Wakey Wakey

The good thing about flying over from New Zealand the day before is that you can wake up at some ungodly hour in Sydney and actually feel like you’ve had a bit of a lie-in.  So here I am all chipper, bright and breezy and looking forward to the start of the Sourcing Summit later today.  I’ll also be the one look pale, dishevelled and haggard by around 5pm later, as a consequence!I noticed a Tweet from Philip last night declaring he was in name tag hell.  Is that when you’re at a convention and you keep getting greeted by people who claim to know you well and you can’t for the life of you remember their name?  But no matter how cunningly and surreptitiously you try glancing at their name tag you can never quite make out their name?  Then finally you find yourself in a position where a new person joins the group and the conversation pauses while they wait for you to introduce them to each other, because you’re supposed to know them both?  Come on, you’ve all been there right?Anyway, I hope Philip managed to claw his way out of his name badge purgatory because I quite liked the idea of having three conversation starters on the tag, of things you’re keen to discuss.  Oh, and just because mine says Football, doesn’t mean I want to hear about Chelsea from you Damon Klotz!And what to attach it to?  Being a fairly standard recruiter I packed my usual suit and shirt combos for this trip.  You know the dark suit that denotes you as a recruitment consultant the world over?  But looking at some of the job titles of others attending today I’m starting to wonder if I might end up being overdressed.  I mean, people like Talent Strategists, Employer Branders, and Social Media Strategists conjure up images in my mind of rockstar T-shirts, beanie hats, mammoth headphones and phat trainers propelling along teeny little micro-scooters en route to the next tweet-up.Oh well, time will tell, and I look forward to meeting you all later.  I’ll be the one in a dark suit mumbling to myself about Arsenal.Jonathan Rice [...]

How to get to #SOSU11 venue without using GPS

Getting to the #SOSU11 venue is easy.
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My #1 sourcing secret

Have you tried this awesome sourcing strategy http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=sEtiIqyh1rk ? This short video explains everything. That's right, scare most of the jobseekers away - narrow the talent pool - and you're left with the stars. Cheers, Paul Jacobs [...]

Who am I?

Hey Everyone, My name is @DamonKlotz and I am going to be live blogging at #SOSU11 I'm really excited to meet everyone over the next two days. It's always been my dream to move over to England and I've managed to build some great relationships with the UK community but I think it's about time that I started to get to know the ANZ community a little better considering I that do live in this neck of the woods.  So a little bit about me: Social Media Strategist & Social Recruiter @RamsayHealth (Week 2 of the job!)Director of Operations at Spur Projects the organisation behind @SoftenTFU  Blogs as The HRockstar @ damonklotz.com @Chelseafc = religion Can't wait to share my learnings and stories with all of you both online and offline!  I better run as I've got a flight to catch! Damon  [...]

Live Blogging and Hot-Sourcing in Sydney

I wrote a bit of a light-hearted post on my recruitment blog The Whiteboard last week, looking ahead to this week’s Australasian Sourcing Summit.  If anyone would like a quick read before the serious (?) stuff starts tomorrow then here is the link:http://riceconsulting.co.nz/thewhiteboard/Jon Rice [...]

Hello Sydney

From: Jonathan Rice [mailto:jonathan@riceconsulting.co.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2011 3:14 p.m.
To: 'post@posterous.com'
Subject: Hello Sydney
Just checked into the hotel after flying in from Auckland with Paul Jacobs this morning and, now I’ve cleared up a few e-mails, thought I would have a go at posting something onto here.  It was a well-worked deal between me and Paul.  He got entry to the Koru Lounge as my guest and I got to stock up on innovation credits through osmosis just by sitting next to him and sharing some head space!  In the spirit of the approaching Rugby World Cup in our native New Zealand we wondered how a rugby ball might be able to be used as a prop in tomorrow’s workshops.  We’ll have to see what he comes up with…Really looking forward to meeting and networking with everyone over the next two days.  So where are the pre-Summit drinks happening then everyone?Jonathan RiceJonathan Rice
09 951 5007
021 801 733
Generator, L1 Stanbeth House
28 Customs St East, Auckland

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Sourcing Summit Update for Delegates

The Sourcing Summit is just one day away. A few bits and pieces about the event:Getting to the venue
Getting to the venue is easy. It's not very far from Central Station. If you take the bus, get down in front of UTS Tower building. The location of the venue, UTS Aerial Function Centre, is : 
Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones St Ultimo NSW 2007.  Google map direction here.Registration & Name Badge
Just turn up at the venue and you can collect your name badge at the registration table. If you haven't registered, please fill the form here, it will save you time.Day 1 (10 August) : Workshops
Registration starts from 1:00 PM. First workshop starts from 1:30 PM. Complete schedule is here. If you haven't registered but still wanted to attend the workshops email me at phillip@dtalent.co or call (02) 9212 0702Day 2 (11 August) : Presentations
More information on day 2 will be provided in the next update. Meanwhile have a look at the schedule online.What to bring to the event:
Business cards. We are very keen on networking, so bring at least 100.  You will need your business card to participate in some of the fun competitions. We want to use as little paper as possible. Pen and a writing pad will be provided, but feel free to bring along your laptop. Wireless Internet is available throughout the event.Join the conversation
We have a dedicated live-blogging site here: http://sosu11.posterous.com/ . Anyone can easily post photos, comments, questions and observations about the event by sending an email to 'sosu11@posterous.com'.  Very shortly you will receive an email giving you access to the site. You can also follow the event on Twitter @Sourcing_S or use the hastag #SOSU11.

Remember to check http://sourcingsummit.com.au/delegates
for updates.
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Registration Badge

Hello delegates don't forget to register for your event badge. More details here (while you are there upload your photo and win a bottle of wine)  [...]