The Importance of Talent Sourcing in Recruitment

Importance of Sourcing in Recruitment

Recruitment has become a battleground of sorts, where a constant fight is on for the best talent. To survive in this battle, one needs to have a solid recruitment strategy. However, prior to that, there is something that needs attention and is extremely important – sourcing, because the foundations of successful recruitment begins with knowing where to find the best relevant candidates. A recruitment process needs to identify sourcing as an integral part so that when a position is available, you have a ready-to- refer pipeline of candidates. Learn more about the importance of sourcing in recruitment.

 

Today, finding the right talent without effective sourcing methods in place is like finding the needle in the haystack. Talent shortage has made the situation even more difficult, which is why sourcing becomes all the more important. But what makes sourcing a specialized field of its own?

What is sourcing in recruitment process?

The goal of sourcing is to find and identify matching candidates for a target profile. It is much more than performing a specialized resume search on the CV database or just perusing the applications received in response to a job posting.  That’s what generally recruiters do. However, a sourcing specialist would proactively search for qualified passive candidates by creating interest around an open position and convincing candidates to apply. A sourcing specialist uses different methods and techniques, including social media or a Google resume search by creating Boolean strings to help broaden the search.

(Also Read: A Guide to Boolean Search Recruiting with Examples)

Sourcing vs Recruiting

The difference between sourcing and recruiting can be hard to fathom and understandably, companies are not willing to invest in a dedicated sourcer because they have no idea of the return on investment that it offers.

Recruiting functions include networking with candidates, screening, scheduling interviews, making reference check, and many other related tasks. However, all these can only be possible if there is a pool of qualified candidates. Filling this pool with hireable candidates takes tremendous time and effort. A sourcing specialist identifies the channels that provide the most qualified talent.  Recruiters are driven by results whereas sourcers are driven by research and networking. Other sourcing functions include making direct calls to passive candidates and utilizing the various available sourcing tools.

With the focus on hiring top talent before it is hired by the competition, the sourcing expert can improve the results of a recruiter who can focus on their work of filling the open requisitions.

(Also Read: How to Improve Talent Sourcing Process in Your Organization?)

Benefits of sourcing candidates

Sourcing is now considered a vital component of the overall recruiting process. As we know now, sourcing is all about building talent pipelines with a large pool of passive candidates of high caliber who can be hired for an open position when needed. Investing in sourcing is essential to give you a long-term talent supply.

Sourcing is important in recruitment to improve quality of hiring

The shortage of qualified talent means that one has to proactively look into different resources to find candidates

Sourcing is important in recruitment to improve quality of hiring

that may be interested and qualified for the available job. In the current job market, as much as 75% of eligible candidates are not actively looking for a change. These passive candidates are open to a job opportunity if provided with the right information, compensation, perks and benefits. A sourcing expert would know the methods and techniques to find these candidates and reach out to them. Sourcers are adept at creating customized value proposition to attract and connect with top talent. With their sole focus on finding a candidate with the highest caliber that the hiring manager would want to hire, it’s easy to see how sourcing will improve the quality of hire.

(Also Read: Top 5 Recruitment Metrics That Matter)

Benefits of sourcing in recruitment in reducing time to hire

In an organization where recruiters are doing the sourcing, you should definitely expect some delays in the overall

Benefits of sourcing in recruitment in reducing time to hire

recruiting process. Recruiters already have a plethora of tasks to complete, with little to no time to left for building a talent pipeline. Sourcing professionals, with their expertise and experience can support them by surfacing talent they would want to hire for the available position. With talent sourcing in place, open positions are filled almost immediately as sourcers have already identified and vetted a large pool of talent, thus shortening the recruiting cycle and reducing the recruiter’s workload also. Recruiters now don’t have to spend time reaching out to candidates, know their expectations and if they align with that of the organization as that has already been taken care of.

(Also Read: How to Reduce Time to Hire?)

Benefits of talent sourcing in improving workforce diversity

Since sourcing solely focuses on finding the right talent matching the job requirements, there is enough time to find and convince diverse professionals to consider your company as a perfect career destination.  With their research and networking skills and no rush to sell, sourcers have the time and opportunity to attract culturally, and professionally diverse individuals and improve workplace diversity.

Recruiting and sourcing are increasingly recognized as distinct activities with very different goals and outcomes, requiring very different skills and processes. Sourcing is so much more than simply specialized resume search and candidate name generation. It has turned into a specialized field of its own, and if you don’t understand the difference between sourcing and recruiting, it will end up adding to the overall cost and time to hire.

(Also Read: How to Improve Recruitment and Selection Process)

 

54 replies
  1. 먹튀검증
    먹튀검증 says:

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after browsing
    through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m certainly happy I came across it and
    I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    My website – 먹튀검증

    Reply
  2. 먹튀검증
    먹튀검증 says:

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that,
    this is wonderful blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

    Also visit my web-site; 먹튀검증

    Reply
  3. 먹튀사이트
    먹튀사이트 says:

    먹튀사이트 검증사이트 먹튀폴리스입니다.

    먹튀폴리스는 신규는 물론 오픈된 먹튀사이트를
    철저히 먹튀검증하여 먹튀없는 시대를 만들어가고 있습니다.
    먹튀폴리스를 사랑하는 여러분의 많은 호응바랍니다.
    여러분의 충실한 먹튀검증 사이트가 되도록 노력하겠습니다.

    Reply
  4. centralqq
    centralqq says:

    599711 113795Thanks for your time so much for your impressive and wonderful guide. I will not be reluctant to endorse your internet internet sites to any individual who should receive direction on this dilemma. 959830

    Reply
  5. 먹튀검증
    먹튀검증 says:

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins
    to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to
    rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.
    If you know of any please share. Thank you!

    my homepage 먹튀검증

    Reply
  6. 먹튀검증업체
    먹튀검증업체 says:

    I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your website.
    It appears as if some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please
    provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This may be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this
    happen previously. Thanks

    Here is my web site – 먹튀검증업체

    Reply
  7. 카지노사이트
    카지노사이트 says:

    the importance of human beings is something we care about and especially for young people today they can affect those who are in the world so we should value every child
    maybe many young people today are going to the wrong way of life so we should give them an attion because we just let them get them out of their way so we want to be united for the youth to talk to my site
    카지노사이트

    Reply
  8. 솔레어카지노
    솔레어카지노 says:

    Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I
    found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the
    shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside
    and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Reply
  9. 먹튀검증
    먹튀검증 says:

    Its such as you learn my mind! You appear to understand so
    much approximately this, like you wrote the e book in it or
    something. I think that you could do with some % to drive the message home a bit, however
    other than that, that is wonderful blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

    My web-site :: 먹튀검증

    Reply
  10. Katerine Saulter
    Katerine Saulter says:

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem?

    Reply
  11. betting33.com
    betting33.com says:

    Players will not be allowed to arrive in Australia any earlier than January 1, with the latest coronavirus regulations in Victoria — the state in which the Australian Open is held — outlining that any new arrivals would still need to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
    카지노사이트

    Reply
  12. hgame75
    hgame75 says:

    “[I’m] not complaining that it’s boring or something like this, it’s just that going out from the room after 14 days of not doing anything and [then] playing five sets right away, I think would be really dangerous for the health of any sportsman.
    카지노사이트

    Reply
  13. ¸ÔƢ
    ¸ÔƢ says:

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it
    seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know
    any methods to help protect against content from being stolen? I’d really appreciate
    it.

    My web-site … 구글상위노출교육 (¸ÔƢ)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *