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Industry News

A few details from Facebook’s Q2 earnings report and conference call

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Facebook held a quarterly earnings call yesterday. For those interested, the Wall Street Journal has provided a complete recap of the call. Our more financially minded readers can view more details on the Facebook investor relations page. If you’re too busy to read the entire recap, here are some important takeaways.

Industry News

LinkedIn Experiments With Location Based Updates

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Venturebeat has reported that LinkedIn is experimenting with location based updates to help users connect with people in their area. The Venturebeat article cites LinkedIn developers Mauroof Ahmed and Moses Ting as the sources of the information.

In one quote, Ahmed described the location updates, which will be integrated into the new Connected app:

Technology & Resources

2 More Startups Targeting Passive Candidates

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crowdworksSpeaking of pipelines, passives, and prospects: there’s more where that came from.

Two new recruiting technology companies are launching with passive candidates in mind.

The Crowd Works is out of London. It says it has “been working for almost two years to develop an algorithm that applies big data and predictive analytics to match recruiters with relevant, qualified candidates.”

Tactical Sourcing

Follow the Process…Even in an Ocean of Candidates via @MarkNexus

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While having an email exchange with my friend Lisa Amorao, she mentioned to me a certain requisition that she needed filled. As we talked, I figured out that this was a requisition unlike most. As we went back and forth about what she was looking for, I was reminded about always sticking to the sourcing process, no matter what the requisition.


Don’t Miss #SourceCon Live with Luke Doubler, Matt Ferree, and Glenn Gutmacher

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#SourceCon Live has become one of my favorite activities as Editor of SourceCon. Two times each month, we gather with some of the smartest talent acquisition professionals in the industry to talk about what’s going on in the wild world of recruiting.

This Thursday at noon CDT, Matt Ferree, Luke Doubler, and Glenn Gutmacher will each share a few details of what we can expect to hear from them during their presentations at SourceCon Fall in Denver. Then, we’ll take questions from the audience and discuss current sourcing and recruiting news. 

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Fridays: It’s All About the Vibe

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Note: This is a part of the Free Tool Friday series with Dean DaCosta. Each Friday during July and August, Dean will provide a short description of one of his favorite browser addons, apps, or extensions.

Next on our list of browser addons, apps, and extensions, is Vibe for Chrome. Vibe is a great tool that can provide you extra information on someone based on an email address.


Video: HiringSolved CEO Speaks About LinkedIn Settlement

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Shon Burton, CEO of people aggregator HiringSolved, joined me on Google+ today to discuss the legal battle his startup has been involved in with LinkedIn.

During our discussion, Shon shared a few details about the case, what life was like for the founder and his team during the legal battle, and what the future holds for HiringSolved.

Be sure to watch the entire video so you can hear about the 2 new products HiringSolved has in the works.


SourceCon Webinar: Connecting Veterans and Employers

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Young Army Soldier With A Laptop

Attention! This webinar is for the brave and the bold, the organizations that wish to recruit them, and anyone who is interested in what it really takes to help veterans and recruiters. Please join decorated staffing professional Dean Da Costa in this upcoming TweetMyJobs sponsored webinar, as he discusses the “Heroes for Hire” program, examples of what companies are currently doing to recruit military veterans, steps your company should take to be more effective when recruiting veterans, and much more!

Industry News

Who’s driving, candidates or employers?

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Whos-driving-the-market-MRI-2014It’s a job seekers’ market, but hiring managers haven’t yet fully adjusted to the change, with 40% of them taking almost a month to make an offer, only to find out in many cases that their candidate is turning them down.

Better than 8 in 10 of the MRINetwork recruiters participating in the semi-annual MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study said today’s employment market is candidate-driven, a 25 point jump from the 2012 study. That means the professional, executive and managerial candidates who are the majority of those recruited by MRI franchise offices can be  more demanding when it comes to the nature of the work they want, the companies they’re willing to work for, and the compensation and benefits they’ll accept.

Candidate Engagement

Are you a LinkedIn Inmail spammer?

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Yesterday, we shared several new LinkedIn updates. The big change that will be affecting LinkedIn Recruiter users is the fact that LinkedIn will soon start punishing users who have Inmail response rates below 13%. Here are the details of the program directly from the LinkedIn blog: