Candidate SourcingHere is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about spy sourcing tips, Google’s hiring process, social recruiting, HR technology and eHarmony joining the recruiting fray.

Before we get to the articles, I have a quick reminder.  The Candidate Experience Awards have started accepting applications for this year’s awards and is a great way to benchmark your candidate experience against some of the industry’s best recruiting organizations.   To get further details on how to participate as a recruiting organization, please see the “How to Apply?” page on the website.

Now on to the articles.  Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:


National Security Agency Releases Spy Guide to Sourcing the Internet by Jeremy Roberts (@ImJeremyR)

Helpful de-classified guide to retrieve information from the web.  Definite read for sourcing professionals.


Laszlo Block on how Google’s hiring process works by The Economist (@TheEconomist)

Short video with some helpful thoughts on hiring from SVP of People Operations at Google Laszlo Block.


Social Recruiting is Dead by John Sumser (@JohnSumser)

John’s take on the current state of social recruiting in the technology marketplace and where it needs to go in order to take that next step.


Is there a Fear of Failure for HR Technology? by Todd Maycunich (@tmaycunich)

Good post on how to approach emerging technologies from an organization perspective.


eHarmony moves into the recruiting business by Media Bistro (@MediaBistro)

Bizarre story of the week comes from eHarmony’s news that they will look to put their algorithm for matching couples to matching candidates to employers.  Companies have tried assessment matching before so we’ll see if they can figure it out.


Hope you enjoy the list and see you on Twitter @smashfly.

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