Despite the challenges created by modern-day air travel (really, how many times in one trip can you be delayed by planes missing a part, having malfunctioning parts or a baggage crew who "forgets" to load the plane?), I've returned safely and inspired from the ERE Social Recruiting Summit held on June 16, 2009 at the Google Campus in beautiful Mountain View, California! Alas, no Google Goats were sighted during my brief stay. Apparently after an organizing attempt by PETA and demands for perks and free benefits, they've been unceremoniously relocated…
Click on the link below to view a brief video recap of my experience:
I must say that the crew from ERE did a fantastic job of assembling a full day of content with great speakers! They should also be highly praised for live streaming the Conference to allow those who were not able to attend to participate "live" and for many to be able to view the content in the future.
I'm sharing links below to the presentations, as well as some selected Tweets shared by Conference attendees and others in the Twitterverse who were either watching the live feeds or "listening in" via the Twitter "hashtag" #socialrecruiting. Lots of great stuff here. Take some time to check out the slide decks and videos – as well as the links to all of the blogs and Twitter profiles!
@CincyRecruiter: April 2004 LinkedIn had 500k members. Now over 42 million.
@mspecht: Every individual is a small business therefore every individual is an entrepreneur. Everyone will have an online profile
@joshuakahn: LI profiles are more authentic cuz people tend not to lie in public as much. True?
@ewmonster: Respect professional boundaries. "Don't tell someone else's story for them- tell your own story." Nice.
@GerryCrispin: mobile benefits: ubiquitous, immediate, private, convenient, actionable. need relevance to community to reach further
@MattAlder: This girl is so enthusiastic it's actually scaring me, then maybe that's me just being British
@TheDavidGroup: Sacha Chua: [Employees] are going to be incredible recruiters if they LOVE the company. Boss's take note
No Sacred Cows: Making Sense of Social Recruiting by Joshua Kahn
@JohnSumser: You don't build communities, you discover them. Most important point of the day.
@CincyRecruiter: It's a post-brand perfect world. So don't pretend that u are & that this stuff isn't happening
LinkedIn Networking – Shally Steckerl – Video.
@shally: Answering questions and getting “best answer” helps establish you & your team’s credibility in your area of expertise
@shally: Idea 4 using LinkedIn Events: Create “virtual career day” and invite your target prospects, + u get 2 keep attendee list!
@CincyRecruiter: Have social media guidelines vs social media policies. Tell employees what they can & should do vs shouldn't
@jrl2002: Great point made about looking at your goals & then determine the best tools vs. picking the current "hot" tool of the day
Additional Summaries from Social Recruiting Summit Attendees:
– Australian HR Technology Consultant Michael Specht – Social Recruiting Summit
– Pay-It-Forward Executive Recruiter Jenny DeVaughn – Notes from the Social Recruiting Summit
– Recruiting & Social Media Consultant Paul Jacobs from New Zealand – The Social Recruiting Summit (I'm Wagging My Tail)
– Jobing.com Social Media Manager Brett Farmiloe's Notes from the 2009 Social Recruiting Summit at Google HQ
– Chris Hoyt – Associate Director of Talent Attraction at AT&T – What I Leaned (and Taught) at Camp
– IBM Emerging Technologies Evangelist – Sacha Chua – Notes from the Social Recruiting Summit