What are the biggest challenges in candidate sourcing? Where will sourcing develop in the future? We talked to Wolfgang Brickwedde, Head of the Institute for Competitive Recruiting (ICR) Heidelberg, about challenges in candidate sourcing and received some tips from the experts for ideal sourcing.
Actually, there are two big challenges. On one hand, you should pay attention to increasing the population of the identified persons at the beginning and it is important to find as many candidates of similar quality as possible, be it through LinkedIn or elsewhere. If possible, these should also be candidates that your competition hasn't found yet, so that you have a competitive advantage.
In the next step, these candidates are then further qualified so that the best matching candidates remain.
Next, a positive response rate plays a role. Candidates should respond positively to your approach. You need something that really interests them. In this case, I am talking about a hypothesis that a sourcer must consider in advance if they are to be successful. The starting point should be the question: Why should a candidate want to change employers?
These are the two most important tips I can give you. One is to increase the number of candidates in your pool and the second is to prepare a successful speech.