Amybeth Hale is currently a Sr. Talent Sourcer with Microsoft. Previously, she was the Editor for SourceCon.com. She has been a recruiting researcher since 2002, having worked on both the agency and corporate side of recruiting. Amybeth has been a speaker at several industry conferences, including SourceCon, The Fordyce Forum, and the Social Recruiting Summit. She has been quoted and published in such well-known publications as Mashable, AdAge, and The Fordyce Letter, and was featured in the Northwest Business Monthly magazine as a rising star in the Pacific Northwest business community. She also currently serves as a board member of the Northwest Recruiters Association (NWRA) as well as the President of the Sourcing 7 special interest group in Seattle. Amybeth is affectionately known in the sourcing world as the “Research Goddess” and blogs at www.researchgoddess.com <http://www.researchgoddess.com> .