Tag: Candidates

5 Ways Sourcers Can Successfully Engage Candidates Through Direct Email

In my first post as a writer for Sourcecon, I would like to address a very important subject that is often overlooked by those who are new in our industry: marketing. It’s hard for some sourcers to realize the importance marketing. The parallels between a marketer and sourcer are uncanny. As a sourcer, you are constantly marketing and informing candidates in the market on…

Now There’s A Recruiter Screening Tool For Candidates

A year or so an ago I had the chance to sit down with Tom Leung, the founder of Anthology (formerly Poachable) at the Madrona Venture Group office. Anthology is an anonymous talent matching service. They take private talent and employer information and use machine learning to match the right people with the right company anonymously. You can learn more about Anthology here.

How To Draft Candidates Like A NFL Scout

Remember the Super Bowl? That was two months ago, but it was more memorable than some. It had a couple of intriguing stories: 1) the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and, 2) the comeback story of Payton Manning and the emergence of Cam Newton.

Would You Hire Any Of The Presidential Candidates For Your Company?

FOT Nation! I’m trying out a new app called Anchor.FM today. Anchor was one of the hottest stories to come out of this year’s SXSW and so far it looks like a fun way to drive conversations around a topic. It’s pretty simple. Download Anchor.fm to your iPhone (not Android app yet). Follow me. Then you can actually respond back with your opinion on my…

Get More RN Candidates Without Spending A Dime

Over the years there have been countless waves of hot candidate markets in various sectors. Some of these waves have included the dot com boom of the late 90’s and the financial services boom of the mid 2000’s. None of these candidate booms compare to the current RN crisis sweeping the nation. Anyone who currently recruits for registered nurses in the United States understands…

Fool’s Gold… Passive Candidates

“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… why? Who Are Those…

3 Tips to Focus on Quality over Quantity when Sourcing Candidates

When I first started sourcing, I felt so unorganized. I’d find myself deep into searching for candidates, sometimes working on multiple positions at a time and always with way too many tabs open on my browser. I was sending over plenty of candidates, but I wasn’t always confident in the quality of the submittals and was desperate to find an easier process to find…

3 Quick Tips to Engage More Candidates via Mobile

According to Recruiter.com, 79% of smartphone owners have their phones with them 22 hours a day. Times are changing, and now, more than ever, many people prefer texting over a phone call. Texting is a great way to leave someone a quick note without having to worry about them listening to your voicemail if they don’t answer.