AGENDA & TIMELINE FOR SOURCING SUMMIT 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

#SOSUV 2021 will be a month-long celebration of sourcing. The event will take place between 3-25 August with a range of activities including hackathon, networking, webinars, live-streaming and conference.

  • 3-25 AUG / JOY OF SOURCING

    #SOSUV will be a month-long celebration of sourcing. There will be a range of events each week starting with hackathons and conclude with a two-day conference. It’s a sourcing experience unlike any other SOSU events

    Sourcing Summit will be a month-long celebration of sourcing. It will be held between 3-25 August. There will be a range of events each week starting with hackathons and conclude with a two-day conference. It’s a sourcing experience unlike any other SOSU events.

  • 3 AUG / INDIVIDUAL HACKATHON (FREE)

    So you think you can hack? Participate in team and individual hackathon competition and compete with the best sourcing minds in the world. The finals will be held on 3 August.

    So you think you can hack? Participate in team and individual hackathon with the finals on 3 August.

  • 10 AUG / TEAM HACKATHON (FREE)

    Participate in team and individual hackathon competition and compete with the best sourcing minds in the world. The finals will be held on 3 August.

    So you think you can hack? Participate in team and individual hackathon competition and compete with the best sourcing minds in the world. Team finals will be held on 10 August.

  • 17 AUG / SOURCING FUNDAMENTALS

    Webinars on the fundamentals of sourcing delivered by sourcing legends

    Webinar on Fundamentals of sourcing. Some of the biggest names in sourcing will address the fundamentals of sourcing.

  • 24 AUG / SOSU CONFERENCE

    Day One of Sourcing Conference. Speakers from all over the world. Full-day of conferencing with the sharpest minds in sourcing.

    Event concludes with two days of sourcing conference. Day One will feature some of the sharpest minds in sourcing.

  • 25 AUG / SOSU CONFERENCE

    Day two of sourcing summit. More hard-hitting topics and useable talks on sourcing. Congregate with the best in sourcing from all over the world.

    Day two of sourcing conference with content from sourcing game-changers

THEME – JOY OF SOURCING

What gives a sourcer utmost joy? is it finding rare talent? Is it learning new things? Is it job satisfaction? What about peer recognition? Rewards?

Every sourcer seek joy in some form or another. Some find it and others struggle.  In these extraordinary times, and on the 10 anniversary of Sourcing Summit, we will explore what joy means to sourcers. We will look at how and why sourcing can offer joy and satisfaction.

We will take a deep look at the fundamentals of sourcing that are critical in offering sourcers a joyful experience. We will look at all things new – tools, techniques and discoveries that can contribute to a sourcer’s joy.

At  Sourcing Summit turns 10, a joyous milestone, we invited every sourcer to rediscover their joy of sourcing.

DAY ONE 17 AUG, 15:30 CET START

SOURCING FUNDAMENTALS

Balazs Paroczay

THE WHEN & HOW OF USING SOURCING STRATEGIES

Sucess and failure in sourcing hinges on one fundamental truth – strategy. A sourcing exercise without strategy is a recipe for failure. But equally important one size does not fit all. In this session the incomprable Balaz will explores all the various types of sourcing strategies that can be applied for particular situations and requirements. More importantly, it will delve on the importance of strategies and how to build them.

Laura Stoker

THE JOY OF SOURCING SIMPLICITY

Many of the problems faced by sourcers are largely because it’s becoming too complicated. Sometimes there’s much joy in simplicity. In this session Laura will delve on the importance of mastering the fundamentals of sourcing, and why they stood the test of time to deliver results. Rediscover the joy of sourcing by doing the basics right.

Gordon Lokenberg

SOURCING IS COOL & WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS

Sourcing fundamentals explained, showing the coolness of Sourcing and how you grow in this awesome job. What are the steps to take, how do you learn the hipness.

Irina Shamaeva

LINKEDIN: BIG DATA, SMALL SEARCH

You cannot avoid LinkedIn in sourcing for any role. They are the winner of business social networks and have “the” big professional data. But LinkedIn’s UI/UX, “semantic” interpretation of search terms and lack of features slow down sourcing and “hide” a portion of matching profiles that you expect to find.
Irina will explain how LinkedIn search “really” works, filter by filter. She will share search tips and X-Ray Boolean Strings, overcoming the limitations of LinkedIn.com and LinkedIn Recruiter.

Steve Levy

ENGAGING HUMANS: THE FUNDAMENTALS BEHIND A POSITIVE FIRST RESPONSE

Sourcing is increasingly about getting a response. How can you improve your response rate? Is 100% response rate too much to ask? Not at all says Steve who will explore why and how you can engage with candidates and get a 100% response rate. It’s not wizardry but a wisdom 30 years of sourcing offers.

24 AUG, 15:30 CET START

THE JOY OF SOURCING

Katrina Collier

THE JOY OF HUMAN CONNECTION

As a sourcer you have the opportunity to change someone’s life. Mostly, unexpectedly, as you hunt out people who may not have been considering a new job. You also determine the fate of the company you work for or the client you support. And when the stars align, filling that role and changing a life is a magical feeling.

