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Couchsurfing, a secret sourcing channel to spot foreign speakers

You’ve got to search where your candidates hang out… this evergreen sourcing advice cannot be more true if you need to find foreign language speaker agents or operators in a small city or village. The challenge with these assignments usually is that these folks are either not present (or not active enough) on LinkedIn (or

A Few Great Ways To Source Conference Attendees Part I.

Before we start TL;DR. Why would we even invest any effort into searching conference attendees?  Well… we don’t always have to. But there are some critical cases when it can be super helpful. This is my top three reasons:  Sometimes you search LinkedIn and get too many results. Understanding who has attended a certain conference

The Value of Sourcing

A good friend of mine, a senior Talent Acquisition Leader, hired two great sourcers to work on hard-to-fill reqs. The sourcers were doing a proper job delivering qualified and interested passive candidates, and one or two candidates always made the very final stage. But at the end of the year, when reviewing the results, my

sourcing ROI calculator [TOOL] #sosueu

Great companies starting their journey of building an in-house sourcing function are usually aiming for cost saving in the first place. This is the most regular answer they give when interviewing them: become less dependent of 3rd party agencies and thus to save cost on agency fees. This is an obvious drive behind such a

designing the ever-best sourcing function [PREZI]

This is the pair post of my very last one: 25 questions you need to ask before setting up a sourcing function. No, I am not [yet] fully addictive to blogging, however, as the previous post was pretty lengthy I thought it might be handy to have (more or less) the same content but in a prezi style.

25 questions you need to ask before setting up a sourcing function

Setting up any sourcing function (in-house, agency or an RPO-type megacenter) is a massive exercise. Many think that hiring a handful of experienced sourcers will make the game. Great sourcers know what to do (and how) and their previous expertise will automatically solve everything. Others more believe in focusing on the continuous learning and development

#OldMeNewMe (Part I.)

This is the story of the last 3-4 months when I switched off from work and decided to reboot the engine of my life. I resigned from Randstad at the end of July 2016 (producing my ever longest sugar sweet emotional farewell video) and joined GE in a refreshing and brand new European Sourcing Lead

it’s all about technology… oh wait! it’s not [SLIDES] from #intelligence16

I had the great pleasure to present on Textkernel’s 15th birthday conference in Amsterdam. Imagine a room with some 3-400 attendees and with presenters coming from all parts of the world of technology. Among these super-smart professors and other top speakers like Glen Cathey and Bill Boorman I was playing the grumpy role of the devil’s advocate.

Those 40 must-have sourcing tools… my #sosuasia slides

It was an amazing experience presenting on #sosuasia last week! Although we hear way too little about the guys and what they do in Asia, it is so impressive to see how much keen they are to implement and develop sourcing within their Talent Acquisition function. Being a late joiner in a game does not

How many CVs does your Sourcer [really] need to make?

This makes me crazy: some recruiting leaders determine totally ad-hoc productivity targets for sourcers, often, without understanding what the business really needs and what can be a realistic requirement. Ridicule! It looks like sourcing is only a number game and these leaders love to hear those (usually super rare) stories when sourcers make 20 (or even more) qualified, interested and available

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