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The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #15 Human vs Machine: Who Sources Best? The Results of the 2017 Grandmaster Competition

6 hours 58 min ago

Wow! I was fortunate enough to present at the family reunion of sourcers everywhere – SourceCon Spring 2017. (Yay!) At least, that’s what it felt like to me. But I digress, I shared the stage with Jason Roberts who co-presented with me “Human vs. Machine.” Unless you are new to SourceCon and its ways, we produce contests that test the mettle of Sourcerors, Purple Squirrel Hunters, Unicorn Riders, Sourcing Ninjas, Searchologists and Boolean Bandits the world over. The contest is always tricky and requires both logic and creativity to conquer. All of the contests this round lead up to the ultimate competition (insert dramatic opera style music with angels singing here)… Human vs. Machine.

The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #16 If You Haven’t Noticed Boolean is Back! These Are the Latest Changes to LinkedIn

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:00

For the past few months, LinkedIn has been undergoing an extreme makeover. Originally announced through their blog, many LinkedIn users have seen these changes roll out on their desktop. These changes have been disappointing to many recruiters and sourcers alike, though some have shown their support. Frustrating to most users was the removal of many premium search features, the ability to use Boolean commands, and the slow speed at which it takes to view a user’s LinkedIn profile, just to name a few.

The Top 17 Articles of 2017: #17 Judge Rules in Favor of hiQ – LinkedIn Can’t Block Startup from Scraping Public Profile Data

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:00

Editors Note: For the last 17 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. 

The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 12

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:00

There has been a high demand for sourcing tools and extensions. SourceCon is pleased to partner with the Dean Da Costa, the human encyclopedia for all things “tool-related,” to produce a series of e-books into the wonderful world of Chrome extensions.

Best Practices In Starting a Continuous Performance Program

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:30

Ongoing performance check-ins are shaping the future of talent management. Held weekly between managers and their direct reports, these brief meetings – just 10 minutes or less – are used to track weekly goal progress, identify bottlenecks, and exchange feedback with the purpose of improving performance.

Wellbeing Trends We’ll See In 2018: Vending Machines, Standing Desks and Nap Rooms

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:30

It’s no secret: Over the last few years, corporate well-being programs have really come of age. Continued advances in technology and a renewed cultural interest in health and well-being are largely behind this big shift.

How to Cut the High Price Of Employee Stress

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:35

Every manager wants to fill their ranks with ambitious go-getters. We’re all on the hunt for those who would describe themselves as ‘perfectionists’ in an interview, and who are constantly competing against themselves to improve their game and excel in new and exciting ways.

NLRB Overturns Rules On Joint Employer and Neutral Policies

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:12

On 3-2 votes, the NLRB Republican majority today overturned two precedent setting cases. One involved the standard it adopted just two years ago to determine joint employer status. The second set aside a 13 year-old standard governing whether facially neutral workplace rules and policies interfered with protected worker rights.

ZipRecruiter Acquires White Label Job Board Solution JobBoard.io

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:45

JobBoard.io is one of those under-the-radar success stories in our space. An overnight success, five years in the making. No big venture capital. No industry famous co-founders. No big city address. Just a small business, providing a valuable service at a fair price, growing organically. Sometimes companies like this come-and-go with little acknowledgement, and sometimes a bigger fish comes along with a deal that can’t be refused.

Can We Make the Workplace Safe When the Harasser Is the Boss?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:15

The current revelations about how women have been treated – a spectrum of transgressions ranging from insensitive behavior to alleged sexual contact with minors – have unleashed what could become a reckoning in all sectors. Movie studios, media companies and the halls of government are, after all, workplaces, and the Harvey Weinstein disclosures have unexpectedly opened up a deluge, despite — or perhaps because of — having a sitting U.S. president who has been accused of, and has even bragged about, similar behavior.

7 Benefits of Positive Emotion in the Workplace

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:20

It should be obvious to anyone that when you’re happy, you’re more likely to do a better job at work. Clearly, some managers don’t care; we’ve all worked for such people. It’s equally obvious you don’t have to be happy to be productive. Aside from those of us who work best under pressure, many of us have learned to put our heads down, ignore our discontent, and just push until we finish the work on time. If we couldn’t bull through on sheer willpower, few companies would have survived either the Great Depression or the Great Recession.

Overseas Adventures, International Sourcing and Search Engines

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:00

Lately, I have been working on my bucket list, which includes some overseas destinations such as Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as St. Martin. I lived overseas for three years and just love traveling. Traveling got me thinking about sourcing and what national search engines could be used for sourcing.

Soapbox Will Help You Bridge the Gap Between Professionally Produced and Raw Recruiting Videos

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:52

Every now and then I’m pleasantly surprised at how much a blog post resonates with readers. While I may personally think the topics I cover are interesting, the reality is very few blow up with likes, shares, and comments. Case in point, when I wrote “Study Says Less Is More and Cheaper is Better When It Comes to Recruitment Videos,” I didn’t expect video to resonate so well.

Connecting Time to Outcomes Can Improve Engagement

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:42

Disengaged, unmotivated, or unhappy employees are a huge problem for the United States. Gallup’s 2017 report State of the American Workplace calculated that actively disengaged workers cost the nation $483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity each year.

HR 101: Simple Steps HR Can Take to Promote Inclusion

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:46

It should be pretty obvious to anyone reading the news that many women and minorities don’t feel fully comfortable at work. From Hollywood to Silicon Valley and from factory floors to government halls, too many women and minorities feel they are not treated fairly and lack sufficient opportunity for advancement.

How to Tell the Story of Your Brand

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:30

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: Your employer brand is key to your recruiting success.

The LinkedIn Experiment You Didn’t Know You Were a Part Of

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:30

I believe that you can always learn from observation. Tamara Tunie

Your Company Could Be a Joint Employer For Title VII Liability

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:35

I’m trying to remember the last time that I did a “joint employer” post. It’s been a while for sure. But, since I just finished reading this NY federal court’s opinion (here), which involved sexual harassment, retaliation, and joint-employer issues, that’s what you’re getting today.