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#trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

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After the last #trulondon in September, we made a decision to freshen things up a bit. Not lose any of the excitement and conversation, but give the opportunity for new topics, retain some of the favourites and give hands on access to some of the new technology we talk about. We have a great line up of track leaders and some exciting extras, and we have moved to a one crammed day of content with tracks lasting 40 minutes. As always, dress code is casual, theres no name badges or powerpoint, we’ve added luch (a curry, what else in Brick Lane) and we are back at our favourite venue, the City Hotel. Thanks to our global sponsors Kelly Services for once again making this event possible, and keeping ticket prices affordable. 

Whats new?

> Show and tell tech lab

18 new product sessions with the usual no pitches. 20 minute sessions consisting of 5 minute discussion on need, 10 minute product demo and 5 minutes Q&A. At the end of the sessions participants will answer a simple question with thumbs up and thumbs down, “If you had the need and the budget would you buy it?”
Any company can take part by buying a show and tell ticket priced at £250
Companies taking part include:

> Take the interview from New York – Interview process technology and video
> RolePoint from San Francisco and London – Social referral technology
> Loop from Brighton and San Francisco – Mobile platform for branding and recruitment process
> OnRecruit from Amsterdam – Performance analytics, campaign management for pay per click
> Job and Talent from Madrid and London – Aggregation and matching technology
> PocketRecruit from London – Mobile content and engagement platform
> WorkDigital from London- Unveiling a new product
> Pando from NewYork – Business intelligence platform
> Joberate from Finland – Predictive recruitment analytics and talent pooling
> Maximum employment marketing group from Rotterdam and China – Proxy targeted display advertising

We will be announcing the next 4 participating companies next week, and theres room for 4 more. get a show and tell ticket if you want to take part.

 

> Social Recruiting winners with Maximum and the Social Recruitment Monitor

The Social Recruitment Monitor™ ranks social media recruitment activity for the world’s leading employers. It accurately tracks data for the major social networks, and refreshes weekly so that the ffigures stay up to date. The SRM Index is the overall rankings indicator: it uses a combination of carefully weighted variables that are proven indicators of popularity, activity and interaction – not just the “fan base”.
> Brought to us by sponsors Maximum Employment Marketing Group , tracks will be hosted by the people behind the top performing career brands for the last 12 months according to the index. During lunch Maximum will be presenting recognition awards for the top performers (according to the data) on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. (and they are paying for lunch!) Real stories from real companies.
> The #CandE companies
The evening of the 25th Feb will be marked by a celebration of the UK candidate experience awards winners for 2013. Companies judged by data collected by their candidates, not the opinion of a panel. It is the most comprehensive benchmarking of candidate experience in the UK.
The #CandE tracks will be hosted by Leigh Carpenter, UK programme director, featuring an opening breakdown of the data by Gerry Crispin and a summary by Elaine Orler, and representatives from 4 of the participating companies sharing what they have done to improve candidate experience during 2012. Real stories with no small talk.


> Tech Recruiting and the tech #SourceLab
Hosted by our tech track sponsors StackOverflow Careers 2.0 European Managing Director Dimitar Stanimiroff, who will be sharing some sourcing secrets from Careers 2.0, and tricks and hacks from:
> Martin Lee – Director of Research and Search at Social Media Search
> Andrea Mitchell – Talent community manager and sourcer at GE/Ochre House
> Shane McCusker – Founder at Intelligence Software
> Matt Burney – Talent acquisition and in-house resourcing strategist at G4S
> Craig Fisher – VP Recruiting, LinkedIn training and social media strategy at Ajax Media


> Kes Thygesen of sponsors RolePoint, the social referral platform, will be hosting the open tracks  with tracks from:
> Kevin Wheeler – Future of Talent Institute
> Danielle Weinblatt – Founder – Take the interview
> Peter Gold – Hire Strategies/HR Mash
> Crystal Miller – Digital Strategist – AT&T
> Peter Cosgrove – CPL
> Michael Beygelman – joberate
> Felix Wetzell – JobRapido
> Rachelle Falls – Sun Strategies
> James Smith – CareersinLuxury
> Steve Ward – Cloud Nine
> Andrew Gadomsky – Aspen Advisors
As an added bonus, theres an opening conversation on culture branding by the global head of marketing at our global sponsors KellyOCG, and a closing conversation on communities from the founder of one of the only real community platforms, StackOverflow.
Coffees are brought to you by our drinks sponsors Colleague.


