As a busy recruiter, you are probably wondering is it even worth your time to read “recruiting blogs”? You are intent on executing the latest sourcing hack (talking of sourcing hacks, do you know the latest way to source developers from stack overflow), reach out to rockstars and placing candidates and delivering an unforgettable experience to your candidates.
Your skepticism is well placed. However, in a world fraught with useless information everywhere, there is a breather of some incredible blogs that will help you stay updated. The real questions you should be asking is can you afford not to stay updated with these blogs. It probably won’t take more than a few minutes of your day and will help you stay current.
Best for: Talent acquisition Executives, Recruiters and Sourcers
Socialtalent publishes just one article a day and consistently publishes great articles about sourcing, recruiting and an occasional breather of a funny article!
It’s content ranges from videos, ebooks, webinars and of course blog posts. Socialtalent is the best place to go for bite sized highly relevant video training content so you get great pieces of those as well.
2) Talent Culture
Best for: Talent operations executives and Talent Acquisition Executives
Talentculture is the blog operated by renowned speaker and thought leader Meghan Biro. It’s got some fantastic articles about building culture, best practices and analytical pieces from people who have implemented large scale changes in their organisations.
It’s content ranges from blogs, webinars, ebooks, guides and a really great podcast called Worktrends.
Must read post: Complacency
3)Fistful of talent
Best for: HR and Talent Ops, Talent Acquisition Executives
Fistful of talent is a blog run by Kris Dunn, who is also the founder of KinetixHR – a boutique staffing and training firm. Fistful has a unique combination of refreshingly honest jargon free writing that comes straight from the heart. Kris regularly writes about his daily experiences and always has a lesson at the end of it.
It’s content mainly consists of blogs and videos. However, that does not mean it is bland. The type of content ranges from strategy, talent acquisition, talent ops to straight personal motivation.
Must read post: Are you in a trough of disillusionment?
Best for: Sourcers and recruiters looking for nifty tricks and automations.
Wizardsourcer is a blog run by sourcer – Jonathan Kidder. Kidder is a renowned sourcer and sourcing trainer with a command over automations, boolean and other myriad of sourcing tactics. This reflects very well on his blog as well. Wizardsourcer blog is full of great automation tactics, sourcing tool reviews and Interviews.
Must read post: The best IFTTT recipes for Recruiting
Best for: Technical Sourcers, Recruiters
Booleanstrings is a strictly sourcing focused blog run by Irina Shamaeva. She is a sourcing wizard and has some amazing tools and great tricks up her sleeve. She’s got great collection of custom search engines that can help you with your x-ray searches better.
It’s content is mainly in text. However, the content is highly technical and very hands on. You can read a post and get down to executing the latest sourcing hack. In most cases, it works. It’s a great way to stay up to date with the latest sourcing hacks.
Must read post: Custom search for Recently Updated Profiles
6) Tim Sackett Project
Best for: Talent Acquisition Executives, Recruiters
Tim run a blog called Tim Sackett Project. Tim is a good friend with Kris of Fistful of talent. Tim runs a first-person jargon-free narrative of everything under the recruitment sun! He also writes about his personal musings and HRtech.
Tim Sackett and we hold very similar views on the potential impact of AI on the art and craft and sourcing and recruiting. Read about it here in our most recommended post of Tim Sackett.
Must read post: Future of sourcing is here
7) Boolean blackbelt
Best for: Sourcers and Recruiters
Boolean black belt is the most definitive place to discover sourcing hacks and become the best at boolean and x-ray search. Boolean black belt is choke full of nifty tricks to search google, LinkedIn and a bunch of other great sites.
Must read post: Basic boolean search operators and query modifiers explained
8) The Searchologist
Best for: HR, Talent Acquisition & Recruiters/Sourcers
The searchologist blog is operated by Katrina Collier. Katrina is a renowned speaker and trainer with extensive experience around social recruiting, sourcing and delivering a great candidate experience.
Must read post: Avoid the bite: The right way to engage technical talent
Okay folks, that’s it? Did we miss your favourite recruiting blog? If there are some great blogs about recruiting that you know, do let us know in the comments and we might include it.