Home   Sourcing Course   Other Courses   About   Free Resources   Contact

Glenn Gutmacher Links about Glenn Gutmacher to view or download (each will launch in a new browser tab):
  • Glenn's resume (2-page PDF; does not include roles after mid-2021 at Huron or NVIDIA)
  • As an early sourcing innovator, practitioner, trainer, frequent conference presenter and author, and recognized leader, Glenn has a passion for helping sourcers upskill themselves.
  • Beyond adapting useful off-the-shelf tools as part of better fundamental processes, it's time to introduce sourcers to JavaScript bookmarklets, Google Apps Script, custom coding for niche webscraping and reporting. See:
    1. some of Glenn's example scripts (start with the PowerPoint how-to) on Github.
    2. Glenn's other introduction to coding for sourcers (with a little extra emphasis on Excel VBA) on Github.
    3. his sourcing workflow training (data scraping through enrichment), co-presented with up-and-coming Apple and ex-Facebook technical sourcer, Jason Liu.
    4. Short videos explaining the 3+ Method (classic way to find more things of any type that are closely related to something you know) and Introductory webscraping and data normalizing workflow (name list scraping through contact info enrichment

  • In the 2020s, a noticeable shift to specialized talent operations skillsets provides an ideal opportunity for sourcers to grow in new directions. While the needs for creative, deep research skills and electronic + phone engagement remain, they're also being asked to focus more on diversity and take on increasingly technical duties. Examples which he's helped foster include recruitment marketing and growth hacking tools, profile aggregator search and data enrichment tools, Chrome extensions for "hidden" data discovery and general productivity, competitive intelligence gathering, talent intelligence analysis, dataset visualization, keyboard macro tools, tapping APIs, and NLP over the phone.
  • You can also do a lot with Microsoft Power Automate Desktop (see my series of training files and videos with Shally Steckerl), but even old-school Excel VBA macros can be very effective. Glenn also creates easy-to-use living tool libraries that can be integrated with the CRMs, LMSs and other collaboration platforms that companies already use in order to make sourcers more effective. Running a sourcing community of practice helps facilitate the ongoing learning required. See the Free Resources page for things he's done along these lines (linked in the left-hand column, other recommended ones are in the main pane).
  • In 2014, he co-founded and still runs the non-profit Boston Area Talent Sourcing Association (BATSA) which holds ongoing free learning events for sourcers, recruiters and recruitment marketers featuring best practice presentations from top practitioners and consultants in the area (but all content is objectively useful, no vendor pitches) and peer networking, consistently attracting over 100 attendees per physical event. On hiatus during COVID but encourage your team members to leverage content from our past expertise-building learning events. It's all free.
  • In 2020, he did something similar to launch the DEI Cohort to address the growing need for centralized ongoing learning and peer discussion around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for talent acquisition professionals involved in these issues.

  • Starting in 2017 (and continuing actively through today in ), Glenn co-manages and actively contributes content to the Sourcers Who Code group on Facebook, featuring cutting-edge yet practical, easy-to-learn how-to's for all kinds of bookmarklets and other JavaScript functions, GitHub repos, Excel VBA macros and Google Apps scripts, etc., to help technical talent sourcers leverage their natural sourcing curiosity and make the transition to useful coding skills.

  • Learn more about Glenn's role in BATSA and DEI Cohort in these 2 mini case studies (PDF)
  • PDF version of Glenn's Sourcing Strategies, Processes and Tools Best Practices (capabilities slide deck)
  • Glenn's SlideShare site has many presentations on talent sourcing topics (as well as some older ones for job seekers to tap the hidden job market) you can download free.
  • Glenn's LinkedIn profile with professional recommendations (Are you and your colleagues connected to me directly on LinkedIn? With 25,000+ 1st degree connections, much of my multi-million network instantly becomes part of your searchable network free! Click "Connect" at no obligation on my profile.)
  • Also find me on the other networks where I share most often (in this order): Facebook, Twitter, another Twitter (funny story why I needed this) and Quora
  • list of Glenn's recent Media Credits/Speaking Engagements
  • longer biography of Glenn Gutmacher
  • shorter biography of Glenn Gutmacher
  • View larger headshot photos of Glenn (or right-mouse click and select 'Save As' to download for publication): larger size of B&W photo at left (1.2MB jpeg) | straight ahead B&W headshot (586K jpeg) | color photo of Glenn (2.8MB jpeg)
  • Important note if you're job-hunting (particularly in talent acquisition): watch the free webinar panel I co-presented, sponsored by ERE/SourceCon in March 2023. It's free (you might just have to enter an email address). If TL;DR, at least copy the formula/trends among things I shared:

    1. If you have learned something useful (even in the distant past), it'll be useful to others, but don't just share it in your resume (see the easy ways to amplify in last bullet below)!
    2. I've promoted events focused on others (it cost zero to run all the physical BATSA events for years -- there are always relevant vendors willing to sponsor/tie their brand to your quality content (the word gets out!). Pick a host city (yours!) and you'll know local corporate venues related to your audience willing to host (add free food & refreshments with built-in grass roots networking and a keynote presenter or panel to give shape to a theme and draw a crowd- the sponsors will cover the food & travel costs as we did with sourcer notables like Glen Cathey). You only need a few sponsors per event if the corporate venue donates space for the evening & it gets lots of area TA professionals in their door. Click the links atop BATSA's website for details. I created a simple GoDaddy website and promoted each event!
    3. If you want to organize something less ambitious, all you need to do is post quality content (blogpost, video, Google doc/sheet resource link, etc.), then share it (popular blogging platforms, LinkedIn e-newsletters, and targeted sourcing industry Facebook groups are all good). For content, your only guide is: if it's a useful how-to recap for yourself, it will be useful to others, whether a long blogpost around your process to solve a business problem or just annotated links to a useful resource like a Chrome extension -- just post it; don't self-censor! Your followers will give you more ideas to write about.

Copyright 1997-1998 Glenn Gutmacher. Copyright 1999 - Recruiting-Online.com. All rights reserved. No copying or redistribution without written permission. Email to request.