Q1. What problems are you currently solving in your role?
Just started last month at Ordina were sourcing is undiscovered territory, well they have heard of it but were not actively reaching out to potential candidates. So putting sourcing on the map, preaching for the hiring managers, setting up the process with the recruiter I work with and the recruitment manager also addressing some recruitment marketing issues, our devs write great blogs but not on our site and also being more visible on different social media platforms.
Q2. How do you define sourcing
Awesome!! I grew up on the internet so I’m definitely in love with my job which revolves around the interwebs. Sourcing for me is not only searching and engaging candidates online but also being able to interest candidates by phone, making them aware that our grass is much greener ^^! But engaging internally is equally important, getting the hiring managers in the game(organizing hire-a-thon sessions, pizza time) and shaking on the referral tree, which is not really top of mind with developers.
Q3. Sourcing tools I use daily?
I’m no different than the other sourcers I need music or focus background noise, you can hear my earplugs blasting a nice house mix or hear that I’m in the middle of a storm with brain.fm
One thing I missed in the other Q&A’s is the phone, can’t live without mine!
Now the good stuff: you need chrome for obvious reasons and I swear by my notepad.
Other tools I use are: my own CSE for language requirements (Dutch, French and German), 360social or Prophet , Multi Highlighter , Sidekick by Hubspot , Facebook search , TineEye image search and I’m #teamWorldTimeBuddy
Q4. Can you tell us five people you admire most in sourcing?
That’s easy my own mentor of course Mitch van Abkoude who let me use his social talent account to witness the great Johnny Campbell. I also follow every move Glen Cathey makes, so much wisdom and still so humble. I have to mention Shane McCusker for his awesome Facebook search tool! And of course the Randstad brothers Jim, Vince and Balazs
Q5. One sourcing advise I can give to my peers is….
Never forget you are interacting with other human beings, you may easily slip into the numbers game. Just don’t, take a step back do a social talent course or get some templates from beamery, get you creative juices flowing and be on the top of your game. Throw out your templates and be original.
And be were your candidates are, interact with them without pushing your jobs on them.
Go sit on the floor were your developers are, there a great resource to give you insights or help you with your own tools.
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