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Monday, March 13
 

2:30pm

How to Level the Playing Field in Sourcing
Are you looking to up your sourcing game?  You probably are headed to SourceCon for a variety of reasons, but this Sourcing Lab is something that can help prepare you for the days of awesomeness to come.  You will learn about new sourcing techniques, ways to increase your candidate numbers, and all the current techniques that the presenters will be talking about during the conference. 

Not only will this session help you improve as a professional, but it will also help you get the most out of the conference.  During the lab, we will teach you:
  • How to create smarter search strings
  • How to source for things other than resumes
  • How to get everything you need from a free LinkedIn account
  • How to track down any candidate's contact information
  • How to craft a REAL message that gets a response from your candidates
Whether you are a newbie, an intermediate sourcer or an expert, you will be able to take away many things from this lab.  We invite you to bring your laptops, your questions and your ideas.  Come prepared to learn a lot and change the way you think about sourcing.

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 & passive sourcing techniques, and full life-cycle recruitment process.   Mark has created and delivered robust training programs for companies... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom B-D

6:00pm

SourceCon Kick-off Party
Help us kick-off SourceCon Anaheim while mingling with your fellow attendees over drinks and food.


Sponsored by CareerBuilder 


Monday March 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Platinum Patio
 
Tuesday, March 14
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Marquis Center / South

9:00am

Welcome / Opening
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Pritchett

Shannon Pritchett

Editor, SourceCon
As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, I am passionate about improving it. I help run one of the most influential sourcing & recruitment industry publications, SourceCon, and I’m always searching for new faces and new voices. If you have an idea or have something to say, I will give you the platform.  | | I have a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, vendor... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
Marquis North

9:10am

Intro to Machine Learning – A Force that is Shaping the Future of Recruiting
Self-driving cars, Amazon’s personalized recommendations, survival statistics in medicine – these are all examples of the power of machine learning. The concept is not only making news and changing the way we live, it’s having a real and growing impact on all aspects of business — and recruiting is no exception. What exactly is machine learning? How does it work? How can we put it to work in the recruiting space?

In this session, data science and talent solutions expert Summer Husband of Randstad Sourceright will explain the concepts and walk through examples of machine learning at work. Whether you are a strategic decision maker or work on the front lines of recruiting, this is a great chance to get a clear view into an area of innovation that will change the way we recruit and manage talent in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Husband

Summer Husband

Senior Director, Data Science, Randstad Sourceright
In her role as Senior Director, Data Science for Randstad Sourceright, Summer Husband is responsible for helping to bring recruiting data to life. Through deep analysis and visualization, applying predictive analytics and machine learning, Summer is able to support clients’ preemptive decision making and deliver continuous and measurable improvement across all aspects of talent acquisition. Before working in the recruiting space, Summer... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:10am - 10:05am
Marquis North

10:05am

AI in Search: How Semantic Search Changes Sourcing
It's 2017 and sourcers and recruiters have more access to more human capital data than ever before, yet most are still only finding and reviewing a fraction of available and relevant results and unknowingly excluding qualified candidates unless they understand and employ advanced methods of manual information retrieval.

In this keynote, Glen Cathey will explain how semantic search powered by AI can yield IA – Intelligence Amplification, or the effective use of technology to augment human intelligence and capability. Glen will showcase 2 of the most promising solutions available and you will learn how semantic search specifically impacts recruitment today and how further advancements will likely impact recruitment in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Cathey

Glen Cathey

Senior Vice President, Global Digital Strategy & Innovation, Randstad Holding
With more than 19 years of experience in recruiting, Glen Cathey is a globally recognized sourcing and recruiting leader, blogger (booleanblackbelt.com) and keynote speaker. Glen has been responsible for talent acquisition, technology, analytics and innovation strategies for I.T. staffing and RPO firms with 10,000 - 70,000 hires annually, and he's hired, developed and led large local, national, global and centralized sourcing and recruiting... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 10:05am - 11:00am
Marquis North

11:00am

Refreshment Break
Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Marquis Center / South

11:30am

Innovation Lab
Our Innovation Lab will look completely different this year. We will be offering five innovation hours throughout the conference entirely dedicated to learning, testing and experimenting with new technology. The Innovation Lab will be run by Dean Da Costa and Ronnie Bratcher. It will hold approximately 15 companies that will be present for the entire five hours. If you have a sourcing issue, problem or just simply looking for a new solution, stop by the Innovation Lab and work with the diverse selection of companies that will be waiting to help solve your problem. This will be an intimate a knowledge-sharing environment. It’s not often that you will receive access to so many different platforms and technology companies under one roof.

