Sourcing Articles

  • How to Increase Quality of Hire by Only Sourcing Semi-finalists

    October 16, 2019

    Separating sourcing from recruiting never made a lot of sense to me. Many sourcers never even talk to candidates and just pass a list of names to a recruiter. But the best candidates, whether they’re active or passive job seekers, always have multiple opportunities and convincing them your opportunity is worth considering involves just as much recruiting as...

  • How to Build a Candidate Pipeline in 9 Steps

    September 3, 2019

    In the past, recruiting was always, by and large, a reactive game. Circumstances changed, roles opened up, and recruiters were tasked with filling the gaps.  But that’s changed a lot in recent years. Today, forward-thinking teams are adopting a more proactive approach to recruiting — thinking actively about their company’s future hiring needs and what they can...

  • 12 Sourcing Tactics That Will Help You Find Exceptional (and Sometimes Overlooked) Candidates

    August 1, 2019

    Sourcing can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are countless great candidates out there, but finding the one who is the right fit for a specific role at a specific time requires a lot of searching.  Even when you turn up a promising list, part of you may wonder if there are fantastic candidates you’re missing — you’ll never have...

  • 3 Tactics to Nail Sourcing and Outreach, According to...

    April 24, 2019

    In professional sports, Brendan Browne would be called a “player-coach.” As the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, he...

  • What Pre-Sourcing Is — and How It Will Make Hiring the...

    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...

  • #RecruitingHack: 3 Clever Ways to Use Hashtags for Sourcing...

    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...