WHAT TO EXPECT @ #SOSUEU 2018

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PRE-CONFERENCE, TUESDAY 9 OCT
WORKSHOPS & HACKATHON

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GROWTH HACKING – POWER SESSION

FERDINAND KOELEWIJN // GROWTH TRIBE
Building products isn’t enough. Marketing channels are saturated. Rapid Experimentation and Growth Marketing skills help you beat the competition and keep growing!

Growth comes from a mix of behavioural psychology, coding, creative marketing and data analysis. Having spent the last couple of years building, coaching and training regiments of growth teams and growth marketers, in this talk I’ll run you through some of the latest stories, learnings and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

TUE, 09 OCT

  • REGISTRATIONS

    12:30-1:00 PM

  • WORKSHOPS

    1:00-3:00 PM

  • HACKATHON

    3:00-5:30 PM

SOURCING FUNDAMENTALS FOR A NEW AGE

LAURA STOKER // AIRS
A refresher workshop on the fundamentals of sourcing.  Lessons will range from how to strings Boolean to doing internet research the proper way. This is a must session for beginners and seasoned sourcers who wish to revisit the fundamentals of sourcing, which stood the test of time.

HACKATHONS AS A SOURCING TOOL

YULIA KUZMANE // AMAZINGHIRING
epam & AmazingHiring embarked on a novel idea – use hackathons to motivate and build team cohesion,share knowledge and ultimately source better. In this session Yulia and Krill will explain how you can harness hackathons as a sourcing strategy.

HARNESSING COMMUNITY TO SOURCE TALENT

PIRET LUTS // 4FINANCE
In a small country like Estonia, where everyone knows everyone else, finding talent is often all about community. Add record employment rate and growing economy and you have a talent acquisition challenge only community sourcing can solve.

LINKEDIN HACKS FOR THE MODERN SOURCER

MARCEL VAN DER MEER // RABOBANK

 Linkedin continues to play a major role for sourcers. Learn how to optimise the new Likedin including workarounds limitations. This is a must session for those who  want to get the most out of their investment in a continually evolving Linkedin product.

APPLYING MARKETING PRINCIPLES IN SOURCING

DUSTIN ROBINSON // BOOKING.COM 

 What can sourcers learn from marketers? How can content be used to market brand and sourcing outreach? In this seasoned brand manager Dustin Robinson will explore how sourcers can apply marketing principles to raise their effectiveness. He will outline strategies and practical tactics to help sourcers gain the edge.

HACKATHON

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. 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 #sosuhackathon. 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.

SOSUEU SESSIONS: 10-11 OCTOBER

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WED, 10 OCT

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    6:30 PM DISCO PARTY

THU, 11 OCT

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM

  • FAREWELL DRINKS

    5:00 PM

UNEARTHING LEADS IN A WORLD OF DATA PROTECTION

GERARD COMPTE // FIND THAT LEAD

“Being banned by Linkedin” is a badge of honour for Gerard, who specialises in breaking things in his relentless pursuit of leads. Founder of ‘Find that Lead’  Gerard will explore the bold new world of hunting personal information especially emails . This is a wild ride into the realms of possibilities in finding leads.

EAT. SOURCE. PLAY. THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCONNECTING & ‘REST’ FOR SOURCERS

JITSKE VAN DE WORP // JITS & SUITSUPPLY a.i.

Jitske had an epiphany and hits the road crisscrossing around Europe for a year. The time off allows her to rest, asses what important and what works for her all the while working as a remote sourcer.  Jitske will shed light on why it’s healthy to disconnect from ’normal’ life, to create freedom of location and live and work remotely for a year. Jitske discovered experiences that only a certain lifestyle and mobility can bring.  This is a fascinating story of a sourcer’s search for meaning and a balance between work, play and rest. It’s a path every sourcer should take.

