Talent Sourcing: Man vs. AI/Black Box Semantic Search

Back in March 2010, I had the distinct honor of delivering the keynote presentation at SourceCon on the topic of resume search and match solutions claiming to use artificial intelligence in comparison with people using their natural intelligence for talent discovery and identification. Now that nearly 2 years has passed, and given that in that time I’ve had even more hands-on … Read More

Is Finding and Recruiting Top Talent Really Your #1 Priority?

Do these quotes sound familiar? “People are our greatest asset.” “The only real sustainable competitive advantage of any company is the recruitment and retention of great people.” “Talent is our #1 priority as a company.” “Your technologies, products and structures can be copied by competitors, but your people can’t be.” “No matter what kind of business you are in, having … Read More

Having Trouble Attracting the Right Candidates?

While attending the Social Recruiting Summit in Minneapolis back in May, I made specific note of a common sentiment expressed by recruiting representatives of two social recruiting powerhouses – Best Buy and Facebook: They don’t have any trouble attracting people, but they do have a tough time attracting the right people. Recruiters in attendance scoffed at the thought that these … Read More

Why Do So Many ATS Vendors Offer Poor Search Capability?

This question has been burning in my mind for quite some time – why is it that so many ATS/recruiting CRM vendors offer poor or limited candidate search functionality? I’m not talking about ATS vendors you’ve never heard of – I’m talking about some of the biggest names in Applicant Tracking/Candidate Relationship Management applications. I’m well aware that ATS’s serve many … Read More

Real Recruiting: Talent Identification AND Acquisition

As you might be able to tell from the name of my blog, I’m passionate about leveraging information systems for finding candidates. Unless you’re running 1 word or title-only queries, you can’t search the Internet, LinkedIn, Twitter, your ATS/CRM, or a job board resume database without using at least the most basic Boolean logic. When I post links to my search-focused articles in … Read More

Human Capital Data Analysts – Sourcing Samurai

What’s The Sexiest Job in Recruiting? I recently read this excellent post on the Google blog written by Jonathan Rosenberg, SVP, Product Management at Google, and I was especially excited to read this: “Hal Varian likes to say that the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. After all, who would have guessed that computer engineers would be the cool … Read More