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Technology & Resources

Canary is dead – Long live Chromium by @AaronLintz


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chromiumchromeRumors of homegrown Chrome extensions have been greatly exaggerated!

A few months ago, I was overjoyed when I wrote about the Canary chrome browser’s abilities. Specifically, I was using it as a developer platform, experimenting with the custom Chrome Extensions. To stem the tide of fake or maliciously coded chrome extensions, recently, Canary updates require chrome extensions be verified as coming from their official store.

Tactical Sourcing, Technology & Resources

How to Find and Engage Tech Candidates on StackOverflow by @VinceSzy


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stackoverflowStackOverflow isn’t necessarily a primary source of candidates but a primary information source in your engagement and evaluation of candidates. Nonetheless, it’s still a good source of tech talent.

Here, I’m covering how you can:

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Klujo Wants to Gamify Your Facebook Career Page


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The Startup Spotlight is back. This week, I caught up with Tamer Rafla, founder of Klujo.

Should your startup be profiled? Send me a message

What is your background?

I hold a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Software Engineering and in business administration (MBA) from top Canadian schools. Prior to founding Klujo, I worked as a management consultant and led business several transformation initiatives for clients in the high-tech, travel and pharmaceutical industries. With several publications in leading academic journals, I am also often called upon to peer review scientific submissions in the software space.

Candidate Engagement

4-Point Checklist for Successfully Engaging Tech Candidates by @sioffy


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Engaging Tech Candidates
Tech recruiters have one of the toughest gigs in the recruitment industry. Fact. But you already knew that right?! The vast majority of the talent you’re trying to source are currently in full-time employment and are inherently passive in nature – in fact, a whopping 81% of developers are employed full-time, 5% are employed part-time and 11% are employed as freelancers or contractors. That leaves just 2% of tech workers who identify themselves as unemployed and actively looking for a new job!
Industry News, Technology & Resources

Weekend Reads for the Technically Minded Sourcer or Recruiter


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It’s Friday afternoon and the week is coming to a close. High maintenance hiring managers and tough requisitions may have pulled some of you away from your favorite recruiting and technology blogs during the week. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few interesting articles I came across during the past week.

Tactical Sourcing, Technology & Resources

4 Quick Tips to Help You Source More Tech Candidates on Github by @VinceSzy


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githubDo you recruit software engineers? If so, you’re in luck.

In this piece, I am going to cover how to:

  1. utilize the built-in search engine of GitHub to find software engineers,
  2. X-ray GitHub to find software engineers,
  3. find developers based on their code  contribution, and
  4. contact the potential candidates you have found.

1. Searching for GitHub users

Candidate Engagement

How to: Actually Engage Candidates You Source (As Proven by Science) by @HollyFawcett


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Finding potential candidates is getting much easier. Tools like Sourcehub (plug plug!), EnteloOpenWeb, the myriad of custom search engines out there, LinkedIn Recruiter… these tools are giving recruiters the people. Some more efficiently than others, of course.

Herein lies the trick: just how do we engage a person we found (randomly, let’s face it) online to becoming an applicant for the req we’re hiring for?

Social Media

Is Your Recruiting Team Still Behind the Curve on Social Media?


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social recruitingSocial recruitment is more than just automating your job board posts to the company Twitter account. It’s also more concept than technology. Many agree that social recruiting isn’t a type of hiring, but an integral step of the sourcing and recruiting process.

Frankly, social recruiting is old news.

Tips & Tricks

Quick Tip: How to Use Slideshare.net as a Sourcing Tool


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In 2012, LinkedIn acquired Slideshare.net -  a site to which users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDocument presentations. Since then, many LinkedIn users started uploading their resumes on their LinkedIn profile pages and publishing them on Slideshare as well.

Slideshare has a functionality called “Transcript” which reads documents and puts the text below the files, which can then be easily x-rayed.

Webinars

Employer Brand: Improving the return on your sourcing efforts


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FREE SOURCECON WEBINAR:  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Jen works as a Recruiter for Google. She has been working in recruitment for 15 years, has over 10,000 connections on LinkedIn, is connected to 45 people in your network and has over 20 recommendations. Rob has been in his current role in GTR Hardware for 2 months, is working hard on his 243 LinkedIn connections, has no recommendations and is not connected to anyone you know. Who are you going to invite to speak at your next employee conference?