T3 – NetIn – Source Technical Talent (@HireWithNetIn)

This week on T3 I review the technical sourcing technology platform NetIn. NetIn was developed by a former Twitter Engineer who found himself in a position of needing to find talent and not feeling like there was any technology that did what he wanted. Sure there were other sourcing tools that would spider social profiles, but he wanted more.

NetIn is a search engine to find technical candidates who have a social presence on the web. Nothing new on that, there might be around fifty of these techs on the market right now. What Netin did differently was build in an algorithm to only bring back results of the best talent, that goes way beyond keywords and skills.

The NetIn algorithm is built on a number of factors including ranking the top computer science schools, open source contributions, how recent and how active in open source, and companies and organizations that are known for having great technical acumen.  Your search then comes back with all the candidates ranked on this algorithm so you know where to begin your search and waste less time to get to the best candidates.

What I like about NetIn: 

– Extremely easy to use the search function that everyone will be comfortable, and a super clean design, which leads to you being able to use the system with no training.

– NetIn added in some great search functionality including ‘Open to Move’ that is measured on a person’s current online behaviors that show they’re more likely looking for a new job. Also, you can filter by security clearance, which is really important for organizations working on defense and government programs.

– Filter your search based on the availability of contact information: email and phone number. Netin invests in a number of phone number sources to make sure the numbers you get back are personal numbers, not just some main work line to a company.

– Email your search list right from the platform with easy to use interface.

Free trial to start and see if you like it, so there’s no risk. It’s designed for IT and IT related engineering searches for the most part. They have built an integration with Greenhouse, so if you’re using that ATS you can export your information right into the ATS. Depending on how many seats you need the price will run $200-500 per month, which is a fairly good price for an IT sourcing tool with NetIn’s capabilities.


T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion.  There are so many really cool things going on in the tech space and I wanted to educate myself and share what I find.  If you want to be on T3 – just send me a note – timsackett@comcast.net

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