The whole event is only made possible by our fantastic global sponsors Kelly Services, who have a few surprises lined up for the day, including Kelly TV.
There are only 30 tickets left, and you wouldn’t want to miss this line up!
Bill

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#truLondon & #TalentNetLive: The new recruiting events in September

#trulondon is back in town in September. As always, the worlds biggest recruiting and HR unconference has evolved, keeping the best bits of previous events, and introducing plenty of new ideas and concepts. My friend and business partner Craig Fisher, @Fishdogs, is bringing the #TalentNetLive event to London for the first time. I think the two events will knit together perfectly and offer something for everyone. I have been involved as a speaker in 4 #TalentNetLive events in the past, so I know what you can expect.

#TalentNetLive is part conference, part unconference. It is different to #trulondon in that their is a bit more structure, and participants can fully engage with the speakers. There is going to be 4 keynotes, all case studies with plenty of data, with 12 concurrent sessions, to be announced soon. I have been thinking for a while that we need to find a way to allow for data to be shared and presented, and that doesn’t fit in with the unconference format. Que #TalentNetLive!

#trulondon will be a one day event divided in to 7 streams. A bit like 6 events in one place. The streams will be:

> The Social Agency

> #SourceLab

> Start ups, innovation and new recruiting technology

> Branding

> SocialRecruiting

> Tech recruiting

> Talent attraction

Each stream will consist of 5 tracks lasting an hour, each with a dedicated track leader to keep the conversation flowing. Our global sponsors Kelly Services will be hosting the #KellyLive livestream tracks, broadcast to the recruiting world through Google+.

The track leaders already committed to take part include:

Arie Ball – VP Talent Acquisition – Sodexo USA

Steve Ward - Founder – Cloud Nine

Tony Goodwin - Founder – Antal International

Paul Maxin - Global recruiting Director – Unilever

Aki Kakko – Co-founder – Joberate/Talent Pipeline Solutions

Craig Fisher – Founder #TalentNetLive & Ajax Workforce Marketing

Stacy Donovan Zapar – LinkedIn’s Most Connected Women – Founder, Tenfold Training

Andy Hyatt – Digital Director – Bernard Hodes Group UK

Andy Headworth – Founder – Sarona Consulting

Patrick Boonstra - Coosto – Recruitment Head

Glen Le Santo – Content Specialist

James Osborne -Co- Founder – Elite In The Cloud/Innergy

Kevin Green – C.E,O – REC

Jonathan Campbell – CEO- Social Talent

Katherine Robinson - Consultant and trainer – Sourcing Hat

Shannon Myers – Owner – Walton Search LLC

Sally Hunter - EMEA Practice Lead RPO – Kelly OCG

Bill Fischer - Founder – Work Digital/TheSocialCV

Steven Ehrlich – VP Client Development – TMP Worldwide

Charu Malhorta – Global Social Media And External Digital Channels Manager – Unilever

Gerry Crispin – Principal And Co-Founder – CareerXroads

Leigh Carpenter – Director – The Candidate Experience Awards

Gordon Lokenberg – Tech Recruiter – Ebuddy

Susan Firbank – Head Of UK RBB Resourcing. Barclays

Anton Derlyatka – Managing Partner USA/Russia – Ward Howell

Nick Holmes - Managing Director UK – Lumesse

Dorian Webb – Interim Consultant Recruitment Process

Tiffany St James- Social Media Strategist – Go ON UK

Mervyn Dinnen - Content & Community Manager – Jobsite

Jon Cooney - Director – Work Digital

Oscar Mager - Senior Contract Recruiter, EMEA – Sonos

Tracey Abbott - Recruitment Adviser – Business Disability Forum

Sergio Lopez-Figuerora – Development Director – Big Bang Labs

Kristian Vanberg - Marketing Specialist – WebCruiter AS

Bethan Davies – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition – RMS

Neil Harrison - Head Of Employer Brand & Insight – TMP Worldwide

Bob Lehto - Human Resource Manager, Datasift

Bill Boorman – Founder of #Tru

Kes Thygesen – Co-Founder – RolePoint

Shane McCusker – Founder – Intelligence Recruitment Software

Thats quite a line up, with a little something for everyone.

