Video: Finding a developer’s email address through Github

Entelo has a great blog entry about how to find engineers hiding on GitHub, which includes looking at repos that the candidate has forked, as well as browsing through candidates similar to the one you are looking at. Additionally, you can learn how to find a software developer’s email address using public information available on Github. Just watch the video below.

How to become a talent marketing superstar (without any marketing experience)

The best recruiters complement their talent acquisition efforts with talent marketing to keep their talent supply chain healthy. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of work and time to create great talent marketing campaigns. Talent marketing campaigns that: Use beautiful images and infographics that attract the eye of job seekers Provide professionally designed freemium content like eBooks Highlight the great work of your engineering team (like this […]

8 recruiting tools reviewed

We’ve shared below third party reviews of 8 different HR technology products spanning applicant tracking systems, social media tools, and talent search solutions. Let us know if you find these reviews useful. We’ll include more posts like this going forward if they’re helping you find and vet new technologies for your recruiting practice. Here’s the Inspector Jones review of applicant tracking system iCMS. […]

Two alternatives to traditional job postings

If I told you that one of the best ways to hire good employees was to eliminate or replace traditional job postings all together, would you believe me? Here are a couple of examples that may convince you to consider alternate job posting strategies. Zappos lets candidates fall in love with them Zappos has eliminated job postings. That’s right. Instead of […]

5 Employee Referral Software Packages

Software makes everything easier — especially employee referrals. Here are some software packages that can help you make that referral process more effective. And check out the stats (on the left) from the folks at HerdWisdom if you’re not convinced you should be investing in your employee referral program! Gooodjob provides a referral experience optimized for mobile devices. I really like the […]

What should your employee referral goal be?

It’s hard to know what percentage of your hires should be coming from employee referrals. So, what’s the right number? Here’s a couple of datapoints to help you determine the right employee referral goal for your company. Dr. John Sullivan outlines the stats behind employee referrals based on research conducted between 2008 and 2012.  He writes, “46% of all hires at top performing […]

8 Problems with Employee Referral Programs

Employee referral programs are incredibly powerful. We strive to find ways for you to improve your recruiting engine, but sometimes it pays to look at what you shouldn’t be doing. Here are eight posts on employee referral programs gone wrong. Harpaul Sambhi, founder and CEO of Careerify, writes about the pitfalls of global referral programs. The Talent Retriever posts about why […]

(Lucky) 7 resources to help you build an Employee Referral Program

Yaniv Masjedi, vice president of marketing at Nextiva, offers 5 tips for building an Employee Referral Program. Kathleen de Lara, content coordinator for People Search tool Entelo, provides quick tips on building an Employee Referral Program. Harpaul Sambhi, founder and CEO of Careerify, writes about building an Employee Referral Program. Take the Interview posts about developing an “Awesome” employee referral program. Here’s the OpenView report that shares best practices for building […]