STEM Searches

Source Like a Mad Scientist: Targeting Innovators Through Free Patent Sites

Patents can be a fantastic identifier of niche talent, particularly if you are looking for innovators or inventors. Transformational talent lives here, and pulling candidates who work on an original idea that turned into a patent can bring your candidate pool to another level. Steve Levy told me about Free Patents Online a…

Circle of Sourcing: Top Websites To Locate Directories

At SourceCon Fall in 2016, Lori Schifman shared with our roundtable this URL to find nurses: http://www.rncentral.com/nursing-library/careplans/100_really_useful_web_sites_for_nurses/ That was a “wow” moment for the entire table! I asked how she found it and she informed me she typically looks for “top sites” when sourcing candidates. That’s an excellent way to identify directories and…

Sourcing Tips – The Science Behind The Syntax of Publication Websites

As I mentioned at SourceCon Spring, publication websites can be a tremendous resource in producing supplementary information and scientific skill sets to the forefront. Many scientists have “skeleton” LinkedIn profiles that do not include the full representation of who they are, what they work on, or what they do. Publications can help identify niche skills…

Cracking the GitHub Code with Hiretual 3.0

By now most sourcers and recruiters have heard of Hiretual. In just a few months, it’s become one of our most used tools for sourcing candidates and unveiling contact information. It also provides sourcers with peer rankings, salary ranges, the likelihood of being available, education and experience, in popular websites such as LinkedIn,…

Engineers Should Help With Recruiting (Interviewing Is No Longer Enough)

Recruiters have long used their engineering colleagues for candidate interviewing, but these days recruiters should be enlisting engineers for a lot more than that. The technical hiring landscape is blisteringly competitive, with tech behemoths snatching up scores of the strongest candidates. Partnering with engineers can be a recruiter’s secret weapon. Here are some ways…

Cognizant Begins Series of Twitter Chats

Fast-growing, Fortune 500 IT services firm Cognizant is trying something new in recruiting: Twitter chats. Cognizant (which has two talent-acquisition leaders speaking at ERE’s October conference in Atlanta) just held the first of what will likely be many more conversations with job seekers on Twitter. This first one was mainly for a college audience. Kendall…

The U.S. Tech Talent Gulf Is Wide, But Signs Show Job Seekers Inching it Closer

The tech talent gulf remains wide in the U.S., with over 40 percent more employer need than job-seeker interest. This is a large and troubling gap. In our technology-driven economy, employers across all industries are in need of roles such as data scientists, software engineers, and software developers. When these roles aren’t filled, or aren’t…

Instantly Improve Diversity Recruiting Results With a Bonus for Diversity Referrals

As a result of providing corporate diversity and STEM recruiting solutions, we receive lots of questions in this area. By far, the most frequently asked question is “What single best practice has the most dramatic impact on diversity recruiting results?” Well without hesitation, our answer is … “Focus your referral program on diversity…

How to Hire a Software Engineer at a Startup

There’s a reason software engineers are the most in-demand employees in the technology industry and, arguably, anywhere in the working world: There are simply not enough of them to go around. From senior iOS engineers to Python full-stack generalists, software engineers generally have their pick of the available positions. With Glassdoor estimating some…