Phone sourcing is the quiet creeping about.
I had an interesting Twitter conversation with Peter Kazanjy, Founder of TalentBin recently. (@Kazanjy @TalentBin)
Recruiting Animal tweeted a link to me http://tinyurl.com/7lb9r78 about TalentBin, a new Internet sourcing tool that touts itself as “Next generation social recruiting.”
Intrigued, I viewed the site that encourages people to “source candidates across the *entire* professional web.”
One of its main points is that relying on any one site to generate leads is foolish. With their product, they say, you’ll gain access to everything on the web that applies to your search.
I tweeted back to @animal:
@TalentBin has the right idea but STILL 90% of the available workforce will be missed!
To which Peter tweeted, forthwith:
why will 90% of workforce be missed?
To which I answered:
Because 90% of available workforce is not online in a capacity that links them as a prospect for your open opportunity.
To which Peter asked:
But do you believe they stay offline, or move online, as has been the trend?
I believe a far greater amount than 10% are online already-they just don't identify themselves as someone who could fill a specific job
Apparently curious, Peter asked:
how do you mean? You don't believe their online 'exhaust' sufficiently characterizes them, professionally, to source them?
I said simply:
To which Peter countered:
do you think that continues to be the case, or that this also changes over time? We believe the trend points to change.
To change - but you know what they say about change. "The more things change; the more they stay the same." ;)
I then added:
I believe what comes on the grid will counter what falls off. I think PRIVACY will become the new advantage.
We believe that what alpha geeks start doing first, others end up doing. E.g., Delicious bookmarking evolves into Pinterest.
My last words in the exchange, were:
MOST of the population: Either they don't get it (how to expose themselves) or don't want to get it (wouldn't expose themselves).
I’m curious what you all think.
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