Moderators
avatar for Ronnie Bratcher

Ronnie Bratcher

Sourcing Consultant, Arete Alliance, LLC
Ronnie is a professional recruiter and sourcer who excels at relationship development and management within the recruiting lifecycle. With 17 years of recruiting/sourcing experience with the primary focus being on Information Technology sector, he has established creative strategies within the recruiting life cycle highly adaptable to any business vertical. His experience in management brings value into the recruiting process by... Read More →
avatar for Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Staffing Professional, 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 arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know... Read More →

Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Orange County Ballroom

11:30am

Sourcing Tools
Speakers
avatar for Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Staffing Professional, 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 arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom E

11:30am

Roundtables
Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom F

12:30pm

Networking Lunch
Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Marquis Center / South

2:00pm

Sourcing in the New Machine Age
Two hundred years ago, people began to harness energy in ways that we could never imagine before. That power drove the industrial revolution and transformed history. Today, we are experiencing yet another age of transformation. This age is not about steam power, coal and electricity. It’s about harnessing information. Cars can drive themselves. Virtual reality is here. We can literally print an entire house. This is the New Machine Age, and through the advances it brings in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, it is changing the way we work.

In this session, analytics and HR systems expert Jason Roberts of Randstad Sourceright explores the emergence of the New Machine Age and its impact on recruiting. What do AI and robotics offer the future of recruiting? With the technology that is making its way to us, what portions of the recruiting process make sense to automate? Can a robot write a job description, a Boolean search or even interact with candidates and sourcers in the near future? Where should recruiting organizations focus their efforts to add value when “Skynet” arrives? The new Machine Age has arrived. Are you ready?

Speakers
avatar for Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

Global Head of Technology and Analytics, Randstad Sourceright
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Standardization for Randstad Sourceright, Jason Roberts leverages more than 15 years of leadership and recruiting expertise to implement new innovations and identify the blend of standard processes and technologies that will ensure jobs get filled quickly and efficiently. He is responsible for ensuring Randstad Sourceright’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) division carries on the... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marquis North

3:00pm

Refreshment Break
Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Marquis Center / South

3:00pm

Innovation Lab
Our Innovation Lab will look completely different this year. We will be offering five innovation hours throughout the conference entirely dedicated to learning, testing and experimenting with new technology. The Innovation Lab will be run by Dean Da Costa and Ronnie Bratcher. It will hold approximately 15 companies that will be present for the entire five hours. If you have a sourcing issue, problem or just simply looking for a new solution, stop by the Innovation Lab and work with the diverse selection of companies that will be waiting to help solve your problem. This will be an intimate a knowledge-sharing environment. It’s not often that you will receive access to so many different platforms and technology companies under one roof.

Moderators
avatar for Ronnie Bratcher

Ronnie Bratcher

Sourcing Consultant, Arete Alliance, LLC
Ronnie is a professional recruiter and sourcer who excels at relationship development and management within the recruiting lifecycle. With 17 years of recruiting/sourcing experience with the primary focus being on Information Technology sector, he has established creative strategies within the recruiting life cycle highly adaptable to any business vertical. His experience in management brings value into the recruiting process by... Read More →
avatar for Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Staffing Professional, 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 arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know... Read More →

Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Orange County Ballroom

3:30pm

Connecting the Dots: Data Layering
W​e'll talk about how connecting the dots can reveal more of the "dark matter" ​needed ​to find ​great candidates​. Using "data layering" techniques you'll learn how to find find previously unknown leads that are exceptionally warm.​ Examples:​

​Data Layers Start From the Earliest Career Efforts​
​ - Using Campus Recruiting Data unearthing graduates from a specific program
​ ​- ​Where are they today, which which competitors also targeted these campus recruits
​​ ​- ​C​onnect the dots by layering data most companies already have for an even stronger impact

​The Great Number Twos - Tricks to Understanding the Spheres of Influence
​ - Uncovering the talent behind the luminary
​ - ​Who did they influence​?​
​ - Who ​helped them to the top?
​ - Who did all the "real" work​ 

