New recruiters that have chosen recruiting as a career path are not always going to have an easy transition into their profession. Developing critical sourcing skills takes time. Yet time is something that recruiters are always fighting against, as they are trying to meet the needs of their clients. From my own, albeit short, experience, I know the challenges recruiting can have in a fast- paced working environment. I also know that the proper mindset and being open to criticism is critical to my success. Constructive criticism from superiors can become an important sourcing tool.
So yeah, I got to be one of the cool kids at Sourcecon in February. I was honored that Jeremy, Steve, and Ronnie invited me to speak. I have, over the years, joked about sourcing just being recruiting without actually having to speak to the actual candidate. However, I learned first hand how this has not always been the case. In fact, it’s my opinion that true sourcing has evolved out of what was recruiting. It’s an evolution of the title, not the job.
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The just released CareerXroads source of hire survey — its 13th — found the 50 participating employers, some with more than 200,000 workers, relied more heavily on direct sourcing and help from third party recruiters in 2013 than at any time in the previous decade.
They also accelerated their temp conversions, which, at 4.4 percent of the full-time hires, was nearly three times the rate in 2012.
In fact, except for print, every sourcing method tracked by the recruiting consultancy CareerXroads showed an increase in hiring activity.
Since SourceCon.QA launched in February of this year, sourcers and recruiters have provided 793 answers to 205 questions related to candidate identification and competitive intelligence gathering. Today, on SourceCon Live, panelists discussed the evolution of the site and gave recommendations on some best practices for participating in a question and answer forum like SourceCon.QA.
Speaking of pipelines, passives, and prospects: there’s more where that came from.
Two new recruiting technology companies are launching with passive candidates in mind.
The Crowd Works is out of London. It says it has “been working for almost two years to develop an algorithm that applies big data and predictive analytics to match recruiters with relevant, qualified candidates.”
While having an email exchange with my friend Lisa Amorao, she mentioned to me a certain requisition that she needed filled. As we talked, I figured out that this was a requisition unlike most. As we went back and forth about what she was looking for, I was reminded about always sticking to the sourcing process, no matter what the requisition.
#SourceCon Live has become one of my favorite activities as Editor of SourceCon. Two times each month, we gather with some of the smartest talent acquisition professionals in the industry to talk about what’s going on in the wild world of recruiting.
This Thursday at noon CDT, Matt Ferree, Luke Doubler, and Glenn Gutmacher will each share a few details of what we can expect to hear from them during their presentations at SourceCon Fall in Denver. Then, we’ll take questions from the audience and discuss current sourcing and recruiting news.