Hiring managers know finding quality candidates doesn’t just happen. Several factors must fall into place first, including having access to a strong talent pool. Candidate sourcing puts more people in your talent pipeline, helping reduce your time to hire and filling your skills gaps. Developing solid sourcing strategies makes the recruiting process easier and more efficient.
What is Candidate Sourcing?
Candidate sourcing is the process of finding candidates for roles that currently need to be filled or for future positions. Sourcing is the proactive part of the hiring process. It involves recruiters and hiring managers actively seeking out candidates. According to SHRM, the goal of sourcing is to collect relevant data about qualified candidates, such as names, titles and job responsibilities. By collecting this data, you build a diverse talent pool that you can add to your pipeline.