WHAT TO EXPECT @ #SOSUMED

UNCOMPROMISING & EDGY CONTENT

At #SOSUMED we’ll cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is becoming famous for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing.

AWESOME SPEAKERS

#SOSUMED will bring together some of the sharpest sourcing minds in the Mediterranean and from around the world; offering a wide range of perspectives and insights. There will be 30+ speakers covering the latest in talent sourcing.

SOURCING TECH

#SOSUMED will showcase some of the most innovative companies and new technologies driving sourcing productivity. Delegates will have an opportunity to trial and play with the latest sourcing tech.

HACKING & HACKS

#SOSU events are famous for their focus on hacks and hacking. We will once again assemble some of the most curious minds to showcase their latest hacks to find talent.

BEGINNER’S CLASS

The content at #SOSUMED are designed for advanced practitioners, but this year we will introduce beginners sourcing classes for those new to sourcing or just want to brush up their skills on the fundamentals of sourcing.

CASE STUDIES

Once again we will focus extensively on how sourcing is defined, performed and measured by corporations. Delegates will learn from some of the most daring organisations on how they tackle sourcing.

SOURCING LAB

Delegates will learn the latest sourcing wizardry and hacks.  There will be breakout sessions on both days dedicated to live sourcing. Delegates can bring their sourcing challenges for our speakers to tackle, in an interactive format.

WORKSHOPS

There will be hands-on workshops (both free and paid) on a range of subjects that matters to sourcers. A chance for sourcers to get their hand dirty and learn the ropes.

NETWORKING

#SOSUMED is as much about making new friends as it is about learning. It’s not all work.  We are big on networking and will foster collaboration and the making of new friends.

WHAT #SOSU EVENTS ARE LIKE:

#SOSUMED 2019 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
17-18 DEC TEL AVIV

COMPLETE SESSION TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE APP

TUE, 17 DEC

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM

  • NETWORKING DRINKS

    5:00 PM

WED, 18 DEC

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM

  • FAREWELL DRINKS

    5:00 PM

THEME & TOPICS TO BE TACKLED AT #SOSUMED

EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FOR TALENT SOURCING

What frontiers of sourcing remain to be explored? What does the future of talent sourcing hold? Where to from here?

At #SOSUMED we will set our gaze on the whole talent sourcing ecosystem with a particular focus on the issues and challenges faced by sourcing leaders and practitioners in the Mediterranean. We will set our eyes on emerging trends and the road ahead for sourcing.  We will look at new tools and technologies, techniques and best-practices, and will decipher the ever-changing behavior of talent. Delegates will develop a big-picture view of talent acquisition and the tactical nous required to be an agent of change.

Once again we will cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is well known for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing in the Mediterranean.

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BEST SOURCING HACKS FOR 2019

IRINA SHAMAEVA // SOURCINGCERTIFICATIONS

The latest clever ways to find talent from one of the best tools tinkerers in the business. This session is part hacking, it’s part a call to lateral thinking and a plea to foster critical thinking and develop curiosity. This session will increase your understanding of how the fundamentals of the internet and databases and how to get best out of them from a sourcing perspective.

SOURCING PRODUCTIVITY FOR SOURCING STARS

KASIA BOROWICZ // KASIA

Sourcers often work on over 15 projects at any one time… and, you’ve guessed it, they’re all urgent. So how can they increase their productivity to get everything done AND deliver a great candidate experience? We’ll set you on a path to productivity, starting with changing your mentality so you can overcome distractions. We will also cover tips and tricks to help you focus on deep work, as well as tools and gadgets for productivity.

21 CENTURY SOURCING PROBLEMS & THEIR SOLUTIONS

KAREN AZULAI // EVERYTHINGSOURCING.COM

What major issues keep sourcers awake at night? In this session ten of the most pressing challenges faced by sourcers will be highlighted and solutions offered for each.  It’s a tough love examination of the bottlenecks hindering sourcing progress. And more importantly finding solutions. It’s a call to mindset shifting approach to how sourcing is done.

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN PEOPLE AGGREGATOR

VICTOR SOROKA // SELECT* 

Aggregators are one of the foundations of sourcing. It’s a quick and effective way to harness people information on the web. There are lot of free and paid aggregators. How about building one for your own private use? Seemingly an aggregator that you can tailor to your own requirements. Master hacker and SOSU favorite Victor is going to showcase how you can build your own sourcing tool. This is a hands on session to get your hands dirty and make sense of search and automation. It’s a bold and first move for super sourcers.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

TEDDY DIMITROVA //PEOPLE & CULTURE SHOP

Finding developers is hard but finding female developers is extremely hard. But don’t despair, the fantastic Teddy is here to help. She will offer myth busting insights on the behaviour of female developers and hands-on tactics on how find and engage with them. If you can find fantastic beasts, you can find virtually anyone. This is a template for finding hard to find people.

TOOLS FOR A SUPER SOURCER

MARVEL VAN DER MEER // RABOBANK

Phantombuster, Lemlist, Amazing Hiring et all tools tools and tools (both paid and free) for a super sourcers. A must look at the must-have tools for a super sourcer toolbox. Marcel will explore Meetups, GitHub, Stack Overflow and other sources. You will learn how to scrape, to enrich your data, cross reference the data, create a funnel and set-up a campaign.

TALK HUMAN WITH ME

PIRET LUTS // NORTAL

Are we missing the human touch in sourcing?  Tech driven automation, tools, endless KPIs and a focus on numbers is driving the human out of sourcing. Sourcing is morphing into a numbers game.   How can we reconnect with what is essentially the reason why sourcing exist in the first place – our humaneness. This session will explore how we can embrace our humanity in all its foibles and triumphs, and become better humans and ultimately better sourcers.

COLLABORATIVE SOURCING FOR MAXIMUM ROI

ILYA MIKHALEV // SMARTLY

Smartly thinks every stakeholder in the company’s success should have a role in finding talent. This is not a run of the mill referral campaign. Smartly engaged the engineering team to develop tools for automation, provided intel and source leads. It’s the ultimate collaboration any sourcing team will die for.

SOURCING BLUE COLLARED WORKERS

kIM & GORDON LOKENBERG // BOOLEAN RESULTS 

The vast majority of sourcing literature focuses on people who are online, what about finding people who are not traditionally online. Certain industries and demographic such as blue-collared workers are not easy to source online. How can sourcers apply their tricks and techniques to find those who have little digital footprints. This session is part OSINT, part investigative research and sourcing.

WEB SCRAPING FOR MODERN SOURCERS

IRINA SHAMAEVA // SOURCINGCERTIFICATIONS

Have you been curious about web scraping? It’s easier than you think – there’s a learning curve but no need to be too technical. Scraping is both fun and productivity booster. We’ll run through the use and comparison of Email Extractors, Webrobots, Outwit Hub and Docs, Phantombuster, Data Miner, browserless scrapers, and a few more.”

SELLING TO UNICORNS

TCHIA ALONA ALTAR // CONNECTIM

You found a unicorn, the beautiful perfect creature ! And now comes the challenge to influence it to cross the river, or even answer your mail ! We see that the most successful sourcers and recruiters are the ones equipped with sales abilities and enthusiasm. In this session we will talk about sales in the sourcing process and shower you with sales tips in approaching unicorns and talents.

FINDING TALENT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

LAURA STOKER // AIRS

The internet is a smorgasbord of communities. We will explore all the varied ways talent can be found. From apps to niche search engines to communities, the unconventional is the new convention.

BODY LANGUAGE FOR SOURCING

MEITAL FOERSTER SELA // PERFECTAHR

Body language can say a lot about a person’s behaviour and likely actions. This session will explore the role of body language in human interaction and why it matter to sourcing professionals.  It’s a fascinating look at how people’s behavior, both offline and online, can be interpreted accurately and help in forming decisions.

THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOURCING SEDUCTION

BAS WESTLAND // E-PEOPLE

Finding people is becoming easier, convincing them to act or pay attention is challenging, which is why seduction matters.  Learn how you can bring the art and science of seduction to sourcing. Effective persuasion is the next big challenge for sourcers.

GETTING THE BEST OUT OF GITHUB

KAREN AZULAI // EVERYTHINGSOURCING.COM

Break, tinker and extract the best out of Github. If you are into finding tech talent. This is a no-holds barred session on how to find the best talent from Github.

