UK Sourcers News – 24th September

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UK Sourcers News

Last Week we ran a competition for Talk Like A Pirate Day in our LinkedIn group. The runaway winner was Ralph Meyer of Gartner who submitted an incredible list of over 6,000 pirates with LinkedIn profiles! Ralph will soon be receiving a shipment of buried treasure.

Events

Onrec logoThe Onrec Conference and Exhibition takes place on Thursday 4th October in London. The speaker of most interest to Sourcers will likely be Laura Stoker of AIRS, talking about Revolutionary Resourcing. You can still get yourself a ticket to the conference or attend the exhibition for free.

Also coming up in October is #TruLondon 6. If unconferencing is more your style then this is the event for you. Get your ticket for two days of fully disorganised learning at The Recruiting Unconference.

Social Media

Twitter has launched new profile header pictures – to set yours simply go to twitter.com/settings/design, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Change Header” to upload an image. This will automatically update you to the new profile layout.

Twitter profile header pictures
I really enjoyed this post by Bill Boorman on the Colleague blog – Recruiters: What do you contribute?

LinkedIn made some changes last week too – your 3rd degree connections are no longer visible to you when you are signed in to LinkedIn on a Basic account. Read the full scoop on Mr LinkedIn’s blog.

What a 3rd degree LinkedIn contact now looks likeI did not spot any new opportunities for sourcers this week. If you did, feel free to let me know.

Event: Onrec Gravity Recruiting Conference – 6th June 2012

Onrec LogoLast week I caught up with David Hurst of Onrec about their upcoming Gravity Conference on 6th June.

The theme of the event is using your online presence to help the right candidates find you.

I often say to people looking to use the internet to source talented people that it pays to be findable online yourself first. It is far easier to have the talent you want come to you. This event should provide some valuable insight into candidate behaviour, with statistics from comScore looking at where people go to find vacancies.

This is what Onrec have to say about it;

In an employment market where candidates are in abundance in some sectors, employers will be considering how to include into their recruitment strategy the best ways to attract the attention of active candidates.

So where do you start? For employers with a corporate website advertising vacancies on the recruitment area of the site is a good place. Linking with an applicant tracking system together and filter applicants is the next.

But how can you get the attention of those potential candidates? How will they find your vacancies? This unique conference will provide a range of strategies to help the candidate gravitate to your company’s vacancies.
This event will be of interest to employers involved in planning and implementing and running online recruitment strategies.

HR directors, Managers, Personnel Managers, Consultants and Suppliers involved in the online recruitment process will all benefit from attending.

Take a look at the speaker lineup, It seems there will be some interesting stories from Kelly Services and RWE npower. I look forward to reporting back to you next week.