Best of 2013 #8: Why Is It So Difficult to Find Good Sourcers?

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Dec 28, 2013
This article is part of a series about Editor's Pick.

Editor’s note: Between now and the new year we will be counting down the top 20 SourceCon posts of 2013. This post was the 8th most read post of the year. Our regular content will return in January.

I’ve covered this in various forms over the last few years, but I’m going to be explicit right now. From my viewpoint as a current hybrid of Sourcer and Full Lifecycle Recruiter, there are five main reasons.

  1. You, the employer, have unrealistic expectations of what a Sourcer can produce
  2. Misunderstanding of what the role of a Sourcer does
  3. Not emphasizing the partnerships between Sourcing and Account Management
  4. Lack of respect and viewing Sourcing as a senior function
  5. Underpaying Sourcers
This article is part of a series about Editor's Pick.
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