Step II: Sourcing
In today’s world of high demand for talented workers, it is often not enough to just post job openings on job boards or career sites. This is because more than 70% of candidates are passive. That’s why modern recruiters turn to new inventive methods for finding candidates.
First is a web sourcing. With web sourcing, a single web search scans millions of online profiles to retrieve passive and active candidates’ details including email addresses, resumes and more.
Second is social recruiting, using social media channels (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) in recruiting.
Third is in-house recruiting or finding great candidates internally, among your existing employees.
Forth are employee referral programs, structured programs that companies use to find talented people by asking their existing employees to recommend candidates from their existing networks.