Organizing, Engaging, and Managing Your Sourcing Team


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Presentation from Sourcecon 2010 DC, presented by Gary Conaway

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Organizing, Engaging, and Managing Your Sourcing Team

  1. 1. SourceCon 2010 Organizing, Engaging, and Managing Your Sourcing Team Gary Conaway CIR, ACIR, CDR, CSSR, PRC, ECRE Senior National Trainer [email_address] Customer Service [email_address]
  2. 2. The RightThing Overview AIRS 2010. All rights reserved <ul><li>Continuing the tradition of industry recognized excellence, five consecutive years with over 200 Successful RPO Implementations. </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning developer of SourcePoint Candidate Sourcing Technology & AIRS Training with over 300 technology clients and 65,000 training alumni. </li></ul><ul><li>Leader in Hiring Manager Interview and Onboarding Training . </li></ul><ul><li>Global reach with 500+ Employees in Findlay, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Lebanon, NH; & London UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Best-in-class workplace …recognized by SHRM & Great Place to Work Institute as one of the “Best Small & Medium Places to Work” in 2006, 2007 and 2008 </li></ul>Build a Successful Partnership Execution Scalability Flexibility Expertise Finalist 2006 Finalist 2007 Finalist 2008
  3. 3. The RightThing Clients AIRS 2010. All rights reserved
  4. 4. About AIRS – A Company of The RightThing <ul><li>World leader in the development and delivery of recruitment training and performance systems with more than 150,000 global alumni since 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>In over 13 years, we've worked with more than 1,500 client companies and 70% of the Fortune 500. </li></ul><ul><li>Market leading developer of candidate sourcing automation, mentoring, and career transition tools with 500 enterprise installations world wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Home to AIRS Directory, AIRS News and the AIRS Sourcing Report </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals for Today <ul><li>Discover Tools and Tips to keep us working more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid falling down the many “rabbit holes” that exist online </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of class, be able to create a checklist to help streamline your sourcing practices and enable you to put a strategy into play as soon as a new requisition opens </li></ul><ul><li>Help spread our knowledge to co-workers in order to create synergy within the team </li></ul>
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Today’s Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Staying on Top of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing and Sharing Your Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing and Sharing Your Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum Collaboration with CSE’s </li></ul><ul><li>Final Thoughts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today’s Reality <ul><li>Reality – More Work, Less Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Reality – More Sourcing Resources than ever before </li></ul><ul><li>Reality – If you don’t consciously use tools to share information, you’ll be lost in it. </li></ul><ul><li>If we spread some of our knowledge to the recruiters, we can free up more time for strategic sourcing activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Staying on Top of Information <ul><li>LinkedIn Answers (and other frequently updated content) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing RSS Feeds with co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>While it might take us a while to set everything up, once done so properly, the recruiters can stay up-to-speed on searches, articles, and other pieces of relevant content </li></ul>
  9. 14. Let’s Try Another <ul><li>Instead of saving a blog/question to an RSS Feed, let’s save a web search that we will frequently use </li></ul><ul><li>The goal here is to create a “base” search that can easily be modified by other team members </li></ul>
  10. 15. (intitle:~cv OR inurl:~cv) (cfa OR &quot;chartered financial&quot;) mba -jobs -sample
  11. 24. Organizing and Sharing Resources <ul><li>Build a resource list for each client, vertical, industry, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Include target companies, organizations, schools, publications, and social media sites </li></ul><ul><li>Create one master document and allow everyone access in an effort to keep it up-to-date </li></ul>
  12. 32. Exporting Sites from IE <ul><li>Another way to share information among the group </li></ul><ul><li>Once you save sites to your favorites in IE, you can then export them to a file that can be sent to team members </li></ul>
  13. 44. Organizing and Sharing Searches <ul><li>Create “baseline” searches </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple search/metasearch engines </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of the Boolean so that recruiters can simply add keywords </li></ul><ul><li>PowerSearches, XRays, Social Media searches </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Google Docs again </li></ul>
  14. 49. After the Searches have been Saved… <ul><li>Click on the favorite link to load the results </li></ul><ul><li>Once the results have loaded, copy the URL address of the results </li></ul><ul><li>Back to Google Docs </li></ul>
  15. 58. Maximum Collaboration with CSE’s <ul><li>Custom Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Make one for each client, vertical, industry, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Will save time by targeting only those websites specific to your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Once we teach recruiters how to add/subtract sites, time will be freed up as they can run their own searches </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple options for CSE’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google – We will use today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rollyo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optevi </li></ul></ul>
  16. 70. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Recruiters and sourcers will always be working hand-in-hand </li></ul><ul><li>While it is our job to “feed” the recruiters information, we can still share a few tactics without giving away all our secrets </li></ul><ul><li>By utilizing a few tools and setting the team down the correct path, we can begin to free time up for additional sourcing activities </li></ul>
  17. 71. Thank You <ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @GConaway21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile: 1.802.734.9928 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>