You can book tickets for #TalentNetLive, #trulondon and combined tickets HERE

Big thanks to our sponsors:



 

 

#globaltru, #TalentNet And What The Future Holds

On Sept 11th, 2010, I spoke at the first #TalentNetLive in Dallas. I was the opening keynote. It was the first time I had spoken in the US, and it was the first time I met Craig Fisher (better known as @Fishdogs in Smith’s English Pub in Dallas. Over a few pints, we formed an early friendship talking plans and possibilities. At that time #TalentNetLive was a one off event. A cheap option for those Dallas recruiters who could not secure budget to attend ERE. A few weeks later I lead my first track at an unconference at Recruitfest in Toronto. I was hooked on the concept, but wanted to break a few more rules. In November, just a few short months later, I hosted the first #truLondon and bullied and begged 80 people to attend. This was another one off, but I could see the appetite to break away from the usual conference format and do something different. To provide accessible, low cost events where people talked rather than listened.
In 2011, I first met a Finn Aki Kakko Aki was launching a new service to research markets as well as recommend the best channels and content to use to promote opportunities. Shortly after that #truLondon I met up with Aki again at the Finnish embassy. It wasn’t a great meeting and in normal circumstances it would have been the end of most normal relationships. I didn’t know Aki well then, I do now.

Firstly, I’d got off a plane after 14 hours and lost my luggage. Secondly, I didn’t think the product was all that original or good. In fact, I told him it was S****. There was no way I was going to share it, write it up or work with them.

A few days later I got a message that changed my view. Aki messaged me to say that he had taken my comments on board, agreed in part, and wanted to talk some more. He wanted to know how to make it better, and he did. I respected the willingness to take some fairly tough criticism as a good thing, and to make changes. I got to love the Joberate product, as it evolved over the coming year.

Once #tru was up and running, and both the concept and name got better known, we started to recieve more and more requests to take #tru further and further afield. Starting with#truAmsterdam (where we have now hosted 8 events), Stockholm, Dublin, South Africa, Romania, Hungary, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, Helsinki, Australia and more. In 2011, I teamed up with Aki and Joberate to advise on product and to take #tru to new locations in the Far East like China, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and others. The plan was, and is, to be genuinely global series of events.

When I’d been running #tru for about a year, John Sumser wrote a post about the new kids on the block. The list included me, Craig Fisher and Jessica Miller-Merrell, and a few others who have since gone quiet. We were all exploring social media and events, without a digital media background. We were breaking a few rules, producing lots of content, building networks and being different. Sumser’s view that we would all end up being content marketers and generators. Although we didn’t know it then, he was right.

Whether it was a blog post or an event, we were working out what would work with the new audience, in the new channels. I now view events entirely as a series of live content, where the most important thing is the participants and what they want. It’s not broadcast, it’s conversation. During this time I was also continuing to take part in as many of Craig Fisher’s Talent Net Live events, and Craig was attending #tru. The events were different. #TalentNet is more of a facilitated conference where the attendees get plenty of opportunities to ask questions. It’s more structured, but some people need that. Both Craig and I have been fortunate enough to build brilliant networks who support what we do, young and older, everyone is welcome.

And so we get today. After events in Australia and New Zealand, Craig, Aki and I have been hatching a plan to bring it all together. This comes in the form of a new business, Globaltru, which brings the two events together. In some cities and countries we will be running #tru; in others #TalentNetLive; and sometimes both. We are supported by global sponsors Kelly, Joberate and the Stack Overflow recruiter brand Careers 2.0, as well as a host of local sponsors. We are grateful for their confidence and support. The team includes Ruta Klyvyte who has the not too simple job of dealing with logistics, organising the three of us (which is like herding cats), and keeping an ever-changing community and website up to date. We are planning 100 events this year, and 300 next year. We are receiving requests each week to bring #tru to a new city, and new countries. All we need to bring an event to any city is a willing host, a venue and a sponsor. We really don’t care where it is. We want to reach recruiters, HR professionals and technologists everywhere. You want us, we will come! We intend to reach more individuals in the people space, and have more conversations than anyone else. We want to connect people, and give them the opportunity to talk. In the last 3 years we have connected lots of people who have done business together, got jobs, done international deals, and inspired at least four companies to set up. We did this by giving people the opportunity to talk. I’m proud of that.

Thanks everyone who has been on the ride so far. There are far too many people to mention, but you know who you are.

Our first venture is the forthcoming US road trip, that starts with #truSanFran on the 13′th May that features track leaders including Kevin Wheeler, Stephane Le Viet, Bill Fisher, Craig Fisher, Kes Thygesen, Irina Shamaeva, Master Burnett, Jerome Ternynck, and Justin Hall, at the SmartRecruiters‘ HQ.

