Curated HR & Sourcing Blogs for March 2017


Happy Spring everyone! Here’s hoping that it actually feels like spring wherever you may be. March offered several interesting, useful, and amazing sourcing/recruiting blog fodder in the HR and Recruiting world.

Again we have picked out the articles below we think you will enjoy and hope you benefit from the voices singled out as superior this month. Thanks to the authors for sharing their expertise with us.

We’ve included the publication, author, Twitter name, title of the article, and a quick snippet of each article. Enjoy!


Talent CultureKatie McBeth (@ktmcbeth)

Millennials: Helping the “Workaholic” Generation 

We live in a world that is constantly in “on” mode. Smart phones, computers, emails, and phone calls; even after you clock off from work, it’s so easy to forget to actually “check out.” This raises a new question: is the lack of work-life balance a healthy transition? Could millennials’ work ethic be hurting themselves? In order to mitigate this imbalance, there are a couple of ways that Human Resources (and company leaders) can adjust the unequal lifestyle habits of millennials without taking away from their autonomy.


Breaking up Sourcing & Recruiting Still Unsettled

Breaking up Sourcing & Recruiting Still Unsettled

Fistful of Talent – Tim Sackett (@TimSackett

How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?  

We suck as talent acquisition leaders. We suck because we don’t share with each other all of our failures! One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. It’s still one of the hottest topics in recruiting process!

Recruiting Tools – Jackye Clayton (@jackyeclayton)

The Five: Most Popular Dean Da Costa Videos 

A listing of the top 5 Dean Da Costa videos on Sourcing. Great place to learn more about tips and tricks for successful sourcing/recruiting.

Smashfly Blog – Candidate Experience – Julia Levy (@RecruitingJulia)

People Not Hired Just as Important as Those Who Are

People Not Hired Just as Important as Those Who Are

Why You Should Attract and Impress the Talent You Don’t Hire

A mere 2% of applicants get to the interview stage, and only a small percentage of those candidates receive offers. What does that tell me? We’re placing an excessive focus on a very small number of people! I’m not saying it’s wrong ‒ maybe just a bit short-sighted. It’s not all about the 1 person we hire, it’s about the 99 other people who applied and the 50 others who came to our career site or viewed our jobs.

Smashfly Blog – Sourcing – Elyse Mayer (@ElyseSchmidt

#WeControltheRobots: Top Tweets from SourceCon 2017

You can’t not start following a hashtag when it’s #WeControltheRobots. Then when you realize it’s also the theme of #SourceCon, you jump on both. SourceCon ALWAYS live up to the hype, and this year, the tweets were on point. If you weren’t there and were having FOMO (or if you were and you’re having withdrawals now), relive the takeaways and the exceptionally clever (and hysterical) soundbites from #SourceCon. Sourcers MIGHT be the most clever and hysterical role in talent acquisition. – Amanda Wilks (@AmandaWilks01)

Higher Education Without a Higher Purpose and Plans? 

If you are currently completing a higher education or have recently received your degree, chances are you feel totally unprepared to enter the job marketplace. This is not entirely your fault, as multiple studies have recently confirmed that modern colleges and universities are not effectively preparing students for life after college. The problem is that secondary education facilities are run like businesses and see students as customers. This creates a conflict of interest, where what is most profitable for the school is rarely what is best for the student. If you feel your education is failing to prepare you for the real world, then it’s time for you to take your future into your own hands and make sure you have what it takes to succeed in today’s marketplace.


Recruiting Pros Have Many Tools to Help Them

Recruiting Pros Have Many Tools to Help Them

Talent Hero Media – Zach Gallinger (@zackgallinger)

Tools for Recruiters: The Complete List

If you want to see the best tools for recruiters in one place, then you’ll LOVE this guide. There are over 70 free and paid tools designed to simplify your job as a recruiter. And you can filter through the list to find the best recruiter software for you.

Recruitingunblog.comBill Boorman (@BillBoorman)

The Talent Tipping Point 

When we look at these five data sets and consider the volume and relevance of connections, it is easy to see the potential for reaching a Talent Tipping Point of all the connections you are ever likely to need for future recruiting. If we can identify this point, (including relevant skills), backed up with technology for accurate and timely data retrieval in real-time, analytics, data mapping for succession planning and workforce analytics, and relevant messaging, then the focus of the talent acquisition team takes on a new dimension. Hit the tipping point of connections (and you may already be there), and its all about maintenance of relationships and cleanliness of data over new talent attraction.

Search System Quality Depends on Users Getting Desired Results

Search System Quality Depends on Users Getting Desired Results

Boolean Strings – Irina Shamaeva (@braingain)

LinkedIn-Based IQ Test

Whether Boolean, Semantic, or Machine Learning win the global search quality competition, remains to be seen. But a search system quality, by definition, depends on how well users can get results they want. For that, a user’s understanding of what to expect in the results is important (I hope you agree with the last statement).

Hello Talent Blog Dustin Robinson

Talent Sourcing and Spring Cleaning?  

When it comes to spring cleaning most of us tend to think of getting rid of the junk that has accumulated in garages and attics, but it can just as easily apply to sourcing. As a sourcer and recruiter you’ve probably accumulated a lot of information about a lot of candidates, but how well is it organized? How much redundant information do you have? Is everything up to date? Taking the time to do some spring cleaning in your talent pools and hiring pipeline can help you to better stay on top of things and be more prepared to place the right people in the right jobs.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Top 10 Recruiting/Sourcing Articles for March 2017!