“Sourcing and finding people is the most important. You can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found.”
This quote from Glen Cathey, SVP, Global Digital Strategy and Innovation, Randstad, might be a few years old, but for many in talent acquisition, the statement is still taken as gospel.
I agree with Glen, particularly when it comes to hard-to-fill roles which require a recruiter to source and engage highly skilled and highly sought-after talent.
But what about all those other open positions? With 90-odd percent of roles not reliant on intensive sourcing efforts, does Glen's statement still ring true? And is it really the case that “you can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found?”