SourceCon ended almost two weeks ago. I am just now getting around to putting my thoughts down in a post for my blog. That’s because I spent a good amount of time last week on the phone with many of you getting your thoughts from the conference and starting the planning process for the next SourceCon. (which will be in New York City on February 8-9, 2011!) As this was my very first SourceCon in the driver’s seat, it was a new and unique experience and I think some of the lessons I learned throughout the conference are worth sharing here.
I’ve always enjoyed attending our industry conferences. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed going to MRI events, the Web 2.0 Expo, SourceCon of course, and ERE events including the Expos and the Social Recruiting Summits. Now, I have the responsibility for organizing the speakers for three industry events each year – two SourceCon conferences as well as the Fordyce Forum. Continue reading “My Thoughts From #SourceCon” »
Only four days remain before recruiters, sourcers, and HR types alike will be gathering in Seattle for the Social Recruiting Summit on September 13th, hosted at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. This event is right in my backyard (OK, not “literally” in my backyard… but I only live 90 miles north of Seattle!) and I am super excited for many of you to come and see how beautiful it is out here!
Since I really want to have the chance to meet all of you, I am going to be doing two things at this conference:
- I will be getting you checked in the day of the event. Since we’re getting things kicked off early in the morning, perhaps someone will bring me a venti Pumpkin Spice Latte? (Starbucks just brought it back for the fall on 8/26 – hallelujah!)
- I’m happy to provide shuttle service from the airport to the hotel when you arrive on Sunday!
Continue reading “#SocialRecruiting Summit Seattle: Do you need a lift from the airport?” »
My friend Mike shared a link to an article by Lindsay Fosner called We Don’t Go To Church last week. The post discusses some reasons why people, young people in particular, don’t attend church anymore. I found it quite interesting that ‘community’ was referenced several times in this post – and there are plenty of things about all types of communities that can be learned from the dwindling attendance in church these days.
“Young adults today are looking for depth…They are opposed to said “community” that doesn’t truly hold people accountable or go deeper than knowing your name.”
How many times do we have this debate of quality vs. quantity? Sure, to have a diverse and interesting community, you must have quantity. But to have deep, meaningful relationships within that community, you must focus on quality. There is a delicate balance of the two to find the most value within a community, and unfortunately a lot of young people aren’t willing to put the sweat equity into building a valuable community. Continue reading “Lessons On Sustaining A Successful Community Learned Through the Church” »