Finding Relevant Experience in a Candidate-Scarce World

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Jason Starr, CEO of Dillistone Group PLC, a leading global provider of software and services that enable recruitment firms and in-house recruiters to better manage their selection process and address the training needs of individuals. Their new platform, Talentis, takes advantage of big data and AI to help recruiters find candidates with the relevant experience for their searches.

“I need a candidate with experience in fintech. She’ll ideally have a background in banking and will have worked in payments.”

Candidate specifications come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s increasingly common for a hiring manager to require specific industry experience. Historically, this is where specialist recruiters come into their own – being able to mine a database with extensive data about professionals in a niche sector can certainly help find candidates with relevant experience. Read the rest of this entry »


Recruitment Sourcing Tools

by Dave Nerz

image of toolboxAs a leading independent recruitment network, we are always on the hunt for great recruitment sourcing tools to make members more productive.

Here are a few we are keen on:

SearchBar – SearchBar brings the best features of Google Toolbar to Chrome–and much more–like one-click search customization, search selected text, new tab search, customizable hotkeys, search suggestions, search history, highlight search terms, find search terms in page and search current site. An easy-to-use sourcing tool to simplify your process. Read the rest of this entry »


Looking Elsewhere During a Candidate Shortage

by Liz Carey

pexels-photo-29791Hundreds of thousands of IT jobs go unfilled every year, because demand for talent exceeds the supply. The challenge in IT hiring is often that recruiters need to find candidates with both the talent AND the personality to thrive in the role – they want someone who will fit culturally.

So what does a recruiter do when they have a ton of job orders to fill, but their candidate well has run dry? This article  describes a solution that is on the rise with tech firms – hiring veterans. Read the rest of this entry »


Boost your time, minimize sourcing waste

by Liz Carey

photo-1427751840561-9852520f8ce8As a recruiter, it is critical to maximize your time and avoid wasting time on unqualified or unresponsive candidates by applying smart search strategies to find the right talent from the get-go.

Across nearly 1,000 respondents in a global recruiting survey, conducted by Social Talent and Alexander Mann Solutions, the survey found that the average recruiting pipeline converts at a rate of 0.4 percent, meaning the average recruiter needs to find 282 candidates in order to make 1 hire. Read the rest of this entry »