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TALENT SOURCING IN SEATTLE
 

The Sourcing 7 (also known as S7+) is a professional special interest community (SIC) of the NorthWest Recruiters Association (NWRA). Comprised of talent sourcers, recruiters, and other talent acquisition professionals who want to share best practices, exchange techniques, and enhance the talent sourcing profession, the Sourcing 7 community was born from the grassroots effort of talent sourcers who wanted to pay it forward for this profession. We hope to accomplish this through fostering opportunities to network, influence, and educate.

S7+ is here to support anyone who identifies as a talent sourcing, research, or recruiting professional or currently sits in a role holding this title in the pursuit of professional excellence.  We are the first ever non-profit professional organization dedicated to talent sourcing in the Pacific NorthWest.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Every city should have a Sourcing 7. The fact that people volunteer their time and speakers come and share thoughts and knowledge to make the community is simply awesome. #payitforward"

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In 2009, seven Seattle-area talent sourcing professionals began meeting at a local Starbucks to share ideas and techniques and to discuss a relatively new discipline of talent sourcing. The Internet and social media had changed sourcing, and these seven professionals were determined to get their collective heads around new ways of thinking for talent sourcing in the digital age; thus, we became the Sourcing 7. 

The team, which has always consisted of 100% volunteers who desire to give back to the local community, is currently made up of six geeky Recruiters, Sourcers, and Talent Acquisition experts lending their services to respected companies in the great Pacific NorthWest.

 

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SOURCING 7 LEADERSHIP TEAM

In 2009, seven Seattle-area talent sourcing professionals began meeting at a local Starbucks to share ideas and techniques and to discuss a relatively new discipline of talent sourcing. The Internet and social media had changed sourcing, and these seven professionals were determined to get their collective heads around new ways of thinking for talent sourcing in the digital age; thus, we became the Sourcing 7. 

The team, which has always consisted of 100% volunteers who desire to give back to the local community, is currently made up of seven geeky Recruiters, Sourcers, and Talent Acquisition experts lending their services to respected companies in the great Pacific NorthWest.

Over the years, many amazing individuals have served on our leadership team. 

Please meet our leadership alumni!

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EVENTS

Sourcing 7 events range from hands-on workshops to mini presentations on relevant topics to expert panel discussions. We have always kept these events free to attend through the generosity of venues hosted by local area organizations, as well as our sponsors. The events feature food, conversation, and learning from each other.

 

Events are custom-built for the Sourcing 7 community. These in-person events, held at various locations around the Seattle metro area, provide attendees the opportunity to learn from multiple presenters and ask questions during and after presentations. Networking opportunities before and after presentations allow for attendees to meet new colleagues. Live events are presented either in panel, roundtable, or Ignite-style presentation format.

 

In addition, webinars led by local community members will aim to cover tactical topics including sourcing tools, techniques, and process.​

 

2019 Event Schedule (subject to change)

  • Q1: Jan 17 - fireside chat with Carmen Hudson, Shannon Pritchett, and Angie Verros (WESTSIDE)

  • Q2: May 9 - Source-o de Mayo (WESTSIDE)

  • Aug 24: Summer Potluck Picnic

  • Q3: Sept 12 - TBD (EASTSIDE)

  • Q4: Nov 14 - Fall Shareback (EASTSIDE)


Webinar Schedule: TBD

Please register for active events below,

or browse our Events calendar to learn about upcoming gatherings!

 

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Join the Sourcing 7 Mailing List

to stay up-to-date on opportunities to participate.

 

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SPONSORS & HOSTS

We cannot offer free training workshops and events without the support and partnership

of our sponsors and venue hosts.

Please take a moment to read a little about the organizations who think highly enough of what we do to help us bring more knowledge to our local community in 2019!

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Sourcing7 is a SIG of the NWRA (Northwest Recruiter Association), and we are a 501(c)(3). As we are a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our local community and our global sponsorship partners to continue serving the sourcing community through free educational events and networking opportunities.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the community, please click here for more information.

 

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SOURCING 7 AMBASSADORS

Believing in the idea of “Paying it Forward,” we’re launching the Sourcing 7 Ambassador Program soon. We've asked local community members from some of the area's employers to help with event promotions and encouraging colleagues and teammates to participate in events throughout the year. 

We aim to provide opportunities for Ambassadors to grow professionally while increasing outreach to the local community and encouraging networking and relationship development

outside of our events.

 

Sourcing 7 Ambassadors are  individuals in the community who believe in the mission of Sourcing 7, which is to foster opportunities to network, influence, and educate. As company representatives, Ambassadors help promote Sourcing 7 internally to their teams and encourage teammates to attend, present, and/or volunteer.  As community members, Ambassadors encourage others around them in collaboration, networking,  and sharing of best practices.

Stay tuned for more details soon!