All Blog Posts Tagged 'sourcing' (342)

Replacing Recruiter Greed with Goodwill: A new paradigm to evolve the talent acquisition profession

Employers rely heavily on staffing agencies to find, qualify, and hire talent, and this cost inhibits us from innovation.  The emerging talent acquisition market is estimated to be valued at $85 billion dollars.  Organization leaders are fed up with traditional recruit…

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Added by James Chmielinski on December 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Free Download: Boolean Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity.

But without the right skills, the hunt takes time.

And you know the saying: "Time is money."

You need to be faster than the other…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Headhunting is a Dialect

One side of my family is from Montreal. They are proud French Canadians through and through. Some of my cousins don't speak English.

My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in…

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Added by Barbara Goldman on December 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

6 Rules To Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves!

1. Basic Guidelines for Resume Preparation

Typesetting

You can use your own computer with word processing software such as Word or WordPerfect. The quality of this method depends greatly upon the kind of printer you use with your computer. A less desirable…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 4, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The Wellsprings of Life are Love & Work, but in what order?

http://profrecruitersblog.com/Man travelling for Work

When I got my first professional position, I worked a lot of hours in the name of success. I’d moved for that opportunity, far away from my friends and family, but that was fine: I didn’t really have time for a life. My…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 19, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Free Social Sourcing Tool

The speed at which a recruiter gathers information is critical to their success. The recruiting tools that a recruiter has access to, can determine if they close on their next fee. Prophet is a tool that you'll certainly want to have access to.  

*Note: You must use the Google Chrome browser to use Prophet…

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Added by RecruitingBlogs on October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

SmartRecruiters and LinkedIn Expand Partnership

SmartRecruiters becomes a more comprehensive applicant tracking system for LinkedIn sourcing and recruiting.

San Francisco – October 21, 2014 – SmartRecruiters, the company that empowers the new way of hiring, today announced an expansion of its integration with LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest…

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Added by David Smooke on October 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Is your recruiting and sourcing technology behind the times?

If you’re still inputting data into Excel or dialing for dollars off a well worn Rolodex, chances are that you’re not only behind the times – you’re also losing out on candidates, clients and the competition, too. 



But if your processes are a blast from the past,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

3 ways to contact LinkedIn members who are not open to receiving InMail

It's happened to all recruiters and sourcers at some point. You're scouring LinkedIn or LinkedIn Recruiter in the hopes of finding the ideal candidate. You skim the preview, see what you're looking for, and excitedly click to open the profile.

Excitement turns into disappointment when you see the greyed…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

7 Core Characteristics of a Sourcer

Last week, a good friend asked me, "What exactly do you do as a Sourcer? Is it the same thing you did as a Recruiter? How exactly does it work?"…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 10, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

ReferenceUSA - a Resource not to be Missed

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If you do online research, don't overlook your local public library. It's an excellent resource of online information, not just on books and publications, but also on businesses. In this post, I will specifically write about the US Public libraries. Many other countries would have similar services offered at public libraries.

While Librarians are certainly skilled at organizing and searching for info, guess what... there's not even a list of all the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting back into the swing of things.

Dear Group,

I've been out of the industry for the past five years and I'm ready to get back into action. Any and all tips for finding candidates using the free techniques would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love to hear from you good people about the best marketing strategies for garnering new business. I had a recruitment consultant firm that made most of our revenue via billable hours. I'm looking to ramp-up using a host of different options from billable hours to…

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Added by Lionell Artemus on August 25, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 31 Comments

How MOOCs can Add Depth to Your Sourcing Strategy

While recruiters continue to gain skills in search techniques, candidates are elusive and wary of getting unsolicited emails, InMails, and efforts to get them engaged with your firm on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Recruiters should also be much smarter about how they find and engage with candidates. A really good…

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Added by kwheeler on May 27, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! ResumeUp

This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 4th site we will discuss…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sourcing Lesser Known Sites: Career Cloud

This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Survey Says: Mobile Disconnect

This year’s Spring ERE Conference & Expo yielded a lot more than just wicked tan lines and tasty burritos. In addition to the great content presented at the show, we also managed to dig up some good information from our onsite snap poll, which we’re more than happy to share with you today. Our quick…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on May 7, 2014 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

Recruiting Haiku

Twitter Chats

“Experts” roar –

Leaves fall from the trees

No one hears barren limbs

Linkedin InMails

“Love” works –

Matching buzzwords with more love

Sorry…not enough…

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Added by Steve Levy on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

Sourcing Lesser Known Sites: BeKnown by Monster

This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.

The 4th site we will discuss is BeKnown. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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