#truOC in Newport, OC with track leaders Rayanne Thorne, Michael Clarke, Stacy Donovan Zapar, Kevin Wheeler, John Sumser, Bill Fisher, China Gorman and others.

#truNY in the ‘Big Apple,’ hosted by Stack Careers, with track leaders Ivo Bottcher, Danelle DiLibero, Victorio Milian, Laurie Ruettimann, Kes Thygesen, Adam Lewis, Steve Levy, Chris Russell and others.

I hope you can join us.

Bill

Here’s to the future. Hold on to your hats. It’s going to be fun!

Guest Post: @ChinaGorman: HR and Early Adoption: An Oxymoron? #trulondon

China Gorman is coming back to #trulondon in a week’s time and is asking the question if HR is the department of no. This is China’s thoughts.

How frequently do we hear of HR departments being labeled the “Department of No.” It’s a shame, really, because when HR says “No” it is frequently doing what it’s paid to do: mitigate organization risk as it relates to compliance – at the local, regional and national levels. It’s easy to believe that the average manager in the average organization doesn’t have a clue about the growing complexities of the regulatory environment in which organizations all over the world are doing business.

It’s this context that makes it hard for HR to quickly embrace the new; to lead the charge in identifying new technologies; to be Early Adopters. And yet, HR must learn how to do this. C-Suite pressures for increased productivity, reductions in staff turnover and increased engagement mean HR has to try new approaches, new solutions, new technology, new partners.

At #truLondon this month we’ll have a discussion about what being an Early Adopter means, how to encourage it in yourself and your colleagues, and if it’s even possible for HR to keep risk mitigation and compliance on the back burner while exploring and implementing cutting – or even bleeding – edge approaches to managing talent.

This is always a lively discussion – especially when there are talent acquisition folks in the room. These HR professionals, more than those in any other HR sub-function, seem to embrace the role of Early Adopters (think social and mobile) and maybe even Innovators. We’ll talk about that, too, and see if the characteristics that enable staffing folks to welcome new technologies that can be ported into other HR functions.

If you don’t know China, this is her bio: 

China Gorman

CEO, CMG Group

Connecting HR to Business and Business to HR

For more than 25 years, China has held strategic business leadership roles in the human capital management sector. Currently CEO of the CMG Group, a consultancy supporting solutions providers in the human capital management sector, she is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the broad human resources marketplace. Data Point Tuesday at www.ChinaGorman.com has quickly become one of the most-read HR blogs.

Well known for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), she also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership.

China travels extensively – throughout North America, Asia and Europe – speaking to business, professional, corporate and academic groups on topics related to the strategic value of HR in creating business success and implementing effective people management strategies.

Recently appointed to the Strategic Advisory Councils of RiseSmart (www.risesmart.com) in San Jose, CA; Pinstripe in Brookfield, WI (www.pinstripetalent.com); and CVCertify in Herndon, VA (www.acertiv.com) she also serves as Board Chair for the Chicago-based Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (www.cael.org) and on the board of Jobs for America’s Graduates (www.jag.org), headquartered in Alexandria, VA.  A native Midwesterner, China earned a bachelor’s degree from Principia College in Elsah, IL and has completed significant post-graduate work in Organizational Development. 

Blog: www.ChinaGorman

Twitter:  @ChinaGorman

It is good to hear that China sees recruiting as an HR function. It is a debate that we have had on this blog in the past. I particularly noted China’s comments on HR being labelled as the department of no. It is a common perception among many of the people I speak to, at the same time I get to meet plenty of HR professionals who want nothing more than to change this, enabling rather than prohibiting. Please add your views in advance of #truLondon. The event takes place on the 22′nd – 23′rd October. There are 11 tickets left. You can get one HERE

Bill

The #TruLondon6 Schedule. 

#Trulondon 6: The Schedule

We are now only a week away from #truLondon6. Every time we host #truLondon, I always worry about how we are going to keep evolving and making the event better. This time around is no different. I’m massively grateful to the 55 track leaders who have stepped up and want to host a track. One of the aims of #tru is to give a platform for new faces. I understand that many conferences need to sell big price tickets, and as a result they need big names to draw in the punters. This makes it hard for people with a great story to tell to get a platform, and plenty of repetition from event to event. I always want to find space for new names and new faces, and anyone who wants to lead a track is encouraged to do so. That means lots of conversations, and something for everyone. New for this event is the agency stream, sourcers lab and Kelly hang out. We have had feedback in the past that the conversation has been largely around the corporate market, great content but less for the agency recruiters. To counter this all of the tracks in track area 3 on day one will be run by agency recruiters, hosted by Cloud Nines Steve Ward.

