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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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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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Key Points:

  • Sourcing happens mostly online.
  • Give your interested party the opportunity to be included in a talent pool.

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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Key Points:

  • One of the biggest advantages of using a talent network tool for sourcing is that you can easily search for and find potential candidates within your own system.
  •  The candidates in your talent pool feel connected to your brand.

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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Key Points:

  • The key to a successful sourcing strategy is using multiple channels in an optimized way.
  • LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, making it the perfect place for sourcing.

The Ultimate Guide to Candidate Sourcing

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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Key Points:

  • Keyword research may not sound relevant to your sourcing process, but it can help you to improve your reach and connect with more qualified candidates.
  • Limiting yourself to one main channel is a mistake.


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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Key Points:

  • The concept of a direct approach is becoming increasingly important because of the current state of the labor market.
  • Make sure your job listings are search engine optimized so you can find them on job search engines or on Google.

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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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.

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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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