*this is not to throw hiring managers under the bus—I get they have a lot on their plate. But if they aren’t giving you the time, information, etc., that you need, let’s guide them to changing that.
Finding great candidates is absolutely essential. I believe that recruiters are doing exactly that—finding great candidates.
That responsibility is essential, but not sufficient.
The other essential responsibility is to build business relationships of credibility and partnership with hiring managers.
Before looking for yet more sourcing strategies, start strengthening those relationships. Because ultimately it is those relationships that have tremendous impact on your success.
Here is an important and incredibly simple way to start getting what matters in your recruiting hiring managers. Not only will you start getting hiring managers to get back to you, but you’ll start to feel more confident in your ability to get them to work with you.
And of course read this article about what to do when they don't keep that commitment. It can happen and it can be changed!
Try it and let me know how it goes.