UK Sourcers News – April 2012

UK Sourcers is back with a new website!

I started UK Sourcers in 2009. I think I finally have the time to show the project the love it deserves. I have started by putting together this brand new blog. I have imported a few of the best posts from the old UK Sourcers Posterous here to keep things all in one place.

You can get regular updates about Sourcing, both finding and attracting talent online via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook too 🙂

Search Engine News

Google Search Changes: Symbols, Profiles, Geo Data And More – From the SourceCon blog.
Blekko’s Traffic Is Up Almost 400 Percent; Here Are The CEO’s Five Reasons Why – From Search Engine Land

Events

We have had some great events in April.

Reconverse hosted a great event on Mobile Recruiting. Take a look the results of their mobile recruiting survey. If you’ve not thought about how mobile should fit into your candidate sourcing and attraction strategy, maybe it’s time to now. The event also inspired this blog post from James Mayes – have you ever thought about using Wi-Fi for recruitment?

Social Media In Recruitment from Web Based Recruitment, saw large numbers gather for the fourth year in a row. Lots of past attendees were back to tell how they had implemented the use of Social Media within their teams and businesses. I’d recommend following all the speakers on Twitter.

The FIRM hosted another great event, this time focused on Cost Effective Resourcing. They have also announced a whole series of events coming up soon for In-house recruiters.

Coming up on 1st May we have Recruiting Through Social Media from Recruitment International. I will be there talking about how I used Social Media with Capgemini Consulting. You can also read more about that on my blog.

We also heard that Social Media Week will be running again in London this September. Keep an eye on #smwldn on Twitter for news as it happens.

Opportunities

I sometimes spot people looks for jobs or people looking to hire recruiters on Twitter. This month we have opportunities for:

A white collar construction Recruiter for @OysterPartners – See the tweet

Sourcing Across The Pond

The Current and Future State of Talent Sourcing – An in depth piece from Glen Cathey, Boolean Black Belt.
The Next SourceCon event has been announced – It will take place in Dallas in September

Cool Tools

Buffer App – A nifty tool I’m trying out for scheduling tweets after hearing so many good things about it at the Social Media In Recruitment conference.
dabr.co.uk – A tool built in the UK for accessing Twitter on your mobile phone, great if you don’t have a smartphone. Read more about what Dabr is from one of its creators, James Whatley.
Maddle – Recommended at Social Media In Recruitment this week for getting your careers site mobile friendly very fast. Find out more about this Netherland’s based startup in this video from the guys at mRecruitingcamp.

I hope you found this news roundup useful – if you have anything you’d like me to include in future, do let me know.

About TheSourceress

Katharine Robinson has written 98 post(s) for this blog.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.