How Can a Recruiting Leader Determine if Someone is a Good Sourcer?

All recruiting leaders have been there. We see the alphabet soup of sourcing certifications after a recruiters name and we assume they can actually source. However, once they are in the trenches, we realize they can’t deliver. How does one avoid this? What questions can one ask during an interview to determine if a recruiter or sourcer candidate can actually source? I caught up with several recruiting leaders at the Spring ERE conference to get their recommendations.

What questions do you ask to determine if a person can source?

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.