Search Techniques

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…