The Future of Sourcing and Talent Identification

If you listen to certain people in the recruiting industry, you’d think that being able to leverage information systems for talent discovery and identification will be an obsolete skill for recruiters and that sourcers will have to find another profession in the near future. According to these folks, people with sourcing skills won’t be necessary because the future of sourcing … Read More

Talent Mining and the Future of Sourcing and Recruiting

Many people equate sourcing candidates with simply creating and running Boolean search strings. In my opinion and experience, Boolean search neither adequately describes nor gives proper credit to what sourcers and recruiters are really doing when they leverage the Internet, resume databases, ATS/CRM applications and social networking sites such as LinkedIn to find candidates, and to what some very talented … Read More

Boolean Black Belt Website Visitor Analytics

I’ve been blogging since 10/2/2008. Since then, my blog has had visitors from 9,704 cities in 171 countries around the world, and has been read in 90 languages. I don’t blog to monetize my website – I write because I’m passionate about recruiting and technology. Okay, I may be a little obsessed too. Maybe more than a little. :-) Because I … Read More

How I Learned What I Know About Candidate Sourcing

When it comes to my theories and best practices for leveraging information systems for quickly finding highly qualified candidates, I am often asked, “So, how did you figure all of this stuff out?” It’s a fantastic question, and I am happy to be asked it, but my answer doesn’t seem to satisfy anyone.  The short answer is literally that “I just figured it out.” … Read More