In some respects, Facebook’s Graph Search has literally changed the game when it comes to diversity and inclusion with regard to sourcing.
If you don’t already have access to Graph Search, you may not be aware just how easy it is to leverage diversity criteria such as gender, race and ethnicity.
How easy is it?
I’ll show you how.
Gender Sourcing with Facebook Graph Search
Imagine being asked to find and identify as many female _______________ (accountants, project managers, software engineers, etc.) who currently work at a particular company or any company.
Think about it.
Without Graph Search, how would you go about accomplishing this goal?
It’s no easy task. I know several people who’ve worked at some of the top software companies in the world who have had to do some crazy search gymnastics in the past in order to even somewhat successfully identify a small portion of female software engineers at target companies in order to diversify their software development talent.
With Graph Search, it’s now simply a matter of asking Facebook for all of the female software engineers or any role you’re targeting at any company.
As you can see, sourcing for gender diversity is so easy that Facebook’s Graph Search has essentially rendered it a non-issue, at least when it comes to searching for people by title and/or company.
I have to imagine that this has already been done by sourcers and recruiters at Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, etc.
If not – hello!
Not that it wouldn’t, but this approach also works just as well if you were looking for female engineers in Germany, or any position in any country. Continue reading