Talent42 Keynote: Building Talent Pipelines

  In theory, building a talent “pipeline” sounds like an ideal strategy, ensuring that you always have a steady supply of the talent you’re looking for. In reality, there are many issues with building talent pipelines, and they all “leak” extensively. I recently delivered the closing keynote at the always excellent Talent42 technical recruiting conference where I explored the core issues associated with … Read More

My Future of Sourcing Keynote at Talent42

I recently attended and thoroughly enjoyed the Talent42 conference in Seattle – John Vlastelica and Carmen Hudson have done a fantastic job, and I was also honored to be asked to present the closing keynote on the current and future state of sourcing. Aside from the stacked speaker lineup, valuable content, sourcing roundtables led by a good portion of who’s … Read More

The Moneyball Recruiting Opportunity: Analytics & Big Data

  Earlier this year, I traveled to Australia to present a keynote at the Australasian Talent Conference on the topic of the Moneyball opportunity that exists for companies when they are sourcing, identifying, assessing, recruiting, and developing talent, and how big data and predictive analytics will be the next major area of competitive advantage in the war for talent. Below you … Read More

I Return to London For LinkedIn Talent Connect and TruLondon

  I’m writing this from the International terminal of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport – the busiest airport in the world. I thought I would let you know where in the world Glen Cathey is, and this week – I’ll be in London to speak at my 5th LinkedIn event, LinkedIn Talent Connect Europe. I’ve cooked up a great presentation for the … Read More

SourceCon 2012 Atlanta – the Biggest SourceCon Ever!

It’s official. The SourceCon event at the Georgia Aquarium on Feb 9 & 10 will be the biggest event ever, with more attendees than any other SourceCon! What that really means, other than proof that Atlanta is the center of the sourcing universe [sorry Seattle ;)], is that attendees will have more opportunity to network with, share best practices, and … Read More

LinkedIn’s Talent Connect, Talent Pipeline, and Certification

Talent Connect 2011 in Las Vegas  was just as good as, if not better than, Talent Connect 2010 in San Francisco. Nearly 2,000 people showed up, which is around 3 times as many attendees as last year’s conference, and they represented over 700 companies from 17 countries. One thing’s for sure – LinkedIn knows how to put on a conference. The Talent … Read More

I’m Going to the Australasian Talent Conference SourceEvent!

I’m very excited to be attending and honored to speak at the Australasian Talent Conference SourceEvent in Melbourne  this August! When I had a Skype call with Martin Warren, Kevin Wheeler and Trevor Vas and they asked if I’d be interested in coming to the first dedicated sourcing for recruiters’ event in Australia, it was an easy answer. The sourcing … Read More

#TRU London 3 Recruiting Unconference Review

I was invited to attend TRU London 2 in 2010, but I unfortunately had a scheduling conflict and was unable to make it. So when Bill Boorman, conference disorganizer extraordinaire, asked if I could make it out for TRU London 3, I blocked out my calendar as I was determined not to miss this event. Unconference? I had been warned … Read More

#RecruitFest 2010 Reflections and Insights

Is it just me, or does it seem that there have been a record number of sourcing, recruiting, and HR conferences this year? And we’re still in October! I would have loved to attend RecruitFest in person but I was unable to. However, I did catch quite a bit of the event via the live streaming they offered. There were … Read More