It is easy to think that there aren’t any great talent sourcers in the UK.
They are certainly not very visible online, and wouldn’t they be if they existed?
A few weeks ago at the Executive Research Association’s Annual Conference, I met a whole group of undiscovered secret sourcers!
I was really impressed by the people I met there. Some identified as researchers, some as recruiters, resourcers or head hunters, but all of them were clearly very passionate about tracking down hard to find talent. I really hope some of them decide to raise their profiles by sharing their skills with us online.
I was asked to share with them some tips and tricks when it comes to searching the web for candidates. When I sat down to write my presentation, I decided to share some of the first things I had learned when I started out as a researcher in 2008.
Here are the slides I shared with the ERA group – giving you a crash course in Google-ing for talent.
Andy Headworth also gave a fantastic keynote presentation “Social Media – Friend or Foe” – I’d recommend checking that out too.