But connecting with other humans is harder than it has ever been. Added to the constant interruptions created by technology, the pandemic has created a shortage of workers and people are inundated with recruiter messages. In this keynote, Katrina Collier will show you why & how to up your game so you can gain & hold the attention of candidates through to successful hire.

Guillaume Alexandre

MASTERING THE FINE ART OF DATA ENRICHMENT

Unlike anytime in sourcing history, the tools and technology to enrich peoples’ data are endless. There is now no excuse to not have solid information for any industry or candidate pool. Master hacker Guillaume will give an hands-on overview of how you can enrich your data utilising ready available tools. This is data enrichment, staring with names scraped on the web and automate a search to find information and social profiles.

Sofia Broberger

HOW TO AVOID THE NEED FOR SOURCING

Imagine a world where you have your processes and strategies so well placed that sourcing is an after-thought. In this session Sofia will take a fascinating look at how most of the problems sourcers faced on a daily basis can be avoided. This is not an anti sourcing talk, but rather a talk about the constraints and difficulties that comes with sourcing such as candidate motivation etc and how to get around them. This session is a clarion call to sourcers to think outside of the box and reevaluate what are causing all the problems sourcers face and try and avoid them from the start. As Sofia puts it ‘If I can avoid sourcing I will” .

 

Jan Tegze

IMPROVING YOUR SOURCING SKILLS THROUGH WRITING

Everyone loves a good yarn, in fact a good story is the new killer app for sourcers in the battle to get attention and find talent.  Author and sourcer extraordinaire Jan will look at how sourcers can write compelling yarns to win attention. He will illustrate what and how should sourcers tell stories to win the attention of candidates and hiring managers. The discipline, research skills and planning that goes into writing a good story are beneficial to the point good writers are often good sourcers.

 

Anastasiia Holub

USING SOURCING DATA TO CHANGE ORGANISATIONS

Sourcers are in a position of power when they have data to influence how the whole organisation operates. In this fascination session Anastasia will talk about how as a sourcer, and armed with data, she has been able to influence management in business and personnel decision. She will demonstrate what great joy a sourcer can achieve when their actions influence the whole organisation.

Denis Dinkevich

10 ESSENTIAL GROWTH HACKS FOR SOURCERS

There are tools and there are critical tools. These 10 GROWTH hacking tools and strategies fundamentals are all you need to power your sourcing forward. 10 serious growth hacks for serious sourcers from the master hacker.

Aaron Lintz

ADAPTATION: HOW EMBRACING NO-CODE WILL HELP YOU THRIVE IN THE POST-TECHNICAL FUTURE

The brisk pace of technological change has brought about the emergence of a No-Code principle with the potential to reshape recruiting. This principle lets you focus not on the technology, but on the solution. This adds another layer to automation through integration which previously required specialized resources. I will share examples you can use to solve complex system challenges and how recruiters should switch from task-driven to value-driven work.

ROCKI HOWARD

HUMANIZING DIVERSITY THROUGH DIVERSITY HIRING MATURITY

A thorough look at what ails diversity initiatives in organizations and a call for a better approach at humanizing diversity recruitment through the lens of the Hiring Maturity Model. This session is a humane call for action to do diversity right from one of the leading minority voices in the world.

 

Brett Beauchamp-Russell

DIVERSIFYING SOURCING FOR DIVERSE TALENT

How can you find and engage talent from all backgrounds, geographic locations and experiences consistently day in day out. A good sourcer can engage with anyone, anytime. In this hands-on session Brett will share his various approaches when sourcing for diverse talent.

Shally Steckerl

SOURCING LEADERSHIP FOR SUCCESS

Sourcing Leadership. What keeps leaders up at night regarding sourcing. How do to define the quality of sourcing. Service levels. Measuring sourcers. Comparing sourcer productivity to recruiter productivity. What the “success profile” of today’s sourcer looks like. How teams are evolving to respond to widening talent gap. What disruptive technology is in the horizon.

Glenn Gutmacher

MAKING SENSE OF SOURCING WORKFLOWS

Sourcing workflows – how you string together several tools to go from beginning to end of a process (e.g., you find a list of speakers on a conference webpage where all you know is name & company, so how do you automate the finding of their LinkedIn profile & contact info so you can do an outreach campaign)

Shally Steckerl

SOURCING LEADERSHIP FOR SUCCESS

Sourcing Leadership. What keeps leaders up at night regarding sourcing. How do to define the quality of sourcing. Service levels. Measuring sourcers. Comparing sourcer productivity to recruiter productivity. What the “success profile” of today’s sourcer looks like. How teams are evolving to respond to widening talent gap. What disruptive technology is in the horizon.

25 AUG, 15:30 CET START

THE JOY OF SOURCING

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Marcel Van Der Meer

ACHIEVING AUTOMATION NIRVANA

If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech.  Automation science has come a long way to the point that almost any sourcing task can be automated. In this session master technologist Marcel will set his eyes on the latest advances in automation, and will highlight what he describes as the ‘ultimate solution for automating (almost) everything’. Are we at the crux of automation nirvana? Find out.

