This is most intensive and critical phase of the search. Once a sourcing strategy has been determined and we relentlessly drive down these avenues, new directions and resources leading to additional candidates are discovered. An often underestimated piece to this phase is drawing enough interest with top talent to discuss a new opportunity while simultaneously determining fit. It’s in this phase where the art and science of recruiting intersect. The steps of this phase are:

  • Initial research to identify specific talent

  • Connect with current network of known talent and industry experts

  • Application of advanced technology and Web 2.0 sourcing techniques

  • Initial contact with potential candidates

  • Provide a realistic picture of the company and position to the candidate

  • Continual development of candidate pool