UK Sourcers News – 9th July

UK Sourcing News

I have spotted another blogging sourcer in the UK. Check out Martin Freeman’s blog called “My Sourcing Basics”.

Tickets are selling fast for the UK’s first Talent Sourcing Conference in London this August. Have you got your ticket yet?

Social Media News

Is Facebook Planning it’s own Social Job Board?

Improvements to Twitter Search that might prove useful for building more meaningful relationships.

Searching Twitter without Boolean, a useful post from SourceCon.

LinkedIn is not the only site for professional networking – have you checked out Viadeo?

Google News

iGoogle dashboard is to be discontinued.

10 things about Google+ from The Wall Blog.

Punctuation and symbols in search – Google make some changes to search.

The future of Google Plus – Insights from Google HQ.


In-House Resourcing Specialist – Trader Media Group in Reading, Berkshire
Researcher, Executive Search – Penna in London

LinkedIn Is Not The Only Fruit

Last week I attended the Social Recruiting Conference (#SRConf) in London. Pete Crosby from Viadeo was one of the speakers.

Viadeo is a professional networking site with around 45 million members, 10 million of which are in Europe. While this isn’t as many as LinkedIn – Viadeo has significant penetration in France.

Viadeo at srconf

If you are looking to identify talent on the continent, it could well be time to check out viadeo.

At #SRConf we heard from EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services, employing around 133,000 people at more than 170 sites worldwide. They have had significant success using Viadeo. They launched a group there which grew to over 700 members in less than one week.

Viadeo have recently launched their company pages too.

While this video focuses on small business, at the conference, Pete Crosby identified American Express as one of the first businesses to make the most of the new feature. You should also take a look at Viadeo’s own page.

If you are wondering if the kind of people you wish to hire in the UK are using Viadeo, why not try an x-ray search from Google by adding a job title or a company keyword to this search string:


Google estimates that this string returns 300,000 viadeo profiles on the gb subdomain, which might not sound like a lot, but it might include someone that you wouldn’t otherwise have found.

Do connect with me on viadeo if you are already a member or if you decide to join.

You might also want to look at Xing. Xing has over 12 million members and great coverage in Germany. Here’s my profile.