FINDING THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THE PLANET – A PRIMER

YVES GREIJN // MAVEN
Hiring engineers is tough, but hiring chief architects and engineering leaders that are capable for guiding a domain and can impact an organisation or industry, that’s another ball game. This talk with be giving more context on what it’s like to hire engineering leaders, what to look for when trying to spot them, how to engage with them and how to work together with your internal business stakeholders.

TRIFECTA FOR SOURCING SUCCESS – TECH, TOOLS & MARKETING

SUSANNA FRAZIER // UMG
The modern sourcer need to be tech savvy, love tinkering with tools and have a marketing brain. A trifecta of skills critical for any sourcer.  This session marries technology, tools, psychology and marketing practices to solve sourcing roadblocks. Susanna will illustrate how you map talent, embrace technology and apply new tools.

PITCHING IN A WORLD OF NOISE

DAVID BECKETT // PITCH COACH
Getting your message across in a world crowded with oceans of information has never been more difficult and more essential. No-one wants information to be complex, long and difficult – that’s why a short, sharp pitch is so important. In this interactive talk, David will share practical tools that will help you build and deliver your confident, persuasive pitch.

RE-THINKING WHOLISTIC ENGAGEMENT TO SOURCE TOP TALENT

INGEBORG VAN HARTEN // IRDETO

In sourcing, much of the talk around engagement pertains to building relationships with potential hires. Ingeborg advocates that engagement should start within the company first. How you engage your internal employees dictates the quality of the external talent you will be able to recruit. She will show how Irdeto runs an internal engagement project within the engineering team, resulting in improved recruitment numbers. This is a call to rethink how we approach engagement and how we can use it for sourcing.

BOOKMARKLETS: THE SOURCER’S GATEWAY DRUG FOR AUTOMATING SOURCING

GLENN GUTMACHER // STATE STREET

In this session, you’ll learn a little JavaScript (one of the most popular programming languages, also the official language for scripts in Google Sheets) and embed those into your bookmarks, turning them into bookmarklets, shown clearly step-by-step. Leveraging practical sourcing examples, you’ll see how to automate a wide range of recruiting tasks, and leverage prompts to customize the input and output. Glenn will showcase repositories of ready-to-use bookmarklets used by sourcers worldwide.  Before long, you’ll be solving issues raised by your recruiting colleagues through coding, too!

AI FOR GROWTH – UTILISING AI FOR GROWTH

BERNARDO NUNES // GROWTH TRIBE

Sourcers should not fear AI instead they should harness its powers. A.I. is no longer something reserved for extensively qualified data scientists. The world of growth has already begun to be influenced by machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the companies who want to stay ahead taking advantage of this new competitive advantage. Growth Tribe has spent the last year teaching non-coders to use machine learning for marketing and growth. In this workshop, we’ll test your skills, expose you to the real-life applications of A.I., as well as show you how you can learn to leverage it!

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING FOR THE INTELLIGENT SOURCER

SHALLY STECKEREL
Knowledge is perishable. If it is in the news, it is not intelligence. Sourcers must acquire and analyze knowledge quickly and act on it before  competitive advantage is lost. In this session sourcers will learn how to ethically acquire, validate, analyze and apply actionable knowledge about key stakeholders so you can set goals, formulate strategy and support HR & recruitment missions.

CASE STUDY – VOLUME SOURCING @BOOKING.COM. SOURCE WELL, SCALE RIGHT.

AURELIEN ARNOUX / BOOKING.COM
It’s one thing finding one person, how do you scale your efforts when the task is finding hundreds of people? How do you scale sourcing from one to a bigger volume? Booking.com hired 750 techies in one year using a range of growth hacking tools and strategies. This session is a real-life case study of volume sourcing and how you can achieve more with less. It’s achieving sourcing growth using proven marketing and start-up sales tactics.

