Attending the Discover Sourcing event today. Mostly, I’m live-tweeting… but I want to share an search idea that need more than 140c… monitoring companies for leavers.
It takes a simple search string: site:linkedin.com “past * * at Hays” (yes, Hays is just an example here!)
This will x-ray the LinkedIn site for all ex-employees. It’ll be full of past employees, mostly historical data of no real use.
However, set that up as a Google Alert, it’ll deliver an ongoing feed of real-time leavers – get that delivered into your RSS reader or email inbox etc as you prefer.
There’s obvious value here to recruiters and salesfolk alike… Let me know if you come up with improvements!
Terrible oversight on my part as I pushed this post live quite quickly during a session. The brains behind the trick should have been credited – so step up Shane McCusker. Recruiter, hacker, software engineer. He thinks at the speed of warp and talks just slightly faster. If you can keep up, make sure you listen in next time he presents – or go watch some of his previous webinars here. One of the smart guys. Cheers Shane!