Sourcing Articles

  • 3 Tactics to Nail Sourcing and Outreach, According to LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting

    April 24, 2019

    In professional sports, Brendan Browne would be called a “player-coach.” As the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, he doesn’t just lead his team — Brendan still has a hand in the recruiting game. And with years of experience under his belt, he has some clear ideas about best practices for sourcing. “Every year, I do a couple of exec searches,”...

  • What Pre-Sourcing Is — and How It Will Make Hiring the Right Candidate Easier

    April 15, 2019

    For the first 25 of the past 40 years, I was a full-time recruiter. Of the 500+ placements I made during that time (mostly mid- and senior management positions), only about a dozen were people who responded to a job posting. The others were referred or networked and most of them were passive candidates. Just as importantly, I rarely needed to present more than 3...

  • #RecruitingHack: 3 Clever Ways to Use Hashtags for Sourcing and Employer Branding

    March 26, 2019

    Instagram posts tagged with one or more hashtags have 12.6% more engagement than posts without any. On Twitter, tweets that include hashtags are 33% more likely to get retweeted. And on LinkedIn, impressions on posts with hashtags are 29.59% higher. Such is the power of the hashtag — and if you’re not using them strategically in your hiring process, you could be...

  • Top Recruiters Share Their Favorite Sourcing Hacks

    April 4, 2018

    As a recruiter, you can probably relate to this meme: Safe to say you have a lot going on. And, it can be hard to find time for...

  • Sourcing Doesn’t End with a Great Name—That’s Only the...

    December 7, 2017

    Sourcing and recruiting may seem like two separate activities, but they’re not. If you’re not good at sourcing, you can’t be good at...

  • 7 Next-Level Sourcing Tips From the Master, Glen Cathey

    December 5, 2017

    Any basic LinkedIn search will get you a list of candidates, but how can you be sure your search is returning all of the best...