Welcome to my little corner of the Lounge….it’s great to finally be back.
For those of you who have followed me over the years you’ve seen me write for the sake of blogging, sometimes for the sake of business development and sometimes just to rant on. So when I was chatting with JMM and she mentioned that she was looking for some regular contributors to the Recruiter’s Lounge, I thought what a great opportunity to get back to writing just for the sake of sharing. So first and foremost I’m very grateful for JMM and Blake giving me the opportunity to contribute my thoughts and facts to the blog (thanks guys).
So first a little about me, I know you can find this somewhere around here in the bio section but he’s the full skinny on me and why you might want to read what I write and listen to what I’m laying down (OK lame attempt to sound cool).
Geoff Webb has been a member of the Recruitment community for over 20 years. He has spent 6 years in recruitment management and decided that it wasn’t for him. For the past 8-9 years he has focused on Sourcing (finding people on the internet and via phone) and Talent Community Management, or the ability to leverage Social Media, Media and Networking to drive talented prospects towards the best candidate experience.
Geoff is currently the only Canadian Master Sourcer and provides both Sourcing services and training in his home country and abroad as well as regularly being invited to speak on Sourcing and Social Recruitment. During 2009/2010 Geoff was one two individuals to hold the prestigious title of “Sourcecon Dude” and co-developed all the Sourcecon Challenges. He is currently one of only three people in the world to fill the shoes of the enigmatic ”Sourcecon Dude”.
Geoff is an avid blogger and has been involved with Recruitfest, was a co-founder of TRU, Radical Planet and SocialHR Camp as well as the creation of many online communities including the Canadian Recruitment Community. Geoff is also the founder and chief bandleader for the Toronto Recruitment Community, a monthly meeting of some of Toronto’s thought leadership in the Recruitment space.
Geoff has been recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Social HR professionals by the Huffington Post and has been quoted in numerous print and online books and articles about Social Recruitment, Sourcing and Social HR.
Changes In The Blogging Scene
As well, some things have changed since I was last around the blogging scene:
a) I got a full time real job with AON/Hewitt. This is my third time around with AON/Hewitt and in total I’ve spent almost 6 years with the company, so they must be doing something right. This time has given me a great opportunity to work with a fantastic group of people both here in Canada and from across North America.
b) I now live in Liberty Village in Toronto with my fiancee (that’s right I’m getting married) and our dog. No I’m not telling you when we are getting married nor will I tell you where we are getting married you’ll just have to be surprised like everyone else.
c) we are part time parents to two young ladies who seem to be growing faster and faster every day. A couple of geeky little ladies (much to their father’s immense pride) who love their comics and their dog (Tucker – check him out he’s Instagram famous) equally.
Life has been good. We have our interests, We have our Community, We have our Bikes, We have our Friends and our Families….all good.
In terms of what I’ll be writing about. Over the next few months I’ll attempt to keep you informed, entertained and hopefully learning and thinking on topics such as….
- Social Media and Recruitment
- Sourcing Tools and Technologies
- Employment Branding
- Talent Branding (there is a difference)
- Social Sourcing
- Talent Marketing
- Tools and Technologies
- I might even do some Vlogging again.
And hey if there is ever a topic or conversation you want me to cover then by all means leave me a comment and I’m happy to give you my informed opinion.
Main point, pull up a chair, let’s have a conversation going forward, I’m looking forward to it, I hope you are as well.