UK Sourcers News – 11th March 2013

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Plans continue for a large dedicated sourcing event in the UK later this year. All I can tell you at the moment is that you should keep your diaries clear in September!

UK Sourcers now has a Google+ community – if you hang out over there and would like to share, chat and help other sourcing types, take a look and consider joining.

The UK Sourcers site had been suffering from slowness, down-time and general deadness for a while. Sorry if you have had problems while trying to visit the site. This should now be resolved and the site is working much faster. Thanks for sticking with us 🙂

We’ve had a couple of great guest blog posts on UK Sourcers in the last month. If you’d like to contribute then do get in touch.

The Future of Sourcing

Following John Sullivan’s piece on Ere.net stating that Sourcing is Dead (again) there has been an outpouring of posts telling us why this is not the case. Here are a few of my favourites:

The Internet

British Internet users have doubled in the last 6 years – could you imagine life without the internet?

Search Tools

How Google search works – A great site directly from Google!

Gulesider – This is a Norwegian People Search tool. Great for finding contact details once you have a name for a potential candidate.

LinkedIn

Are LinkedIn going to raise their Recruiter Rates in Q2 2013? A great article from the SourceCon blog about LinkedIn’s recent success and their plans for the future.

Feature a Group on your LinkedIn company page – did you know that you can do this? Find out how in this useful post from The Social Media Hat.

The New Jobseeker Experience on LinkedIn – LinkedIn has updated its Job interface for job seekers. Find out what’s changed so you can help more people discover your jobs.

Social Recruiting

How large corporations recruit on Twitter – The Smart Recruiters blog looks at how some of the world’s biggest brands use Twitter for recruitment.

Sourcing Candidates on Google+ doesn’t have to be hard work – Google’s Social Network is not only full of rich information about people, all that information is relatively fresh. Google+ has only existed since the middle of 2011 so the information can only be 18 months old at the most. LinkedIn has been around for nearly a decade!

Top 10 secret BufferApp features – if you’re looking for ways to make managing your presence across social media easier then you should check out BufferApp. It can do these ten things and more.

Is JobGram the next big thing in Social Recruiting? Visual media is really hot at the moment, the rise of networks like Instagram and Pinterest have lead the way in making images and videos highly shared and sharable. Check out this post from Andy Headworth about JobGram’s visual job posts.

Sourcing Basics

Who banned the blower? A post from Simon Lewis of Only Marketing Jobs – don’t forget the phone folks!

#5 Critical (And Common) Errors When Writing An Online Job Posting – Good advice from Penelope Labram of Jobisjob here on the UK Sourcers Blog.

7 Ways to ensure your emails get read – useful tips to help you reach candidates via email.

Upcoming Events

Reconverse Events in London throughout 2013 – Reconverse run free events for recruiters. Check out their calendar and go along for some recruitment conversations.

Developing your Digital Strategy for Recruitment in Leeds – Katharine will be speaking at this IOR breakfast event in Leeds on 2nd May 2013.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think I’ve missed something.

Happy Sourcing!

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.