Sourcing Tools & Tips

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

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Sourcing Tools & Tips

  1. 1. Emerging Tools & InnovationFind. Evaluate. Integrate
  2. 2. ToolsSupport your goalsSupport your sourcing strategy
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. Integrate... Again with the goals Work any new tools into your overall strategy Test. Review. Iterate
  6. 6. All the shiny things... Search Engines Social Aggregators Automation Social Tools
  7. 7. Search Engine: BlekkoFeatures: Slashtags, No Spam, Human/Tech MixTry using /peopleUse a keywords then /findslashtagsCreate your own SlashtagsGet RSS for your results
  8. 8. Blekko
  9. 9. Blekko
  10. 10. Quick Tip: Profile ImagesTry using reverse imagesearch on a profile picUse Google Images &TinEye to do thesesearches
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. kgbpeople & Webmii
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. OutWit Hub
  16. 16. Thanks!Andrea Mitchellwww.linkedin.com/in/andreamitchellwww.twitter.com/andreamitchell

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