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Sourcing Tools & Tips

Sourcing Tools & Tips



My very brief presentation from the RECTEC conference held in Sydney November 2011

My very brief presentation from the RECTEC conference held in Sydney November 2011



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    Sourcing Tools & Tips Sourcing Tools & Tips Presentation Transcript

    • Emerging Tools & InnovationFind. Evaluate. Integrate
    • ToolsSupport your goalsSupport your sourcing strategy
    • Find... First thing first: What’s the goal? Finding and attracting & engaging candidates Find new tools by reading blogs, following people on Twitter, connecting at conferences This could also include technology news eg TechCrunch Set up RSS Think outside the square
    • Evaluate... Remember your goals Does it save you time? This may not be immediately obvious Does it give you access to new pools of talent?
    • Integrate... Again with the goals Work any new tools into your overall strategy Test. Review. Iterate
    • All the shiny things... Search Engines Social Aggregators Automation Social Tools
    • Search Engine: BlekkoFeatures: Slashtags, No Spam, Human/Tech MixTry using /peopleUse a keywords then /findslashtagsCreate your own SlashtagsGet RSS for your results
    • Blekko
    • Blekko
    • Quick Tip: Profile ImagesTry using reverse imagesearch on a profile picUse Google Images &TinEye to do thesesearches
    • Social AggregatorsGet information from a variety of sourcesBest when you have a name and are building a profileor cross referencingPull information from a large range of social sites soyou don’t have to check each one individually
    • kgbpeople & Webmii
    • AutomationYou might be losing time on tasks that can beautomatedMost basic searches can be automated in some wayGoogle CSE & Blekko Slashtags are both examples ofautomationThere are a lot of programs that support you inautomating; you may already have access to one
    • Automation: OutWitOutWit is essentially a web scraper, it collectsinformation from websitesWith some configuration you can tell it to ‘scrape’ awebsite and pull down specific information then exportin a variety of formats e.g. ExcelPro: Free/Low cost solutionCon: Configuration can be complicated
    • OutWit Hub
    • Thanks!Andrea Mitchellwww.linkedin.com/in/andreamitchellwww.twitter.com/andreamitchell