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Can you take a lesson from life on sourcing? Through her roles in recruiting, project management, consulting and now as Chief Strategy Officer at HRMDirect Talent Management Software Sarah White has over 10 years of diverse experience aligning talent strategies with business strategies. Here is her take.

If you’re in HR, or you interface with HR on a consistent basis, you’re well aware that these buzzwords are tossed around on a daily basis. Joshua Letourneau talks about ‘Paradigm Shift’, ‘Strategic Imperative’, and ‘Web 2.0’, who needs ‘Human Capital’, right?

Sourcing is Sui Generis: I submit that as discipline what sourcers do is in a class alone, undefined by any other. Sourcing encompasses all that is finding talent in their native habitat and while it may be an aspect of recruiting they are not one and the same. As technology evolves, so does the role of sourcers and nature of our job. We are peripatetic because in our search for talent…

RippleMatch Recruiting at HBCUS

Topsy is a new kind of search engine, with a new way of looking at the Internet. Topsy doesn’t think the Internet is a collection of documents. Or even a web of documents. Topsy sees the Internet as a stream of conversations that is powered by Twitter. I deep dive into it’s search capabilities in video here.

It’s new (Released this morning 12/16/09) and a part of a bigger project, but Wordstream’s Free Keyword Niche Finder looks to be a promising tool that is 100% free to use. Recruiters can and should take advantage of this tool to help intensify their information gathering during and after the discovery phase of the search.

Video is compelling to users and if used properly could be a great addition to you recruitment plan. Thoughtfully leveraging video in your properly built twitter stream can result in big return. In fact Twitter itself is considering adding video in relatime tweet fashion.

An Ixquick result is awarded one star for every search engine that chooses it as one of the ten best results for your search. So a five star result means that five search engines agreed on the result. This is significant because search engines choose results in different ways, and…

Fast moving development win over many users and creates a successful app. Tweetdeck has taken that approach and has since won over the vast majority of the Twitter market. It’s quick, convenient and serves a real purpose. It’s an organization tool that helps recruiters better manage their time on social media. Check out my top 3 integrations.

It’s sleek and offers some great search options but is it the real deal for recruiters? Take a look at some of my favorite search capabilities of Bing in this search engine review series. Review 1: Hasfeed: command.

Constant changes to the UI within LinkedIn seem to cause confusion amongst users. One such option that is still available but has moved is: Bulk accepting initiations. Though this feature was moved a long while back, it was important to share this with readers as not everyone is aware of this feature.

Kosmix is a guide to the Web. The site ( lets users explore the Web by topic, presenting a dashboard of relevent videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics. Kosmix’s categorization engine organizes the Internet into magazine-style topic pages, enabling people to navigate the Web…

Recruiting Makeover is the hottest new contest to hit the recruiting and staffing industry! And the idea is catching on fast with local businesses. The goal is to find the one lucky company who will get the call to makeover their business!

The new agreement allows Twitter users to automatically broadcast their tweets to a message board on LinkedIn. And LinkedIn users will be able to have their status updates sent directly to their Twitter feed.

That’s what Dr. Monica Rankin Professor of History at UT Dallas says and it’s why she brought Twitter into her classroom. What? Twitter in the classroom? Hey parents, did you pay $28 K this semester for you kid to play online?

James explains that when you are limited to just 140 characters, the information you broadcast has to be succinct and clear, holding only the most relevant information to the job seeker. Tweetjobs was developed to wok smart…

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