#SOSUMED SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
BEST SOURCING HACKS FOR 2019
The latest clever ways to find talent from one of the best tool tinkerers in the business. This session is part hacking, part a call to lateral thinking and a plea to foster critical thinking and develop curiosity. This session will increase your understanding the fundamentals of the internet and databases, and how to get the best out of them from a sourcing perspective.
Smart machines are here to stay, how can sourcers harness AI to their advantage? In this session Eli 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.
What does 2020 hold for sourcing practitioners? Will it be the year sourcers and sourcing finally achieves its potential? In this fascinating keynote Karen will argue why Sourcers should feel empowered, valued and are deserving of a seat on the table. For good reasons – the war for talent and advances in technology has created a perfect storm where the importance of sourcing has increased and the skills of sourcers are highly valued. Karen will look at the past and decipher what sourcers need to do to be taken seriously. This session is a clarion call for the sourcing community to stand up and reach for the stars.
Aggregators are one of the foundations of sourcing. It’s a quick and effective way to harness people information on the web. There are lots of free and paid aggregators. How about building one for your own private use? An aggregator that you can tailor for your own requirements? Master hacker and SOSU favorite Victor is going to showcase how you can build yor own sourcing tool. This is a hands on session to make sense of search and automation for super sourcers.
‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the next best time is now’ so goes the Chinese proverb. A modern sourcing infrastructure cannot be built overnight. This session will look at how to pre-plan, invest and build a sourcing capability that will deliver results in due course. It’s getting your hands dirty on tools, techniques and strategy to build a robust sourcing infrastructure. It’s putting an argument that sourcing success is a result of meticulous planning and foresight.
Phantombuster, Lemlist, Amazing Hiring and a range of tools (both paid and free) exist for super sourcers. This session is a comprehensive look at the must-have tools for a super sourcer’s 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.
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 exists 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
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 dream of.
I will take you with me in a search and show you some methodologies and tools, which you can implement yourself the next day.
WEB SCRAPING FOR MODERN SOURCERS
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 a productivity booster. We’ll run through the use and comparison of Email Extractors, Web robots, Outwit Hub and Docs, Phantombuster, Data Miner, browserless scrapers and a few more.
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.
DUDE. WHO MOVED MY BRAND?
In this session the one and only Bill Boorman will explore the changing behaviour of candidates and job and why modern employer branding need to evolove. It’s candidate behaviour and job brand over employer brand.
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.
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 matters 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.
In their recruiter & sourcer handshake talk, Netta & Nathalie will share their intel journey with its highlights and lowlights.
You will walk away from this talk with a new perspective about the value and differences of sourcers and recruiters. You will learn what makes a sourcer-recruiter team a success and how working together can maximize the value they bring along as talent experts.
If you are into finding tech talent you cannot ignore the importance of Github. This session is a no-holds-barred take on how to find the best talent using Github. It is a workshop style session with hands-on demo of how you can break, tinker and extract the best out of Github.
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.
Sometimes when marketing is infused into sourcing it becomes richer. In this case study Patrick will demonstrate how he helped his clients build a multi-dimensional recruitment marketing strategy that contributes to overall sourcing success.
A refresher session on the fundamentals of sourcing. Lessons will range from how to string Boolean scripts to conducting internet research the proven way. This is a must session for beginners and seasoned sourcers who wish to revisit the fundamentals of sourcing that have stood the test of time.
What lurks in the deep and dark web for sourcers? A huge treasure trove exists in the dark web. Explore what and how you can find interesting information on the web that’s applicable to sourcing.
It’s what everyone faces – a wall. A state where your processes and expertise seemingly 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.
What does the future hold 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 her role in some of the biggest names in the industry and will highlight what we should look out for in the future.
How many qualified candidates you have per position? When do you stop your sourcing, after 20 or 40? Each position takes us, in average, over a month ( and sometimes much longer… ) to recruit. Sourcing is a major part of it. Reducing the time to hire is of the outmost high importance. If we can find a way to reduce the sourcing time, we will reduce the total recruiting time drastically. If we will constantly analyze the existing data, we can create the right formula for the blended sourcing to yield the best results.
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 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, sourcers can’t work alone, and we’re all painfully aware of the very important role managers play within the sourcing and recruitment process.
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.
Talent mapping is one of the essential foundationof sourcing. It helps you, the recruitment team, and your organization’s management to lay the foundations for a robust recruitment plan.
In this session Isaac will 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.
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 candidates to apply to your positions.
The sourcing profession and the recruitment industry are based on asking the right questions in order to achieve the most targeted results.
Based on case studies from Fortune500 companies, this interactive session will include questions from interviews for roles with remuneration greater than one million US dollars.
What are the million-dollar questions, when to ask them and who could answer them? Which questions do you ask in order to assess the strategic mind, the ability to execute and the management skills of an individual you are considering for an opportunity? How can you tell if a candidate is a good fit for your company’s DNA?
In this session we will discuss questioning techniques, tools and methodologies relevant for everyone in the sourcing community in order to improve both the engagement with prospects and candidates, and the consulting services to clients and managers.
There are about 5 million Facebook users in Israel which is significantly more than 1.4 million LinkedIn users. So there is no doubt that Facebook should be a no-brainer for talent sourcing. A problem appeared some months ago when Facebook disabled the “Graph Search” feature which is why a number of popular tools such as the Facebook plugin intel-sw.com, SearchIsBack.com or Stalkface.com have stopped working. This has a huge impact on how we can now filter relevant candidates on the social network. In this webinar José will demonstrate the use of techniques that will help you to get the maximum available amount of relevant profiles on Facebook.
Recruitment and sourcing does not always go according to plan. Sometimes business and life itself hands you lemons, it’s the job of the sourcer to turn them into lemonade. This session is a practical case study of one of the most innovative companies in Israel – Lemonade and how they transform difficult sourcing projects into sweet success.
Will robots replace humans? How will AI and smart machines help or hinder us? This session will explore advances in technology and how they will affect our way of life, work styles and workplaces. This session is a cautionary that ultimately it’s human intelligence that matters, and smart players can harness technology to their advantage. Machines are smart, humans can be smarter.
Sourcing for a single open position is hard, sourcing for multiple roles is a lot harder. Sourcing for volume roles consistently is very hard. This session looks at how you can effectively run volume and mass sourcing projects consistently. This is a sourcing project at its most sophisticated. It’s knowing how to identify what works and scaling it, year in and year out. This session will highlight the challenges, failures and success of embarking on mass recruitment.
Most companies have a treasure trove of data in-house which can further be enriched by using data from the open web. This session will demonstrate how organisation can greatly improve the value of their candidate database by harnessing open information available on the web.
Diversity sourcing is in everyone’s lip. But is this just another buzzword and feel-good corporate malarkey? This session will break myths and highlight the follies of what amounts to diversity sourcing today. It calls bullshit on what’s wrong and offers a new way forward.
WHAT TO EXPECT @ #SOSUMED
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
#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.
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.
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.
#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.