Tactical Sourcing

The Recruiting Times They Are A-Changin’ (How to Stop Worrying and Love AI)

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. –Bob…

A Cousin of Siri Is Coming to the Recruiting Field

HiringSolved will soon unveil what it considers “Siri for recruiting,” an artificial intelligence assistant for recruiters. His name will be RAI, pronounced like the name Ray, and standing for “Recruiting Artificial Intelligence.” The company has been working on it for five years, and is still perfecting it. The gist of it is you’d ask…

Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Really Works — Just Ask Kevin Durant

In case you missed it, earlier this month one of the top recruiting accomplishments of the last decade occurred when the Golden State Warriors successfully recruited superstar Kevin Durant. And even though it occurred in professional sports, corporate recruiters in any industry can learn valuable lessons from this amazing recruiting accomplishment. The most…

Pinterest Produces Amazing Diversity Results … Using Proactive Targeted Referrals

By focusing on one type of diversity referral program, within six weeks a firm can dramatically turn around its diversity recruiting … to the point of, for engineering jobs, “a 55-fold increase in the percentage of candidates from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds” and a “24 percent increase in women applicants.” Well, these dramatic results were recently…

How to X-Ray Eventbrite to Find Information About People Who Attended Past Events @Aliciapriselac

Many professional development conferences, networking & alumni events, and classes are ticketed through Eventbrite, which makes it a great place to source for candidates. Eventbrite conveniently lists attendees for past events; however, the site’s search box does not let you query for events held in the past. This is not an issue though,…

Local Geography Matters in Recruiting

While working on positions on some of the more difficult-to-fill positions, Aaron Lintz had an epiphany. He noticed that 80 percent of the people in the UK take the train (in contrast with the States). Lintz, senior sourcer for Commvault thought: Instead of targeting the traditional location radius, I can target the cities along the…

How to add Facebook or LinkedIn connections’ birthdays to your recruiting CRM

Note: This post represents my personal views and not necessarily those of my employer. Someone recently forwarded me a question posted about a month ago on a LinkedIn sourcing group asking if you could efficiently transfer your connections’ birthdays (on LinkedIn, Facebook friends, Outlook, etc.) to your CRM (https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/1176637-6016974478737682434). The group moderator responded…