THE AI ROAD AHEAD FOR SOURCING

ELI KATZ /

Smart machines are here to stay, how can sourcers harness AI to their advantage? n this session Sagi will explore the latest trends in AI and machine learning and their overall implications on business and society, and by extension – sourcers. Learn where and how to draw the line with smart tech. I

RECRUITMENT MARKETING FOR SOURCING SUCCESS

PATRICK BOONSTRA //

Sometimes when marketing is infused into sourcing it becomes richer. In this case study Patrick will demonstrate how they build a multi dimensional recruitment marketing strategy that contributes to overall sourcing success.

RETHINKING OSINT ROLE IN SOURCING

GORDON LOKENBERG // BOOLEAN RESULTS

OSINT is not just about tools and techniques. The major benefit is the thinking that goes behind OSINT realted searches. Mindset is as important as the tools. This session will relook at the fundamentals of OSINT, the thinking about them and their applications. The most useful OSINT tools will be paraded and oodles of tech will be dropped. 

BUILDING & MOTIVATING A SOURCING TEAM

GUY KOLB // MICROSOFT

Being a leader is not easy, being a sourcing leader is even more challenging.  Guy leads a team of sourcers and will share battle stories from the trenches on how to find, motive and manage a sourcing team.

SOURCING AFTER YOU HIT A WALL

MIRI GAL BORT  // EXPERT EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS

It’s what everyone faces – a wall. A state where your processes and expertise semmingly comes to a standstill. What’s next? In this session Miri will explore what sourcers can do when they hit the proverbial wall. This session will explore the practical steps to get out of a slump or roadblock when sourcing. Difficulties are going to come, it’s how you deal with them that separates the great sourcers.

SOURCING – LESSONS FROM THE PAST & FOR THE FUTURE

EFRAT DAGAN  // LYFT

What does the future holds for talent sourcing? No amount of crystal gazing can accurately predict what will happen to sourcers and the sourcing profession. But we can get a clue from the past and present. In this interactive chat Efrat will explore what ails the profession and her hopes for the future. She will decipher past successes and failures and will attempt to chart how the future will look. She will share war stories of her role in some of the biggest names in the industry and will highlight what we should look out for in the future.

SORCERY FOR SOURCERS

SHLOMIT BASOK BENDAVID// CERAGON NETWORKS

As professional HR people we’re pretty good at our jobs. We’re on the forefront of sourcing, have great ideas on bringing new candidates and are basically, well, almost magicians. The problem is that in many organizations, our partners, the managers, aren’t on the same page, and don’t really “get” what we’re doing. However, sourcing can’t work alone, and we’re all painfully aware of the very important role managers play within the sourcing and recruitment process.

In ‘Sorcery for Sourcers’ Shlomit Basok Bendavid will explore the complex intra-organizational world of getting managers to really join HR people in creating this magic in sourcing. Implementing this practical approach will enhance both HR and the organizations we work for.

AGILE SOURCING USING KANBAN BOARDS

BARBARA BREHMER // INTERCESSIO

One of the biggest challenges in sourcing is working as a team. Team dynamics brings unique problem like information sharing, status updates and deadline syncing and knowledge transfer. In this session Barbara will address her team’s journey with agile methodologies  and will highlight how they use Kanban boards in their sourcing projects and how it benefits  knowledge transfer. We even use mobile to inform each other and I will show how this helps to save time and keep the overview on all your sourcing projects as well as the status of the projects

LINKEDIN ON STEROIDS: MAXING INVESTMENTS ON LI

IVAN STOJANOVIC //  IRISH RECRUITER

LinkedIn is one of the most popular sourcing channels available in the market, yet most recruiters do not fully utilise the advanced search capabilities and power of its reach. In this session, learn how you can master the advanced tools of LinkedIn and maximise ROI. Keep on top of developments, trends and hacks on one of the most important sites for sourcers. This session is for power users and those who want to stay ahead of the pack.

TREADING SHALLOW WATERS VS. DIVING DEEP

ISSAC GREEN // PERFECTA

Talent mapping is one of the essential practices to define the sourcing strategy. It helps you, the recruitment team, and your organization’s management to lay the foundations for a robust recruitment plan and execution within the limitations of the workforce market. In this session, I’ll bring to light methods for Talent mapping: rich and light. The “rich” approach is for the heavyweight sourcing savvy, and the “light” which is the more popular and reachable.

MAD SOURCING

NATALIE KHAZAI // TALENTEAM

You must be mad if you’re not using MAD!

