UK Sourcers News – 18th June

UK Sourcers News

Last week on UK Sourcers we had our first guest blogger! I’d like to Thank Katie Lowe of Cactus Search for her post on Creative Sourcing and Candidate Attraction.

If you would like to write a guest post for the blog, please get in touch. You could introduce yourself to the Sourcing community, share a tip or tell us about the tools you can’t live without.


Last week I gave a live sourcing demo at the Reconverse Direct Sourcing event. Stay tuned on this blog for a bit of a write up later in the week.

Next week we have the return of the Social Recruiting Conference in London. Check out these five reasons to attend and grab a ticket if you haven’t got one already! Join the conversation beforehand by taking part in #SRCHAT on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

Social Media

Confused by #hashtags on Twitter? Here’s the breakdown from Small Business Trends

Looking for people to follow on Google+? Here is a spreadsheet of over 1000 shared circles for you to rifle through.

Need inspiration for your Twitter bio? Vic at Crexia picks his top 10 corporate recruiter bios.

Need to find more interesting people on Twitter? Some tips for tracking them down from the folks at Fistful of Talent.

Advertising Jobs

How are your copy writing skills? Brush up those job ads with this advice from Totaljobs.

If you have an event or some news that you’d like me to cover in this weekly roundup then do let me know.

Event: Onrec Gravity Recruiting Conference – 6th June 2012

Onrec LogoLast week I caught up with David Hurst of Onrec about their upcoming Gravity Conference on 6th June.

The theme of the event is using your online presence to help the right candidates find you.

I often say to people looking to use the internet to source talented people that it pays to be findable online yourself first. It is far easier to have the talent you want come to you. This event should provide some valuable insight into candidate behaviour, with statistics from comScore looking at where people go to find vacancies.

This is what Onrec have to say about it;

In an employment market where candidates are in abundance in some sectors, employers will be considering how to include into their recruitment strategy the best ways to attract the attention of active candidates.

So where do you start? For employers with a corporate website advertising vacancies on the recruitment area of the site is a good place. Linking with an applicant tracking system together and filter applicants is the next.

But how can you get the attention of those potential candidates? How will they find your vacancies? This unique conference will provide a range of strategies to help the candidate gravitate to your company’s vacancies.
This event will be of interest to employers involved in planning and implementing and running online recruitment strategies.

HR directors, Managers, Personnel Managers, Consultants and Suppliers involved in the online recruitment process will all benefit from attending.

Take a look at the speaker lineup, It seems there will be some interesting stories from Kelly Services and RWE npower. I look forward to reporting back to you next week.