Speakers
avatar for Randy Bailey

Randy Bailey

Talent Insights Project Manager, Walmart
A Career Consumer Insights and Analytics sourcing expert and multi-year Grand Master Challenge finalist, with a decade of "deep dive" sourcing experience working in both a corporate and retained employment consulting.  He loves the thrill of the hunt, playing with data, making connections between disparate information and trying to make Talent Acquisition more efficient.  In 2014, Randy co-founded the Boston Area Talent Sourcing... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom E

3:30pm

Source Like an Athlete
In this session, you will learn how to think about sourcing from an athlete’s perspective. This must-attend session will provide deep insights into key practice fundamentals that successful athlete’s use every day which can be applied to your everyday hiring strategy. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Hall

Jenn Hall

Sr. Manager, People Acquisition, Westfield
With a basketball career that spans more than 15 years, Jenn Hall is a former All-American athlete turned Recruiter.  As a lifelong competitor, Jenn was recruited into Technical Recruiting and has filled countless positions by applying the same practice methods she used as an Athlete – instead this time she was finding & hiring talent instead of shooting hoops.   Jenn began her sourcing career at Kforce in 2008, and later... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Marquis North

3:30pm

How to go from Average Joe to Sourcing Pro
In today’s talent acquisition environment relying on applicants to find your posting in a saturated market can be a recipe for disaster. Knowing how to effectively look at the talent sourcing process from beginning to end and develop strategies around effective Boolean and open web search tactics can mean the difference between snagging the right candidate and having an open requisition that will not go away. This session will provide a sourcing toolbox for the non sourcer that will includes tools, concepts, and techniques that can be put into play immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc

Talent Sourcing Manager, Microsoft
Matt LeBlanc (no, not Joey from Friends) is a Nashville, TN based recruiting professional with expertise in full lifecycle recruitment, sourcing, research, training and career development. He has spent time in both the agency and corporate worlds and has a passion for finding top external talent in niche areas. During his career Matt has been fortunate to learn from the best of the best and has shared his experiences online and at local... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom F

4:15pm

Drip Sourcing and Engagement Strategies from a Grandmaster
Whether you are an executive, senior leader, manager, recruiter or sourcer, you will want to attend this session to learn new ways to strategically engage top talent via the use of automation, “drip campaigns” and best practices in candidate relationship management.  Jim Schnyder, two-time SourceCon Grandmaster from PepsiCo, will educate you on what he calls “Drip Sourcing” and how it can help engage targeted prospects and candidates while building your company a “greenhouse” of talent.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Schnyder

Jim Schnyder

Sr. Manager, Global Talent Pipeline Team, PepsiCo
Jim Schnyder is in Talent Acquisition with PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade) and is the 2011 & 2014 SourceCon Grand Master. With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Jim is a frequent speaker on recruiting industry best practices and strategies. Jim has worked on both the agency and corporate side of the staffing business for such companies as Management Recruiters and Perot Systems prior to starting with PepsiCo over... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom E

4:15pm

Sourcing Around the Globe: The Who, What and Where of Candidate Engagement
Personalization is key to any candidate engagement strategy, but should we expect the same level of success everywhere in the world? In this session, Ed will share insights and learnings from his team’s journey on scaling personalization around the globe. Join him to learn about their methodology, what level of personalization works and doesn’t work, and where in the world personalization is most successful.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Delgado

Ed Delgado

Director, Global Sourcing, Indeed
Ed is a global talent attraction leader with a primary focus on helping companies identify and attract the best talent around the world. He is currently the Director of Global Sourcing at Indeed, where he is responsible for leading their global sourcing team. Prior to Indeed, he spent 4 years at Yahoo in a variety of capacities as both an individual contributor and people leader. He has a wide range of experiences in talent attraction. His... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Marquis North

4:15pm

Smart Recruiting – Your Guide to Better Talent Advising Through Partnerships
Everyone has one – that hiring manager who views recruiting as a reactive, order taking support function. Join Amy Miller as she guides you through the partnership process – from initial meeting through closing your top candidate. Learn how to set expectations early, the importance of equal footing, and how to deal when good consulting must look like bad customer service. In this session, Amy will share tips on timelines, how to leverage your HM’s personal career goals, and becoming the proactive trusted advisor for all things recruiting. This session is for both third party and corporate recruiters who are looking to elevate their game from a “support” position to a truly consultative role. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Recruiter, Microsoft
Amy Miller’s recruiting career began in the late 90s when candidates still filled out paper applications. She spent more than 10 years in agency recruiting, staffing everything from truck drivers to CFOs. After a detour in public service as an Employment Counselor with the State of Washington, she came back to recruiting on the corporate side - first with Zones Inc and now at Microsoft, where she recruits Data Scientists and Machine... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom F

5:00pm

8:00pm

SourceCon Hackathon
This late night sourcing event is guaranteed to be a major highlight of the conference. Part sourcing lab, part game show, part sourcing contest, and all for a great cause. Bring your sourcing arsenal and don’t forget your sourcing toolkit. The SourceCon Hackathon is where you want to strut your stuff. And if you need help, then this is also the place to go.

The SourceCon Hackathon commences with a learning session where you can exchange sourcing ideas with like-minded sourcers or bring your sourcing problems to a team of SourceCon experts to help you find the solutions. This part of the night is all about individual help and passing along cool sourcing tricks and tips that we can all learn from.

After an hour of the sourcing lab, we will move on to the SourceCon Hackathon contest. We will pick four teams with four sourcers on each team. The contest will be based around a real world sourcing challenge and can feature any sourcing method that you want to use. We will have a first round where two teams compete against each other while the other two do the same. The winners of both contests will then square off against each other for the ultimate bragging rights in our industry. The winning team will receive a VERY cool prize.

After the contest is over, we will demonstrate some of the great ideas that the teams came up with and display them to all attendees at the event. We will then finish up the SourceCon Hackathon with an additional sourcing lab that will last approximately thirty minutes.

This is a must attend event! There will be snacks and beverages and more importantly....power! Laptops are required, superhero costumes are optional.

Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom F
 
Wednesday, March 15
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Marquis Center / South

9:00am

Welcome / Opening
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Pritchett

Shannon Pritchett

Editor, SourceCon
As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, I am passionate about improving it. I help run one of the most influential sourcing & recruitment industry publications, SourceCon, and I’m always searching for new faces and new voices. If you have an idea or have something to say, I will give you the platform.  | | I have a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, vendor... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:05am
Marquis North

9:05am

Virtual Reality, Holograms & Big Data - How Innovations Revolutionize Talent Acquisition
In her presentation, Kerstin will discuss how technological innovations shape today's talent acquisition activities and explain its major impact on candidate journey, employer attractiveness, and the talent acquisition profession. She will give concrete examples of innovations which were prototyped and implemented at Deutsche Bahn AG to revolutionize talent acquisition. Furthermore, Kerstin will give insight on how they foster a culture of innovation in her team in order to push TA constantly to the next level. 

Speakers
avatar for Kerstin Wagner

Kerstin Wagner

Head of Talent Acquisition, Deutsche Bahn AG
Kerstin studied business administration at the ESB Business School in Reutlingen (Germany) and Reims Management School (France) and holds an MBA from University of Ottawa (Canada). She started her career with Siemens AG in 1995 as assistant to the Head of Global HR of the telecommunications division. Over the following years, she assumed a variety of HR roles with Siemens including the role of Head of Global HR in an acquired start-up company... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:05am - 9:45am
Marquis North

9:45am

How to Ensure You Survive the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Disruption
Enough with the buzzword bingo. We get it. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and chatbots are going to take over the recruiting process. The primary question practitioners should ask is:

What parts of the recruiting process will be automated and where does that leave me? 

This session will explore this question and provide attendees with practical tips and tactical takeaways to ensure they are one of the last sourcers and recruiters standing at the end of the digital disruption.

Speakers
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 third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Marquis North

10:30am

Refreshment Break
Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Marquis Center / South

10:30am

Innovation Lab
Our Innovation Lab will look completely different this year. We will be offering five innovation hours throughout the conference entirely dedicated to learning, testing and experimenting with new technology. The Innovation Lab will be run by Dean Da Costa and Ronnie Bratcher. It will hold approximately 15 companies that will be present for the entire five hours. If you have a sourcing issue, problem or just simply looking for a new solution, stop by the Innovation Lab and work with the diverse selection of companies that will be waiting to help solve your problem. This will be an intimate a knowledge-sharing environment. It’s not often that you will receive access to so many different platforms and technology companies under one roof.

