Join us in the Source Lab at #TruLondon 7

UK Sourcers and the TruLondon Source LabIf you’ve not heard of #Tru, then where have you been for the last three and a half years?

#Tru stands for The Recruiting Unconference. The first #Tru event happened in London in November 2009, thanks to the boundless energy of @BillBoorman.

#TruLondon is a fully disorganised, totally jam-packed, two days of great conversations. Some of those conversations are even about recruitment. It’s happening this week on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March. You can still register for #TruLondon here for a few more hours.

The Sourcing Lab has emerged as one of the most popular parts of the London events. There will be sourcing themed tracks running throughout both days in the Sourcing Lab and we will be there.

Hope to see you at #TruLondon!

UK Sourcers News – 11th February 2013

Sourcing & Recruitment Events

A large, dedicated Sourcing event in London?
Last week we asked if there was demand for an event like this. At the moment there is not a geeky sourcing event coming up in the UK for us to look forward to. Let us know if you think it’s a good idea, if you’d like to speak (or lead a discussion) at the event or if your business would be interested in sponsoring such an event.

Recruitment Agency Expo
The Recruitment Agency Expo is taking place at Olympia in London on 26th & 27th February.

#TruLondon 7
#TruLondon returns the City Hotel on 6th & 7th March. Come along to be a part of the conversation.

Social Media

Where LinkedIn Members Live - Feb 2013LinkedIn
LinkedIn totally shattered their financial predictions. Recruitment accounted for 54% of its income last year. It was reported on the SourceCon blog that LinkedIn intends to raise its process for recruitment customers in the US and “some other areas” in the second quarter of 2013. Having announced 200 million members not long ago and engagement levels on the site rising exponentially, LinkedIn look like a formidable force.

Vine is the hot new thing from Twitter. If you have an iPhone then you can share a tiny six second video clip with Vine. Some brands have already been getting in on the action and creating some Vine videos. I saw quite a lot of updates on Vine from SourceCon in Atlanta last week too. Do you think you could make a Vine job ad or recruitment video?

Twitter Search
Now when you search for a keyword of interest on Twitter you will see results from further back than just seven days! Last week twitter extended their search results to include the most popular updates for your keywords tweeted at any time in the past – try searching for something obscure and see the results! Great for us Sourcers that are looking for rare skills.

Job boards

6 fast rising job boards in EMEA
At the end of January, eQuest published a list of job boards showing extraordinary growth in the number of jobs posted on them between 2011 and 2012.

On a lighter note

A street address worthy of a Sourcer – Wouldn’t you just love to live here!

Boole Heights

UK Sourcers News – 8th October 2012


The Skills & Expertise section of your LinkedIn profile has undergone a significant change. You can now give easy one click endorsements to your connections. This has not come without controversy. Many people are comparing this feature with +K from Klout. As endorsements from happy clients are given no more weight than completely bogus endorsements from people you might never have met, this is open to gaming and the potential devaluation of connections. In short – it sucks, but you should do it anyway.

TruLondon 6

TruLondon has become one of the most looked forward to events on the calendar in recent years. This time around we are being treated to a Souring Lab that looks like it won’t disappoint. Everyone who is anyone in sourcing from Europe and beyond will be there.

Get your tickets for TruLondon on 22nd and 23rd October while you still can.

Sourcing Contest

A little bird tells me that Recruit Buddy will be running a little sourcing contest in a couple of weeks time. Follow @recruitbuddyuk on Twitter for more details.

UK Sourcers News – 24th September

Talk like a pirate day logo

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.


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, 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.