The tools we now have for recruiting are incredible vs what was available just 10 and 20 years ago. The internet, email, job boards, networks, databases, analytics, and on and on….
But good tools are of minimal value on their own. It’s how you use the tools that matters. That’s both a skill thing and an effort thing. Give the right guy a good set of tools and he’ll build a great house. Give me the same tools and you’ll have a real mess. Recruiters have the tools to greatly expand reach over what they could do a short time ago……if they have the skill and make the effort to really use them.