Video: Discussing AI in Sourcing and Recruiting

I recently had the chance to participate in a Google Hangout with Jeremy Roberts of HiringSolved as an introduction to the speakers of their upcoming conference on Feb 7 in NYC (HIREconf). You can watch the recording of our chat here or play the video below to learn a little about my background and my thoughts about the evolving role of technology … Read More

Talent Mining – Unearthing Value in Human Capital Data

There are people in the HR/recruiting industry who believe that searching databases, the Internet, and social networking sites to source talent is relatively easy and that it can be automated through the use of technology. While those people are actually right (to an extent), I am happy to say that unfortunately for them, it’s not that simple. While anyone can manually write or automate basic searches and find … Read More

The Best Boolean and Semantic Search Tool

While many people are hungry for specific Boolean search strings to copy and paste and for search tools that make searching for people “easier” and even “do the thinking for you,” there simply is nothing that can come remotely close to what you can do when you think properly and ask the right questions. That’s right – the most powerful … Read More

LinkedIn’s New Non-Boolean Search Functionality

I originally published this post on LinkedIn, but am reposting here to ensure my blog readers catch it. When I attended LinkedIn’s Talent Connect 2015 conference in Anaheim, CA and I was able to take some video of Eddie Vivas, Head of Talent Solutions Product for LinkedIn, formerly the Founder and Chief Product Officer at (acquired by LinkedIn), talking about … Read More

LinkedIn Recruiter Search Result Discrepancies Explored

  Irina posted an interesting piece on discrepancies in search results between LinkedIn Recruiter and a free LinkedIn account which prompted me to do a little digging as I don’t think I’ve ever come across materially different results in actual use. While the discrepancies are definitely interesting, and I would love to know exactly what’s causing them, I don’t find … Read More

Twitter Sourcing Tool Tactics Cloud Shuts Down

  I hope my blog post wasn’t somehow the kiss of death for Tactics Cloud, but in only a matter of weeks after writing about how awesome I thought their Twitter search solution was, they will no longer be offering Tactics Cloud as they have decided to focus our efforts on new opportunities.” Although Derek Zeller discovered that you could still … Read More