In Canada we’ll cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is becoming famous for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing.
#SOSUCAN will bring together some of the sharpest sourcing minds in Canada and from around the world; offering a wide range of perspectives and insights. There will be 30+ speakers covering the latest in talent sourcing.
#SOSUCAN will showcase some of the most innovative companies and new technologies driving sourcing productivity. Delegates will have an opportunity to trial and play with the latest sourcing tech.
HACKING & HACKS
#SOSU events are famous for their focus on hacks and hacking. We will once again assemble some of the most curious minds to showcase their latest hacks to find talent.
The popular hackathon from the Amsterdam event will be back. Teams of hackers will be formed and each team will tackle assignments of their choice. Teams will present their hacks on day two and winners will be announced.
Once again we will focus extensively on how sourcing is defined, performed and measured by corporations. Delegates will learn from some of the most daring organisations on how they tackle sourcing.
Delegates will learn the latest sourcing wizardry and hacks. There will be breakout sessions on both days dedicated to live sourcing. Delegates can bring their sourcing challenges for our speakers to tackle, in an interactive format.
At #SOSU we are big on networking. We experimented with a sourcing buddy system and will improve the concept and continue to advance collaboration and the making of new friends.
#SOSUCAN is as much about making new friends as it is about learning. It’s not all work. We are big on networking and will foster collaboration and the making of new friends.
EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FOR TALENT SOURCING
What frontiers of sourcing remain to be explored? What does the future of talent sourcing hold? Where to from here?
At #SOSUCAN we will set our gaze on the whole talent sourcing ecosystem with a particular focus on the issues and challenges faced by sourcing leaders and practitioners in Canada. We will set our eyes on emerging trends and the road ahead for sourcing. We will look at new tools and technologies, techniques and best-practices, and will decipher the ever changing behavior of talent. Delegates will develop a big-picture view of talent acquisition and the tactical nous required to be an agent of change.
Once again we will cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is well known for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing in Canada.
SOURCING TOOL & TECH
Thousands of sourcing tools exist. How do you keep up and most importantly what should you choose to scale new heights in sourcing.
EMBRACING AI & MACHINE LEARNING
Smart machines are here to stay, how can sourcers harness AI for their advantage? Learn where and how to draw the line with smart tech.
MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR EFFECTIVE SOURCING
Data does not equals intelligence. Effective research and intelligence gathering often means the difference between success and failure. Learn how to plan, gather and use information as opposed to accumulating data.
NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES FOR SOURCERS
What good is finding talent if you can’t convince them to interested in your opportunity? Learn negotiation strategies to be a more fruitful sourcer.
NAVIGATING THE DEEP WEB FOR SOURCING
What lurks in the deep web for sourcers? A huge treasure trove exist in the dark web. Explore what and how you can find.
LESSONS FROM GROWTH HACKERS
Why should growth tactics matter to sourcers? What tactics can get you noticed? Learn how growth hacking thinking assist sourcers in finding talent.
This year we will focus on developing brand ‘you’. The business of finding talent requires talented people, and that is where ‘you’ come in. A lot of the content will be around personal development and improving soft skills.
FAILING & FAILURE
We now remained convinced that Success is boring and tackling failure is more constructive. This year we will up the ante on tackling sourcing failures. If you have experienced failure, you are a winner in our eyes.
BUILDING THE PERFECT SOURCING TEAM
Your sourcing functions and effort are as good as the make-up of your team. Learn how to attract, build and scale a great sourcing team.
WHY PLANNING MATTERS IN SOURCING
Planning makes a difference in most areas of business operation, it is critical when it comes to sourcing. Learn how to draw a sourcing plan and execute it. It will be a game changer.
ACHIEVING 100% ON YOUR RESPONSE RATE
Sourcing is increasingly about getting a response. How can you improve your response rate? Is 100% response rate too much to ask?
OPEN SOURCE TOOL & TACTICS FOR SOURCERS
Sourcing shares a lot of commonality with open source journalism. Hear from the top expert in open source data on how information gathering can be improved.
AUTOMATION FOR THE BUSY SOURCER
If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech. Be better data manager by automating processes and save more time for sourcing.
FINDING TALENT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
The internet is a smorgasbord of communities. We will explore all the varied ways talent can be found. From apps to niche search engines to communties, the unconventional is the new convention.
CODING FOR SOURCERS
What can sourcers learn from coding? Should sourcers be coders? Learning how coding works offer new insights on how data can be retrieved and manipulated for sourcing effectiveness
WEDNESDAY, 25 JULY
The latest updates about agenda, session times, speakers and networking events will be available on the event app
THURSDAY, 26 JULY