Intellerati BlogBest Practices in Executive Recruiting Research and Candidate Sourcing
Welcome to the Intellerati Blog. We are an executive search research and recruiting sourcing practice committed to fixing what is broken about recruiting. Recruiting your next top executive or technologist shouldn’t have to be that hard. And honestly, we know that it doesn’t have to be. All we need to do is make executive search smarter. Because smarter is better.
Smart Sourcing. Genius Recruiting.
Intellerati advocates for an information-rich, data-driven, mindful approach to executive recruiting. It is the right thing to do and it is time. Founded by an award-winning investigative reporter and TV journalist, we have witnessed the power of information and it is beautiful to behold. It holds the potential to transform recruiting as we know it.
We believe executive search models should be updated. We believe conflicts of interest should be banished from Recruiting Research Pricing. We believe in serving a trusted source of recruiting research and candidate sourcing information. So we share tips and best practices on our Recruiting Research Academy page and right here in our Recruiting Research Blog.
In other words, Intellerati is not a traditional executive search firm or recruiting research practice by design. So if you are seeking the same-old, same-old traditional firm, walk on by. That is not who we are. But if you’re seeking an innovative recruiting research practice, you’ve come to the right place. If you are seeking an executive search research practice brimming with fresh ideas and powerful, new ways of doing things — we’d enjoy beginning a conversation with you here. We invite your comments. We really do care what you think. While we are pretty serious recruiting research experts, we are interested to learn from you as you learn from us.
So pull up a chair. Check out a blog post or two. Then let us know what you think.
A while ago, HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan published a list of the dumbest things recruiters do, asking readers to choose their top five from a list of thirty. (Here are the results of that survey.) Those lacking a sense of humor may find Sullivan's "linguistic...read more
Candidate Mapping is a Best Practice Candidate mapping is an executive search best practice. You identify the heads of teams out of which you want to recruit. You then identify their direct superiors. It is a powerful way to bulletproof talent...read more
Passive Candidate Data: Sourcing Deep Data is Best Passive candidate sourcing for candidates is difficult for corporate recruiting teams to scale. The passive candidate data is shallow. It rarely provides the depth of information needed to determine whether a...read more
Preemptive calibration, also known as pre-referencing, is common practice in senior executive search, one that sourcing teams should emulate. When was the last time you included a step in your candidate sourcing process to determine which...read more
Most intriguing was the CIA’s use of social network analysis in recruiting, which The Agency mashes together with geo-spatial and geo-census data to map hot spots of talent.read more
LinkedIn Disappearing Google Apps GadgetA Rapportive application will vanish from the inboxes of its some Rapportive users sometime today. July 31 is the deadline. LinkedIn acquired Rapportive back in 2o12. In June of this year, it quietly announced it...read more
LinkedIn Banishing Rapportive From Google Apps Rapportive Was a Genius App Rapportive is a genius Google Apps application that actually found a way to make social networking easier. To date, that has not been an easy thing to do. But somehow Rapportive nailed...read more
The Hidden Cost of Bringing Executive Search InsideSome corporations are questioning their decision to bring executive search inside. Over the past few years, more large Fortune 500 corporations with a steady flow of executive searches have implemented the...read more
Internet Sourcing Guru Glenn Gutmacher Today, I am honoring the work of the King of String Glenn Gutmacher in recruiting. I've attended a number of his Internet Sourcing presentations (and co-presented with him in Boston). I have always come away humbled by the...read more
How to Recruit a Luminary with Google Adwords Executives often "google" themselves. They do it to see what's been written about them. So if you are attempting to recruit a newsworthy executive you suspect might be googling his or her own name, simply set up a Google...read more