Collaborate 2011 Recap
Last week, 200 professionals in Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Staffing and Sourcing all arrived in Minneapolis for 2 days of learning from their peers and experts in the industry about the latest innovations in Recruiting technology. Collaborate 2011 consisted of 53 Learning Sessions with speakers such as Jason Averbrook at Knowledge Infusion, Michael Marlatt - Recruiting Consultant and Mobile Evangelist, and Founder of mRecruitingcamp, Michael Long at Rackspace, Stacy Van Meter at Deluxe Corporation & Lou Adler from the Adler Group. In addition to the sessions, a Geek Bar was available where clients could leverage the Jobs2Web experts to get solution to their recruiting challenges.
Many people walked away with their heads spinning from the plethora of content. Some of the quotes were “Leaving feeling like I was at an amusement park, exhausted from all the exciting innovative content” and “Great networking & ideas around recruiting – information overload.”
So what made this a great conference? If you ask the attendees, they would say rich targeted content. Many walked away with actual “To Do” lists. Some of those lists contained action items for the client to perform. Others were joint action items for the client and their Jobs2Web Client Strategy Director or Client Manager.
I believe a great conference is one that gets you excited, one that leaves your head spinning with a number of new ideas and best of all one, one that allows you to walk away with an action plan! I see way too many people who attend conferences talk about the great ideas they learned, but then they never implement them. This year at Collaborate, we hosted a Client panel about their journey in implementing new ideas & technologies. These clients articulated where they started with Jobs2Web, why they decided to add a specific product or service – and how that paid off. Most importantly, we heard about what they learned and why you as a client should take a similar journey.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Collaborate 2011 such a success. We hope to see you next year at Collaborate 2012!