ost of the things I come up with here and everywhere start as an idea and I rarely ever give any thought to the details of what needs to happen in order to make the idea work.
I have done some very good things so far with RecruitFest! I have assembled a group of discussion leaders who I feel have so much to share with you.
John is my mentor and I am lucky he takes such a strong interest in the things I do and in wanting RecruitingBlogs.com to be a destination that will not go away.
John has more insight into the big recruiting picture than anyone I know. I hope no one takes offence to that. The opportunity to spend a day with him when he has his “I’ll tell you everything you want to know” hat on is something that is invaluable – Trust me on this one
Craig understands the third party recruiting industry in a way that will help you build your business. He has a track record of building a multi hundred million dollar recruiting practice and he is coming to Toronto because he wants to spend it with you and talk about the things that make a recruiter understand what exactly needs to be done
Susan knows about talent planning. What it looks like and what it will look like down the road. She is all about creating goodness in this business. She will be on hand leading discussions and available for amazing conversation.
Scott is a trainer and I’m lucky that he has agreed to come share his knowledge. I have just recently gotten to know him an through my research I have come to realize that he is a busy guy flying all over the place training recruiters to bill more. To be able to spend a day with Scott when he is in ask me anything you want to know is something of extreme value.
Each person mentioned above will be leading tracks in a unconference kind of way. This means you come to Toronto not for a day of listening but rather for a day of sharing. This means that everyone who will be there will want to know what you think as well. The track leaders above will facilitate a conversation that will last the entire day. It’s a great way to learn and to teach.
The night of the 19th, I have arranged a charity poker event and so far I have raised $6900. Kennedy information is making this possible and SkillSurvey is sponsoring the drumming circle
TalentMaze agreed to be a lead sponsor of RecruitFest and I really appreciate that.
The things I have not done well so far has been the promotion of RecruitFest!. I really thought initially that people would flock to this given the layout of the day. I was wrong and I have learned something about the conference business. Having said this, I am not going to be freaked out any longer.
The event is fast approaching and if you want to participate and the cost has gotten you down, well, just call me and lets talk about it.
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el or illness or starting a new job or sick children or no internet connection (though I always found a way) or fatigue or stress or relocating (office and home) or even happiness… There have even been a few weekends where I couldn't stay away from posting...(Shhh, don't tell my kids)
Monday marks the first time in ten years that I will completely unplug. I am traveling to a very remote part of the South Pacific where the internet is sketchy and there is no cell service. Initially, I was going to write two weeks’ worth of posts and have them magically appear as if I were posting them each evening, like normal. But here’s the thing: Bonus Track has always been about that little extra something every day… none of these posts have ever been written more than four hours in advance of them being posted. This project, Bonus Track, was about committing and dedicating myself to writing every single day. Well, every working day, anyway.
I have kept my end of the bargain for 26 months. I have heard many different voices - attached to individuals important to me - say to me at one point or another "you don't have to write tonight", "don't worry about it today", "why do you work so hard?" or "just skip one night". But..., I never have. Until now.
As a matter of fact, I will be skipping ten nights.
I have learned more about myself and the industry I love over the last two years than I ever dreamed possible. I have spoken at conferences and Chamber of Commerce meetings and local, national, and international events about blogging and why I do it and why I think everyone should do it. The clarity it has brought to my life and my work has been so substantial, so incredibly life-changing that I felt others could benefit as well and that I would be remiss if I didn't promote blogging as a good business and life practice. And so I do.
Bonus Track was born because there is more to recruiting than the process. There is more to business than making money. There is more to happiness than success. I wanted to take every day experiences and make them matter, to have the personal story be the source of the lesson. It has been the single most important thing I could have ever done for my career and for my personal growth and development. Over the course of the next two weeks, there will be a countdown of the top ten Bonus Tracks that will appear as a blog, not a Bonus Track discussion.
And then I will back - with more stories to tell, refreshed and ready for another two years!
Just don't tell me I'll never be able to do it.