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23 Amazing Sourcing & Recruiting Quotes Selected by the team at
On Sept. 23-24, 2015 the annual Sourcing Summit will be taking place in Amsterdam.
We here at Hello T alent are CRAZY EXCITED to be a part of it.
Some of the best recruiters and sourcers from Europe and around the world will be there to share their insights.
“The first thing you need to do before attending an event, is to check the event website and find out who’s speaking.” Johnny Campbell CEO at Social T alent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/6-‐effective-‐ways-‐get-‐most-‐out-‐recruitmenthr-‐johnny-‐campbell?trk=prof-‐post
With that in mind we put together 23 quotes from some of the people who will be speaking.
Three Reasons to Attend SOSU – “1) You will gain loads of knowledge, tips & tricks, and motivation 2) You will meet with global talent sourcing thought leaders 3) It is a ton of fun” Josef Kadlec Founder at GoodCall https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-‐practical-‐reasons-‐attend-‐sourcing-‐summit-‐europe-‐ josef-‐k adlec-‐lcpr?trk=prof-‐post
“I can only say that this is one of my favorite conferences.” Victor Soroka T Aqusition Manager at alent EPAM Systems http://italabre.blogspot.nl/2015/07/2015-‐hr.html
So what can you expect to learn while you are there?
“(In emailing candidates) you could have as little as 15 seconds of attention before your email is closed so ensure your communication: • is written in the “what’s in it for them?” • shows that you’ve done your research • shows that you’re worth talking to and • isn’t lazy me, me, me but is proactive them, them, them!” Katrina Collier Social Recruiting Specialist at Winning Impression http://www.winningimpression.com/engaging-‐technical-‐talent/
“A long chain of everyday small victories gives a happy life to a sourcer. So stimulate this environment and celebrate. Celebrate every little win. The first submission. A happy candidate reply. A quick hire. Everything!” Balazs Paroczay Head of Recruiting Strategy & Innovations Randstad Sourceright http://thebalazs.com/2015/07/03/5-‐things-‐i-‐learnt-‐while-‐building-‐rsrs rc/
“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Sourcers – 1) Be curious 2) Use data 3) Leverage Imagination 4) Be an expert 5) Be an enthusiast 6) Be authentic 7) Know your competition” Jim Stroud Recruitment Strategies Director at Randstad Sourceright http://www.eremedia.com/sourcecon/the-‐seven-‐highly-‐effective-‐habits-‐of-‐sourcing-‐by-‐j imstroud/
On recruiting via Twitter: “Engaging people on Twitter is really no different that striking up a conversation in person. You hear someone talking about the game last night, a book they read, a work challenge, etc., and you can easily jump right in with relevant content and/or questions…engaging people in two-‐way conversations is social.” Glen Cathey SVP, T Acquisition Strategy & alent Innovation at KFORCE http://booleanblackbelt.com/2014/01/14-‐tips-‐on-‐how-‐t o-‐use-‐twitte r-‐for-‐social-‐recruiting/
“When you consider that women make up half the world's population and workforce, but they hold a much smaller percentage of its technology jobs, it's clear that our industry is missing out on a big potential source of talent. That's why it's critical that companies invest in getting more women into tech.” Tyler Golden Manager, T Recruiting alent & Research at Redhat http://en.genderaveda.cz/news/interview-‐with-‐tyler-‐golden-‐from-‐red-‐hat
“Recruitment IS marketing. If you’re a recruiter now a days and you don’t see yourself as a marketeer, you’re in the wrong profession. If you’re not marketing, you’re not in it to win it.” Matthew Jeffery Global Head of Sourcing & Employment Brand at SAP http://atchub.net/qa-‐interview/matthew-‐jeffery-‐the-‐k ey-‐to-‐sourcing-‐c ritical-‐candidates-‐and-‐why-‐re cruitment-‐is-‐marketing/
“Anyone taking candidates through more than one page of questions online does not deserve candidates.” Jakub Zavrel Founder at T exkernel https://twitter.com/jakubzavrel/status/635689529467371520
“I’ve just hired a VP using Whatsapp. Don’t let conservative minds keep you from using the technology of today.” Jan Bernhart Senior Sourcing Recruiter at NetApp http://www.eremedia.com/sourcecon/why-‐y ou-‐should-‐source-‐and-‐recruit-‐with-‐whatsapp-‐by-‐ janbernhart/
“Recruiters need to stop thinking in terms of social-‐media channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube and (instead) think of all social media as a combined communications channel.” Bill Boorman Managing Director, T echnology & Innovation at RecruitingDaily.com http://theundercoverrecruite r.com/killer-‐recruitme nt-‐t ips-‐bill-‐boorman/
