What is it?
Talent sourcing is the operation that finds potential talent. This happens right at the beginning of the hiring process. It focuses on researching, exploring and finding talent, creating networks through doing this. This process is done together, to create the finest candidate pipeline. This can be from anything from attending job fairs to focusing on people in the industry who aren’t looking for a job; passive talent.
Once this talent is sourced you can then find potential candidates to review CVs and interview. This sourcing can take place both through traditional methods or now, using online. Both are successful and have different strengths. Which one you choose will depend on your organisation, its needs and culture.
Sourcing starts with a talent acquisition strategy, the full plan to identify, locate and hire talent, from the beginning until the end. Then comes sourcing, and finally recruiting, making the hire is the final part of the three-step process. A thorough sourcing operation is key to finding and hiring the right talent, it’s the start of an important process. You need to be able to thoroughly understand it so it can happen effectively.
A strong job description complete with all requirements
Finding the right personality to fit the role
Sourcing the talent, using your network, ads and candidate pipeline
The best sourcing strategy will focus on a range of places and sources and should be tailored to your business and its needs.