X-RAYING FACEBOOK SOURCERS & SOURCING PROCESS

ONDREJ PROCHAZKA // FACEBOOK
What does it takes to be a sourcer at Facebook? Ondrej moved from an RPO stint to be a part of the toughest sourcing gigs in Europe. Finding software engineers for Facebook. Ondrej will lift the lid to how things are done at a large organisation at scale. From snippets on automation vs personalisation, to tools and role of culture, Ondrej will shed light on the inner workings at Facebook, and at the same time highlights the challenges, opportunities sourcers face when they transition from agency to in-house.

BOOSTER SOURCING – THE NEW PARADIGM FOR FINDING TALENT

DENIS DINKEVICH // PREPLY

BOOSTER sourcing is probably what you need if you are dealing with sourcing despair. BOOSTER –  Balanced, Observed, Objective, Specific, Timely, Enhancing, Relevant – sourcing strategy is a sophisticated roadmap to bring order and lasting solution to any organisation struggling with ROI issues. Is your sourcing directionless? Help is on the way. Just BOOSTER your sourcing. A robust process driven sourcing methodology that is adaptable to any industry or circumstances.

MANAGING DATA DELUGE FOR EFFECTIVE SOURCING

PIERRE-ANDRÉ FORTIN // ANARA
The abundance of data often leave sourcers ‘drinking from the hose’.  Scraping is becoming easier and there is so much data, but so little time to make sense of it all.  Pierre-Andre has developed a process to make sense of data deluge and help sourcer be more productive. In this hand-on on session you will learn how to collect and manage data using set processes and tools. There will be a focus on what to do with data, with the end result being increased efficiency and productive sourcing.

DIVERSIFYING THINKING & PRACTICES ON DIVERSITY SOURCING

OANA IORDACHESCU // BOOKING.COM
Diversity continues to be a focus for many sourcers (and at #SOSUEU). What has changed in the last year? Can we do better at diversity? In this session Oana will shed light on the status-quo and what remains to be done with diverse workforces. Oana will argue that the current challenges is on two front – finding, hiring and building diverse workforces, but also the need to diversify thinking by sourcers. Peppered with case studies, Oana will show that the ball is in the sourcers court and there is a huge opportunity to make a difference for the companies they represent.

HANDS-ON TAKE ON DATA ANALYTICS FOR SOURCING SUCCESS

JIŘÍ HERODEK // BLUE-INFINITY
Why does data analytics matter for sourcing? One – candidate compatibility can be vastly improved. This session is a buzzword free hands-on session on how  you can utilise data in every step of the sourcing process. In particular, Jiri will show how they use AWS to collect and consolidate date which is used to source more comparable candidates. This is a sophisticated operation that marries technology and creative thinking to sourcing. Jiri will demonstrate practical case studies and will show how any organsation can implement data for good.

SOURCING HACKS FOR THE BOLD (& BEAUTIFUL) SOURCER

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ADRIAAN VAN DER HEIJDEN // ZAMRO
Adriann is of the belief that there is no place for timidity in sourcing, especially when the work involved industries with acute talent shortages (e.g security engineers).  This session will showcase the many ways sourcer can be be bold (and the beautiful). It involves taking the road less traveled, tinkering and experimentation. Adriaan will showcase some of the most creative and effective sourcing hacks from the trenches.  This is a fearless sourcing session.

SOURCING TALENT GLOBALLY WITH LOCAL RESOURCES – TAXIFY CASE STUDY

ANNA GOLUBCEHNKO // TAXIFY
How do you source talent globally from one location? Do you need an office or local resources to hire locally? Taxify operate and hires in over 26 countries from one central location in Estonia. In this case study Anna will show how a team of four can reach out to locations all over the world and find talent. This is a case of achieving plenty with little resources.

NO BUDGET NO PROBLEM. BOOTSTRAP SOURCING FOR EVERYONE

PAULINA WÓJCIAK // SCALEWORKS
What if you work for a start-up and sourcing is not a priority of management? What if you have no budget allocated for your sourcing project? In this session Paulina will showcase how you can run a sourcing project on the cheap, or heaven forbids not a priority of management. The session will explore some of the tools and products you can use to run sourcing, and importantly strategies to sell the value of sourcing to various stakeholder. This is bootstrap sourcing at it’s best.

