Presentation from ATC Social Media Event

The slides from my joint session with Trevor Vas from HCMS are now available for you to view.

Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution?

Back in June I shipped myself off to the first Social Recruiting Summit at Google HQ in San Francisco. On my return I was approached by the team from Australasian Talent Conference (Trevor Vas, Horace Chai, and Kevin Wheeler) to see if we could pull off a similar event here in Australia.

So on 3rd December in Melbourne we are bringing together some of the biggest names in recruitment and social media to participate in Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution.

The event will be like none other in Australia, combining traditional conference sessions with interactive “unconference” sessions to allow the audience to further develop the ideas and learn from industry peers.

Personally I am very excited about the speakers. We have secured Mark Pesce as our opening keynote speaker. If you do not know Mark he is an author, journalist, regular panellist on The New Inventors, and futurist. (He even has a Wikipedia page.) In addition to Mark, Margie Kwan from Ernst & Young will be presenting a case study on their use of Facebook and the we have a debate between Stephen Collins from acidlabs and Jake Andrew from SEEK on “Do you need a job board when you have social networking?”. Other topics include digital branding, social recruiting strategies, legal issues around social recruiting.

If you want to know more head over to the main site, check out the agenda and register ASAP as we have a space limitation.

Special deal for blog readers

Australasian Talent Conference has put together a special deal for my blog readers.

Before I get to the deal, a bit about ATC:

The Australasian Talent Conference is a collaboration between the leading corporate recruitment and talent management experts from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States. First introduced in 2007 and modeled on the successful Electronic Recruitment Exchange ERE Conference in the United States. Organisers are; Kevin Wheeler, Trevor Vas, Horace Chai and Kate Breuner.

A selection of this year’s speakers include internationals folks:

  • Dr John Sullivan
  • Gerry Crispin
  • Kevin Wheeler
  • Master Burnett

Along with locals:

  • Trevor Vas
  • Dr. Ian Williamson
  • Naomi Simson
  • James Elliott
  • Virginia Matthew


ATC is offering my blog readers 10% off!

Register online, use promotion code INS09 and you will receive 10% off the conference price. That’s AUD$250 on the $2,500 list price. Not a bad deal if you are planning to attend and missed out on the early price pricing. Even if you were not planning to attend with the line up of speakers you should!