September 22, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder Catfishing: luring someone with an online, fictional persona. Also a popular MTV television show.  It all starts with a boolean string. Then you start messaging and cold calling applicants. You have a variety of resources to find applicants from LinkedIn, to Indeed, to Dice. You have that pressure and deadline to present a…

September 10, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder We’re excited to announce that Dan Larson accepted an opportunity to join Hiretual’s team. Dan Larson is an industry leader in the sourcing world. He founded the SourcingWizard community website in 2016. The community is a leader in sourcing and recruiting industry news. Dan is considered to be one of the best…

September 4, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder Millennials are a generation that have grown up in a different world than those before them. Due to that, companies need to alter the way they attract this generation. As of 2015, Pew Research has reported that they are now the most prevalent of all the generations in the workforce. If you…

August 21, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder I’ve had the opportunity to attend several SourceCon and ERE Conferences in my career and I highly recommend checking them out! Conferences in general are a great place for people to learn new skills and expand and grow. If you are a Recruiter or Sourcer, the place to be is SourceCon. SourceCon…

August 17, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder How many hours do you think you spend on social media every week? 30 minutes here and there can really add up! Social media is everywhere these days, but are you making the most of it? Forget just using it to connect with friends and family, why not tap into it for…

August 8, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder Talent analytics are like golden nuggets of information. This information can help show how your sourcing strategy can help the client find more qualified candidates. There is a wealth of information on the internet that can help you source more efficiently. Knowing that talent analytics are helpful isn’t enough, you also need…

August 3, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder I’ve spent most of my career in a hurry. Work-life balance was something I’ve preached to applicants but until more recently have never been purposeful to live out myself. I have stretched myself too thin in recruiting and as a result, at some points in my career I’ve felt like quitting altogether….

July 28, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder The job description is so important in attracting the right candidate. If you don’t portray your company in the right way, you may be attracting the wrong crowd and turning off potential candidates. Creating a creative and powerful job description will attract more views and ultimately drive more applications. The biggest advantage…

July 24, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder Think LinkedIn and Indeed are monopolizing the job searching market? Yes, that certainly has been the case for the last few years, but Google has it’s own ideas. That’s good news for you – the job searcher! The more sites there are, the better your chances of finding your dream job. Google…

July 20, 2017 Jon 2 comments

By: Jonathan Kidder Companies are seeing the value in having a diverse workforce. Every company wants to attract and retain the most qualified applicants and finding applicants with a diverse background can be very challenging. I have had my own difficulties trying to source for diversity. It’s taken me several years to understand the market…

July 16, 2017 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder It’s time to face the reality. No matter what the news and politicians tell you – we’re heading into an economic boom. Companies are facing challenges finding qualified skilled talent in the midwest states.  I have been a sourcer focusing on filling midwest roles for the past 7 years and it’s never…

July 13, 2017 Jon 1 comment

By: Jonathan Kidder If you haven’t seen the latest binge-worthy show from Netflix, you’re missing out! Glow is set in the 1980s and focuses on the world of women’s wrestling. Basically, the show is about how a rich mogul and a film director come together to create a Saturday morning women’s wrestling show. A significant…

July 8, 2017 Jon 2 comments

By: Jonathan Kidder Many recruiters have come to ask my advice on finding jobs. Ironic, isn’t it? I had a call last week from a past coworker who asked if I could source him a new role. It really gave me a good laugh. In the spirit of helping my colleagues in their job search,…

July 4, 2017 Jon 5 comments

By: Jonathan Kidder LinkedIn, it’s the absolute best source for finding your next hire right? Did you know that LinkedIn recently updated their terms of service? This directly affects those who use Chrome extensions to find contact information for users. What happens when they try? They are getting their LinkedIn profiles shut down. So sorry,…

May 27, 2016 Jon 4 comments

By: Jonathan Kidder I recently discovered this sourcing hack while getting a demo of a text messaging platform. After getting an expensive bid I figured that I better do some research on my own. After I did some digging I discovered a free solution! You can send a text message through an email account. Below…

April 20, 2016 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder Many companies take pride in their company culture, and many even overemphasize it ad nauseum. This may come off has non-genuine or even phony. A new employee may have been sold on the benefits and EVPs of the company altogether. But what happens when the perks and shiny newness wear off? If the company…

April 17, 2016 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder   Funny how things have changed – Sourcing has become a very debated topic in the recruiting field. I find it interesting to see companies starting to see the value in adding Sourcers. Most companies don’t fully understand what Sourcers do. So, how can we make Sourcing great again? This post will…

April 14, 2016 Jon 1 comment

By: Jonathan Kidder I’ve been fortunate in my career to have met many top Sourcers in the field. They’ve shared many tips and tricks on finding the best talent. One thing that I’ve always found fascinating is that once you get to know most Sourcers, they genuinely enjoy sharing knowledge. I’ve always encouraged newer Sourcers…

April 10, 2016 Jon No comments exist

By: Jonathan Kidder A Sourcer’s main job is to support Recruiters in sourcing efforts. Usually the Sourcer makes the initial outreach to the candidate and then follows up by setting up a meeting with the assigned Recruiter. A Sourcer’s job includes: searching, engaging, and then passing candidates to the Recruiter. Depending on the req load…