Sourcing Function

Facing a Shortage of Applicants? — Losing Applicants Explained With 5 Ugly Numbers

It’s an almost universal complaint across both corporations and small businesses around the world. “We aren’t getting enough applicants and it is hurting our business.” This shortage of applications is probably occurring despite the fact that your corporation is well known and that your jobs are exciting. Find out the precise underlying reasons…

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…

This Press Release Contains Numbers You Don’t See Too Often

You may have heard of Crunchbase. It’s the place to go to see things like what companies have raised what money from venture capitalists.   It’s announcing today $18 million of new funding itself, aimed at selling its product to teams at big companies.  But wait. That’s not the intriguing part of the Crunchbase announcement. Crunchbase…

What Happens At SourceCon Doesn’t Stay At SourceCon

At least from a knowledge and sharing standpoint, what happens at SourceCon doesn’t always stay at SourceCon, and it shouldn’t! This was my first official SourceCon. I did crash a dinner and the Hackathon during the Fall 2016 edition, but attending for the whole session was a very different experience. For me, I’d been…

Gamification Is Changing Assessments For the Better

Even for successful candidates, the recruitment process can be a dizzying rollercoaster ride. There’s the high of that first call with the recruiter — and the realization that, hey, this job might be ‘the one.’ And then there’s the frustration of slogging through hour-long assessments that make you second guess every professional decision…

Do You Work At a Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. On her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess.” Of course, her description made me initially…

MORE Tips To Enjoy A Great Conference: #SourceCon 2017 Comes Back To Anaheim

It is truly amazing to think it was just six short months ago that I found myself at my second SourceCon. It is great to come back again, and I suppose now being a “veteran” of sorts, I can pass on some tips and thoughts about making the most of the premier sourcing/talent…