Apparently, using information systems for talent discovery and identification is perceived by many as a junior role and skill across the pond.
I’m saddened by this, and what makes it worse is that this sentiment isn’t limited to the U.K. – there are plenty of people in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world who feel the same way.
This perception most likely comes primarily from the fact that many people don’t really yet understand, appreciate or know how to fully leverage the latent power of human capital data.
Yes, there is deep latent power hiding in data of all forms – all you need to do is take a look at business intelligence solutions and how much money companies spend on them (millions) to get a basic appreciation of the power of data.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that many companies value human capital data in the same manner that they value their sales, product and customer data. Continue reading →
I’ve recently received a few requests from my European readers (thank you!) to write about how to use LinkedIn to simultaneously search multiple countries to identify candidates. In this post I will do exactly that – show you how you can search for candidates across multiple countries in one search. Although I will be using European countries in the examples, the same techniques can be successfully applied to any combination of countries.
If it was obvious how to search for people from multiple countries using LinkedIn’s search interface, I likely would not have received requests for help. I’ve personally never run into the need to source from a variety of countries, so I enjoyed taking on the challenge of figuring this out. Continue reading →