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Candidates Can Now Leave Ratings For Recruiters Online

Not quite an “uberization” movement, but now you can be rated for your services as a recruiter. Treat a candidate well, five stars for you. Spam a candidate, one star! Completed is a newish professional networking website that wants to make it easier to rate and rank, not just recruiters, but all business professionals. It’s a…

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…

Straight from SourceCon: Recruiting in the Machine Age

SourceCon is always chocked full of great speakers and insightful sessions, and this year was no exception. It’s always a great channel for discovering the newest trends and understanding how they’ll shape the future of what we do. One that was particularly revealing this year was Recruiting in the Machine Age, led by…

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…

Intel’s Latest Acquisition Will Speed-Up the Mass Unemployment of Truckers, Drivers

In the next decade, robots could replace 1.7 million American truckers, a workforce that represents one of the last remaining careers to offer a middle-class salary without a college degree. In addition to truckers, there are another 1.7 million drivers of taxis, buses, and delivery vehicles in the U.S. that are at risk of being replaced. In comparison,…

The Summer of Machine Learning

What exactly is machine learning? You know much more than you think you do. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are all around us. While we browse social media the Facebook machines are calculating how to help its patrons’ ads reach their intended audiences. You turn on Netflix and “because you watched this” suggestions…

The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?

I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a…