October 28, 2010 – Today, we introduce the second edition of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters (v2.0), part of the ongoing project to illuminate and define influence in our industry. This list is one of a group of lists of people who influence the various silos in the HR Industry.
In the online world, influence changes pretty dramatically over time. People come and go from their jobs. New people master the techniques of online publishing.
Our lists are compiled with the least amount of human intervention possible. Determinations of influence are made through automated measures. In this edition, my name was pulled out of the list because it didn’t seem objective enough to keep me on it.
The method invloves a dramatic (very large) spidering of the web for content related to Recuiting. All of the material that includes prioritized key words (see the image on this page for the keywords) are collected in a single database. It is then compared and contrasted with the data in the social graph.
In order to really quantify the dimensions of online influence, we measure three key variables:
- Reach: A measure of the audience size (number of eyeballs) for each individual. Traffic.
- Relevance: The degree to which content associated with the individual matches a cloud of keywords prepared for the analysis
- Resonance: The number of mentions, inbound links and participation found for each individual.
We are continuing to use the services of Traackr to create and manage the lists.