Brainfood Live On Air - Ep245 - LinkedIn X-Ray: Dead, Dying or What?

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Brainfood Live On Air - Ep245 - LinkedIn X-Ray: Dead, Dying or What?

By Hung Lee


Using a search engine to 'X-ray' an ostensibly closed social network is the quintessential activity of a sourcer. You could probably argue that the entire sourcing discipline emerged as a result of recruiters discovering sophisticated ways to interrogate a system to retrieve information about potential candidates.

Consequently, the news that LinkedIn had begun to suppress important biographical data from being crawled by search engines (especially Google) brought alarm to the entire recruiting community.

We need to come to the bottom of it, so we're bring together expert sources from around the world together to share information on the state of LinkedIn X-Ray

- what has changed from the latest update?
- what can be seen / can't be seen using the old techniques?
- is this search engine specific or are all search engines no longer able to see this information?
- what does this mean for people aggregators / data enrichers?
- what are the workarounds?
- what are the implications for sources?

All this and more as we try to figure out the future of sourcing with Marcel van der Meer, Global Sourcing Trainer, (Klikwork), Irina Shamaeva, Partner (Brain Gain Recruiting), Alla Pavlova, Recruiter (Riot Games), Mike Santoro, Talent Sourcing, (AllSearch) & Balazs Paroczay, Founder (The Source Code Agency)

Friday 16th February, 2.00pm GMT. Follow the channel here (recommended) and register by clicking on Save My Spot

Ep245 is sponsored by our buddies Ashby

In this week's Recruiting Brainfood, we spotlight Ashby. Ashby is what an ATS should be: an integration of sourcing automation, AI-supported outreach sequencing, native interview scheduling, a searchable CRM, and advanced analytics – all in one ATS++ system. That means better data, less context switching, and more streamlined workflows.

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