We should begin by asking What a Talent Sourcing is. A talent sourcing is a method of generating candidate flow, finding, and networking with prospects eventually aimed at converting individuals into an applicant or providing additional referrals. By this we understand that a talent sourcer is an HR professional who will manage your company’s sourcing process.
Many recruiters source talent and candidates for their assigned requisitions through a variety of sources, like LinkedIn and job board databases. Sourcing and recruiting go hand-in-hand, but are 2 different skill sets and in larger, more sophisticated talent acquisition organizations, these roles are split out into separate functions within the team.
Whereas a Recruiter typically manages the recruiting process end-to-end and engages with a Sourcer when needed, a true sourcer works a smaller number of requisitions and focuses heavily on building comprehensive search strings, cold calling and networking.
A talent sourcer partners closely with the Recruiter and Hiring Manager and their primary role is to search for great talent, while generating leads and interest in a position. Sourcers use a variety of tools to search for passive candidates.