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SourceCon2007 Presents Featured Speaker Glenn Gutmacher! Sept 11-13, Atlanta

Posted on August 14, 2007
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The Premiere Conference on Global Sourcing & Talent Acquisition
SourceCon 2007
September 11-13, 2007
Grand Hyatt Hotel Atlanta in Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

SourceCon2007 presents featured speaker Glenn Gutmacher!

Glenn entered the recruiting world in 1996 by founding one of the newspaper industry’s first regional job boards, Job Smart, which won the international newspaper industry’s two most prestigious awards in 1998, the EPpy Award and the Digital Edge Award.

In 1997, Glenn created one of the recruiting industry’s first internet sourcing seminars, the online version of which has been continuously updated through today.

Glenn is currently a Lead Internet Sourcer for Microsoft.

Q: What are you presenting at SourceCon?
Glenn: I’ll have meaty tips and tricks equally applicable to corporate and TPR sourcers that will give them an edge even if they have no sourcing tools budget, but I will also present some proven cool tools for those whose companies see dramatically increasing their sourcing output per minute as a good investment.

Q: What else are you bringing to SourceCon?
Glenn: Those in the industry who know me will attest that my philosophy is one of sharing: If I can help raise the overall bar of sourcing skills in the industry, that only helps to raise the perception of sourcing’s value to the recruiting process. Recruiting research done well is a great talent with high ROI for any company. More selfishly, I also hope to get ideas from other sharp sourcers in attendance, and identify some talent for Microsoft’s hiring radar.

Q: Besides your sourcing for Microsoft, you’re also known as one of the pioneers of very affordable Internet sourcing training.
Glenn: I started offering my course as a freebie for recruitment advertisers of a major Boston newspaper chain in 1997, about a year after I created their regional job board as part of the portal. When it expanded to half- and full-day monthly course versions, we started charging and almost always filled the room. When I left the company in 2000, they asked me to keep teaching it on contract on a revenue split. Training has always been a happy sideline for me. As someone who’s worked in some tight-budgeted companies, I’m sensitive to always keeping it an affordable option for the many “lone” sourcers out there.

Q: How do you see sourcing evolving?
Glenn: Tools and methods will become increasingly affordable, more people will develop basic sourcing skillsets, and ATS vendors will start integrating more sourcing functionality. That will force recruiting leaders to be more creative and efficient, and push vendors to come up with even better tools on the high end. Fortunately, web 2.0 allows for a fairly level playing field — you can do a lot with one aggressive sourcer and one decent programmer. The winners will likely have tighter integration between sourcing and employment branding, strong cooperation between Internet and phone sourcing, and solid tracking/rewards systems with the front-line recruiters to make sure sourcing output is optimized. Larger players will find RPO vendors who can be part of efficient internal systems. There’s still plenty of room for best practices to emerge!

Register Now to attend SourceCon2007 and meet Glenn and other Sourcers who can help you take your career to the next level!

SourceCon 2007 is the world’s premiere conference on sourcing and talent acquisition. This two-day conference is packed full of industry leaders sharing their expertise and knowledge, skill sets and best practices of the world of sourcing. Join us for this informative event and network with luminaries, peers and the top sourcing organizations.

Join the Industry’s Top Sourcing Professionals
To register, view the preliminary conference agenda, meet the speakers and get hotel information, visit the SourceCon Web site.

Hotel Accommodations
SourceCon 2007 will be held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Make your reservations now to take advantage of the discounted group rate of $179 plus tax (single/double occupancy rooms). This special rate expires on Tuesday, August 21, 2007.

See you at SourceCon 2007!

PS: Yep Folks I’ll be there too on an Ethics in Sourcing Panel moderated by Shally Steckerl! (More Later!)


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