Best of 2013 #7: Hacking the Graph for Better Sourcing and Recruiting on Facebook by @theBalazs

Editor’s note: Between now and the new year we will be counting down the top 20 SourceCon posts of 2013. This post was the 7th most read post of the year. Our regular content will return in January.

Facebook is busy building pages, and there is a page for everything. My profile is a page, but also, my employer which I added to my profile, Randstad Sourceright, is also a page. There are also fanpages, pages of interests, language pages, you can even check in at certain places – and as said, places and any locations listed on Facebook are also just pages. The same structure exists everywhere!

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Why is it so amazing for us? Because every page Facebook has developed has a unique ID number that Graph Search is using when you enter and run a search query.

Balazs Paroczay, Cielo’s Vice President of Global Sourcing, is a globally recognized Sourcing Strategist with a passion for discovering disruptive solutions. Balazs uses his experience leading sourcing and recruitment teams to improve teams’ abilities to identify, attract, engage and activate the critical talent they need to meet their business goals. A thought leader in advanced sourcing practices and innovative talent pooling techniques, Balazs frequently speaks at conferences and shares his expertise with various global media outlets.

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