In Canada we’ll cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is becoming famous for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing.
#SOSUEE will bring together some of the sharpest sourcing minds in Estonia and from around the world; offering a wide range of perspectives and insights. There will be 30+ speakers covering the latest in talent sourcing.
#SOSUEE will showcase some of the most innovative companies and new technologies driving sourcing productivity. Delegates will have an opportunity to trial and play with the latest sourcing tech.
HACKING & HACKS
#SOSU events are famous for their focus on hacks and hacking. We will once again assemble some of the most curious minds to showcase their latest hacks to find talent.
The popular hackathon from the Amsterdam event will be back. Teams of hackers will be formed and each team will tackle assignments of their choice. Teams will present their hacks on day two and winners will be announced.
Once again we will focus extensively on how sourcing is defined, performed and measured by corporations. Delegates will learn from some of the most daring organisations on how they tackle sourcing.
Delegates will learn the latest sourcing wizardry and hacks. There will be breakout sessions on both days dedicated to live sourcing. Delegates can bring their sourcing challenges for our speakers to tackle, in an interactive format.
At #SOSU we are big on networking. We experimented with a sourcing buddy system and will improve the concept and continue to advance collaboration and the making of new friends.
#SOSUEE is as much about making new friends as it is about learning. It’s not all work. We are big on networking and will foster collaboration and the making of new friends.
THURSDAY, 6 JUNE
5:30 PM ONWARDS
FRIDAY, 7 JUNE
SOME TOPICS TO BE TACKLED AT #SOSUEE
TEDDY DIMITROVA // BLOOMON
CODING FOR SOURCERS – PRODUCTIVITY WITH FUN CODES
What can sourcers learn from coding? A basic understanding of coding and how it can be applied in sourcing can make all the difference in sourcing effectiveness. Software is eating up the world, sourcers should join the bandwagon. First stop – implement the TeddyScript. A hands-on, practical
DOV ZAVADSKIS //EXPEDIA GROUP
FINDING NEW SOURCING OPPORTUNITIES & GIGS
As a sourcer you can find talent easily, but how good are you in finding new sourcing gigs and jobs? This is a roadmap for sourcers who want more or new opportunities. This is a call to sourcers to apply their skills for their own good and career.
GUILLAUME LHOTE // PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
RETHINKING TECH & SOURCING WITHOUT TOOLS
Sourcers love tools and technology. It’s bread and butter. Or is it? Are we drowning in tools and overeliant on technology to find people? What if there are no tools? What if chrome plugins are banned at your workplace? Denied easy access to his toolbox Guillaume set about trying to source. This is his story on how a reliance on tools is overcomed and new system and methods invented and discovered to source.
EVA BALÚCHOVÁ //LEVELUP VENTURES
EMAIL REDUX FOR MODERN SOURCERS
Say what you may but the humble email is still the communication medium of choice. Email is not the enemy it just need to rethink-ed and redone. Email redux entails having a bird-eye view of candidate/people outreach. It’s compelling content; it’s storytelling; it’s fun; it’s personal. It’s a totally new mindset and technique.
JUHO TOIVOLA // ELISA
ASSESSMENT – THE MISSING PUZZLE IN SOURCING SUCCESS
Many sourcing project failed because it started on the wrong foot. Unless assessment and selection processes are thought through and in proper place, finding the right people will be an uphill battle. What’s needed is a fluid synchronisation of assessment with sourcing.
OSCAR MAGER // EVERTALENT
VOICE TECHNOLOGY – HARBINGER OF NEW SOURCING DAWN
According to Gartner 30% of all web searches will be via voice by 2020. The Voice Revolution is here. Get ready for search to fundamentally change.’ This session is a big picture overview of how voice technology is changing the future of search and how this may impact the way we find, connect and interact with talent.
JENNI KIVIKOSKI // SOLITA
CASE STUDY – FINDING HARD TO FIND DATA ENGINEERS
This is a hand-on case study of how SOLITA found 50 plus data engineers within a short period of time. It is a primer on how a company can find and convinced the most sought out professionals in the world to relocate to Finland for work. It’s part sourcing, it’s part persuasion, it’s part selling.
HUNG LEE // WORKSHAPE.io
MESSAGE MASTERY TO STAY AHEAD IN THE SOURCING GAME
People are easier to find it’s your messaging, whatever medium you choose, that’s critical to staying ahead in the sourcing game. In this session the history of messaging and its current forms will be mapped and what works and doesn’t will be highlighted. From the humble phone to complex inbound strategies, this session will cover what sourcers need to ignore or master.
RONNIE BRATCHER // PAIRED SOURCING
SEARCHING FOR SEARCH ENGINES UTOPIA
Not all search engines are created equal. Any serious sourcer should know and use a variety of search engines, especially when sourcing for different locations. The session will unearth the myriad world of search engines and highlight their strengths and foibles. It’s search engine redux and having a fresh appreciation for the loyal web crawlers.
