I'm on a two week trip that covers a considerable portion of the globe (given the span of time) and where the focus is recruiting technology and marketing. The first part of my trip kicked off here in Australia where I was asked to be the keynote at the Social Media 101 event.
My presentation delivered some interesting (if not alarming) statistics around why social media is rapidly becoming a vital part of many recruiting strategies. Touching on topics like crowdsourcing, social networks, mobile recruiting and the ever elusive, "talent networks" that we're all seeing so much about. I also led a breakout session and some roundtable workshop conversations with a focus on talent networks.
This was the second ATC event and I'd venture to mark it as a success. Not only did they seem to double the size of attendance but they also pulled in other great speakers like Jared Woods (OneSteel), Michael Specht (Inspecht), Victoria Redman (Deloitte) and more. Of course, as is usual for me when I attend or speak at an event - most of what I learned came from conversations rather than presentations - what follows is a bit of a shotgun summary.. Grab it here.