Jerry and Maureen discuss Recruiting -vs- Sourcing in 140 character limits...

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Comment by Joshua Letourneau on January 19, 2010 at 4:48pm
"He or she that puts it there is of equal value to he or she that sells it . . . "

Lol . . . "

So if we worked for a car dealer, that's like saying that the guy who drives the cars out onto the car lot is as important as the salesman who makes it happen and sells the car. Come on, already. Maybe if we're all the same, we can just all be paid the same, too. And we can live like Henry Ford wanted us to - in little square houses with little square yards. Maybe the car salesman should split his commission with the guy who taxis the cars back and forth.

Oh, wait! I almost forgot! The guy who taxis the cars doesn't want to work for commission like the salesperson. Nope, he doesn't want to take on any risk - he wants to be paid per car he drives out!

True, there are some Sourcers who pre-screen . . . and they're more valuable than the Internet Name Generator. There are also Super-Sourcers who actually build trust with the candidate. They're even more valuable than the pre-screener, but to quote Jerry, they're "Partial Recruiters". 99 times out of 100, they work internally with the organization, and regardless if the other team members know it or not, they become a sounding board for the candidate and a true partner in the hiring process. These Sourcers are worth their weight in gold, and it often takes a while before they're recognized as critical players themselves.

Let us also remember that pre-screening is a turn-off. Movers and Shakers want to have real conversations, not be pre-screened. That's why there are so many falloffs in the 'pre-screening' phase, yet this is something the market doesn't like to talk about. You can pre-screen an entry-level or desperate candidate, but a mover and shaker will leave you listening for crickets.

Movers and Shakers have little tolerance for 5 chefs in the kitchen.

Jerry, you crushed it. Good job :) - "Need more meat"
Comment by Maureen Sharib on January 20, 2010 at 11:06am
This is great fun! I love the immortalization.
Comment by Jennifer McClure on January 22, 2010 at 12:27pm
Nice way of making a few tweets into a conversation. Love it!
Comment by Michael Glenn on January 22, 2010 at 12:55pm
Awesome! THis is Round 1, right. I fully expect to see Round 2 next week.


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