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Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: nspHire is a Mobile Job and Job-Seeker Discovery Application


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This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on nspHire

What is your background?

Darryl Glover has a BA from Berkeley, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pacific, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has worked in Pharmacy Services, authored a children’s book, and has served in various C-level positions. Rasheen Carbin has a BS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He worked in finance in a Business Development role and, before nspHire, co-founded MBA Project Search. Dan Mullaney has two degrees from Georgetown, a BA in Philosophy and a MBA. He worked for over 8 years in finance in a business development role. He co-founded MBA Project Search, HiredMD, and now nspHire. Robert Mullaney is a Family Care Physician. He has a BA in English from Georgetown and an MD from New York Medical College. Melanie Maheu has a BA in English from the University of California, San Marcos and was co-founder of MBA Project Search.

Editor's Corner

Video: The End of Sourcing as We Know It by @MarkNexus


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If you were at SourceCon Denver, you definitely remember the song. Mark Tortorici started day 2 of the conference with a song called “The End of Sourcing as We Know It.”In the song, Tortorici sings about all the tools and personalities we love as sourcers and recruiters. Mark was nice enough to record the song and share the video (with lyrics) on YouTube.

Technology & Resources

Bing Beats Google to Support Emoji Search


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3D SmileyAre you a fan of emojis? For those of you still in the dark ages, emojis are pictures that were originally used to represent words or feelings in Japanese electronic messages. Anyone with children old enough to use a smart phone is very aware of the fact that emoji use has gone mainstream around the world.

Industry News

American Sourcers Are Too Reliant on InMails


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Average response rate for Li Talent global surveyDespite inventing the job of sourcer, professionals in the U.S. are less technically skilled at it than their counterparts in the rest of the world.

They are more reliant on paid LinkedIn accounts and InMail introductions than are sourcers elsewhere, yet they are ahead in using Google+, Twitter, and especially Facebook, which is used by an average of 46 percent of American sourcers versus a global average of 37 percent.

And, regardless of region, sourcers who pick up the phone to reach candidates have a far better response rate than other contact methods.

Technology & Resources

Will One of These Talent Startups Be a Homerun?


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joblintBigger human resources/recruiting technology companies are scurrying around working on new products. IBM, using Watson, is working on a release of its new “Kenexa Talent Insights” product using common language, like “What is the most common reason for candidates rejecting an offer?” We’ve heard that somewhere around November 12, Glassdoor (as it also eyes a European expansion) will launch a “company updates” feature, a little like you see on a LinkedIn home page feed. And Gild — wow, did we just call that a big company? That’s what happens when there are so many startups — is transitioning itself from a sourcing/screening tool for developers into a full-blown recruiting system for all candidates.

Technology & Resources

Don’t Go Overboard! Distilling Down an Ocean of Research to Create “Actionable Insight”


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Abstract Earth In Information OceanFlooded by jobseeker stats and workforce numbers, white papers, articles and poll results? Here’s how to plunge in and quickly evaluate research online, so you can blend it into a real-time sourcing strategy.

There’s a rising tide of industry and employment research available in this sparkling age of advanced digital information. Email updates and alerts overwhelm our inboxes. Splashy infographs are circulated amongst professionals. Facts and figures on hiring-trends pour in via social media. It’s “information overload” and even the most experienced sourcers and recruiters can feel lost at sea.

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Friday: Learn More About Google+ Users With CircleCount


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Note: This is a part of the Free Tool Friday series with Dean DaCosta. In this series, Dean provides a short description of one of his favorite browser addons, apps, or extensions.

CircleCount is a Google Chrome Addon that allows you to see more info about a person’s Google+ profile and activity.

As you can see below, it sits in the ribbon at the top of your chrome browser. 

Tips & Tricks

A LinkedIn Hack to Get More Referrals From Hiring Managers


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linkedin-logo_INDo you ask your hiring managers to give you referrals when you’re working on a search? Imagine being able to send that hiring manager a list of their first degree LinkedIn connections with the skills you’re looking for.

Jubal Ince of Workday uploaded a Youtube video that will show you how to do this. 

Challenges, SourceCon

#SourceCon Live: A Debrief With the 2014 SourceCon Challenge Finalists


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Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 2.37.31 PMHave you ever wondered what it takes to win a SourceCon Challenge? Today I hosted a Google+ Hangout ON AIR with Jim Schnyder – two time winner of the SourceCon Challenge – and the other finalists who participated in the 2014 challenge.

The final round of the 2014 challenge, which was organized by Glen Cathey, was different than previous challenges because participants were responsible for engaging real candidates for a live search. Since participants were donating their time and conducting a free search, we chose to partner with the American Red Cross. We figured that if anyone was receiving free recruiting, it should be a worthy non-profit organization.

Industry News

How Will the New LinkedIn TOS Affect Recruiters and Sourcers? #InTalent


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For most recruiters, LinkedIn’s updated user agreement that goes into effect Thursday doesn’t change much. Recruiter customers will still be able to search for candidates, download profiles, send InMails, and generally source as they have before.

The biggest change is that LinkedIn says you own the content you post on the site. That, and the simplicity and clarity of the wording of the updated terms of service, have earned LinkedIn kudos with one writer calling the changes “monumental for the industry.” More about that later.