Moderators
avatar for Ronnie Bratcher

Ronnie Bratcher

Sourcing Consultant, Arete Alliance, LLC
Ronnie is a professional recruiter and sourcer who excels at relationship development and management within the recruiting lifecycle. With 17 years of recruiting/sourcing experience with the primary focus being on Information Technology sector, he has established creative strategies within the recruiting life cycle highly adaptable to any business vertical. His experience in management brings value into the recruiting process by... Read More →
avatar for Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa

Staffing Professional, 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 arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know... Read More →

Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Orange County Ballroom

11:00am

It’s about the human: Sourcing for soft skills

LinkedIn’s recent Global Recruiting Trends report unearthed an unexpected finding: talent leaders ranked the use of soft skills assessments among the top hiring trends for 2017. Despite the demand, however, employers still struggle to find candidates with strong soft skills. Could a shift in the way we source be the solution?

Jennifer Shappley, Sr Director, Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn will explore how sourcing for soft skills -- personal attributes that help people interact effectively with others, like communication, teamwork, and critical thinking -- is a process that takes a combination of human investigation and automation.

Using company insights and data, Jennifer will discuss the following:

  • Industries, talent levels and geographical indicators that provide specific trends in candidates with strong soft skills -- pulled from the LinkedIn platform.

  • The addressable market of people mapped to soft skills as listed (and endorsed) on their profiles by these criteria.

  • Top 10 soft skills sourcers should look for in a candidate, and the technology that enables targeting the addressable market.

  • A specific example mapping hard and soft skills together in a search for a specific role to illustrate how you can do this too on other across similar segments and on other platforms.

  • Tactics that will help make finding those adaptable, creative candidates, a walk in the park.

With 58 percent of hiring managers finding that the lack of soft skills among candidates is “limiting their company’s productivity,” soft skills are proving to be exceedingly important to the bottom line. Jennifer will spark a thought provoking conversation on how the sourcing community can pivot to meet those needs.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Shappley

Jennifer Shappley

Sr Director, Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn
Jennifer leads the Business Recruiting team at LinkedIn supporting Global Sales, Finance, HR, Marketing & Communications and Legal hiring.  After spending the last 13 years leading high performing recruiting teams she is thrilled to be at LinkedIn getting to be a part of creating innovative practices in TA.  Prior to joining LinkedIn, she led Talent Acquisition at Express Scripts, a $100 billion pharmacy benefit management... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Marquis North

11:30am

Human vs. Machine
Speakers
avatar for Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

Global Head of Technology and Analytics, Randstad Sourceright
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Standardization for Randstad Sourceright, Jason Roberts leverages more than 15 years of leadership and recruiting expertise to implement new innovations and identify the blend of standard processes and technologies that will ensure jobs get filled quickly and efficiently. He is responsible for ensuring Randstad Sourceright’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) division carries on the... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Marquis North

12:00pm

Networking Lunch
Wednesday March 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Marquis Center / South

1:30pm

Can we Automate Being Human?
In recruitment we love to call people anything but people; we call them candidates, talent, resources, and worse. Have we forgotten how to be human in this automated age? Have all the tools and shortcuts made us forget how to approach people as, erm, people? Is that why terms like hyperpersonlization and profersonal are on the rise?

Katrina Collier will challenge sourcers & recruiters to rise above the robotics and to put the human back in. You’ll see clear examples of why the wrong automation only creates noise and discover how to ensure you’re not losing that all important personal touch, because isn’t recruitment really all about engaging with people?

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Collier

Katrina Collier

Chief Searchologist & Social Recruiting Specialist, The Searchologist
Since 2009, Katrina Collier has been showing SMEs to global Corporates around the world how to source their staff on social media; transforming HR & Recruiters into Certified Searchologists. London UK based, Katrina is a social recruiting specialist; a global trainer and keynote speaker, sharing proven techniques gained from over a decade of full cycle recruitment and social recruiting experience.  Katrina is... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Marquis North

2:20pm

Underground Old School Hacks
Are you tired of listening to the same wacky lyrics over someone else's beats? "Recruitment Sourcing Marketing" is starting to sound like today's mundane, non-creative, uninteresting music.Unfortunately, the sounds of sourcing lack originality and creativity.

