2011 is looking to be a great year for sourcers in Australia with two very interesting looking events set for August this year.
Taking place on the 10th and 11th of August is the Australasian Sourcing Summit (www.sourcingsummit.com.au). This event is based in Sydney and has a strong focus on showcasing local practitioners and case studies. With the exception of the token kiwi (well, the only one living in New Zealand at least) all the speakers are based in Sydney and have worked in this market for a number of years. Topics include how to tailor your searches to find local talent, talent mapping, sourcing metrics and how sourcing and employment branding can work hand in hand to find and attract the best candidates.
If you are in Melbourne on the 17th and 18th of August, check out the ATC Source Event (http://atcevent.com/). With speakers from Australia and the US the conference aims to provide a thorough understanding of what sourcing is and how it is evolving. Topics include how to better mine your own database of candidates, what it takes to be a successful researcher, methodologies for developing market maps and sourcing strategies, as well as tips on how to use social media tools for sourcing.
Looks like it is shaping up to be a busy year for local sourcers. It’s great to see these events happening and I think it shows a huge amount of interest in our industry. I personally am excited to be part of the sourcing and recruitment industry as it develops especially with regards to targeted search and branding.
Disclaimer: I am lucky enough to currently be on the speaker list for both events, and also have a hand in organising the Sourcing Summit