Sourcing News and Knowledge – Beyond the Obvious


Sourcer or recruiter? It’s all about the intitle: via @derdiver

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So yeah, I got to be one of the cool kids at Sourcecon in February. I was honored that Jeremy, Steve, and Ronnie invited me to speak. I have, over the years, joked about sourcing just being recruiting without actually having to speak to the actual candidate. However, I learned first hand how this has not always been the case. In fact, it’s my opinion that true sourcing has evolved out of what was recruiting. It’s an evolution of the title, not the job.

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Fridays: The Share Extension

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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.

Industry News

CareerXroads Survey: With Referrals Down, Direct Sourcing and Agency Hires Rise

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source of hireEmployee referrals waned again in 2013 as a source of hire, as talent acquisition leaders increasingly leaned on other recruiting methods to fill their external hires.

The just released CareerXroads source of hire survey — its 13th — found  the 50 participating employers, some with more than 200,000 workers, relied more heavily on direct sourcing and help from third party recruiters in 2013 than at any time in the previous decade.

They also accelerated their temp conversions, which, at 4.4 percent of the full-time hires, was nearly three times the rate in 2012.

In fact, except for print, every sourcing method tracked by the recruiting  consultancy CareerXroads showed an increase in hiring activity.

This year’s report has little commentary — it’s coming, says co-author Gerry Crispin — so there’s no explanation for the shift in source of hire.

Technology & Resources

793 Answers to Your Sourcing Questions

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Since SourceCon.QA launched in February of this year, sourcers and recruiters have provided 793 answers to 205 questions related to candidate identification and competitive intelligence gathering. Today, on SourceCon Live, panelists discussed the evolution of the site and gave recommendations on some best practices for participating in a question and answer forum like SourceCon.QA.

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:

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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.