CareerXroads Cool Tools for Sourcing

Image Source: jeffbullas.comHaving just concluded our first colloquium meeting of 2016, we’re excited to share one of the first outputs related to the meeting topic of sourcing.  Our 50 attending member companies collaborated to create a list of 90 “cool tools” their companies currently use for sourcing top talent.

We found that the list ranged from the anticipated Boolean builders and training resources to various video platforms, crazy social network hacks, market intelligence resources and beyond.  In summary, there is no shortage of diversity in this year’s cool tools collection for sourcing.

Among just a few of the most frequently mentioned services were Avature, Careerbuilder’s Recruitment Edge, Connectifier, Kaggle and Social Talent.  Unique or new tools such as WebClipDrop, Yatedo and Owler were also hot conversations.  CareerXroads members are able to view the following and complete list that includes the product/suite title, a direct link to the product page, its “claim to fame” and a notation with regards to pricing.  Members can also continue the discussions and evaluations here on

So scroll on down and enjoy our first collection of the year…

“Cool Tool” Claim to Fame Free? Phone directory service that searches by name, phone or address. Free
AIRS Powered by ADP, offers 7 industry recognized certifications and more than 35 recruitment training courses.
Angels List US website for startups, angel investors and job-seekers looking to work at startups. Free
Applicant Tracking System Software application that enables the electronic handling of recruiting needs. Most commonly referenced ATS’s include Brassring, Taleo, iCIMS, Peoplesoft, etc.
Avature Flexible enterprise SaaS platform for Global Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, and the leading global provider of CRM for recruiting.
Bamboo Consolidates all of your employee information from all of your locations into a single view. You can then access, control, sort, analyze, and take action on the data instantly-from your office, the road or home.
BatchGeo Make a map from a list of multiple locations, use addresses, postcodes, or coordinates. Free hosting for your own interactive map locator.
BDAS (Big Data Analytics Suite) BDAS is designed to solve five key problems for recruiters with sophisticated but easy-to-use software that lets recruiters make the most of their data and identify which components of their recruitment strategy are producing the best ROI.
Brazen – Virtual Career Fairs Virtual and live-chat enabled career fairs with comprehensive tracking and reporting capabilities.
Broadlook An Internet utility tool that automatically obtains employee names, job titles, email addresses and telephone numbers from company web sites.
Bullhorn CRM and relationship management software for service-based industries such as staffing, recruiting, PR, marketing, consulting, financial
Careerbuilder Job Board
Careerbuilder – Recruitment Edge / CSP Recruiting search engine
Careerbuilder – Talentstream Supply & Demand’s web portal delivers insights into active job seekers and your competition, so you can effectively recruit in today’s marketplace.
Chain Store Guide Accurate retail and foodservice information concentrating on restaurant and retail foodservice information.
Checkster Checkster gives human resources, recruiters and hiring managers certainty in new hire activities.
Company Career Site X
Connectifier Connectifier helps recruiters find and contact exceptional job candidates by leveraging a constantly growing database of more than 400 million candidates. Connectifier Sidebar is a web browser plug-in that pops up whenever a user views a profile on a social site like LinkedIn or GitHub to provide additional information like email addresses and phone numbers. Connectifier Search allows users to search Connectifier’s candidate database directly. Free
Craigslist Job Board / Classifieds Ad Site
Crystal Get access to millions of personality profiles* and learn the best way to communicate with your coworkers, prospects, and customers. Free
DICE Job Board
DirectEmployers DirectEmployers developed proprietary technology that has since led to the creation of our flagship product—a federal contractor compliance solution that assists with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) VEVRAA mandatory listing requirements and Section 503 regulations. Now with over 800 employers varying in industry and size, we’ve expanded our Member benefits to include online recruiting solutions, the Partner Relationship Manager (PRM), networking and educational opportunities and so much more.
Discoverly A tool to navigate your social data, making you more productive personally and professionally. Free Search for all jobs in USA with diversity-friendly employers.
Elevate Search jobs and find a career that’s a perfect fit for you. Elevated Careers uses a unique compatibility matching system to connect you to your dream job.
Email Hunter Email Hunter is the easiest way to find profesional email addresses. Give a domain name and get the list of all the emails related to it found on the internet. Free
Encore / Cluen Encore is seventh-generation recruiting software—the result of more than 26 years of research and development fueled by the thousands of search professionals in our world-wide user community.
Entelo Entelo’s recruiting platform enables top talent professionals to find, qualify, and engage with in-demand talent.
Facebook Social Network
Facebook – UID Scraper Chrome extension that scrapes full profile information from Facebook. Free
FTL ? Free
Gild Software solution offering sourcing, CRM, ATS and Analytics within one suite. Search Engine Free
