Feature List for Lancelot.io – Gig Marketplace for People Ops, Talent-Related, Recruiting, HR, and Sourcing.

Hi Everyone,

You’ll be seeing a series of blogs, articles, and media distributed over the next couple months while we launch the closed pilot for Lancelot.io, formerly SourcingTalent.Cloud:

Job Marketplace for Contractors in HR, Recruiting, and Sourcing to Post/Work on Assignments.

I am available in this forum for any questions anyone might have about the product or system. I look forward to providing answers.

If you are someone who wishes to post projects, please contact me via email (james@veruca.io) or send an InMail my way.

If you wish to work on projects, signup list is at https://sourcingtalent.cloud.

FEATURES

  • User-Friendly Dashboard
  • Post Projects
  • Post Profile / Portfolio (Including Pictures and Videos)
  • Match and Selection
  • Escrow/Payment System Managed and Secured by PayPal
  • Flat Fee, Hourly Consulting, and Milestone-driven Payment System
  • Dispute Management
  • Help and Knowledge Center
  • Notification System (Email, In-App)
  • Project Management Center
  • Work Rooms Per Projects (Communication, Milestones, Attachments)
  • Feedback and Rating System / Rank and Review Employers and Professionals
  • Social Sharing for Marketing Opportunity Page & Profiles (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn Google)
  • Funding and Finance Management
  • Membership Tiers (Free for now)
  • Advertising Opportunities (Banners embedded throughout the app)

Sign up for our pilot here: https://sourcingtalent.cloud

Help us create the right functional categories and skill-sets by completing this 2 minute survey: https://app.getresponse.com/survey.html?u=SQVH7&survey_id=651904

Thank you! Here are a few screenshots:

James Chmielinski is a second generation recruiting veteran, former baseball player, and founder of Veruca.io, the first ever recruiting innovations lab. His company is built from two generations of sales and recruiting experience resting on the backbone of post-millennial technology.

Last year, Veruca.io: Find (Mr. Chmielinski’s inaugural software) attracted 178 active users in 114 cities from 17 countries.

This year, James created largest recruiting community on slack called “Recruiting Innovators”, a hub-spot for recruiting jobs, networking, news, and best practices.

His latest project, SourcingTalent.Cloud (https://sourcingtalent.cloud), is scheduled for a pilot program release within the quarter. Sign up for the pilot by emailing info@sourcingtalent.cloud. Help us by taking this survey to make sure we include all work categories.

James aims to make life easier for sourcing and recruiting teams and hopes to achieve this by developing an innovation lab where teams convert the best ideas into products.

 

If you have two extra minutes, I’d really appreciate it if you were able to complete this specialization survey about the specialized work that you do every day, in your day.  We are getting close to launching our first official pilot program inside the Recruiting Innovators Slack Community for an upcoming product called Lancelot.io.

This will help us create the right categories of work which will allow us to introduce more work assignments for you.

Please please please help us. 🙂 Survey Link: https://app.getresponse.com/survey.html?u=SQVH7&survey_id=651904

If you know someone who you respect in our industry, please share this email with them.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James Chmielinski is a second generation recruiting veteran, former baseball player, and founder of Veruca.io, the first ever recruiting innovations lab. His company is built from two generations of sales and recruiting experience resting on the backbone of post-millennial technology.  

Last year, Veruca.io: Find (Mr. Chmielinski’s inaugural software) attracted 178 active users in 114 cities from 17 countries.

This year, James created largest recruiting community on slack called “Recruiting Innovators”, a hub-spot for recruiting jobs, networking, news, and best practices. 

His latest project, Lancelot.io (Sign up for upcoming pilot), is scheduled for a pilot program release within the quarter. Sign up for the pilot by emailing info@sourcingtalent.cloud

James aims to make life easier for sourcing and recruiting teams and hopes to achieve this by developing an innovation lab where teams convert the best ideas into products.

The Virtual Generation of Recruiting

Baby boomers are leaders and a generation of risk takers.  They were never afraid to put it all on the line for the greater good.  The boomers didn’t grow up having actionable data to rely on like we do.   Putting the puzzle piece together was more challenging but they did the best that they could with the insights that were available. It takes time to develop winning mechanics.

My generation (Generation Y, Echo-boomers) has turned into a generation of followers.  We are a group that is politically correct and don’t want to stand out in the crowd.  Think about Facebook.  How many followers do you have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram?  Does it tickle your fancy when you get a new follower?  We are selfless.  We have a heart.  We care but we lack the driving force in guiding the direction for our industry.

 

Now, Millennials, they are something special.

The Millenial Generation is the new and improved version of the boomers and they are destined to create greatness in the American business landscape.  A generation of empowerment that is inspired to use mature tools and technology to make life easier, automate, and achieve greatness at half the cost and half the effort.  Our entire business community needs to invest in this generation and provide them with specialized programs that help them decide what micro service architecture works best for life’s design.  Get out of their way.  They were raised differently and think differently.  Let them decide how to put the puzzle piece together.  They won’t fail you.  Thanks to the inter-connectedness of data, technology, and people architecture – everything is changing….fast!

They say HR is dying but it doesn’t even matter.  Nor does it matter what generation you previously identified with because everyone has access in the virtual generation.

 

Now, Millennials, they are something special.
In my opinion, they are the new boomers and they are destined to create greatness in the American business landscape.  A generation of empowerment that is inspired to use mature tools and technology to make life easier, automate, and achieve greatness at half the cost and half the effort.  Our entire business community needs to invest in this generation and provide them with specialized programs that help them decide what micro service architecture works best for life’s design.  Get out of their way.  They are better than you.  They were raised differently.  They think differently.  Let them decide how to put the puzzle piece together.  They won’t fail you.
Thanks to the inter-connectedness of data, technology, and people architecture – everything is changing….fast!  They say HR is dying but it doesn’t even matter.  Nor does it matter what generation you previously identified with because everyone has a golden ticket into the virtual generation.

