The Great Resignation has sent hiring and recruiting into a frenzy. Job seekers are jumping at the chance to take advantage of the current candidate market to find bigger and better opportunities. Companies are desperately trying to hold onto the great employees they have while also attracting top talent without breaking the bank.
In this ever-evolving and often chaotic employment environment, one role that is emerging as a shining star is the Recruiting Sourcer. Sourcing passive candidates has been a common practice when filling executive roles but companies are now using this practice to fill roles across the entire organization, from entry-level to VP.
What is a Recruiting Sourcer?
The world is full of great people who have the skills you’re looking for but most of them don’t even know your company exists and many are not actively looking for a new job. A Recruiting Sourcer can find these unicorns so that you can invite them to join your team. They are a must-have on any hiring team.
What does a Recruiting Sourcer do?
“Sourcing and finding people is the most important. You can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found.” ~ Glen Cathey
Qualities of a great Recruiting Sourcer
Where can you find a Recruiting Sourcer?
If you have an in-house hiring team, you could hire a Recruiting Sourcer to join your team. According to ZipRecruiter, the salary for a full-time Recruiting Sourcer in the U.S. is between $45,111 and $66,116 annually.
There is also the option of hiring a freelancer that can be hired on a per-job basis through marketplaces like Upwork. Freelance Recruiting Sourcers charge a wide variety of rates depending on their experience, specialty, and location around the globe. Hourly rates for freelancers can range from $10 to over $100.
Starting to think that hiring a Recruiting Sourcer might be more work than you’re ready for? We have good news! You can outsource your sourcing needs to Pareto. Let our fully vetted Sourcers find you the best passive candidates to fuel your outbound hiring campaign.