Join us in northern California this fall for the best sourcing conference around! Back in 2007, SourceCon began as an opportunity for the sourcing community to come together in one place to learn from one another,share best practices, and forge relationships that would span the globe. We are thrilled to bring this experience to the West Coast – for the very first time!
Nowhere else will you be able to learn from so many of the best and most respected minds in the sourcing profession in one location. Join your colleagues this October to learn about new and exciting resources, leadership practices, sourcing strategies from both corporate and consultant viewpoints, and many other things that will help you take your sourcing career to the next level.
There’s something for everyone at SourceCon; our speakers are from all walks of life and include corporate sourcing leaders, agency sourcers, solopreneurs, and industry legends. And if you are in a corporate leadership role, we have a special invite-only event in store for you.
The fall SourceCon conference will be led by Conference Chair Carmen Hudson, a well-known and loved member of the sourcing community who has sourced for several Fortune 500 companies, including Yahoo!, which will be hosting the event this year. The conference will be held at The Network Meeting Center at Techmart in Santa Clara, deep in the heart of Silicon Valley. This venue will provide a great setting for learning, sharing, conversation, and fun — the perfect atmosphere for SourceCon to be held!
So managers, bring your teams along with you because there truly is something for everyone to experience at SourceCon. Stay tuned for updates on the agenda and speaker lineup over the next few weeks.
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” ~Albert Einstein
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SourceCon: Look Beyond the Obvious
In this day and age of information overload, it is easier to skim the surface to get just barely enough knowledge on a topic than to dive deep and gain real understanding. As recruiting research professionals, we are charged with going deeper than that: we must look beyond the obvious to find what we’re searching for.
Possessing data is no longer the advantage – it’s what you do with it that makes you competitive. At SourceCon, we aim to show you some new and interesting ways to find and view data and then put it to strategic use for your organization. Whether you’re a corporate sourcing leader, a solo practitioner, a brand new researcher, or wondering whether it’s time for you to hire one, there will be something at SourceCon for you!
Is Sourcing Different than Recruiting? We think so!
Recruiting is done in some form by everyone; good and bad, but true sourcing is done by few, and done well by fewer.
The traditional way of finding great talent barely worked well enough when the pace of business was much slower, industry and work forces were more loyal, and business trends were easier to catch, follow, and predict. Effective sourcing is the magic behind the big headlines; whether the headlines about your company are good or bad can most likely be traced back to whom you found and put on your team.
We are truly a “Sourcing Family,” and we are committed to the advancement of sourcing as a global profession. We focus on the critical factors that make up the foundation of effective sourcing through the promotion of continual learning.
Our philosophy is that the future of corporate successes will be from those who have mastered sourcing… and SourceCon is guardian of this truth.
We are excited that the best and brightest minds in the industry will come together in one place to focus on the biggest recruiting issue that is facing us all today and is only going to get harder in the future – identifying and attracting the right talent.
How did SourceCon come to be?
In response to what was becoming an urgent need in the industry to have a conference that was focused on the art (some say science) of sourcing and talent acquisition – SourceCon was born and launched in 2007. In today’s world where talent is a key driver in successful businesses, there has been a trend towards the specialization of identifying and attracting candidates. This specialized skill is no longer a solely owned function of the full lifecycle recruiters in both agency and corporate recruiting departments.
The sourcer, researcher, name generator, and candidate developer have emerged as the new champions to help fight the war for talent. The industry has new heroes whose skills and expertise can no longer be confined to a sidetrack at national recruiting conferences.
We intentionally set out to be different from all the traditional conferences. We 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. 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.