Sourcing gurus from across North America and EMEA assembled in Atlanta, Georgia last week to discuss the latest in sourcing strategies. The event was well-attended by recruiting leaders and sourcers from a variety of top companies.

During the conference, the #sourcecon twitter feed did a “Best Of” takeover of the @ongig handle. A full spectrum of thoughts and quotes came across our feed from a diverse set of tweeters. We organized this thread into a quick, easy read below.

You’ll see common themes emerge from the feed. There was an obvious passion for finding the right person for the right job in a highly efficient manner…while having an eye on candidate experience. It seems that getting candidates engaged is becoming just as important as identifying them in the world of sourcing.

See if you can spot any themes you identify with, and enjoy the tweets.

 

Take a wide approach to locating talent

 

 

Be an expert in your field

 

 

Be aware of where your InMail is headed

 

 

Focus on getting candidates to apply

 

 

Sharpen up your online creeping skills

 

 

Don’t blindly ask for referrals

 

 

Keep people in the loop on their referrals

 

 

The hardest part of sourcing is engagement

 

 

Actionable insights are critical to success

 

 

You’ve got to be willing to hustle

 

 

Your “Talent Community” may be right in front of you

 

 

Stay true to systems that work

 

 

Sourcers are not fans of their ATS

 

 

Setting a response time for referrals is good Candidate Experience

 

 

Good sourcers can find people, but engagement is the challenge

 

 

Personalizing your approach is key to success

 

 

Look for multiple options for your candidates

 

 

The connection between recruiters and managers is crucial

 

 

Put a deadline on managers to respond

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Webster

Jason Webster is a social recruiting enthusiast and co-founder of Ongig, a platform that creates shareable, visually-appealing job descriptions. He has spoken at multiple social recruiting events, where his passion for candidate experience is the primary topic. Connect with Jason and Ongig on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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