Tomorrow (May 17, 2010) Minnesota will host 300 attendees for the 3rd edition of the Social Recruiting Summit.
Previous summits were held at Google headquarters and in the Big Apple, New York City.
The Minnesota event will be held at Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis).
You can catch a live stream of many of the sessions by clicking www.ere.net
Some folks have asked how the heck did Minneapolis land such a big event?
Well, I am not going to be shy about it but a few of us did a lot of lobbying. I think my first email was about 30 minutes after the event at Google ended.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul really are at the center of the Recruiter and HR world. I know I will get push back from my Silicon Valley, Seattle, Dallas, Portland and New York City friends but I suggest that when you get down to it we do it better here.
Are you getting the idea yet that I am fiercely loyal and a bit competitive?
An example of this can be found by listening to a HR Happy Hour podcast from a few months ago when they were looking for the Best HR City. I (we) lost to Cincinnati. Cincinnati?
What the.... (self censored)
Click The Best HR City to hear it went down.
For example, we have the following companies and national speakers who call Minnesota home (c’mon Paul you better not forget anyone, if I do add a comment below and I will update the list):
- TempWorks Software
- Knowledge Infusion
- JobDig and JobDig Tracker
- CATS Applicant Track System
National speakers in the Recruiter, HR and technology space:
- Ryan Estis @ryanestis
- Steven Rothberg @stevenrothberg
- Don Ramer @donramer
- Doug Berg @jobs2web
- Jason Buss @jjbuss
- Joshua Kahn @joshuakahn
- Jason Averbook @jasonaverbook
- Paul DeBettignies @mnheadhunter (is it OK that I add myself?)
We have hosted a number of national thought leaders including (and I know I am missing a large number):
- John Sumser
- Future of Talent with Kevin Wheeler and Susan Burns
- Howard Adamsky
- Lou Adler
- Gerry Crispin
- Jennifer McClure
We have a large number of HR and Recruiter groups (these are ones in the metro area, add another 6+ for out state Minnesota):
- Minnesota Recruiters
- Minnesota Technical Recruiters Network (MNTRN)
- Twin Cities Human Resources Association (TCHRA)
- Leading Edge Human Resources Network
- Minnesota SHRM
- Human Resource Professionals MN
- Minnesota Recruiter and Staffing Association
- Southwest Metro HR Association
And a number of Recruiter, HR and Career related bloggers:
- Blue Wave
- Brigham Group Staffing
- CATS Blog
- CollegeRecruiter.com Blog
- Freelance Staffing
- Hockenberg Search
- HR Search Marketing
- Human Resources Pufnstuf
- Knowledge Infuser
- Koffee Klatch
- Quirky Questions
- Meet Cindy Elizabeth
- Minnesota Headhunter
- Passion on Purpose
- Shauna Moerke is…
- Simply Lisa
- Staffing Talk
- The ATS Guy
- The Contract Recruiter
- The Hire Sense
- The Simple Job Search
- The Talent Buzz
- What Would Dad Say
Oh, and before I forget…
What do you have to say Cincinnati you still want to lay claim to your title? Or will you leave it here as you head to the airport?