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Why Efficient Candidate Sourcing is Your New ‘Silver Bullet’

Candidate.Express your candidate sourcing accelerator, date science, technology, recruitment expertise

Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

They say time flies when you’re having fun! Well, that’s certainly becomes even more true with Candidate.Express, our new candidate sourcing one-stop service.

Clearly I must be having the time of my life, since it literally seems like yesterday that we launched RecruitLoop’s Sourcing as a Service.

It’s hard to believe that it’s actually been two and a half years –  and in that time we’ve provided hundreds of companies from all corners of the world with literally thousands of profiles to help them fill their candidate pipelines as they continue their quest to find all those elusive purple squirrels.

Confusion? No more!

At RecruitLoop we’ve always been about simplicity and transparency – for our clients of course our recruiters.

So in full transparency, I’ll admit that from time to time our Sourcing as a Service may have caused a little confusion.

Are we a sourcing solution or a recruiting solution? Are we a marketplace of sourcers or recruiters? Is the sourcing done hourly? Or are our recruiters in fact researchers and market mappers?

We don’t like confusion. At all.

Recruiting and sourcing are two distinct activities

Recruiting and sourcing are increasingly recognized as distinct activities with very different goals and outcomes, requiring very different skills and processes.

Sure, some recruiters can do sourcing and vice versa. It’s a live debate in our industry – particularly on the question of who makes initial contact with a prospective candidate. But we see these activities becoming increasingly differentiated, as the skills and techniques to be a true specialist become harder to master.

We also observe the best talent teams in the world (not to mention some of the largest global staffing businesses) structuring different roles and functions around these different areas.

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RecruitLoop is (and will continue to be) a global marketplace of over 6,500 expert recruiters available to help clients anywhere in the world with as much or as little of the recruitment process as they need.

However because we provide both services, recruiting and sourcing, we decided to communicate it clearly to our partners and clients and re-introduce our sourcing service as a separate product.

Introducing Candidate.Express 

Today, we are thrilled to be the power behind Candidate.ExpressYour Sourcing Accelerator.

How much time are you spending trawling the web looking for your ideal candidate? Hours? Days? Some might say weeks! If you’re lucky enough to find them, do you have their contact details to be able to engage them?

Candidate.Express takes away the time-consuming portion of candidate list building and email validation – allowing you to spend more time talking with candidates, not looking for them. It’s a simple, cost-efficient, flexible solution for proactive recruitment to help you accelerate your short-listing process and reach more passive candidates faster.

Mapping. Pipelining. Research. Sourcing.

Whatever you call it, finding the right candidate is all about knowing what tools to use and how you use them.

Candidate.Express will deliver lists of ideal candidate profiles for any role into your inbox 7 days a week. To make sure you get the best candidates possible we’ll provide a free sample list to get your feedback. And you won’t pay anything until you’ve given us the thumbs up.

Sourcing experts

Our sourcing experts are internationally trained and experienced in industry leading research methods. The art and science of candidate sourcing is what they know best.

Leading tools and technology

We use 27 different tools and state-of-the-art sourcing technologies to get the best results for you. We aggregate the best tools so you don’t have to.

Want us to do your candidate outreach?

We’re experts in contacting candidates. We’ve designed our own powerful engine for sending hundreds of email sequences that deliver results: candidates who actually want to talk to you.

We’ll even pre-qualify the candidates for you!

We’ll pick up the phone and find out if a candidate is interested in your job. We’ll even ask a few screening questions if you want us to.

Get a list of 50 verified candidate profiles for just $299, overnight

That’s the Candidate.Express promise.

Are you looking to fill your recruitment funnel with more quality candidates faster? You can get started with Candidate.Express any time.

Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.


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