HackerRank Programming problems and contests in different domains of Computer Science. Solve interesting and challenging programming problems.
HireVue Provides video job interview technologies combined with recruitment screening and evaluation tools for employers. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Hoovers Online Sales and Marketing intelligence. Hoover’s provides comprehensive insight and analysis about key industries, public, non-public and international companies and people
Indeed Job Board
Industry Conferences X
Industry List ?
Inside Connector Video based candidate messaging and communication platform.
Instagram Social Network
JIBE Candidate Experience Platform
Jopwell Diversity recruiting platform with focus on Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American professionals and students.
Kaggle Kaggle is a platform for data prediction competitions. Companies, organizations and researchers post their data and have it scrutinized by the world’s best
Latpro Job Board
Lead Box ? Free
LinkedIn Social/Professional Network
LinkedIn – Lite LinkedIn Recruiter license – reduced functionality
LinkedIn – Recruiter LinkedIn Recruiter license
LinkedInSights Advanced LinkedIn Strategy and training resource.
NetProspex NetProspex is the leading provider of B2B marketing data management services. Free
Newsle When your friends & colleagues make the news, we make sure you know. Never miss an article about someone who matters to you. Free
Organic Campaign X
Outwit Suite of semantic software tool for extracting and organizing online data and media. Free
Owler – Competitive Intel Owler is a competitive intelligence tool for business professionals. Get customized insights on competitors, customers, and partners.
Pipl The most comprehensive people search on the web. Pipl finds high-quality results in pages that cannot be found on regular search engines.
PoachT Job search app (URL dead)
Profix ? Free
Prophet Prophet goes beyond what can be found on the web by using an advanced engine to predict and verify contact information. With Prophet, the web is your address book.
Recruitem Recruit’em is a tool that helps you find people on social networks. It creates a basic boolean string that searches for publicly available webpages using Google. – See more at:
Recruiter Sidekick Recruiter Sidekick is a cost-effective, easy to implement, alerting service that works in conjunction with your existing applicant tracking system to keep you informed on all important updates. Free
Recsolu – Yello Software solutions and services help our client partners hire more than 25,000 college students annually from more than 3,000 academic institutions globally.
Reference USA Source of business and residential information for reference and research. Free
Req Cloud ReqCloud is the only Automated Social Recruiting and Employer Branding tool that leverages your Company’s Combined Networks and fully integrates with your existing systems
Research Venders X
Simple Seek Combines the power of Google’s Search and the extensive detail of LinkedIn’s profiles to find you the perfect new hire or your next potential clients. Add LinkedIn profiles to a lead list; download an Excel-readable CSV file when you’re ready. Simple Seek is quick, simple, and best of all – free. Free
Smashfly SmashFly provides marketing automation software for recruiters, transforming the way modern talent acquisition teams recruit both for today and tomorrow.
Snagajob Job Board
Social Media Jobs Job Board
Social Talent – Sourcehub Internet Recruitment Training in Sourcing, Boolean Techniques & Headhunting Online, LinkedIn Training & Social Media Training
Sourcecon Sourcing Conference
Sourcing Institute Recruiting training and certification programs ranging from assessment to sourcing and talent strategy.
Sparc Video engagement platform for soliciting candidates.
Sprinklr Enterprise software that helps employees across the front office come together and engage with customers through one unified platform
Stack Overflow A language-independent collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers.
Swoop Talent – Open Web Swoop is your complete social talent data solution! Search social platforms, findtalent, update your ATS data, mine your systems
Symporia ?
Talent Neuron Global talent insights and talent market intelligence powered by CEB
Tech Fetch Job Board
Twitter Social Network
Vimeo Video sharing website similar to YouTube.
WANTED Analytics Market research based on supply and demand, recently purchased by CEB.
WebClipDrop Browser plugin that acts as a web clipboard for data and contacts and will import details in to a variety of CRM’s. Free
WePow Video interviewing platform and service.
Yatedo Free people search engine which helps you find and contact anybody throughout the web. Free
Zoomforth Recruitment marketing software for the visual era. Quickly gather photos and videos to build on-brand pages that immediately grab candidates’ attention.
Zoominfo Subscription-based software as a service company based in Waltham, Massachusetts that sells access to its database of information about business people and companies to sales, marketing and recruiting professionals


Of course, we’ll be refining this list throughout the year and will more than likely move this to a shared document for our members if you’re interested.  But to help with the validity of this work (you’ll see a few “?” listed where we were not able to quickly identify the tool shared at our meeting) we’re asking our members (that’s you!) to contribute to this work by submitting additions, corrections or updates to this list using the comments box at the bottom of this post.