Over the years, one of the many things I’ve given quite a bit of thought to is the relationship between recruiting and sourcing, and how these functions fit in with the bigger talent acquisition picture. At first glance (for those outside our industry), we all pretty much look the same.
You know what I’m talking about – the whole (not uncommon) “recruiters suck” sentiment that’s so persistent for so many hiring managers and job seekers alike.
But a closer look reveals infinitely more nuance. When you really take time to examine the details of sourcing and recruiting, there are a few disparate tasks and tactics, but there are also a ton of pieces that tend to overlap. This leads to an interesting question:
Why do so talent organizations treat these two similar roles as separate (and often unequal) functions?
Before I try to answer that question, let me take a minute to explain why I wanted to address this particular topic. Read More