We have also been able to assemble a brilliant team of sourcers who will be running the sourcing lab for both days. 12 dedicated sourcing tracks, sourcing competitions, spot prizes and plenty of geekery. This is one of the best collections of sourcers I’ve seen anywhere, making the sourcing lab an event in itself. I could comfortably spend the 2 days in the lab without moving out.

If you want to know how to find the most difficult candidates, these tracks will have the solutions. The Kelly Hangout is another new addition, from sponsors Kelly. The hangout will stream 2 days of tracks live via Google+ and Air. This makes the #tru track experience accessible to  anyone, anywhere. I will be publishing the log on details next week, or you can pick it up in the stream. JobsiteTV returns again on Monday 22′nd October. Recruiter Editor Dee Dee Doke will be running a series of panel conversations on the key topics of the day, with participants and track leaders. These always prove popular, and are worth tuning in for. There are too many great tracks to highlight any in particular, though I’m really excited about seeing Joel Spolsky, the founder of Stack Overflow talk communities. Joel has grown a fantastic community globally and I’m really looking forward to hearing the story. We will also be joined by one of the Godfathers of recruiting Gerry Crispin, talking about the findings from bot the US and UK candidate Experience Awards.

You can view and download the full schedule here:

Thanks must go to our sponsors and partners, JobsiteKellyStack Overflow and MySocialTalent.Com. Our partners make the events possible.

If you are thinking of coming, there are 10 tickets left. I hope you can join us.

Bill

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The First 20 #TruLondon Track Leaders – Oct 22′nd – 23′rd

The next installment of #TruLondon is coming together, with £99 tickets available till September 3′rd. It looks like this is going to be the biggest event ever with 42 tracks, live stream studios, a live hack to build a new recruiting product, 2 days of Google+ hang out on air, the mobile lab and plenty more. We are lining up some exclusive research to share at the event, and much more.
Tracks are still open to anyone who wants to run one.
These are the first 20 trackleaders who will be taking part. I will be announcing more track leaders and case studys over the weeks. There are only 100 tickets available, and you wouldn’t want to miss this.
Johnny Campbell

CEO at Social Talent (www.socialtalent.co)

Summary:

I have worked as a Recruiter in Ireland and the Caribbean for the last 13 years but now run Social Talent, a leading provider of Recruitment 3.0 services; providing internet recruitment training, social recruitment outsourcing, video production and technology driven consulting services.

Our expertise is in identifying and delivering the benefits of a Web 3.0 world to the recruitment industry. Our customers are recruitment agencies, headhunters, the HR and marketing departments of hiring organisations and providers of technology solutions to the recruitment industry.
Martin Lee

Head of Business Development at Talent Works International. Global recruitment research & competitor analysis.

Specialties

Advanced and direct sourcing techniques.
Boolean strings and search engines.
Social media
Talent pooling.
Semantic search
Candidate attraction tools
Social media in recruitment
Recruitment software.
Competitor analysis
Market mapping
Recruitment research.
Crystal Miller

Recruitment Strategy & Marketing | Talent Acquisition | Social Media / Digital Marketing Strategy | Speaker

I’ve made a name as an established, progressive advocate in the areas of social media, recruitment strategy and branding; having built successful talent marketing, social community, employment branding & recruitment strategies for over 50 companies with over a repeat clientele rate of over 80%.

I’m the Co-Host for The TalentNet Live weekly radio shows and chats at #Talentnet. As part of the TalentNet Live team, we host radio chats and conferences across the U.S. for recruiters, employers, and social media marketers.
Steven Ehlrich

Global VP, Client Development, TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC

In addition to being known for my hero worship of Wayne Gretzky (99GR81) and Bruce Springsteen, I’m also widely known as a “tech geek.” I’ve been an early adopter of everything electronic from the Apple Newton and CDs to Satellite Radio and the iPhone. I’ve been working in the “digital” space since the early 1990′s (wow, so last century!) Now I’m focused on figuring out how to use emerging tools and technologies to enhance both brand articulation and recruitment for a multitude of organizations including Yale University, Deloitte, Exelon, Walmart, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

I spend a lot of time out of the office working on-site with TMPers and clients alike to explore, develop, and implement strategic initiatives leveraging social media, new technology, and innovative employer brand delivery channels. I often find myself in front of a crowd – large or small – yakking away about some new thing-a-ma-jig or a socially-enabled whos-a-what-sis.
Dave Martin

Mobile Internet product evangelist

Dave has over 13 years experience covering online technology and online commercial strategy. More recently Dave has been an evangelist keynote speaker focusing on rapid growth of Mobile Internet.

