2012 TalentNet Live at SXSW – Austin, TX

It’s not every day that I get to meet so many influential people in the Recruiting/Social Media world to discuss topics that I am so passionate about – and that day was fun!

Some Highlights…more to come:

Michael Long @theredrecruiter – It’s not about finding “Top Talent” – It’s about finding the “Right Talent” for your company culture.  Retention starts at the sourcing stage. Identify what your true company culture is (warts and all) and then encourage the people in your company that are walking/talking examples of your culture to share (blog/talent community) why they love working for your company.  This will give potential hires the chance to really see what your company is all about (Not just what the Marketing Dept wants posts on your website) and enable them to self select if they want to be join your team.  Now all that is left if for them to apply and rest is easy. This is how you attract and retain the “Right Talent” for you company.

William TinCup  (@willamtincup )–  Great thought about Brand Drop off.  More to come….

Panel on Talent Communities –  “Talent communities! It’s all about building a Talent Community…” – I’m a little tired of all the TC talk.  It seems to me that “Talent Community”  is used to describe everything from  CRM’s, Email Newsletter Lists, and Applicant Tracking systems  but rarely do these solutions have an real “Community” at all. Yes there are a few exceptions but you know what I mean.

I don’t think you need a new expensive platform to create a “Talent community”!  Get a facebook fan page (free), Start a LinkedIn Group (free), use Ning (like 19.95 a month) , or just a blog with comments and forum.  In other words, bring community  and engagement to the table and you will have win, you can’t buy your way into the game and win.  Someone must be 100% committed to the community.

Lars Schmidt – NPR’s Own @ThisIsLars – coming soon

Cool Tools (Mostly Social Media)

SocialBro.com ,Work4labs.com , getajobgram.com,  Com,Tweepi.com,Lists.ly,Crowdbosster.com,YourOpenBook.org ,Tweetgrid, Visual.ly (coming soon) tool for free Info graphics building.

More to come this weekend…

RecruiterLarry (me) with Craig Fischer @fishdogs at TalentNet Live 2012 SXSW Austin, TX

Shout outs & Random thoughts from TalentNet 2012 In Austin (SXSW):

  • Thanks to Craig Fischer @fishdogs for the invite and putting on a good show!
  • William Tincup (@willamtincup) needs his own show!!! http://www.tincup.com
  • I think the people at Dice #DiceConnect really get it!
    http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615
  • TalentCircles.com looks pretty cool. http://www.talentcircles.com/  – and it was nice meeting and chatting with the CEO Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
  • Good thing I got to chat with the folks at Monster.com (Amanda Thompson @AmandaHope77, Robert Luljak  – I had not heard about their new cool sourcing tools (more to come on the tool)
  • “You Betcha”  Pinstripe! The Pinstripe team was there in force and seems to have a lot of passion and knowledge in the Social Media, Sourcing, and recruiting space. Angela Hills @angelahills, Allison Gugala @aguala, Bethany Perkins @Bethanyperkins.

    Quote from @KaraSingh, @MonaliParmar, and @Arron_Daniels at TalentNet Live at Iron Cactus.
    SXSW Interactive 2012. March 9, 2012.

  • Kara Singh (@KaraSingh),  Arron Daniels @arron_daniels, and Monali Parmer @MonaliParmer represented Insperity
  •  well. Cool group!
  • Gareth Jones @garelaos – http://www.garethjones.me/ – Good times
  • Marc Mapes @marcmaps – http://hirematch.me/ – Good times.
  •  Carrie Corbin @theaplhafemme –  Someday we will get time to chat
  • Thank to Maren Hogan @marenhogan for calling me “Robert” – J/k
  • Bill “The Madhatter” Boorman @BillBoorman – thanks to taking the time to explain the details and tools you used to pull off the most amazing Facbook hiring event on the books!
  • Checkout this twitter list:  https://twitter.com/#!/recruiterLarry/talentnet-live-sxswi-2012
  • More to come….
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