“Supplementing internet findings with original telephone research elevates candidate quality and empowers the proactive pipelining we all seek.” Conni La Douceur President & Chief Sourcing Strategist at ExecuQuest http://www.eremedia.com/fordyce/impossible-‐search-‐or-‐are-‐y ou-‐skipping-‐a-‐strategic-‐step/
“At the end of the day I was able to open up and have feelings for somebody again, and thats something that I can’t take for granted.” Ben Higgins Contestant on the American Reality Show “ The Bachelor”
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“Todays dynamic talent know the importance of investing in their own personal brand and they can better relate to organizations that make a commitment by having their own employer brand.” Ben Higgins Head of HR Operations at Societe Generale http://www.randstadsourceright.com/insights/employer-‐b randing/societe-‐gene rale-‐attracts-‐great-‐talent-‐with-‐a-‐grea t-‐employer-‐ branding-‐program_153/
“A true Sourcer needs to be open-‐minded, resourceful, and creative. While some sites and tools may seem to cover the “wrong” territory, many can be used quite productively if you give them a chance and dig a little deeper.” Irina Shamaeva Chief Sourcer at Braingain https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sourcing-‐internationally-‐non-‐traditional-‐ways-‐irina-‐ shamaeva?trk=mp-‐reader-‐card
“With more and more people being present online in many positions the real challenge is the engagement with the candidates – and the end result depends more on your selling than searching skills. What you have to realize however, that the way you search and who you search for impacts the difficulty of the sales efforts you have to make.” Vince Szymczak Sourcing Expert at Randstad Sourceright http://sourcingrecruitment.info/2014/08/sourcing-‐for-‐inte rested-‐not-‐only-‐qualified-‐candidates/
“Passive sourcing is a process and not a one-‐time event. Your goal with passive sourcing measures is to find out who the talent is, where these hand-‐picked individuals are online, what methods have the best chance that they’ll respond to you, and that the accompanying measures help to retain them.” Barbara Braehmer Founder at Intercessio http://intercessio.de/die-‐passive-‐sourcing-‐geheimnisse/
“Social media has changed. We used to believe it was this engagement tool… (now) we should be treating it like media. (Social media) allows us to do the same things (as traditional media) we just need to think of it in the right way.” Matt Burney Strategist Employer Insights at Indeed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmhO3XetDPQ
“Twitter should not be considered the end goal (of sourcing and recruiting), rather Twitter is the channel through which recruiters can find and engage with the talent communities they are interested in. With Twitter sourcing, it is all about who knows who.” Shane McCusker CEO at Intelligence Recruitment Software http://www.intel-sw.com/blog/recruiting-with-twitter/
“You could (interview) a lot of people and just spend a little time (with each of them), or you could talk to just five instead of one hundred and spend a lot of time with them. Our goal isn’t to replace a recruiter, but to give them tools to determine if there is a fit before they talk to (candidates).” Andreas Dittes Co-Founder & Managing Director at T alentwunder https://voicerepublic.com/talks/keynote-‐future-‐of-‐work
“Let candidates know what they stand to gain from being an employee. If you can hint at a brighter future for those who come and work for you it might just be the tipping point for them to hit that big red apply button.” Matt Buckland Head of T alent at LYST http://thekingsshilling.io/why-‐job-‐adverts-‐suck-‐and-‐what-‐y ou-‐can-‐do-‐about-‐i t/
Matt Buckland -‐ bonus quote https://twitter.com/elsatanico/status/567372151670726658?lang=en
“Authenticity plays a vital part in attracting candidates… When you are selling a role to a candidate, it really matters how you feel about it.” Kasia Borowicz Head of T at alent T Sandpit he https://kmborowicz.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/great-‐source rs-‐work-‐for-‐great-‐ companies/
Sourcing Summit Europe is going to be FANTASTIC and we cannot wait to be there. As you can see, the speakers are going to be amazing. T learn more about the lineup visit: o https://sosueurope.com/speakers/
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