Finding the right sourcing tool for your sourcing problem
When it comes to sourcing tools, you want to ask yourself, “What problem am I trying to solve?” Sourcing tools are for solving your problems, not for doing your job.
Once you have your pain point – your problem, you’ll know what tool is the best to use to resolve the issue.
Here’s a breakdown of various sourcing tools for you:
- HiringSolved: They use “artificial intelligence to automate candidate matching, increase diversity, reduce time to fill jobs, analyze the social web, and unlock the power of your ATS, CRM, and HRIS data, increasing efficiency by 10X or more”
- Lusha: Chameleon’s personal favorite. You basically obtain anyone’s contact information in an instant. Want their email or phone number? If it’s associated with their LinkedIn account, you’ll get it. A plug-in that’s super easy to use and delivers. Plus, you save so much time.
- Humanpredictions: This tool is about potential candidate behavior. As their website states: “We gather public data and use machine learning to predict when people are more likely to be open to new job opportunities, when people are more likely to respond to an email, when people are more likely to relocate, and other key indicators that help improve how and when you connect with someone.” If you want to target specific profiles, have a software participate in what can only be known as unobtrusive stalking, this tool may be the one for you. They are tech-focused too.
- Hiretual: They are all about finding talent. “Find, Engage, and Pipeline the Right Candidates with AI” is their mission. Their tool is used to quickly identify the strongest candidates from across the web, making sure your top results are the best match.
- Seekout: They are an AI sourcing platform focused on the discovery of people across multiple sources, finding matches, and getting you accurate contact information. They also have workflow tools that enable more effective working relationships between hiring managers and recruiters. Plus, it’s an app!
- Eventbrite: Not many people use this tool for recruiting but Eventbrite, as you may know, is a website where you can host, promote and browse events. Using Eventbrite, you can choose events where you’re likely to find candidates who are interested enough in their profession to take time out to learn about the latest trends. Those who attend these events are clearly motivated and genuinely interested in getting a job in their respective field. Might be a good idea to check the events out!
- Xor.ai: XOR is a leader in human resource and talent acquisition workflow automation. They leverage cutting-edge technologies of AI, machine learning, hiring automation, and AI chatbots for recruiting. Essentially, they use these tools to streamline the time-consuming processes in recruiting. If you want an entire recruiting system to do the tedious work, this tool is probably perfect for you.
- CallAssistant: This tool is all about focussing on the interview. Through AI voice recognition engine, CallAssistant creates written transcripts of all your interviews. Research shows people remember 10% of conversation after only 5 minutes so this might be a great tool if you’re constantly interviewing or pre-screening candidates.
- Interseller: An email marketing campaign platform that helps you make contact with new candidates. If you have a large email list then you can send automated emails here. One click to reach the masses. Oh, and their astronaut bear is too cute to not like.
- ZapInfo: This tool is all about information automation. Search any job title on Google and you can “Zap” multiple contacts from nearly any website that pops up and have it recorded. Basically, it’s like an ATS (applicant tracking system) that also allows you to find candidates. Save hours each day by automating nearly every step of recruiting.
- Monster’s Talentbin: This tool is a large database with millions of profiles. It focuses on finding passive candidates through boolean search and social media recruiting.
- ZillionResumes.com: This tool is an aggregator database. It gathers resumes from thousands of other sources. The point is to discover ‘hard-to-find’ candidates. The platform can provide you with lists of resumes that match your criteria but you still got to dig in.
- Hired: This platform is designed to bring employers and job seekers together. Employers can create a company profile and browse candidates and candidates can answer the requests.
- Github: A well-known platform for developers! It’s a great place to look through candidates’ code and projects. If you’re an IT staffing firm hiring IT professionals, Github has a lot to offer so we would definitely recommend you check this out!
- Twitter: Don’t overlook Twitter. Those hashtags can be put to use as you already know through social media campaigning. You could use hashtags for sourcing. Reach out to those who tweet with hashtags relevant to your business. And, you could use Twitter’s advanced search to find relevant hashtags and people.
None of these tools are the “best.” But, they are handy for the purpose they are meant for. So we recommend you find out what you need and you’ll find the appropriate source to use!