Archive for the ‘sourcing’ Category

The only thing that makes a sourcer optimistic is the belief that people make mistakes.

I have been trying to source from Facebook for quite a long time and it has always seemed to be a mission impossible for me. However, the hope that one day we will be able to identify candidates from that 800m+ Talent Pool made me simply too hungry and desperate to not give it up.

Here I share a few new tricks – which I believe have not yet been discovered before – how to retrieve the publicly available data on Facebook.

(While it is nice to imagine we are dealing with secret intelligence here it would be way too ambitious to say we are doing any hacking on Facebook.)

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What is the primarily goal of a Talent Scout?

You may say: it is certainly the hire.

But can a Talent Scout/Sourcer be fully responsible for the hire if the recruiting mix contains more channels than only the traditional direct (‘passive candidate’) sourcing? Certainly not!

If it is not necessary the hire that makes a Sourcer successful (recognized?) what is the measurement of their success? And vica versa: if a Sourcer seems to be not efficient enough what is the measurement that will tell you why your Sourcer has got stuck?

With my ever first INFOGRAPHIC I present some new measurements that you can apply. I have been working with them for a while and if you are comfortable with this data-driven approach it can be a rather helpful tool to quickly understand where your colleagues are.

Go for it! …and let me know your thoughts.