Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess


SourceCon Special
July 30, 2007, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Research, SourceCon

I don’t know how you could possibly read any recruiting blog and NOT know what SourceCon is at this point! Between the sourcing challenges and the conspiracy theories of who is behind the whole event, everyone is talking about it! In my personal opinion, it’s about time research got its own billing and I am excited about attending this conference!

A lot of people who have emailed me are looking for some information to help ‘sell’ conference attendance to their employers. Here is what I know at this point:

The speakers for SourceCon include a refreshing mix of established talented researchers and sourcers as well as some relatively unknown up-and-comers. Some of the heavy hitters include:

  • Jim Stroud (event MC) – EVERYone knows Jim. He is a “Searchologist” and all-around nice-guy. Jim has been in the recruiting industry since the mid-late 90’s and is known best for his blog, Jim Stroud 2.0.
  • Shally Steckerl – Shally is the”Chief CyberSleuth” at JobMachine, his sourcing consultancy and research training brainchild. Shally has been around the industry since the mid-late 90’s as well and is known worldwide for his expertise in developing sourcing teams and teaching passive search techniques.
  • Conni LaDouceur – Conni is the founder of ExecuQuest and arguably the ‘mother of recruiting research’, having more than 20 years of experience under her belt.
  • Dave Copps – Dave is the CEO of PureDiscovery Corporation and a self-proclaimed search geek. He has worked with some small institutions you may have heard of – The Pentagon, the CIA, US DoD, FBI, etc…..
  • Tracey Friend – Tracey is the SVP Talent Acquisition with Countrywide Financial. Tracey is literally EVERYwhere, and networked with EVERYone. Special props to Tracey as she and I are both Florida alums! 🙂
  • Glenn Gutmacher – founder of Recruiting-Online.com and Recruiting Researcher at Microsoft, Glenn has also been involved in recruiting research since the late 90’s and has a great reputation of being one of the best technical minds in research.

I could go on and name ALL of the speakers, but you can go to SourceCon’s website and check them out. The value that all of the speakers will bring to your research knowledge base FAR exceeds the $899 admission cost. As a matter of fact, the speakers who are consultants would charge more than that for less than 5 hours of their time, so the cost is really a steal for what you receive in return.

Some of the topics which will be covered will include:

  • Next Generation Talent (X and Y)
  • Baby Boomer Gap in the WorkForce
  • Definine Research and its Benefit in a Recruiting Organization
  • Hidden Talent Pools
  • Proactive Pipelining of Talent
  • Ethics Surrounding Research and Sourcing
  • Competitive Intelligence / Competitive Advantage
  • Finding Passive Talent Fast
  • Name Generation

Those who are orchestrating SourceCon indicate a true love of research and sourcing, and that is the motivation behind this event. It was not put on to be a vendor-driven revenue generator, but rather as a conference to gather those of us who have an appreciation and deep interest in the function of research so that we may learn collectively from one another.

With that being said, I have been given permission to offer a special promotional discount to anyone who has not yet registered for SourceCon but would like to attend. If you are planning to register for this conference, please use the promotional code ABH0730 when you register. You will receive a 10% discount on the price of conference admission.

I am very much looking forward to meeting all of you who will be attending! See you in Atlanta!

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3 Comments so far
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Now that’s a great marketing pitch!! Good job Amybeth!

Comment by Suzanne

I look forward to meeting you there. Sounds like it’s going to be a great event.

Comment by Ben

who is behind sourcecon?

Comment by JeremyLanghans




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