Building Community as a Sourcer Means Teaching Others and Getting Involved.
Sourcing is a critical part of the recruitment process and as a result we are seeing more and more agencies and HR departments build teams solely dedicated to sourcing candidates and providing technical recruitment support, training and research.
At OP, we expanded our dedicated sourcing services even further in 2017 and look forward to what 2018 has to bring. Thanks for a great year!
OP’s Top 5 Sourcing Team Moments of 2017
5: SourceCon Spring 2017
At SourceCon’s Spring Conference in Anaheim, California, Sarah Goldberg, Sourcing & Talent Acquisition Consultant, taught bots everywhere that humans are still superior to machines. Sarah beat the robot in the Human vs Machine contest and tied for 2nd place in the 2017 Grandmaster Competition! For the latest sourcing knowledge news and SourceCon event info, make sure to check out SourceCon.com.
4: Sourcing Team Growth
In addition to promotions within our existing sourcing and research team, we incorporated a sourcing consultant model as a stand alone recruitment service and welcomed a new Sourcer, Shannon Kelly.
Sourcing Team Members: Ben, Nina, Alyssa, Sarah, Shannon, Alaina & Robyn!
3: SourceCon Fall 2017
At SourceCon Fall, in Austin, Texas Ben Solomon, Director of Research, and Sarah Goldberg destroyed the competition when they came in 1st and 2nd place, winning the SourceCon 2017 Hackathon!
Sarah also presented on the Purple Squirrel track in Austin, talking to a crowd of beginner level sourcers about getting back to the strategy.
2: Sharing is Caring
We’ve added even more sourcer-created content to the OP blog under the ‘Sourcing’ category. We talk tips, tricks, productivity and more.
You can also hear from OP’s sourcing team in the SourceCon blog where you will find Ben’s post about how he won the Hackathon in Austin, along with Sarah’s latest SourceCon post, DataMiner, Excel, and OneTab, Oh My!
1: SourceCon Chicago Chapter
In 2017, we helped a great collaborative team get SourceCon Chicago off the ground. We met once a quarter to talk about the latest advancements in sourcing and what’s coming next. We can’t wait to be even more involved in learning from, and giving back, to our local sourcing community into 2018! Follow along on Facebook.
What’s ahead for OP’s Sourcing and Research Team?
- In 2018, we expect to see an increasing number of clients leverage sourcing experts as a one-off service to work alongside of, or train, their existing in house recruitment teams.
- Ben Solomon and Sarah Goldberg host The Advanced Candidate Techniques Workshop at the ITA in Chicago this February. Bring your laptop, it’s a workshop!
- Sarah Goldberg joins a ‘Panel of Sourcing Elite’ on February 22nd for the SourceCon Sponsored Webinar, ‘Sourcing Tools – An Interactive Webinar with Some of Our Industry’s Finest’
- See you at SourceCon, Spring in Vegas February 26-28, 2018! Ben, Sarah and Nina will be there Tweeting gifs and soaking in all the sessions they can! The Name is SourceCon. SourceCon Royale.
Happy 2018 and Happy Sourcing!
Alaina Greenberg, Sourcing and Research Specialist – Objective Paradigm, New York, NY, focuses on identifying the best technical talent in OP’s NY market. She specializes in the FinTech industry and works with cutting-edge companies and technologists.
Sarah Goldberg, Sourcing & Talent Acquisition Consultant – Objective Paradigm, Chicago, IL, identifies qualified candidates for OP’s Dedicated Recruiting Service (DRS) clients. Sarah specializes in filling roles for FinTech and startup companies in Chicago.