One Tribe. A Story From The SourceCon Atlanta Meetup

Listening to the old library, the song One Tribe came on, and after being at #SourceConATL last night, it made me smile.

One tribe, one time, one planet, one race

Its all one blood, don’t care about your face

The color of your eye

Or the tone of your skin

Don’t care where you are

Don’t care where you been

‘Cause where we gonna go

Is where we wanna be

The place where the little language is unity

And the continent is called Pangea

And the main ideas are connected like a sphere

 

I know that they were talking about much bigger issues than Talent Acquisition, but really it still fits. The group that was at the meetup last night was made up of all different races, genders, ages, religions, and backgrounds. We were all there with a common goal: To learn and share. Some of us had many years of experience, some of us were fairly new.

We had an interchange of ideas. We talked about real problems and how to solve them. We talked about new ideas, recirculated old ideas and everyone left learning something new.

There’s one tribe y’all

One tribe y’all

One tribe y’all

One tribe y’all

We are one people

Let’s catch amnesia, forget about all that evil

Forget about all that evil, that evil that they feed ya

Let’s catch amnesia, forget about all that evil

That evil that they feed ya

Remember that we’re one people

We are one people

 

The feeling of a tribe was strong. It was the first meeting for the group here in Atlanta, and I went home last night with the biggest smile on my face. I can’t wait for the next one and if you have a meetup in your area, find it, go to it, and don’t be afraid to participate. If you don’t have one, email your SourceCon editor to find out how you can start one.

One love, one blood, one people

One heart, one beat, we equal

Connected like the internet

United that’s how we do

Lets break walls, so we see through

Let love and peace lead you

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We could overcome the complication cause we need to

Help each other, make these changes

Brother, sister, rearrange this

The way I’m thinking that we can change this bad condition

Wait, use you mind and not your greed

Let’s connect and then proceed

This is something I believe

We are one, we’re all just people

 

Forget about the negatives and start focusing on the positives. Share your knowledge and don’t be afraid to talk to those around you. Do you know what #ILookLikeanEngineer is? What search engines besides Google do you use? If you were recruiting for a Seed Quality Manager, where would you look? Do you know how to leave a voicemail without calling someone? These are just a few of the topics that we covered last night. And that was just one meetup.

Come out to Austin this Fall or where SourceCon is this Spring or next Fall. Make time to connect with the tribe.

 

Jess Roberts

Jess Roberts is a Sourcer with over 11 years of recruiting experience in sales and technology. His passion is in helping organizations to overcome the hurdles of talent acquisition’s interaction with candidates and the business. He is the proud father to three amazingly nerdy children and husband to a wonderful wife that lets him be Batman.