Expert experience and knowledge spans across social media, online recruitment, mobile applications, mobile market, mobile business, web business models, strategic delivery, project management, product development, product launch and business development.

Dave recognises the shape of the Internet in the future and cares about products supporting individuals and companies in a hybrid online world of mobile and desktop.

He is a leading mobile Internet expert with the strategic and hands on project experience to drive online business forwards into the next decade of media consumption.
Andy Headworth

I Consult, Train and Advise Companies on Recruitment Strategy, Social Recruiting and Recruitment Process.

At Sirona Consulting I consult, train and advise companies (both recruitment companies and corporates) on:

– Recruitment Strategy

– Social Recruiting (using social media effectively for recruiting)

– Recruitment Process

– Online Recruiting

I also get asked to speak regularly at conferences and client events.

The biggest demand from clients at the moment? How to integrate social media into their existing recruitment strategy.
Gordon Lokenberg

Recruiter at Distimo | Consultant | Trainer | Speaker on mobile and internet recruitment

Online, Mobile, Social, Recruiting…

Consultancy, Sourcing, Operations, Teaching, getting things done in Recruitment: My business as Mobile and Internet Recruitment Specialist, provides me to do a.o. (Interim/freelance) Corporate Recruitment and Consult companies how to move on to the NEXT stage in Internet and Mobile Recruitment.

Also Gordon Lokenberg is teaching Recruiters, via Masterclasses and Workshops how to use online and mobile recruitment in their strategy to get the best results.
Akki Kako

Serial Entrepreneur – Businesses In The Field Of Mobile, IT, Recruitment, Talent Attraction & Employer Branding.

Serial entrepreneur focusing on businesses in the field of recruitment, talent attraction and employer branding.

CEO & Founder of the Lab of Apps
- We lead the recruitment industry to the mobile world! -

Actively involved as a Co-Founder in Joberate that offers software solution for MNC’s to speed up their recruitment process at the same time cutting down the cost per hire by targeting and reaching out to the passive candidates all over the world.
Katharine Robinson

Social Media and Internet Talent Sourcing. Training, strategy, guidance and implementation

I enjoy exploring emerging forms of media, so far most of my experience of this has been in the recruitment industry.

My talent sourcing experience lies in both executive search and direct recruitment. The majority of my sourcing experience has been in Renewable Energy (engineers, technical specialists, senior executives) and Management Consulting.

In March 2010 I won the title of GrandMaster Sourcer at the SouceCon conference in San Diego.

I am currently working as an independent consultant providing training, strategy and guidance to recruitment teams and businesses looking to use the internet more effectively.
China Gorman

Chief Executive Officer at CMG Group

I am a global business leader experienced in managing high performing profit and non-profit organizations in the competitive human capital management marketplace. I have consistently achieved sales growth and improved profitability. Expert at leading organizations through dramatic turnarounds during periods of rapid growth and through economic recessions with exceptional results. Strong reputation for recruiting, developing and retaining diverse, world class talent.
Paul Maxin

Global Resourcing Director at Unilever

Recruiting and resourcing expert with over 20 years experience divided almost equally between the “sell” and the “buy” side. Currently Global Resourcing Director at Unilever where I am responsible for the design and delivery of a locally implemented global approach to resourcing policy, assessment and attraction.

I am both the recruitment subject matter expert and process owner globally for Unilever. I have been actively engaged in their HR Transformation project which includes Unilever’s seven year contract with Accenture to handle its transactional HR services in over 100 countries. As part of this deal, end to end recruitment outsourcing has been implemented in over 20 countries ranging from North America, most of Western Europe, India and finally China.

Steve Ward

Award-Winning Social Media & Digital Recruiter – CloudNine | Social Recruiting Consultant

Award-Winning Social Media & Digital talent specialist/recruiter.
CloudNine Social Media & Digital Talent predominantly recruits for Digital Media, Social Media, Marketing, PR and supporting Commercial staff.
Recruiting from within social media. Integrating. Connecting. Networking. Listening. Participating. Always learning.
18 years in the business. No better time than now.

Also from February 2012 – Head of Talent for Sociagility – sourcing in-house Social Media Specialists for business.
Dwane Lay

Head of HR Process Design at Dovetail Software; Author & Speaker at LeanHRBlog

My passion is bringing order from chaos.

