easy with finding talent

Tesla is one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in recent times. How does a fast growing company recruit talent in record time without compromising a focus on company culture? How do you successfully build a connection with passive candidates? How do you find, engage and convince talented people to take a risk and join a start-up?

In this eye-opening session Peter will share the TESLA journey. How a small start-up became a darling of silicon valley. He will illustrate what works and does not work so well in talent engagement, while offering recommendations on how to find and convince top talent to join a growing company.

Highlights:
– How to source for culture fit
– Convincing top talent to take risks
– Why sourcing should feel human

NATALIE GLICK & BALAZS PAROCZAY
THOUGHTSWORKS

SOURCING FUNCTION IN A BOX – THOUGHTWORKS CASE STUDY

Can you just buy a sourcing strategy or success story from the shelf and apply it to your company? Is there such a thing as an universal model for sourcing success?

In this session Natalie and Balazs will share the Thoughwork’s sourcing journey. They will delve deep down into the initiatives they took to build a full-scope sourcing capability at Thoughtworks, and will share how they went about assessing requirements, building capability, measuring progress and map areas for improvement. Natalie and Balasz will share their success stories and the challenges faced.

This is a sourcing project at its most sophisticated. A unmissable session for anyone interested in building in-house sourcing capabilities that is agile, forward thinking and enduring.

Highlights:
– Identifying your sourcing strengths
– Tackling the in-house or outsource dilemma
– Thoughtworks sourcing case study

SHALLY STECKEREL
SOURCING INSTITUTE // USA

EXTREME ROI OF SOURCING EFFECTIVENESS

How to have Sourcing and Recruitment work Well Together. With today’s turbulent talent marketplace constraints, effectiveness only delivers average results. The extreme optimisation of existing recruitment teams is required in order to establish talent identification practices that yield a virtuous cycle of sustainable competitive advantages.

This advanced session will show leaders how to conduct an ingenious and innovative diagnostic to identify their team’s development path, and ways for them to improve how they work together. You will learn how to easily compare the productivity and efficacy of sourcers to that of recruiters, and be able to compare performance between them regardless of their diverse roles, experience level, and industry specialities. You will be prepared to accurately identify bottlenecks, opportunities for gaining efficiency or reducing waste, and strategic advantages your team can gain immediately.

KEEPING THE EDGE - HOW TO STAY AHEAD IN SOURCING FOR AGENCIES, RPOs & CONSULTANTS

IVAN STOJANOVIC
ASPIRE TECHNOLOGY // IRELAND

The proliferation of free training and tools means that in-house sourcers are catching up and encroaching on what used to be the domains of RPOs, agencies and specialised trainers. What does the future looks like in a world where capabilities are similar?

In this session, Ivan will explore the sourcing profession from the perceptive of agencies and initiate discussions on how agencies can maintain the edge and the likely future of the profession.

Highlights:
–  How agencies can stay a step ahead
–  How in-house sourcers can be more like agencies
–  The future of the sourcing profession

HENK VAN ESS
SEARCH BISTRO // NL

FACEBOOK ON STERIODS – FINDING HIDDEN GEMS ON WORLD’S LARGEST DATABASE

For sourcers, Facebook continues to be baffling and exciting at the same time. It is the single largest repository of people on earth, but it can also be a minefield in terms of finding people. In this session Henk will continue his exploration of new and innovative ways of finding people on Facebook. Henk will dissect Graph search unlike no one else with his brand of wit and open source tactics. This is sourcing at it’s purest. Raw, rich and rewarding for those who dare to take the road less travelled.

Highlights
– Mastering graph search
– New techniques to find talent

LAURA STOKER
AIRS // USA

FINDING UNCONVENTIONAL TALENT USING UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS

In this session, we will take the road less travelled to find talent.  The presentation will give attendees some unconventional ideas for sourcing hard to find candidates that may not be found on traditional social media sites.  This session will take attendees on a tour of creative and sometimes controversial sites for locating the best candidates.

For over  15 Laura has been at the forefront of talent sourcing.  As part of her role as training director at AIRS she is constantly researching emerging and new channels and mediums to find talent. In this session she will revisit the emerging world of new sources for talent.

Highlight
– Exploring the road less traveled for finding talent
– New channels and mediums for sourcing
– Sourcing hacks for 2017

KAREN AZULAI
EVERYTHING SOURCING // ISRAEL

FAIL & FAILURE IN SOURCING

We now remained convinced that Success is boring and tackling failure is more constructive. This year we will up the ante on tackling sourcing failures. If you have experienced failure, you are a winner in our eyes.  Karen will moderate a session on failure. All delegates are encouraged to share their failures.

YEWANDE IGE
THOUGHTWORKS // USA

DIVERSITY & ITS IMPLICATION FOR SOURCING

You can be a global, profitable and successful tech organization and advance diversity. No more excuses. At ThoughtWorks, women hold 60% of our entry technical positions and 30% of our Senior technical positions, numbers that more than double the industry average. Good intentions do not lead to results, a steel like resolve to play your part in moving the world forward does. I hope that by sharing some of our stories and journey I can inspire some new thinking and show what is possible

Highlights
– The positives of diversity
–  Sourcing geared for a diverse workforce
– Why diversity matters & how to get it right