Tag: boolean

The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #16 If You Haven’t Noticed Boolean is Back! These Are the Latest Changes to...

For the past few months, LinkedIn has been undergoing an extreme makeover. Originally announced through their blog, many LinkedIn users have seen these changes roll out on their desktop. These changes have been disappointing to many recruiters and sourcers alike, though some have shown their support. Frustrating to most users was the removal of many premium search features, the ability to use Boolean commands, and the slow…

If You Haven’t Noticed Boolean is Back! These Are the Latest Changes to LinkedIn

For the past few months, LinkedIn has been undergoing an extreme makeover. Originally announced through their blog, many LinkedIn users have seen these changes roll out on their desktop. These changes have been disappointing to many recruiters and sourcers alike, though some have shown their support. Frustrating to most users was the removal of many premium search features, the ability to use Boolean commands, and…

Talent Sourcing in the Digital Era: Talent Sourcing Is So Much More Than Boolean

Talent sourcing in the digital era continues to evolve and become more specialized. A decade ago, talent sourcers took leadership in social media and social recruiting. Today, talent sourcing are asked to wear several different hats; workforce analytics, email marketing, and content marketing as well as being experts in search techniques and tools to find the target talent. Talent sourcing’s role in talent acquisition…

A Recruiter’s Boolean Search Nightmare!

One of my favorite recruiting thought leaders (I hate that phrase ‘thought leader’, it sounds so pompous! What are they actually leading anyway? Okay, you had a thought, who decided it was a ‘leading’ thought? I’d much rather say ‘Super Smart Chick’ or ‘Brilliant Dude’) is Glen Cathey. He’s a 1%er when it comes to recruiting industry knowledge and he’s willing to share it…

Use Less Boolean on Google for Better Productivity

Over the last few years, Google has made algorithm advances in the area of semantic search. Last Fall Google told us that their new semantic, machine-learning-based component called RankBrain is now the 3rd most important factor in ranking. With these shifts, long and bulky Boolean search templates are getting less useful and provide fewer relevant results, compared to searching in a simpler fashion, and…

Why Is Boolean Still Important?

I recently did a webinar on boolean, and someone asked me why wouldn’t I just use keywords versus employing boolean operators? Well… would you like to find a haystack with a needle in it or would you like to find the needle in the haystack? That’s why boolean is important. The logic of boolean is vastly important; understanding the order of operations and the…

The Sultan of Sourcing Has Spoken

OK, he’s finally done it. Shally Steckerl, the Jedi Master of all things recruiting and sourcing, has spewed out his vast knowledge into 488 pages of pure sourcing joy with his new book, The Talent Sourcing & Recruiting Handbook. Let’s find out how he did it.