MAD refers to Marketing, Advertising & Digital tactics that you can apply to your sourcing pipelines. Did you ever think about how you can connect with people who previously interacted with you or your website? what about the potential candidates that looked on your career site but didn’t apply?

Learn how to strategically position your job ads in front of these audiences as they browse (Google OR Facebook OR Linkedin) thus helping you increase your employer brand awareness and remind your potential candidate to apply to your positions.

STRATEGIC QUESTIONING FOR CULTURE FIT

GAD WEINBACH / HRHR

There is a lot of talk about culture fit, but very little practical steps to make it work. In this fascinating session Gad will explore why corporations fail at doing cultural fit. In many cases it’s because the right questions are not asked. And equally important, the act of asking is a particular skill that is often ignored. This session combines psychology, research, business acumen, interrogation techniques and plain old school headhunting to offer a fascinating look at the important role a sourcer plays. It’s sourcing at its most sophistication.

INTEL CASE STUDY: RECRUITER & SOURCER HANDSHAKE JOURNEY

In their recruiter & sourcer handshake talk, Efrat & Nathalie will share their intel journey with its highlights and lowlights. You will walk away from this talk with another new perspective about the value and differentiator of the roles of sourcer and recruiter, what makes a team of sourcer-recruiter a success and how working together can maximize the value they bring along as talent experts to your customers.

SOURCING AUTOMATION FOR SUPER SOURCERS

MARCEL VAN DER MEER // RABOBANK

If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech. Be better data manager by automating processes and save more time for sourcing. In this session, Ivan will share some of the best tools in the market that can help in automating day to day sourcing jobs.

OTHER TOPICS TO BE TACKLED AT #SOSUMED

Tentative schedule. Complete agenda will be announced after the early bird price ends. Contact Us for more information.

SOURCING TOOL & TECH

Thousands of sourcing tools exist. How do you keep up and most importantly what should you choose to scale new heights in sourcing.

EMBRACING AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Smart machines are here to stay, how can sourcers harness AI to their advantage? Learn where and how to draw the line with smart tech.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR EFFECTIVE SOURCING

Data does not equal intelligence. Effective research and intelligence gathering often means the difference between success and failure. Learn how to plan, gather and use information as opposed to accumulating data.

NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES FOR SOURCERS

What good is finding talent if you can’t convince them to interested in your opportunity? Learn negotiation strategies to be a more fruitful sourcer.

NAVIGATING THE DEEP WEB FOR SOURCING

What lurks in the deep web for sourcers? A huge treasure trove exists in the dark web. Explore what and how you can find.

LESSONS FROM GROWTH HACKERS

Why should growth tactics matter to sourcers? What tactics can get you noticed? Learn how growth hacking thinking assists sourcers in finding talent.

TALENT ‘YOU’

This year we will focus on developing brand ‘you’. The business of finding talent requires talented people, and that is where ‘you’ come in. A lot of the content will be around personal development and improving soft skills.

FAILING & FAILURE

We now remained convinced that Success is boring and tackling failure is more constructive. This year we will up the ante on tackling sourcing failures. If you have experienced failure, you are a winner in our eyes.

BUILDING THE PERFECT SOURCING TEAM

Your sourcing functions and effort are as good as the make-up of your team.  Learn how to attract, build and scale a great sourcing team.

WHY PLANNING MATTERS IN SOURCING

Planning makes a difference in most areas of business operation, it is critical when it comes to sourcing. Learn how to draw a sourcing plan and execute it. It will be a game changer.

ACHIEVING 100% ON YOUR RESPONSE RATE

Sourcing is increasingly about getting a response. How can you improve your response rate? Is 100% response rate too much to ask?

OPEN SOURCE TOOL & TACTICS FOR SOURCERS

Sourcing shares a lot of commonality with open source journalism. Hear from the top expert in open source data on how information gathering can be improved.

AUTOMATION FOR THE BUSY SOURCER

If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech.  Be better data manager by automating processes and save more time for sourcing.

FINDING TALENT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

The internet is a smorgasbord of communities. We will explore all the varied ways talent can be found. From apps to niche search engines to communities, the unconventional is the new convention.

CODING FOR SOURCERS

What can sourcers learn from coding? Should sourcers be coders? Learning how coding works offer new insights on how data can be retrieved and manipulated for sourcing effectiveness

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