David Carpe

HARNESSING SOURCES FOR COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

The most valuable info comes from the gray matter – the minds of other living people. Intelligence we gather from humans is known as HUMINT, and those humans are what we call “sources.” This session will provide a framework for understanding types of source knowledge as well as the major categories of human sources, and we’ll examine this through the lens of the CI industry. We’ll also explore how we generate sources, how they fit into orgs and how internet research fits into “all-source intelligence,” because CI involves both human (“primary research”) & secondary sources (internet, OSINT, et al.). Material will draw from the soon-to-launch TheG2.com

Nicolas Revol

SUCCEEDING WITH SOURCING BOTS

Bots are not going away soon, in fact, they are gaining in sophistication and usability. How much of sourcing can be. In this session, Nicolas will explore the current world of bots and will share his own experience of implementing the technology to enhance his productivity. In particular, he will look at sourcing automation using RPA bot and how it’s often finding, reaching and engaging people with one click !

Jessie Caudron

CANDIDATE OUTREACH: CREATIVE MESSAGING TO STAND OUT AND BE REMEMBERED

How to refresh your candidate outreach efforts for a joyous sourcing experience. Candidate outreach – my takeaways on personalisation to stand out as a TA professional without spending a whole year on one message.

Ondrej Prochazka

SHOWING A WAY TO INTERVIEW SOUCERS, THAT WORKS

Ondrej has interviewed his fair share of sourcers and recruiters – what are the key learnings? This is going to be hands down, specific talk on how to construct your interview to be systematic, give everyone a fair chance no matter which work background, reveal potential impostors that only talk the talk and which Hiring Manager case studies might work best for you. All of that, coming from sunny Phuket, Thailand:).

Geraldine Bruce

BUILDING THE PERFECT IN-HOUSE SOURCING FUNCTION – LESSONS LEARNED

How to build an in-house sourcing function from scratch – what works and what to look out for. Geraldine built a sourcing function from scratch at one of the biggest organisations in SA. and in this informative session, will give you tips and tricks to build a sourcing function that is effective, and gives the business a competitive edge, including sourcing the sourcers that can make it happen!!

 

Josef Kadlec

OPENING UP OPEN SOURCE FOR SOURCERS

Sourcing shares a lot of commonality with OSINT. In fact the field of OSINT is paving new ways for sourcers to find data. In this session master tinkerer Josef will dissect the OSINT landscape from a Linux command line – for example there are new tools to  research Instagram, Twitter, etc. This will be supplemented by how all these tools can be mapped with the fundamentals of sourcing.

Bret Feig

PUTTING SCRAPPED DATA INTO USE

What good is scraping endless data but do not really know what to do with it? This session is a simple, yet effective, ways to leverage data scraping into powerful results. This is for the inexperienced or less technical recruiter. You will learn several simple ‘pairings’ to quickly grab data and then use it to drive your recruitment and candidate generation. No coding or advanced techniques, just real world examples.

 

Brian FInk

HACKING SLACK FOR SOURCING SUCCESS

As a result of Slack’s burgeoning popularity and mainstream prominence, we’ve seen a bunch of developer topic-focused, public Slack groups popping up over the last few years. In this session, Fink will show you how to find Slack “groups”, search across codebases for qualified candidates, master the DM, go beyond post and pray, and tap into files like resumes that are available per each Slack workspace.

ALLA PAVLOVA

FINDING PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO BE FOUND

An overview of how to approach sourcing when you are stuck. This session will be helpful for those who work roles that are new and where not much data exists, roles that are very specific for the company they work for, and candidates that don’t use mainstream sites like LinkedIn etc.

David Galley

WHAT EVERY SOURCER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTOM SEARCH

David has recently co-authored the book “Custom Search Engines – Discover more:” – the only book out there on the subject, and is coming to #sosuv to share his expertise.  Google Custom (Programmable) Search Engines (CSEs) provide sourcing power beyond the popular perception of “automating X-Ray.” They allow the Sourcer to search in subtle ways, prioritizing keywords and sites. They have a Synonyms feature, letting you break Google’s word search limit. But the least known and the most advanced feature is the CSE search operators written as “more:pagemap” that (sort-of) magically convert parts of the web into databases so that you can search using filters beyond the title, URL, or file type.  David will “start from the beginning” but expect the talk to get a bit technical toward the end. Prerequisite: experience with Google X-Ray.

Mike Cohen

NEW WAYS OF SOURCING WITH GOOGLE SHEETS

This session is the ultimate sourcing productivity exercise using the humble spreadsheet, google sheets in particular. Learn what you never thought possible with google sheets to enhance your sourcing.

Stacy Zapar

MANAGING 10 TYPES OF HIRING MANAGERS

Let’s face it JOY in sourcing is directly related to how you manage hiring managers. Like it or not hiring managers will play a big role in a sourcer’s working life. In this hilarious, but apt and illuminating, session Stacy will highlight the different types of hiring managers and how to manage them. it’s a sure way to navigate the pitfalls of human exchanges and relationships and bring back joy in sourcing.

EXTRAORDINARY EVENT FOR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
THREE DAYS OF ACTIONABLE TALKS, NETWORKING & COLLABORATION
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