Glen Cathey*, the “Boolean Black Belt” believes that there is a hidden talent pool in every database comprised of 2 types of candidates: #1 candidates that recruiters cannot find, and #2 candidates that recruiters do not find (there is a difference). He further declares that this hidden talent pool is at least 30% - 40% of the candidates in each database.

Glen has developed a high level of expertise in sourcing, recruiting, and hiring/placing candidates from ATS-based resume databases, the internet, job board databases and any other system he can get his hands on. His database searching methodology is a systematic process that incorporates probability theory and involves successive and semantic searching tactics employing highly complex extended Boolean queries to quickly, thoroughly and methodically uncover all potentially qualified candidates from the highest to lowest probability of match. He enjoys "cracking the code" of challenging hiring profiles and creating search strategies that quickly allow him to achieve successful hires, with the best candidate, in 20 calls or less using his methodology.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 (mark your calendars!) at noon EST The MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat will be led by Glen and the subjects he’ll cover will be Boolean logic, extended Boolean, semantic search, searching resume databases (ATS's and major job boards), Hidden Talent Pools, AI matching (resumes and jobs), JIT sourcing and delivery/Lean recruiting, Talent Intelligence, Talent Warehouses, Talent Acquisition Systems, Internet sourcing, LinkedIn

Glen has two very interesting websites:
Boolean Black Belt A blog focused on all things Boolean
Talent Intelligence A site dedicated to the next evolution of information systems supporting Just-in-time (JIT) Talent Identification and Acquisition.

*Glen Cathey is a passionate recruiting and staffing professional with over 11 years of experience and is currently the VP of Recruiting for a billion dollar staffing firm. His experience spans full life cycle recruiting "at the desk" (as recently as 2006) to hiring, training, and managing large and highly successful recruiting and delivery teams. He’s currently responsible for training and mentoring Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, and Health and Life Sciences recruiting associates nationally as well as developing and delivering firm-wide recruiting strategies, tools, and tactics.


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Comment by Tirtis on November 14, 2008 at 12:10pm
I will mark my calendar. (I believe the date is a typo - December 16, 2008, not 2006.. right?)
Comment by Maureen Sharib on November 14, 2008 at 12:13pm


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