Best of 2013 #17: The Top 12 DNA Traits of a Good Sourcer by @JimSchnyder

Editor’s note: Between now and the new year we will be counting down the top 20 SourceCon posts of 2013. This is number 17.

What does the three letter acronym of DNA stand for? I wish it stood for Dynamic Natural Abilities since that would have made this article easier.  We all kind of know what DNA is, but in researching for this blog post, I actually had to look up the definition.  According to Wikipedia (if you treat that as a reliable source), Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. These little things are encoded in our bodies and make us who we are….could they also guide and drive our personality, skills and behaviors?

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DNA – Are these innate or learned behaviors? Do we naturally fall into more of a sourcing role, or recruiter / account management role, based on our DNA? 

Jim Schnyder is in Talent Acquisition with PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade) and is the 2011 & 2014 SourceCon Grand Master. With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Jim is a frequent speaker on recruiting industry best practices and strategies. Jim has worked on both the agency and corporate side of the staffing business for such companies as Management Recruiters and Perot Systems prior to starting with PepsiCo over fifteen years ago. Jim is the past DFW-Texas Recruiters’ Network “Corporate Recruiter of the Year”. He is also a recipient of the following PepsiCo corporate awards - “Inspire Well Being Award”, “Eagle Award” for HR Excellence and PepsiCo’s 2011 “HR Excellence Award”. Jim is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia. He and his wife Yadira live in Frisco with their children Jake and Isabella.


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