Sourcing is one of the most critical aspects of any successful recruiting strategy. A study done by Lever of over four million candidates found that sourcing is one of the most effective ways to hire. On average, one in every 72 sourced candidates is hired compared to one in every 152 applicants from well-written posts. But sourcing can do more than find you candidates on LinkedIn or job boards. Its primary job is to find the under-the-radar, high-quality candidates that no one else is reaching out to. I’m talking about that purple squirrel riding a unicorn kind of candidate that has the potential to be your next Superman or Wonder Woman.
Sourcing candidates can take 13 hours or more out of every recruiter’s week but there are so many tools and so much information out there that it can be intimidating to figure out the best tools/methods for you. That’s where RecruitDC’s Sourcing Innovation Lab comes in.
I’m going to show you some of the best tools and methods for sourcing along with some general tips that can help your overall process. We’ll touch on job posting, Boolean search strings, LinkedIn, Chrome extensions, and websites to find candidates along with their contact information. My goal is for everyone in attendance to learn some new ways to find candidates.
So get your tickets for RecruitDC’s Spring event on Thursday, May 23 2019 here and bring any sourcing questions you have. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. J