15 SOURCING HACKS TO POWER YOUR SOURCING IN 2019

IRINA SHAMAEVA // BRAINGRAIN
Technology evolves rapidly. Sourcing tools and products change daily. The astute sourcer need to constantly be armed with the latest techniques and tools to stay a step ahead.  Who better than the master hacker to identify the best sourcing hacks for .  From new tweaks of old tools to new hacks, Irina will demoed the 15 trends you need to master for  a successful sourcing year ahead.

TRANSFERRING SOURCING SKILLS. BEST-PRACTICE SOURCING TRAINING.

BRITT VAN CAPELLEVEEN // YACHT
Are world-class sourcers made or born? Britt, manages the training of new sourcers at Randstad, argues anyone can be trained to become a great sourcer. But the weakest link is often the training process or God forbids the trainer themselves. Britt will show why effective training starts with the hiring process and why robust system matters. This session will solve one of the biggest challenges faced by sourcing teams – knowledge transfer and building new talent.

SOURCING RIOT @ RIOT GAMES BY A HYBRID SOURCER

ENRICO HEIDELBERG // RIOT GAMES & JUMBO

Enrico thinks he is a hybrid – 50% recruiter and 50% sourcer – who combines the best (or worst) of both world. In this fascinating session Enrico (a Dutchie) will talk about his experiences in one the fastest growing company in Ireland. The session will cover the importance of a sourcer’s soft and hard skills, relocation from one city to another, working as a sourcer in another culture, and of course – sourcing tools and techniques.  This is an honest take on the limitations and the potential of sourcers.

FROM OUTBOUND TO INBOUND: REVERSING THE FLOW OF INFORMATION FOR SOURCING

HUNG LEE // WORKSHAPE.IO

Architect of RecruitingBrainfood Hung Lee knows a thing or two about building an audience. How do you become a magnet rather than a spammer? How do talent source you rather than the other way around? It’s all about transforming your outbound efforts into inbound gold. Sourcers can and should be inbound champions. But it requires a generous and patient mindset.

WORKSHOP: FACILITATING AGILE SOURCING WITH KANBAN BOARDS

BARBARA BRAEHMER // INTERCESSIO
One of the biggest challenges in sourcing is working as a team. Team dynamics brings unique problem like information sharing, status updates and deadline syncing and knowledge transfer. In this session Barbara will address her team’s journey with agile methodologies  and will highlight how they use Kanban boards in their sourcing projects and how it benefits  knowledge transfer. We even use mobile to inform each other and I will show how this helps to save time and keep the overview on all your sourcing projects as well as the status of the projects

USING GAMIFICATION PRINCIPLES IN SOURCING

JAN TEGZE // SOLARWINDS
Gamification is an innovative concept that uses game theory and game designs to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Gamification keeps people more engaged, and converts the boring and frustrating task of recruitment into a fun element. Can you “gamify” your sourcing strategy and improve the results of your team?

BULLSHIT FREE SOURCING – HACKING CANDIDATE ENGAGEMENT

TROY HAMMOND // TALENT ARMY

How has the behaviour of talent changed in a world where any recruiters can find and contact them at will? What drives candidates to act 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 honest engagement is the new killer application in sourcing. He will  provide practical steps on how to raise engagement levels and make candidates special.

INTEGRATING APIs FOR SOURCING SUCCESS

AARON LINTZ // THOUGHTWORKS

Last year Aaron showed us some amazing tricks to build lists and automate data extraction. That fancy stuff works great on stage, but how can YOU take those concepts and apply them to your team and sourcing goals? Aaron is back. In this hands-on session he will show how to find undocumented APIs. More importantly,  he will show how APIs are going to speed up research. There will be practical tips to jumpstart any sourcing strategy.

