Weekend Reads for the Technically Minded Talent Acquisition Professional

There are a lot of great resources out there for talent acquisition professionals to become better at sourcing and engaging candidates online. I like to think that SourceCon is one of those great destinations. But what should you be reading beyond recruiting and sourcing blogs? Personally, I focus on a few different topics: online marketing, search engines, social media, and new technology startups. Gaining deeper knowledge in these key areas helps me to understand what other professions are doing with new technology so I can consider how these ideas and technologies could be used for recruiting purposes.

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Here are some interesting posts I came across this week. Grab a cup of coffee over the weekend and enjoy.

Jeremy Roberts was the editor of SourceCon from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third-party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments.

Since leaving SourceCon, he’s continued to work at the intersection of talent acquisition and technology, where he aims to find the right balance between humans and machines. Occasionally he thinks of something interesting to say, but normally he just keeps his head down and does his job. Jeremy resides in Ponder, Tex.