As Head of HR Process Design for Dovetail Software, I help our clients get the most out of their implementations, both before and after go live. From analyzing their reporting needs to discussing opportunities to get more out of the technology investment, I am focused on making sure our clients remain as thrilled with their own operations as they are with our world class software and implementations.
William Tincup

CEO at Tincup & Co.

• I’m an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive
• I’m strange because I excel at marketing, sales and HR
• I enjoy working with bright and engaged people
• I’ve dreamed it and lived it; I’ve been there and done that
• I enjoy thoughtful conversations
• I’m genuine all the time – every day and in every way
• As a father of two young boys, I know life is about faith, love, hope and trust

My Expertise

Talent Management
• Recruitment communication strategies
• Benefits education / enrollment communication strategies
• Total rewards / recognition communication strategies
• Wellness communication strategies
• Retention communication strategies
• HR / internal branding communication strategies

Brand Management
• Go to market / launch strategies
• Marketing portfolio planning
• Segmentation / positioning strategies
• Branding / re-branding strategies
• Message / re-message strategies
• Lead / demand generation strategies
James Mayes

Social Recruiting, RPO, Start-ups

Over a decade in technology talent resourcing. Subsequently diversified into managing process and technology change projects in the recruitment outsourcing space (RPO). Focus more recently has been on exploring use of Social Media in recruitment, particularly around Twitter. Previously started (concept / raising finance / sales / operations) and exited TweetJobs, subsequently at Communities tech start-up BraveNewTalent in a multi-faceted product/tech/sales role.

Specialties

Social media, social recruitment, social recruiting, Twitter, blogging, blogs, community, social commerce, recruitment, niche market sourcing, change project management, BPR, supplier management, contractor optimisation programmes.

Craig Fisher

LinkedIn-Certified Training, Social Media Strategy for sales, marketing and recruiting

I do training and strategy for sales, marketing, and recruiting worldwide.

I help people and businesses find things, and get found; new customers, top talent, better jobs, and larger audiences. CEO of TalentNet Live, VP of Ajax Social Media, the 1st Linkedin Certified training company in North America.

The TalentNet Live team hosts weekly radio shows and chats at #Talentnet, and conferences across the U.S. for recruiters, employers, and social media marketers.

Ajax Social Media is a workforce marketing company. We help companies look credible online from company to executive to the individual employee level. Imagine the impact of having all of your people with optimized profiles and the tools to support your brand.

First and foremost I am the father of three amazing boys. You can usually find us on, in, or around Grapevine Lake outside of Dallas, TX.
Lisa Jones

Recruitment / Tech specialist helping Agency / Corporate Recruiters / B2Bs grow with Web | Technology | Social Media

I have worked in the technology, training and recruitment sectors for almost 20 years and bring all of my learning and strategic ideas to the work that I do with recruiters in their web, technology and social media projects.

Being a recruitment, technology and training professional, I advise my clients on the most effective use of web, technology and social media to improve their business processes, recruitment and bottom line.

My business, Barclay Jones, delivers strategy, consultancy, training and project management:

• CRM / ATS Project Management
• Social Media and Social Recruitment Strategy and Training
• Website Project Management
• Virtual IT Director

…allowing staff motivated by smart processes and systems to deliver a competitive edge; helping my clients recruit easier and grow faster.
Nicola McCarthy

Manager, Digital Media Division at Social Talent

As the Manager of the Digital Media Division at Social Talent, I specialise in film and content production for social media accounts for recruitment firms. With an honours degree in Creative Digital Media from ITT, I have expert knowledge of film and audio production, and expert proficiency in Final Cut Pro, Adobe CS5, Microsoft Office etc.
Ivan Stojanovic

Director at JobsBoard.ie

Ivan comes from the high tech arena at Microsoft where he built his internationalisation and localisation management experience in the ’90-ties. With a strong ‘techie’ background, Ivan has been leading several successful start-up’s in the online recruitment space in the last 10 years. His entrepreneurial spirit have guided him in building better online recruitment tools and processes. Today Ivan works as an advisor on the online presence for the recruiters, social media recruitment trainer and search engine optimisation (SEO) consultant. Ivan also acts as a recruitment marketing advisor for a number of recruitment agencies in several countries.

Known as “Irish Recruiter” in the social media, Ivan has mastered the art of understanding how to attract, and engage with the top talent. Ivan is a ‘Veteran’ blogger, publishing several blogs covering various aspects of online recruitment, career coaching, social media and SEO.

