sourcing

How to Source for Software Developers, Who are Willing to Relocate

The reality is that almost 216 million people, about 3% of the world’s population live outside their countries… and some software engineers are among them. Tech companies always seek for new talent, yet their channels are often limited to local developers only. This is especially true for companies established in thinly populated towns. I’d like to…

Healthcare Hunt 2016 (Part 1 of 3): Some Lesser Known Ways to Source Medical Candidates

The market in the Texas Medical Center has become increasingly tight over the last few months.  With record low unemployment rates in the Healthcare segment, our team has gotten pretty creative in exploring new and different candidate pools.  In this three-part series, I’ll show how pull list of names, find contact information and…

Use Less Boolean on Google for Better Productivity

Over the last few years, Google has made algorithm advances in the area of semantic search. Last Fall Google told us that their new semantic, machine-learning-based component called RankBrain is now the 3rd most important factor in ranking. With these shifts, long and bulky Boolean search templates are getting less useful and provide…

Three Steps to Creating a Diversified Sourcing Strategy

We’ve all heard the wise words before: You shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Whether we’re talking about investing our money or sourcing candidates, this adage rings true. Yet, as sourcers and recruiters, we are often guilty of going back to the same old sources that have served us well…

Why the Best Recruiters Have Learned to Love Data and Technology

Recruiting is undergoing a technological renaissance. Veteran recruiters remember the advent of primitive databases that housed scanned images of hard-copy resumes, but the modern recruiter’s routine is infused with technology that helps them find and hire candidates faster and with higher success rates due to the ability to be precise in their approach….

Return on Time (ROT) – The Difference between Average Recruiters and Advanced Experts

A very important but largely overlooked stat in sourcing is return on time (ROT).  Many areas in recruiting/sourcing are judged by time, such as time to fill.  Return on time is the average hours a recruiter or sourcer takes to get a submission.  This stat changes from industry to industry, but the industry average…