 

I propose a new way to work.  A better way.  A specialized way.
The virtual generation is here and we see this in proven marketplace technology, mobile apps, and the empowered desire for professionals to decide what, where, and how they can add value to the community they work in.

 

My community is committed to empowering this new, virtual generation into a new way of thinking about talent acquisition.
The sourcing, recruiting, and HR community is growing up and we believe that SourcingTalent.Cloud is the catalyst to make this revolution a reality.  Don’t take my word for it, empower yourself to examine and research our effort. Talk about it with your peers.  We encourage you to do the following:
1) Learn more bout SourcingTalent.Cloud at the product information site.
2) Stay relevant in recruiting and join Recruiting Innovators Slack Community.  It is the biggest recruiting slack community in the world.  Get invited here or here.
3) After you request an invite, enter the communities: Slack | Facebook Link
See you soon.
James

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

James Chmielinski is a second generation recruiting veteran, former athlete, and founder of Veruca.io, the first ever recruiting innovations lab.  His company is built from two generations of sales and recruiting experience resting on the backbone of post-millennial technology.  An industry-leading, hub-spot for consulting, technology, and recruiting process design.  Veruca.io aims to make life easier for professional sourcing and recruiting teams.  Mr. Chmielinski’s inaugural software attracted 178 active users in 114 cities from 17 countries.

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5 Tips to Captivate your Candidates

Candidates you recruit want you to connect and follow up with them, tactfully.

Here are five tips to help you get started on the right track:

 

Captivate

 

1. Deliver a business reason

Why is there a match?  Make sure that you are direct and transparent about why you are reaching out to your candidate.

 

2. Form a connection bond

…a Common Colleague

…a Shared Passion

…an Interesting Event for Both

…a Common Hobby or Interest

This becomes your medium to build trust in your relationship.

 

3. Identify the personal reasons

Why would your candidate want to work with you specifically.  Why would they want the opportunity that you are offering? There are plenty of recruiters out there.    What makes you special?  How will your prospective candidate personally gain if he or she chooses to work with you?

 

4. Back up your conversation with data and documentation

Always deliver data that backs up your conversation.  Be honest about the strength of your relationship with your client.  Show (allowable) emails that prove your relationship and the exchanges that happen between you and your client.   Build your credibility.

Tell your candidate who you know, what competitive forces exist, and what obstacles might exist from you helping your candidate.  Let them know if you are representing other candidates.

Definitely provide a compelling link like a job description or pamphlet on your opportunity.  Give them inside information about upcoming projects at your customers site.

 

5. Clearly outline your action plan

Explain to your candidate what your next few steps are going to be and when he or she can expect to hear back from you.  Mitigate risks in case the plan changes and explain what course of action you will take if it does.  Be sure to follow up even if you don’t have any new information to share to keep them engaged.  Voila!

Read about our next product, Recruiting Scorecard.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James Chmielinski is a second generation recruiting veteran, former athlete, and founder of Veruca.io, the first ever recruiting innovations lab.  His company is built from two generations of sales and recruiting experience resting on the backbone of post-millennial technology.  An industry-leading, hub-spot for consulting, technology, and recruiting process design.  Veruca.io aims to make life easier for professional sourcing and recruiting teams.  Mr. Chmielinski’s inaugural software attracted 178 active users in 114 cities from 17 countries.

25 Daily Tasks of the Modern Recruiter

An average recruiter will spend 8 hours qualifying 100-200 candidates daily…

1 hour sourcing
1 hour referring
3 hours screening
1 hour lunching
1 hour processing
1 hour slacking

after hours…

1 hour stressing whether the final-stage candidate will get hired tomorrow
1
hour drinking to forget about the final interview tomorrow

after all…

Many recruiting managers and company leaders base the success or failure of their recruiter /recruiting agency on the candidates ultimate decision to sign up with the employer and accept the offer.  Oh, the joy of managing the world’s most unreliable product…….people.  Fair system, right?

Reviewing each profile, on average, takes 1.5 minutes to focus on…

1 Resume
1 LinkedIn Profile
4 + Social Links (ie StackO, Pinterest, Facebook, GitHub, Twitter, Behance)

attempting to find…

1+ portfolios
1 piece of contact information
1+ skill or contribution list
1+ interests + hobbies
1+ group or people association

in an effort to…

share 1 right opportunity
develop 1 meaningful relationship
make a great first impression

…with the ultimate goal to help you find your dream job.

Recruiters aren’t bad, right?

Go Inmail yourself.  Primitive recruiting technology is the problem. Process-driven and dysfunctional rather than purpose-driven and relational. Recruiters want to bond with candidates but technology binds.

Can we build technology that  enables relationship-building and  automates daily tasks?

If we had one place that informed us of relevant personal insights (RPI), we would find, relate, and engage people with purpose.

Sounds far fetched…kinda like transparent aluminum, right, but perhaps it’s already in development. We are in the future now…

Sure…

A place that converts 20+ prospecting tasks into 1 simple search

Right…A relationship dashboard used to learn about the people you engage.

Really?  Yes.  That’s how we begin our relationship building process with every candidate we present to you.  Make an inquiry here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James Chmielinski is a second generation recruiting veteran, former athlete, and founder of Veruca.io, the first ever recruiting innovations lab.  His company is built from two generations of sales and recruiting experience resting on the backbone of post-millennial technology.  An industry-leading, hub-spot for consulting, technology, and recruiting process design.  Veruca.io aims to make life easier for professional sourcing and recruiting teams.  Mr. Chmielinski’s inaugural software attracted 178 active users in 114 cities from 17 countries.