When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. Also, you should know that according to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report, 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook. Jobvite also found that while job seekers … Read More
Insights from LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Survey
Job boards vs. social media: What’s the most significant source of hire for companies globally? LinkedIn recently surveyed over 4,000 talent acquisition leaders in 31 countries, gaining insights into source of hire, quality of hire, quantity of hire, talent brand, the future of recruiting and more, so if you haven’t already downloaded and reviewed LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends … Read More
14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting
Twitter’s been around for nearly 8 years and has always been popular in recruiting circles, but there are still plenty of recruiters who don’t use Twitter to its full potential or are simply new to using Twitter for recruiting. For example, just the other day I noticed in one of my Hootsuite streams a recruiter with 3 followers tweet … Read More
Social Recruiting w/Facebook – One or Two Facebook Profiles?
Do you use Facebook to source and recruit potential candidates? If yes, do you have one or two profiles? If no, why not? (two words: Graph Search!) One of the most common social recruiting questions I get is whether or not sourcers and recruiters using Facebook to search for and engage potential candidates should have 1 or 2 profiles (one … Read More
100+ Free Sourcing & Recruiting Tools, Guides, and Resources
It’s been a LONG time coming, but I finally got around to updating my free sourcing & recruiting tools, guides and resources page where I now keep a current list of the best of my work all in one place for easy bookmarking and reference. You can find it here on my main page: Additionally, I thought … Read More
How to Find People to Recruit on Twitter with Google & Bing
There are over 500 million Twitter accounts with over 200 million represent active users globally. I’d say that qualifies it as a solid source for finding and engaging talent for recruitment. Of course, you can’t engage someone you haven’t found in the first place, and it’s been far too long since I’ve posted an update to how to search … Read More
2 Very Cool and FREE Social Discovery Tools
Today, I’m bringing you not one, but two very cool and free social discovery tools to your attention. While I am a bit late to the game in publishing my take on the first one I am going to review (Bill Boorman, Marc Drees and a few others beat me to the punch – I need to clone myself!), my first … Read More
Top 15 Common Talent Sourcing Mistakes
Practically everything I have learned about sourcing and recruiting didn’t come from a mentor or any formal training. Instead, I learned how to become a top performing recruiter “the hard way.” What that really means is that when it came to finding top talent, I tried a lot of things that didn’t work, and because I refuse to make excuses, … Read More
How to Effectively Source Talent via Social Media & Networks
Sourcing talent via social media requires an entirely different mindset than sourcing with other forms of human capital data, such as resumes/CV’s, employee directories, conference attendee lists, etc. Back in early 2009, one of only 2 guest posts ever co-written on my site was published on the topic of non-standard descriptors and the role they play in social media. Valerie Scarsellato … Read More
What is Your Talent Sourcing ROI?
Anything worth doing is worth measuring, and sourcing isn’t exempt from this. If you want to know which method of sourcing has the highest ROI in terms of enabling a person to find more of the right people more quickly, then you’re in luck – because that’s what this post is about. Human capital data comes in many forms – … 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
Although I’ve often joked about the concept of anti-social recruiting (as if there was anything other than “social” recruiting), anti-social recruiting does exist, and it is unknowingly practiced by many people and top companies as well. Confused? Allow me to explain. “Social,” as defined by Merriam Webster, is “…the interaction of the individual and the group,” and “tending to form … 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
What if You Only Had One Source to Find Candidates?
Imagine that you were just assigned a position to recruit for and that you needed to present 2 fully screened, highly qualified and well matched candidates within 5 business days. Your manager/client is requesting candidates with: 3-5 years of related work experience (your choice – something not too vanilla/easy/common, but not “purple squirrel” either) Experience in a specific industry, and experience working in a similar environment (size/scale/team/software, … Read More
Recruiting Pulse – Your Single Source for All Things Recruiting
Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sourcing, recruiting, social recruiting and HR blogs? I know I am – a new recruiting blog seems to pop up almost daily! So how can anyone possibly stay on top of all of them? Subscribing via email? Using an RSS reader? My initial approach to not missing a post from my favorite recruiting bloggers was to use Google’s … Read More
LinkedIn Network Connections: How Do You Measure Up?
You’re on LinkedIn – congratulations! So, how big is your network? Without going into a rant on quality vs. quantity (who says we can’t have BOTH?), let’s take a different angle on the size of your LinkedIn network…at your current company, where do you rank in terms of number of connections? Do you know off the top of your head? Why not? … Read More
Social Media and Recruiting – Beyond the Hype
I’m very much an anti-hype, anti-bandwagon person. I neither like to nor want to get caught in the undertow of the emotional rush associated with being excited about something that nearly everyone else seems to be excited about, where everyone celebrates the new and “cool factor” with little-to-no critical thought. When that next bright and shiny object comes along, it’s all too easy to be … Read More