SourceCon Live with @MissDestructo and @Animal

Today, on SourceCon Live, we were joined by the Recruiting Animal, and Amber Osborne (AKA @missdestructo), of Meshfire.

Animal posed an interesting question – Should recruiters and sourcers pay for LinkedIn Recruiter or should they  use personal accounts? Watch the video below to hear what our panelists think about the question.

Next week, Gerry Crispin and Jennifer Laub will join us to discuss what they have planned for their sessions at the SourceCon conference in Atlanta in February.

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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.


1 Comment on “SourceCon Live with @MissDestructo and @Animal

  1. Great Comments From The Show

    Animal: “I have the same problem on my show w/ these recruiters and sourcers/as soon as they come on my show they get amnesia…”

    Jeremy: “A LinkedIn corporate account is irrelevant because the LI response rate is so low…”

    Jeremy: “Most sourcers are working on a company’s most difficult hard-to-fill positions so branding responses don’t count.”

    Animal: “What’s your name? Squirrel haircut?” (To Mark Tortorici) <-Did I butcher that?

    Matt Charney: "How much vodka did Animal drink before the show?"

    Somebody from Canada wanted to know what to look for in a recruiter. Jeremy said to look for someone who knew how to FIND someone and how to close the door on the person.

    Case For The Sourcers: "I feel like I'm on a call with the Avengers of Sourcers – I need motor engineers in TX and CA…"
    Step 1 Find out what the hell you're being asked to find.
    Step 2 Do your general search (Job boards, Google and LinkedIn) <-this is an Internet Sourcer's answer. A phone sourcer would ask the customer what companies he wants people out of and then she would CALL in to those companies and find out who the motor engineers are on the teams.
    Step 3 Job Boards, LinkedIn and Internet sourcing is exhausted. Sourcer takes dilemma to his manager. Manager questions if it's "really" exhausted (denial) so team is asked to go back and look at other resources (groups, online hangouts, etc.) and time and energy and money is expended on "other" online sourcing methods. Meanwhile…the phone sourced list was completed and sent to the recruiter and he's on the horn calling the potential candidates and offering them the job… the lesson in all this? We can talk about that in a future Sourcecon show.

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