Over the weekend I attended and was one of the Speakers at SourceCon 2010 Conference.
What is SourceCon?
It was becoming an urgent need in the recruiting industry to have a conference that was focused on the art (some say science) of Sourcing and Researching – SourceCon was born and launched in 2007. In today’s challenges a growing need in specialization of identifying and attracting talent. This specialized skill is no longer a solely owned function of the full lifecycle recruiters NOR considered only a junior role in both Agency and Corporate Recruiting departments.
The Sourcers, Researchers, Name Generator sand Candidate Developers have emerged as the new subject matter experts (SMEs) to help find talent in varies places out in the world wide web.
They are the industry’s new heroes whose skills and expertise can no longer be confined to a side conversation at some of the national recruiting conferences.
SourceCon intentionally set out to be different from all the traditional conferences. They wanted a venue where you don’t have to feel like you are constantly being pitched and sold on a slide deck or discussion by the latest and greatest (although this could be worked on, because we still have this happening, a hard habit that is being gradually broken). It was and is our intent that you spend your quality time and money on a conference that is bursting with opportunities to learn, share and collaborate with your peers, luminaries and industry leaders.
There is a lot to share, so I have decided to break it out in a few sections
SourceCon Tools I Love & Discovered
TokBox – Free Video Chat and Video Messaging www.tokbox.com Free video chat and video mail to anyone in the world without downloads or hassles. Video call your AIM, MSN, GMail and Yahoo buddies. Send video mail to any e-mail address.
The answer to your interview questions • VoiceScreener: Improve your hiring process voicescreener.com VoiceScreener lets you use your phone and a simple web-based dashboard to create and distribute custom, recorded phone interviews.
Xobni – Outlook Plugin to Search People, Email, and Attachments Instantly www.xobni.com Xobni is an Outlook plugin that helps you search and organize your inbox. Download Xobni’s Outlook plugin instantly.
Welcome to HootSuite – The Professional Twitter Client www.hootsuite.com HootSuite is the professional Twitter client. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.