SourceCon Best of 2013 #18: 5 Quick Tips to Help Recruiters and Sourcers Increase Candidate Response Rates by @imJeremyR

Editor’s note: Between now and the new year we will be counting down the top 20 SourceCon posts of 2013. This is number 18.

With the evolution of the sourcing role, candidate engagement is no longer left to recruiters. In fact, a recent SourceCon survey discovered that 79% of respondents who have the word “sourcer” in their title are expected to present qualified, interested, and available candidates.

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This means that now, more than ever, effective candidate engagement efforts will separate the good from the bad.

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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