The Power of Screening In: How Social Recruiting Helps You to Double Your Talent Pool

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn strategies you can use to encourage referrals as well as how to use recruiting technology to expand your talent pool to ensure you hire top talent.
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Some recruiters think good technology can help you narrow down your talent pool to a select few candidates, but they neglect the importance of “screening in”. Join Ken Perluss as he demonstrates power of “screening in” – using social networks to expand your talent pool and increase the quality of talent you bring in to your company. Using case studies and drawing on more than 30 years of experience recruiting in Silicon Valley, Perluss will teach you concrete strategies to spread the word about your company, hire the best talent, and utilize marketing strategies to change how you recruit. This session will show you:

  • How social media can increase the number of candidates you receive by twofold.
  • Tip on how to use social media in recruiting.
  • The parts of recruiting technology can make more efficient, and which parts require the personal touch.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Ken Perluss


Ken Perluss is the Head of Talent Acquisition at, Inc. He manages all the day to day activity for’s Talent Acquisition organization in the US and in India. Ken has over 30 years of experience building and growing teams and recruiting top talent in Silicon Valley. Prior to, Ken led the technical recruiting function at Yahoo for over 11 years where, under his leadership, the engineering function grew from 40 people to over 7,000 globally. He also led recruiting teams at Silicon Graphics and owned Perluss Consulting, an executive search and talent acquisition consulting company.

Harbor Ballroom AB
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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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