I spent last week with customers and prospects. And 3 weeks ago talked to a LOT of people at ERE West. The verdict is in and the sentiment has definitely shifted with recruiters. Just as Hank posted a couple of weeks ago about the pendulum swinging to candidate control in recruiting, it has also swung to sourcing becoming a major topic of interest for recruiters.
It seems that everyone I talk to is talking about filling the "hard to finds," or reaching out to passive candidates, or becoming more personalized and segmented in recruiting efforts. I will be posting a lot more on segmentation and personalization in upcoming blogs and talking about a couple of new partnerships that Hire.com is engaged in that will help in this area.
Speaking of partnerships and finding candidates, Jeff Bloch will be co-hosting a free webinar tomorrow at 2pm EDT/11am PDT with Dave Lefkow of Jobster on creative sourcing and searching techniques. It should be interesting. I'm looking forward to it. If you want to attend you can register here.