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Introduction

Looking for the most up-to-date information on candidate sourcing? You're in the right place.

We've put together a comprehensive guide about all things candidate sourcing. 

We will answer your questions like:

  • Why is candidate sourcing so important?
  • What is candidate sourcing?
  • What can I do to improve my candidate sourcing strategy?

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Definition

Sourcing is the personal approach to reaching promising candidates with the aim of attracting interested parties to your company. Sourcing thus has parallels with the methods of personnel consulting. In both cases, the location of the target person is examined before they are contacted. Contacts are often made online and include employees of competing companies.

What is Sourcing?

The term sourcing is currently appearing everywhere in the recruiting world. Many companies have been doing it for a long time or plan to recruit more proactively in the near future. But what exactly is the definition of sourcing, what does it include and why is it such a hot topic? This article answers these questions and gives you the basics you need to know.

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7 Advantages of Sourcing with a Talent Pool Tool

Sourcing has been an important part of recruiting for many years and, like many aspects of recruiting, has changed with the rise of digitalization. The tools and methods used for sourcing have adapted to our progressively digitalized lives. One tool that has become a key part of sourcing is the talent pool. In this article, we will share with you the 7 advantages of sourcing with a talent pool tool.

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Top 22 Sourcing Channels: The Ultimate List

Are you having trouble finding new channels for sourcing candidates? With the rise of social media and online platforms, the opportunities for sourcing have grown tremendously. Yet it can be difficult to know where to start. But don't worry, we've put together a list of the top 22 channels that could help you to find more qualified candidates.

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9 Candidate Sourcing Tips You Can Start Using Today

Today's passive job market means that rather than candidates coming to you, you often have to actively find new candidates. For this reason, candidate sourcing has become a significant portion of the recruiting process. This is not always the easiest process to navigate, so we've come up with 9 tips for candidate sourcing that you can start using today.

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5 Sourcing Strategies Every Recruiter Should Use

Sourcing continues to change and grow with modern technology. It's important to stay on top of these changes and to implement some of the new strategies into your sourcing repertoire.

But what are these new strategies? And how you can you start to use them? In this article, we'll share 5 sourcing strategies that we think every recruiter should use.

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Sourcing in IT Recruiting: What You Should Know

The direct approach in recruiting, also known as sourcing, is when one person uses personal contact to win over a candidate for a company. Within the IT sector in particular, this is the most common and promising method for finding candidates. In this article, you will find out what you should consider in terms of the direct approach in recruiting.

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Infographic: Sourcing - The 5 Golden Rules for Addressing Candidates

Are you a sourcer or do you want to improve sourcing in your team and are wondering how you can best address potential candidates to make them enthusiastic about your company and your vacancies? In this infographic we present you the 5 golden rules, which you should follow in order to be successful sourcing.

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Infographic: 5 Sourcing Strategies, Every Recruiter Should Use

Sourcing grows and changes constantly with new and modern technology. It is important to keep an eye on these changes and to include some of the new strategies in your Sourcing repertoire. In this infographics we will show you which new strategies these are and how you can start to use them.

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Free eBook: Sourcing

Sourcing-Cover-CutIn our free eBook, "Sourcing" , you will learn everything essential about sourcing.

For example, you will learn what sourcing is, how you can optimize it, and what advantages it offers your recruiting process.

Download your free eBook "Sourcing" today!

Topics in the eBook:

  • What is Sourcing
  • 7 Advantages of Sourcing
  • 5 Sourcing Strategies
  • 9 Sourcing Tips You Can Use Today

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