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Shally Steckerl, “Sourcing is NOT Up and Coming”

Posted on October 2, 2007
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By Shally Steckerl, Founder, JobMachine, Inc.
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As evidenced by the extraordinary camaraderie and enthusiasm at SourceCon1, sourcing is no longer a fledgling profession. Since I first started speaking publicly about out little corner of the staffing industry I have made a point of bringing it into the light and strengthening its credibility. Though at times I may have felt alone in this quest, I knew I never was. After the first ever SourceCon I feel like there are more of us, and finally a brawny chorus is building. Having our own specialized conference may not be the last step in this process of growing up, but it is a ginormous step, and one that warms my heart and renews my fervor to continue striving to raise the bar in our profession.

Proving that we are indeed a community, check out the numerous blog posts appearing all over the web here and here. I doubt I can do a better job than what my fellow sourcing bloggers have already done, but what I can do is contribute by posting the video of the “Phone vs Internet” panel:

Though she is quite shy about taking praise, I want to take an opportunity and once again publicly thank Leslie O’Connor for the great work she did in making SourceCon a possibility. Without her vision and touch of class, none of it would have happened. I also want to “secretly” thank the other “members of the board” – you know who you are!

For those of you who missed SourceCon, our MC Jim Stroud very elegantly gave me an opening to make an announcement about the arrival of a new world order of sourcing domination, the genesis of our baby daughter Samantha due this November 28. As Jim so aptly put it, “If you can’t find enough good sourcers you just have to get creative and make your own!” If you wish to contribute to the building blocks of a future sourcing guru, the gleeful mother agreed to let me make our registry available here 🙂
 
Cheers,
Shally 
 
 
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3 Responses to “Shally Steckerl, “Sourcing is NOT Up and Coming””

  1. Moises on October 2nd, 2007 11:14 pm

    Hi Shally,

    Thanks for your untiring efforts and for the constant uplifting sourcing. You continously keep raising the bar and it makes it hard to keep up. You are truly an inspiration, Thanks.

  2. Moises on October 2nd, 2007 11:15 pm

    Hi Shally,

    Thanks for your untiring efforts and for the constantly uplifting sourcing. You continously keep raising the bar and it makes it hard to keep up. You are truly an inspiration, Thanks.

  3. Ray Towle on October 3rd, 2007 12:58 pm

    Thanks Shally!

    The difference you made; has made a huge difference. My gratitude for your time, effort, energy, and commitment to our profession . . . If they every give out an “Oscar” type of award for Sourcing; nicknaming it a “Shally” might be apropos.

    All the Best!
    Ray
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