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  • How to Effectively Mitigate Unconscious Bias in Sourcing
    With 78% of talent professionals and hiring managers saying that diversity is the top trend impacting how they hire, it is critical to take measures to remove as much bias from the hiring process as possible. While there is no shortage of opinion that AI can be applied to reduce or remove human bias in hiring, there is a simple way ... Read More
  • Social Engineering: The Human Element of Sourcing & Recruiting Candidates
    Social Engineering: The Human Element of Sourcing and Recruiting from Glen Cathey Why is the “Boolean Black Belt” writing and presenting about social engineering? Well, it’s actually quite simple. It all started over 20 years ago when I began working for a small, privately held IT staffing firm in Northern VA. In pursuit of becoming the top performing recruiter, I ... Read More
  • Video: Discussing AI in Sourcing and Recruiting
    I recently had the chance to participate in a Google Hangout with Jeremy Roberts of HiringSolved as an introduction to the speakers of their upcoming conference on Feb 7 in NYC (HIREconf). You can watch the recording of our chat here or play the video below to learn a little about my background and my thoughts about the evolving role of technology ... Read More
  • Talent Mining – Unearthing Value in Human Capital Data
    There are people in the HR/recruiting industry who believe that searching databases, the Internet, and social networking sites to source talent is relatively easy and that it can be automated through the use of technology. While those people are actually right (to an extent), I am happy to say that unfortunately for them, it’s not that simple. While anyone can manually write or automate basic searches and find ... Read More
  • The Best Boolean and Semantic Search Tool
    While many people are hungry for specific Boolean search strings to copy and paste and for search tools that make searching for people “easier” and even “do the thinking for you,” there simply is nothing that can come remotely close to what you can do when you think properly and ask the right questions. That’s right – the most powerful ... Read More
  • How to Get People to Respond to Recruiting Emails & Messages
    When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, it’s gotten easier to find people but it’s gotten more difficult to get people to respond to emails, InMails, social messages and voicemails. The poor quality and lack of sophistication of most recruiter messaging, along with rampant spamming, certainly hasn’t helped. Unfortunately and yet somewhat thankfully, the bar of what people expect to ... Read More
  • LinkedIn’s New Non-Boolean Search Functionality
    I originally published this post on LinkedIn, but am reposting here to ensure my blog readers catch it. When I attended LinkedIn’s Talent Connect 2015 conference in Anaheim, CA and I was able to take some video of Eddie Vivas, Head of Talent Solutions Product for LinkedIn, formerly the Founder and Chief Product Officer at Bright.com (acquired by LinkedIn), talking about ... Read More
  • Sourcing & Recruiting Candidate Funnel & Output Calculators
    Have you ever wondered: How many resumes, social profiles, names, etc., you have to identify to result in 1 hire? How efficient your sourcing/recruiting/hiring process is? How many candidates you need to submit to fill your position? How more effective messaging/engagement strategies and tactics can measurably improve your efficiency? How wonderful it would be if you could educate your hiring ... Read More
  • How to Use Facebook for Social Recruiting Messaging
      When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. Also, you should know that according to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report, 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook.  Jobvite also found that while job seekers ... Read More
  • Video: My thoughts on Sourcing & the Future of Recruiting
      At LinkedIn’s 2014 Talent Connect event in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the topic of up-skilling recruiting teams. Watch this short video to hear my thoughts on the ideal sourcing/recruiting team alignment, critical skills for any recruiting team, and the future of recruiting (hint –  it has something to do with data).