Not all jobs are created equal. Not all tactics or methods are created equal. Building relationships and talent pipelines are still critical to reaching out to passive candidates and engaging them effectively. Building talent pipelines, conducting research and sourcing will not be disappearing any time soon, due to social networking or utilization of the Internet. Technology along with tools that utilize smart technology is not replacing people or high touch recruiting techniques. SGA Talent believes there are limitations to all of these and a mixture of the resources produce the best results.
And yes certain methods and tools work better for some roles while others not so much. Make sure you track and know which sourcing strategy and tactics will get you the best talent in the most efficient way. We agree some roles are in multiples and transaction oriented while others require a personal touch and require building relationships while networking. Know the difference and choose the method that is most successful to complete the task.
Data remains king. There are many methodologies on how to collect and access data. Data can also create blocks as time is of the essence and sometimes sorting through too much data slows the process.
SGA Talent clients utilize a number of our solutions to assist with their sourcing strategy, which include products that are not part of SGA Talent! We agree LinkedIn, Sendouts, social media connections and networks are key to any sourcing strategy. Including your own ATS But the personal touch and effective communication still is a key role for any recruiter.
Therefore, don't take to heart some of the recent articles/writings indicating that sourcing and research is no longer needed.
What worked yesterday might not work tomorrow but identifying talent utilizing all sourcing strategies (remember employee referrals!!)are still on the mind of our clients.The goal remains the same: identify, engage, communicate, market, sell, assess objections and close the talent. It’s a journey.
Happy Hunting and I look forward to your comments.