Come join this exciting advanced workshop session, as we examine how an Old School Sourcing Master utilizes original techniques mixed with advanced tools to create a unique sound. This session will include a mix of your old-school favorite hits with new twists on using "Competitive Intelligence, Job Boards and Boolean" to make hits.Get ready to download some new sourcing beats and rock to some hardcore old school tunes.

Kevin is a huge musical fan of Hip-hop, R&B, Jazz and Rock and Roll. He finds inspiration for sourcing by listening to his own playlist of musical tracks. Also, he has been an avid speaker/trainer for SourceCon and ERE for the past 3 plus years. His goal is to continue growing as an artist and give back by transferring my knowledge to the newcomers in the industry. 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters

Sr. Sourcing Recruiter, Amazon
Kevin Walters has more than 15 plus years of staffing expertise, mainly focused in the technology sector with additional experience hiring Legal, Public Relations, HR, Sales, and Marketing professionals. He started his career working for large agencies like Kforce, Matrix, and then moved into the corporate recruiting for large Fortune 500 companies like Home Depot, Microsoft, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Manhattan Associates, Commvault Systems and... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom E

2:20pm

Winter is Coming! Time for Competitive Intelligence
What causes  turning down our offers? Why are candidates applying at our competitors and not with us?

The competition for top talent if fierce. As Sourcers, we’re the tip of the spear when it comes to talent strategy within our organizations. We constantly try to gain an edge to help us not only uncover the talent, but attract it as well.

It’s time to put on your detective hat and find out what your competitors are up to and how you can leverage that information.

You know nothing Jon Snow… but with Competitive Intelligence, you can learn everything.


Speakers
avatar for Jess Roberts

Jess Roberts

Senior Talent Sourcer, Blizzard Entertainment
Jess Roberts is a Sourcer with over 11 years of recruiting experience. His passion is in helping organizations to overcome the hurdles of talent acquisition's interaction with candidates and the business. He is currently employed at Blizzard Entertainment. He is the proud father to three amazingly nerdy children and husband to a wonderful wife that let’s him be a nerd. All views and opinions are his own.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Marquis North

2:20pm

Source Like a Boss: Use Job Boards to Find the Right Candidates, Faster
In this session you will learn how to:
· Incorporate Job Boards effectively into your sourcing strategy
· Harness the power of your Employer Brand to attract candidates
· Optimize your advertisements for maximum impact
· Utilize Job Board databases to find candidates and build your network

Speakers
avatar for Beth Theodore

Beth Theodore

Director, Shared Services, ManpowerGroup
Elizabeth “Beth” McCrea Theodore is a leader in the RPO industry, with 20+ years of progressive experience in talent acquisition and Human Resources with a focus on the creation and execution of innovative talent identification and engagement and employee development strategies.  In her current role as Director of Shared Services for ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO, she is responsible for managing the talent acquisition strategy... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom F

2:20pm

Leadership Think Tank
Spend time with your leadership peers in this fast paced open sharing session where we discuss not only the big sourcing issues facing leadership, but also learn what practical experience they have to help solve them. Our conversation will begin during the SourceCon Roundtable sessions and carry over to an intimate environment where Gerry and Amybeth will lead a structured and open discussion amongst sourcing leaders. It could be possible that we even solve all the world's sourcing problems in 40 minutes.

Speakers
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Gerry Crispin

Co-Founder, CareerXroads
Gerry is a lifelong student of recruiting with a passion for technology & data that contribute to employer & candidate decisions and an equal drive towards sustainable strategies for talent management.  As a founder of CareerXroads, Gerry has spent the past 20 years facilitating a peer-to-peer community of TA Leaders from some of the world’s most well-branded corporations. This member community of talented professionals is... Read More →
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Amybeth Quinn

Sr. Manager, Digital Talent Recruitment Sourcing, GE Digital
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, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. She’s returned to her first love, sourcing, and now works for GE Digital as Sr. Manager for US Digital Talent Recruitment... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom B-D

3:00pm

Refreshment Break
Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

Hacking a Conference Attendee List
In this presentation Aaron will go through the logical progression of steps to build a complete conference attendee list from the source. Not just scraping the list. He will show techniques to extract data directly from the API into a useful spreadsheet. Aaron will also show his tricks to clean-up the data quickly and accurately and ID the people and research them in bulk. Finally, he will discuss methods to "tell the story" for executives (competitive intelligence) and highlight targets for recruiting / sourcing team (strategic outreach).

Speakers
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Aaron Lintz

Manager of Recruiting Tech & Systems, Snow Software
I am a Sr. sourcing practitioner working to maximize our global recruitment efforts through proactive identification, messaging, and qualifying of talent. I enjoy turning the raw into a story. In my spare time I binge watch everything that streams and carry my kid's lacrosse gear like a pack mule.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom E

3:30pm

AND NOT: Sourcing and Engaging Outside the Space of Logic
While engaging people "out of the blue" is critical to the success of sourcing initiatives, the requisite personalization does not have to be boring. With a mixture of humor and humanity, Steve will introduce tactics to outreach that are sure to engage even the toughest anti-recruiter crowd. Corny pick-up lines? Check! Opening paragraphs of great works of literature? Check! Jokes? Check! And more...

Speakers
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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. Today he is one of the founding members of the recently launched Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals. Steve is widely known as a talent acquisition influencer... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Marquis North

3:30pm

CTRL ALT SOURCE
Maren Hogan will take you through how to build a talent pipeline with diversity in mind. From the little big town of Omaha, Hogan has used cool tools and a streamlined sourcing and recruiting process to bring together a diverse group of entry-level hires in her agency and impacted the diversity groups of her clients.

Learn how to create a candidate persona for your diverse hires
Find the tools to help eliminate unintended bias from your process
See what part compensation plays in weeding out different economic groups

Hogan will not only show how she created this process in her own company, but in the fabric of other companies and share real results, as well as honest stumbles, mistakes and missteps. From WhatsApp and Textio to Social Search Engine techniques, to old fashioned sourcing, here's how Hogan and her team build diversity into the fabric of sourcing. 

Speakers
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Maren Hogan

CEO, Red Branch Media
Maren Hogan is a seasoned marketer, writer and business builder in the HR and Recruiting industry. Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media, an agency offering marketing strategy and outsourcing and thought leadership to HR and Recruiting Technology and Services organizations internationally, Hogan is a consistent advocate of next generation marketing techniques. She has built successful online communities, deployed brand strategies and been a... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom F

4:15pm

Free Sourcing Resources that are More than Meets the Eye!
You may have scoured your normal "go to" sourcing sites but find yourself out of ideas with your sourcing gauge in the red. Never Fear, the Optimal Toolkit is here! In this session, the speaker will explore some lesser known sourcing tools like Free Patents Online, Custom Search Engines, Facebook Search Tools, and Registration Boards to identify addtional talent pipelines and put you back into the green. With this "matrix" of tools, you'll find new populations and those harder to find candidates who are hiding in the shadows. Sometimes the answer is closer than you think, and more than meets the eye! 

Speakers
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Greg Hawkes

Senior Recruiter/Talent Advisor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
As a Senior Recruiter at MD Anderson, Greg Hawkes recruits talent to #endcancer at the Top Ranked Hospital for Cancer Care in the US.  He’s worked as both a Technical Recruiter and Talent Sourcer for Scientific Research, Healthcare, Engineering, Biotechnology, Manufacturing and many other industries.  He is a huge fan of emerging technologies and Boolean Syntax and always willing to share a new trick or technique to find the... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Marquis North

4:15pm

Sourcing Utensils You Can't Cook Without
Believe it or not, not every kitchen utensil is used when making a meal. There are commonly used utensils, and then there are specialized ones for more unique dishes. Likewise, not every sourcing resource is used for every kind of search. In this session, David will provide you with fundamental search "utensils" that are essential to have in your sourcing "kitchen." And be prepared for a few helpful supplemental utensils to add to your drawer as well!

Speakers
avatar for David Nicola

David Nicola

Technical Sourcer, ViaSat Inc.
David Nicola comes with 20 years of experience in various Human Services functions and he has been in the staffing space since 2010. His sourcing background includes agency, corporate, and startup environments. David also founded Central Coast Recruiters on Meetup and is a contributor for Recruiting Daily. After hanging up his superhero sourcing cape each day at ViaSat, he enjoys spending time with his awesome family and watching his beloved... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom F