Sourcing Tools & Tips

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

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  • 1. Emerging Tools & InnovationFind. Evaluate. Integrate
  • 2. ToolsSupport your goalsSupport your sourcing strategy
  • 3. Find... First thing rst: Whats 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. 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. Integrate... Again with the goals Work any new tools into your overall strategy Test. Review. Iterate
  • 6. All the shiny things... Search Engines Social Aggregators Automation Social Tools
  • 7. Search Engine: BlekkoFeatures: Slashtags, No Spam, Human/Tech MixTry using /peopleUse a keywords then /ndslashtagsCreate your own SlashtagsGet RSS for your results
  • 8. Blekko
  • 9. Blekko
  • 10. Quick Tip: Prole ImagesTry using reverse imagesearch on a prole picUse Google Images &TinEye to do thesesearches
  • 11. Social AggregatorsGet information from a variety of sourcesBest when you have a name and are building a proleor cross referencingPull information from a large range of social sites soyou dont have to check each one individually
  • 12. kgbpeople & Webmii
  • 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. Automation: OutWitOutWit is essentially a web scraper, it collectsinformation from websitesWith some conguration you can tell it to scrape awebsite and pull down specic information then exportin a variety of formats e.g. ExcelPro: Free/Low cost solutionCon: Conguration can be complicated
  • 15. OutWit Hub
  • 16. Thanks!Andrea Mitchellwww.linkedin.com/in/andreamitchellwww.twitter.com/andreamitchell