I know many of our readers have been waiting with bated breath for this announcement. You’ve been clicking refresh on your browser. Or perhaps you’ve been waiting for the announcement to leak out via Twitter.
Well, the wait is over. The new editor is me, Lance Haun, former Community Director and Contributing Editor at ERE Media (SourceCon’s parent company).
For a community full of sourcers, that should be enough, right? Perhaps, but let’s at least get an official story out there.
For the last two years, I’ve been with ERE Media as their Community Director and in the last year and a half, I’ve also served as a contributing editor for our HR publication TLNT as well as programming the Recruiting Innovation Summit.
Before ERE, I cut my teeth first in recruiting, then in HR for about seven years. I’ve headed up some interesting requisitions in my day (I can’t tell you how many times I answered “Yes, Walla Walla is a real place, with real jobs”). Some of those reqs were helped along by great sourcing partners. Others, I wished I had great sourcing partners to rely on. In short, I have a deep appreciation for how much a good sourcer could help me close my reqs better and faster.
In the last few years, I’ve become a tad obsessed with sharing useful information that elevates and educates people who share my passion for talent acquisition and development. I hope to bring both my experience as an editor and conference programmer, my background in the staffing world, as well as growing my existing relationships with sourcers to my role as editor.
Enough about me, though.
Continuing commitment to the SourceCon community
Knowing Amybeth even before her time at ERE, I knew it would be tough to replace her in this role if it ever came down to it. And now that I’m here, there are some big shoes to fill. But she’s also done a lot to make sure that SourceCon continues on its current successful trajectory.
My commitment to you is simple:
- Continue to see the SourceCon community grow and share information
- Bring to light stories that impact your world
- Make sure we have a publication and conference you can be proud to be a part of
- Listen to feedback as well as the challenges you are facing
- Meet the folks I don’t know and continuing the relationships with the ones I do
- Have a little fun (is that okay?)
SourceCon is my job and there are many moving pieces but the focus is always on where I can best serve our community.
If you want to connect with me, I am always happy to do so. The best way to do that is by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (call/text: 503-840-8832). If you want to go wild, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook too. And of course, if you are interested in writing for or speaking at SourceCon, I’ll take your call too.