Turbocharge Your Front-End Talent Sourcing Efforts for (Nearly) Free: How Non-Programmers Can Automate Name-Generation Through Web Scraping
by Glenn Gutmacher, North America Sourcing Group Manager, Avanade Inc. & founder, Recruiting-Online.com
Does your sourcing need to support multiple recruiters, or do you manage a recruiting team that needs to figure out how to scale its sourcing efforts more efficiently? Whether your leads go into an ATS or a recruiting CRM, then you first need to look at the front end of the funnel. Are you getting enough of the active and (particularly) passive candidates you need? Learn how to solve one key piece of the puzzle from a 1990s pioneer in Internet sourcing who's trained and/or supported large sourcing/recruiting teams at various corporate and third party recruiting operations ever since.
Multi-resume database search/retrieve tools and huge social network profile repositories are great, but what if you can't afford the licenses they charge, or you're wondering what else you can do? You can parse passive candidates from the Deep Web efficiently for about $60 (lifetime) with OutWit Hub or automate similar activities with iMacros. Are you using feeds to pull relevant candidates (resumes, profiles and even more passive online footprints) to you on an ongoing basis, analogous to job boards' resume alerts, from the open web? Bing results via RSS can do that for you, or in an even more robust way via Yahoo Pipes, all for free. Learn how to use powerful free (or near free) tools in all these categories in a real recruiting context (we'll go live online), not just bullets on a slide.
About the presenter: Since September 2010, Glenn Gutmacher has been developing innovative sourcing strategies, methods and tools in ways that scale cost-effectively for Avanade, a $1 billion IT consulting firm and most-awarded Microsoft Gold partner, jointly owned by Accenture and Microsoft since its founding in 2000. He is primarily focused on front-end candidate pipelining methodologies, leading an online-focused offshore team and a junior onshore calling team that support North America Recruiting. He also leads some global recruiting training and sourcing initiatives.
In the 1990s, Glenn created one of the recruiting industry's first Internet sourcing seminars, training recruiters and sourcers from hundreds of companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to small staffing firms. Recruiting-Online.com remains the world's longest continuously-running, self-paced 100% online course for learning candidate sourcing.
Glenn was a senior Internet researcher for Microsoft from July 2005 to September 2008, focusing on competitive intelligence and proactive international sourcing. He sourced the two previous years at Getronics North America (2003-05) where his work contributed meaningfully to two finalist nominations in 2005's ERE’s Excellence Awards. Glenn entered the recruiting field in 1996 by founding one