GROWTH TACTICS & TOOLS FOR SOURCING AWESOMENESS

MARCEL VAN DER MEER // RABOBANK

Why should growth tactics matter to sourcers? In the fight to find the best talent what tactics can get you noticed? This session will explore how you can use growth hacking thinking and tactics to excel in sourcing. Marcel will explore some of the proven ways to get more exposure or applicants. This is a hands-on practical session where you will be shown how to use some of the new tools and techniques to power your sourcing. This is sourcing at its most sophisticated and useful.

SOCIAL STIGMA – FINDING PEOPLE WITHOUT DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS

MANJURI SINHA & PETER COULSON // ZALANDO
A lot of what sourcing can find is predominantly those with digital footprints. How do you account for those that cannot be easily decihpered like social skills, culutral fit, strong performers just from keywords searches. In this session Zalando are going to share how they  truly go beyond digital footprints in identifying strong performers and how to decipher and differentiate between social skills in different departments, teams and hiring for a business while keeping a keen eye on team dynamics in hyper growth companies. What this looks like from having dedicated recruiters to specific teams to having unbiased hiring committees.

NAVIGATING THE ROAD AHEAD FOR SOURCING

BALAZS PAROCZAY // CIELO TALENT
What does the road ahead looks like for sourcing and sourcers? What does our experiences dabbling with different sourcing models in the past decade can tell us about the future? Where can sourcers add the most value going forward? Will sourcing in its current form survive? In this session Balazs will explore what the future hold – the risks, the challenges and opportunities for sourcers. Part crystal gazing, part case study, Balazs will lay down what sourcers need to do to matter.

SOURCING 2.0: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SOURCING IN AN AI ENABLED WORLD?

BILL BOORMAN // #TRU EVENTS
Algorithms are already proving to be faster, cheaper and more accurate at finding, sorting and ranking talent than the humble Sourcer. What is the future for our boolean-loving Sourcer in this fast emerging world? What is the role of the unicorn hunter in an augmented TA world. In this session Bill charts the road ahead and will crystal gaze what sourcers can expect and act.

TOOLS 2.0: THE NEW CURRENCY FOR SOURCING PRODUCTIVITY

IKER JUSUE // ROYAN RECRUITMENT

Thousands of tools exists for sourcers to use, how do we make sense of what’s useful and what to ignore. In this session Iker will continue in a long tradition of #SOSU and open his current toolbox. He will demonstrate some of best new technology in the market. This is a smorgasboard of plugins, extentions, apps. free tools and technology that are worth investing for the astute sourcers. Iker will also add a cost/effect dimension to every tool he explored.

UNCONFERENCE – GLOBAL SOURCING

BILL BOORMAN // #TRU EVENTS
Bill, founder of the TRU unconferences, will chaired a unconference sessions around Global sourcing. Delegates will be able to pick a country they would like to source talent from and join the discussion with peers and leaders. This is a no holds barred session for anyone to discuss and share their experiences sourcing in any geographic locations in the world.

NAKED SOURCING – LIVE & RAW LAB

GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE // GATES SOLUTIONS
The master tinkerer is back. In a session only the brave will venture into , Guillaume is putting himself up for scrutiny, even failure. Success is also highly likely. Join Guillaume as he takes on a sourcing project live.  No prep.  Just  naked sourcing awesomeness.

SOURCING LAB: SEARCHING THE DEEP WEB

LAURA STOKER // AIRS
The deep web is a treasure trove of information which is rarely explored. In this session learn how you can explore and capitalised on the wealth of information available in the deep web. How can sourcers find new ways to uncover new information hidden in the deep web. This is a session that takes you to new frontiers of sourcing.

SOURCING LAB: BUILDING GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINES

IRINA SHAMAEVA // BRAINGRAIN
Google’s Custom Search Engines (CSEs) have long been a favorite tool for experts searching the Internet. CSEs benefit researchers in many ways: lessening the need for advanced Boolean operators; expanding the limits of Google’s search capabilities; eliminating annoying “Captcha”s triggered by complex searches; and providing a simple way for advanced users to share their most useful searches with less experienced team members.