KIM LOKENBERG // BOOLEAN RESULTS
APPLYING BEST-PRACTICE OSINT TO SOURCING TOOLS
OSINT tools and techniques are part and parcel of any serious sourcer. This session will hone in on the latest useful OSINT tools and techniques to apply to sourcing. It will all offer a refresher on OSINT growing importance to the field of sourcing
DENIS DINKEVICH // iDeals Solutions Group
TOOLS THAT JUST WORK IN SOURCING
There are thousands of tools and it’s easy to put them on a list. But what tools are actually useful in real sourcing life? In this session we will look at free and paid tools that actually work for sourcers, not just another list on paper. We will mine the wisdom of the crowd and demo how the tools actually work.
YVES GREIJN // MAVEN
EFFICIENT SOURCING FOR EFFECTIVE SOURCERS
Every sourcers want to do more with less. Every sourcer want to increase productivity and achieve PB. How can sourcers achieve efficiency, more importantly on a daily and consistent basis, project after project. The answer is mindset, curiosity and practice. Consistent efficiency is an achievable nirvana.
KASIA BOROWICZ // KASIA
NURTURING SOURCING SPIRIT
Sourcing is still perceived as the geeky part of the recruitment process, but not every company can afford a specialised sourcing team. Even then, recruiters are often forced to source for some of the roles. So how do you make sure that everyone on your team can and, perhaps even more importantly, enjoys sourcing? Kasia will be sharing her experience from working with both in-house and agency recruiters over the past 2 years.
LAURA STOKER // AIRS
DIGGING THE DEEP WEB FOR TALENT
The deep web is a treasure trove of information which is rarely explored. In this session learn how you can explore and capitalised on the wealth of information available in the deep web. How can sourcers find new ways to uncover new information hidden in the deep web. This is a session that takes you to new frontiers of sourcing.
MARCEL VAN DER MEER // RABOBANK
HIRE 500 DEVELOPERS WITH GROWTH TACTICS
It’s hard to find and hire even a single developer. Learn how you can hire over 500 top notch developers with growth tactics. This is a session for those who want to go beyond the norm, even break things along the way. It’s growth hacking at its best.
SHALLY STECKERL // SOURCING INSTITUTE FOUNDATION
SOURCING AUTOMATION BEST-PRACTICE
There’s lot of talk about the benefits of automating sourcing but the reality is often different. In this session the master of sourcing will If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech. Be better data manager by automating processes and save more time for sourcing.
PIRET LUTS // NORTAL
TALK HUMAN WITH ME
Are we missing the human touch in sourcing? Tech driven automation, tools, endless KPIs and a focus on numbers is driving the human out of sourcing. Sourcing is morphing into a numbers game. How can we reconnect with what is essentially the reason why we are sourcing exist in the first place – our humaness.
MATEJ MATOLIN // STRV
SEE-THINK-DO. ATTRIBUTION MODELLING IN SOURCING
This fascinating session will map the various stage of candidate behaviour using the see-think- do model. With a better understanding of the various touchpoints sourcers can have a better read of candidates’ sensors and signals, which in turn can help source the best talent.
JIŘÍ HERODEK // BLUE-INFINITY
VISUALISING DATA FOR POWER SOURCING
With the amount of data deluge it is easy for sourcers to drown in information. How can sourcers make better sense of data and information. In comes visualisation. This session will look at the latest tools, both commercial and self-built, to decipher data for better sourcing. It will encourage sourcers to strategically build visualisation techniques for powerful sourcing results.
IRINA SHAMAEVA // BRAIN GAIN
SOCIAL NETWORKS UNBOUND
A lot of what goes on social networking sites are not visible to the public. In this session, Irina will turn her forensic eyes on social networks, especially LinkedIn, and unearth all the peculiarities and foibles that are not undocumented or in the public domain. It’s part hacking, it’s part a call to lateral thinking and a please to foster critical thinking and develop curiosity. This session will increase your understanding of how social networks work and how to get the best out of them for sourcing.
BALAZS PAROCZAY // CIELO TALENT
DEMYSTIFYING DIVERSITY SOURCING
Diversity sourcing is in everyone’s lip. But is this just another buzzword and feel-good corporate malarkey? This session will break myths and highlight the follies of what amounts to diversity sourcing today. It calls bullshit on what’s wrong and offers a new way forward.
JOSEF KADLEC // GOODCALL
SOURCING IN THE TRANSHUMAN AGE
Transhumanism advocated for technology to enhance human intellect and physiology. Josef argues as sourcers we should take advantage of new technologies and products in whatever ways possible. Is this a good path?