NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, a split placement network with members on six continents, held its 2013 Annual Global Conference in Las Vegas. Recruiters from around the world met to develop or renew relationships with their split placement trading partners. In addition, five industry trainers presented on a variety of recruiting industry topics. One of the trainers, Bill Boorman, spoke about 14 cool recruiting tools. This post will briefly describe seven of those tools. All the tools listed below have FREE versions.
- Google Chrome Add-on
- Tells you who you know at a selected company by searching all your social connections
Do you remember the concept of six degrees of separation? Well, Bill shared that as a result of the growth of social networking you are no more than three degrees away from knowing an individual! This tool helps you find people who can introduce you to someone you don’t know . . . yet!
- Finds mutual followers of you and another Twitter account you designate
- Google Chrome Add-on
- Works with Outlook and Gmail
- Searches and returns the social locations (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more) of anyone from whom you have received an email
- Helps with list building
- Helps with relationship building
4. Google Advanced Search
Bill commented that every recruiting firm should use Google Advanced Search when searching instead of the regular Google Search tool.
- Provides you a form to complete instead of you having to use Boolean Search Operators
- Searches can be saved
- Simple and intuitive
5. Email extractor pro.com
- Enables you to create a list of emails extracted from your web search results
- Verifies the accuracy of the emails
- Draft an email and send it to your new list
6. Colleague AddOn
- Internet Explorer Add-on
- Searches top social channels for candidates and companies resulting from your easily-created Boolean Search strings
- Helps you build lists of Twitter accounts
- Twitter analytics
- Follow / unfollow people on your lists
The growth of social media has created a new way for recruiters to find candidates. Paying for and taking the time to learn how to use the tools to find more candidates can be challenging. I hope you find at least a couple of tools on this list that will help you more efficiently find and communicate with potential candidates.
Have you found any other recruiting tools to be effective and efficient in finding online candidates?