Category: Sourcing

Innovation in Sourcing – The Poaching Phone


I recently posted on the wealth of innovative techniques available to a forward thinking sourcing departments who are targeting known individuals in competitor organisations.  A Dubai based advertising agency, FP7, gives an object lesson in how to do this well and the direct return on investment they made from using this approach. “We set out…

By Matt Buckland

The Perils of “Social Recruitment” or Putting the “Anti” in Social Recruitment


Many years ago, too many to remember clearly, I worked as a third party recruiter.  All the clichés were present and correct.  We’d “hammer” the phones, stand up to “pitch” and the paper resume was a valuable commodity.  Job seekers were putting resumes on-line and those passive candidates were found by guessing at telephone numbers…

By Matt Buckland