Recruiting Software, ATS, CRM whatever you use, tools for recruiting have largely been focused around the workflow once a candidate is found.  But what about if you have just begun the sourcing process.  These candidates are still put onto spreadsheets or sent in the forms of links found online.  Hello Talent is a smart new tool that simplifies adding, aggregating and sharing sourced profiles.

When I first looked at, I didn’t get it.  It said “build a community.” and I was like, “Too much work. Goodbye, Talent!” If this is my first response, it is based on my own biases and I need to demo the product.  Demo I did. And I get it, it just can be hard to explain.  Well, watch this:

I love the Chrome extension! It allows you to go on an easter egg hunt (AKA searching the web) for candidates, tag each egg,  and then put them into your basket (AKA Communities or Talent Pools) and then give that basket to whoever needs the eggs. Any of the other people looking for eggs with you can also put the tagged eggs into the right basket.

What was a bit confusing at first was Hello Talent’s options for customization.  This is also what make this product stand apart from the others.


They don’t tell you what to look for what groups you have to create.  They don’t even make you pick a color.  All of this you customize. It will take a bit of tweaking on your part to make it flow right, but it is worth the time. I know what you are thinking, “If it is so good, why is it free?”  I asked the same thing.

Like all companies, they have stuff you can buy.  This is just the gateway tool.  But it is a great tool that can make a sourcers life much easier.


Jackye Clayton Editor

About the Author: Jackye Clayton is a talented recruiter and recognized people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources.
An international speaker and trainer, she has traveled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and job coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to diversity recruiting and sourcing, leadership development, inclusionary culture development, talent management and more. Her in-depth experience in working with recruiting teams at top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton  and @RecruitingTools or connect with heron LinkedIn.


By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.