Social Recruiting Summit 2010: #socialrecruiting Conference

Following on the success of the Social Recruiting Summit 2009, organized by ERE and hosted by Google, this May will see another gathering of Social Recruiting early adopters from the HR and Recruitment industries.

This year’s #socialrecruiting summit will be taking place on the 17th May 2019, at Best Buy headquarters, located at 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota 55423.

If last year’s event was mostly about WHY companies should be using social recruiting tactics, the Social Recruiting Summit 2010 aims to help you learn HOW you can successfully implement them into your recruiting function.

Session Leaders will be sharing their own personal successes and failures from their own experiences at real companies so you can adapt their lessons to your own circumstances.

Some of the presentations worth noting are Engaging vs. Broadcasting with Twitter to be lead by  Susan Strayer, Director of Employer Brand and Marketing at Marriott International as well as Marketing Yourself With Social Media (Without Being Annoying!) by Amybeth Hale, Talent Attraction Manager with AT&T and also an active blogger and sourcer.

Also, Paul DeBettignies will present a Case Study – Building Community as a Solo Act.

Paul has been an IT recruiter for over 13 years, and has made networking within the local community in Minneapolis one of the core competitive advantages of his firm’s practice.

In this case study, Paul will share how he has used his blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn together with good old fashioned networking to create an IT talent pool, candidate database, develop relationships with clients and further his networking activities. More importantly, he will discuss concrete examples of how these efforts led to closing deals and developing business for his firm.

The event will combine the classic conference formats as well as an unconference, which seems to be quite an ideal strategy for conferences with a ‘Social’ theme.

Something worth appreciating is that Social Recruiting is just a tool amongst others, and does require a lot of willingness to engage with candidates and time invested in it to get some expected results. It will be quite interesting to follow the event, and understand and appreciate the growing trends in Social Recruiting. You can register here and follow it on twitter via #socialrecruiting.