The Basics in Tool Selec<on
Acquire Some New Tools
Begin to have you view tradi<onal
tools outside the box and recognize
new tools in a diﬀerent way.
Use the tools that work for you the way
you want to use them.
The tools do not control you.
You control which ones you are going to use
and how you are going to use them.
If you are following standard levels of
professional conduct and company
policies in your sourcing eﬀorts,
when you deliver a candidate to a
hiring manager do they care how
you got there?
Ques7on Every New Tool
Plan, Time, Budget & Skill
• Does this help me accomplish my plan of ﬁnding the
best possible candidate for a posi<on?
• Might it be useful in the future, are you sure?
• Keep track of possible tools for future use.
• Do I have <me to incorporate this in my plan?
• Is it going to save or waste my <me? (2 users)
• Has the tool changed since I ﬁrst used it?
Technology and people change – can I get demo or
re‐trained? Especially for paid and Beta tools.
• Is this worth the money?
• Do I have <me in my plan or the skill to ﬁnd a less
expensive or free tool?
• Do I need a new tool or a person to do the work?
• Am I actually going to use this?
• It might be right for others but is it right for my
search and my comfort level?