We are creatures that communicate via mobile constantly. It only stands to reason that a sourcer or recruiter must be just as connected as their audience in order to identify, engage, and attract the right talent.
Micro-blogging (blogging via Twitter, IM status, Facebook status, Linkedin status, etc.) is one of the main communication methods that a lot of people use. Because of the avalanche of information out there, certain mobile apps can be beneficial in the mobile recruiting / sourcing space:
Foursquare, Ban.jo, Circle, Intro, Sonar, and Twitter: Of course these are just more ways for us to talk about what we're doing and share via social media, but the recruiting/sourcing possibilities are just too good to pass up. Especially when used around a group of people containing a high concentration of potential candidates. Good examples include tech talks, conferences, restaurants, etc. For an easy illustration of this, I have enlisted the help of my friend, Plugged-In Pete:
So obviously there can be great potential for networking / passively-recruiting candidates if this method is used right. The key points to remember when doing this are:
The world is definitely smaller and more transparent than ever before. Since that's here to stay, then you might as well use it to your advantage!
- Mark Tortorici