Lisa Scales

Co-Founder – Tribepad – Next Generation Technology Platform for Talent Acquisition & Engagement

Specialties

social recruiting, talent technology, online communities, community building, corporate social networks, social networks, employee engagement, social recruiting, talent management, talent pools, talent clusters, talent communities,candidate CRM,

Balazs Paroczay

EMEA Sourcing Lead (RPO)

Talent Resourcing Lead with 7+ years of experience within the Executive Search and Corporate Talent Resourcing industries. Passionate about talent acquisition, innovation, and creating best-in-class talent resourcing strategies. Solid knowledge of both active and passive candidate sourcing tools, techniques and methodologies widely extended into the EMEA region. In-depth expertise in setting up Talent Sourcing recruiting operations. Excellent communicator and negotiator both with internal and external clients, senior leadership and vendors.

Specialties

Boolean Search, Social Networking (LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo, Iwiw, Facebook etc.), Search Engines (Google, Bing), X-Raying, Headhunting, Direct Search, Name Search, Social Engineering, Passive Candidate Sourcing, Alternative Posting/Advertisement, Employer Branding

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The Hack Track #TruLondon (Global Recruitment Hack Competition)

I’ve been a big fan of hack days since I visited Facebook last year. It is amazing how creative and resourceful people can be when you give them a challenge and opportunity. I have been integrating hack days for recruiting with a few of my clients. Create the right environment and challenge and it is a great way to attract potential engineers and see how they think and work. So much more effective than anything you are going to get out of a one or two hour interview. Auditioning for work over interviewing produces much better opportunity to asses capability, fit, creativity and how people will work.
I have been thinking for a while about how we might be able to harness the knowledge and energy of the #tru events for good in the recruitment marketplace, particularly around the area of candidate experience. Technology is only a part of the generally bad experience dolled out to potential employees, but it is something that can be fixed when technology companies start looking at things through a job seekers eyes rather than purely the hiring companies who pay their bills, and hiring companies should start demanding it. Applying for a job or just expressing interest needs to be an experience rather than a process.
For #TruLondon we will be harnessing the power and creativity of the hack, and the desire to improve the lot of the candidate by running a 24 hour hack competition. Entry is open to teams of 3 from any company who want to take part. There will be a hack lab at the venue for live hacking, though entry is open to any team anywhere in the world who want to take part and contribute via google hangout. Judging will take place by panel at 2 PM GMT on the 23′rd October.
If you are interested in taking part with a team, please complete the attached form and we will forward the details of how to take part.
Lets make a difference, and may the best team win.
Bill

#OccupyTheConference #CIETT2012 London 23'rd – 25'th May

#CIETT2012  is coming to London on 23′rd – 25′th May, and I’m really excited. I’m excited because there is going to be visitors from the recruitment industry around the world here in London. There is a great line up of speakers, but more importantly we are going to be occupying the conference for 2 hours. Not in a squatter type way. We come with an invite to run 2 hours of unconference sessions, 3 tracks an hour. We will be putting away the Powerpoint, rearranging the chairs and creating conversation. Participants can move between tracks to make sure they get what they want from the sessions. The planned tracks are:

> The Social Agency – Steve Ward and Elkie Holland – Career Recruiters

> The Social Channels – Andy Headworth – Social Recruiting Consulting

>Corporate Social Recruiting – Klaudia Drulis – Oracle Corporation

>Going Mobile – @BillBoorman – Rebel Rouser

>Recruiter Branding – Jorgen Sundberg – Personal Branding Expert

>Social Sourcing – Johnny Campbell – Sourcing Expert

It’s going to be a real change for the participants in the middle of presentations. You need to be there!

Bill

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#TruLondon 5: You wouldn't want to miss it!

The plans for #TruLondon are coming together, in what promises to be the best event yet. #TruLondon takes place on the 22′nd – 23′rd Feb, at The City Hotel, E1.  Their’s 40 track leaders lined up, coming from around the globe including South Africa, America and right across Europe. Participants are already booked from 12 countries. There’s plenty of new conversations, livestream, new for 2012 is a live lab that is going to feature a surprise hack to be announced on the day, the #TruGrads, a minimum of 6 case study’s and much more. We’ve also teamed up again with Rob Van Elburg and #RIDE for “The Recruitment Industry Dance Event,” on the 22′nd. There’s something for everyone in the tracks, with track leaders from Corporate and Agency Recruiting, H.R, Learning and Development, Technology, Digital Media, Job Boards and more. 36 tracks. No presentations. No powerpoint.
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