5 Elements of a Sourcing Strategy

The Recruitment field while an interesting one does in fact depend on Sourcers to meet the requirements. A Recruiter’s task is never ending because as the company grows there are more vacancies emerging hence a Sourcer’s task is a continuous one. A Sourcer acts as a support for Recruiters to fall back on when all their efforts turn futile.

The emergence of Social Technology has had a lasting effect on the recruiting industry as a whole. The current trend in recruiting is Social Recruiting. So if you’re a Sourcer then it is essential for you to be updated about the current trends in the recruiting ecosystem.

Sourcing for candidates is a cumbersome task that requires a diverse approach. For Recruiters this poses a challenge as they need to cast a wide net to catch those hard to find candidates, while others need a targeted networking approach if they need to get anywhere in their search for desirable candidates with the right calibre. This calls for technology that can speed up the entire process and assist them in landing that perfect candidate for the job. Therefore here are, “5 Elements of a Sourcing Strategy” that you should be aware of.


Broadcasting Strategy

This is usually done to spread the word out either about the vacancies that your organisation has or as a branding strategy. It is used to create, manage email & SMS campaigns for social networking sites.

Search Strategy

Almost all companies in today’s day and age rely on Search Engines or Application Tracking Systems (ATS), Boolean Search Strings and the X-ray Technique to scout candidates for specific fields. The Search technology is getting sophisticated with new developments in software that automatically picks up matching profiles within the database for job postings. Some even use complex algorithms to track top talent outside the ATS and rank candidates based on experience and competency.

Attracting Crowd

While most recruiters are looking to improve their candidate sourcing others are seeking ways to leverage the candidates search habits and the keywords used to generate accurate results with the help of ATS as well.

Employee Referrals

This is a popular tactic that modern recruiters are using in order to capture talented candidates. This method has promising results as Recruiter’s generally get suitable candidates faster which in turn speed up the entire process altogether.

Get Candidates Engaged

There are tools that assist Recruiters and Sourcers alike to get important updates about potential candidates. For instance, if a candidate has updated their profile status or has recently landed a job, Recruiters are notified about these developments provided they have the tools required.

I guess it’s pretty clear as to how companies can boost and improve their hires. One way is by implementing these strategies that some companies miss out on as they aren’t aware of the trends that are followed. Therefore don’t let your company lose out on talented candidates on a simple matter of being up to date with the current developments of the industry. I leave you with a simple quote, “Time spent on hiring is time well spent.” – Robert Half


Social Media Recruitment Facts and Figures

Social Media

Social media has recently continued to evolve at a rapid pace, giving rise to new and improved methods and techniques for recruiting. To cater to these developments several updates have been made to various social media sites including browser extensions that now assist and enhance a recruiter’s experience. Thus modern recruiters and sourcers are now required to have a thorough knowledge about recruiting via social media.

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5 Ways to make your Online Profile Stand Out

Creating an online presence is not an easy task now as against earlier when recruiting was still doing things the traditional way. With recruiting now going online it is actually that important, especially for the recruiters and the ones on the receiving ends i.e. job seekers.

With social media dominating all most all aspects of recruitment and branding due to its efficiency and being cost effective. Everyone we know apart from recruiters and companies is on social media platforms. Therefore it will be worth your time to further improve your knowledge about social media, hence here are, “5 Ways to make your Online Profile Stand Out”.


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LinkedIn Updates its InMail Credits and Renewals

For recruiters, LinkedIn’s new updates to its InMail credits and renewals seem to be good news to its users. Because these changes can improve its user’s efficiency thus their performance too will ameliorate simultaneously. I’m sure that by now you too are asking the same question as me i.e. what updates, LinkedIn has made to its InMail credits and renewals?  So let’s find out about these changes and use them to our advantage.
But before we move on to the nitty – gritty of things there are a few things that we first need to be aware of. Come this new year, LinkedIn has made their policies for accounts live and have also stated the different types of accounts that users can avail the benefit of. These accounts are designed for specific individuals to suite their requirements and hence are categorised accordingly. Each of these accounts has specific InMail credits, so let’s find out about the Recruiting Accounts i.e. Recruiter Lite, Recruiter Professional Services and Recruiter Corporate.

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5 Important Aspects to a Smart Hire

The recruiting field is constantly evolving to meet the current trends so also is the task of hiring qualified and suitable candidates with the right calibre. Finding such candidates isn’t easy and candidates that display the right attitude are even harder to find. In such a case making sure you hire the right candidate isn’t an easy task to perform. Therefore, here are “5 Important aspects to a Smart Hire” that you should keep in mind before you make a hire.

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