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Candidate sourcing tools make recruiting easier and way more efficient

Reach more qualified candidates by automating and optimising the way you source.

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What is candidate sourcing?

Candidate sourcing involves actively looking for and connecting with potential candidates for any current or future roles at your company. Through this process, hiring managers engage with prospective candidates and put them into a talent pipeline to fill open positions.

Recruiters use various sourcing techniques, including reaching out to qualified candidates on LinkedIn, building a strong employer brand and maintaining a candidate database.

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Why should I use candidate sourcing software?

Candidate sourcing software helps you expand your reach to find the best talent with sourcing tools. They act as a platform to attract candidates and store candidate information. Using a candidate sourcing platform can help you speed up and optimise searching for potential employees.

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Why choose GoHire?

Choosing the best candidate sourcing system depends on what you want to get from the platform. Here’s why you should choose GoHire:

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Simple dashboard

Candidate sourcing shouldn’t be complicated, and neither should your candidate sourcing tool. Our no-fuss candidate dashboard is easy to navigate and even easier to use. Anyone can simply sign up and start sourcing candidates in no time!

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Affordable monthly fees

We know you don’t want to spend a fortune building a candidate database, which is why our Starter membership starts at only £58/$74 per month. Candidate sourcing tools include customised career pages, candidate notes, email and job ad templates, social media integrations, smart candidate search, customisable candidate profiles and candidate rates, plus loads more!

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Useful reporting features

Our candidate sourcing tool helps you analyse and optimise your sourcing process. Know exactly which sourcing channels bring in the most qualified leads with GoHire’s advanced reporting features.

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What advantage does an ATS add to candidate sourcing?

 

Many candidate sourcing platforms are integrated into applicant tracking systems (ATS), like GoHire.

 

As an all-in-one ATS, GoHire has several candidate sourcing tools that recruiters and hiring managers use to boost their sourcing workflow.

 

One-click job posting to multiple boards

Post to multiple job boards with just one click. With GoHire, you can automatically post your job ads to over 15 job boards, including LinkedIn, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and many more—for free! This helps you diversify your sourcing channels and reach more candidates.

 

You can also spread your reach even further if you’d like. Simply use your unique job short-link to direct applicants back to your careers site to complete their applications. That way, you can store all hiring data in one, convenient place.

 

Access to over 700 free job description templates

Successfully attracting candidates involves saying the right thing. Save time writing and rewriting job ads by using one of our 700 free job description templates. Simply pick a template, adapt it to your specific job requirements and small business needs and publish. It’s that quick!

 

Social media integration

Let the world know that you’re hiring new employees by linking your social media platforms and automatically posting all jobs directly on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Employer branding

Your employer brand could be the difference between a candidate responding to your outreach or ignoring it. ATSs include several employer branding features, including customised career pages highlighting your company culture and latest job listings.

 

Seamlessly organise all candidates

Keep an updated list of all candidates, past and present, in one candidate database. With GoHire, you can easily organise and manage applicants in one easy-to-use collaborative dashboard.

 

Plus, you can quickly upload CVs and candidate profiles of anyone you come across while sourcing outside GoHire’s integrated job adverts. That means no more spreadsheets or multiple talent lists. GoHire really is the ultimate candidate sourcing tool if you want to keep everything in one convenient (and organised) place!

 

Personalised campaigns

One of the major benefits of maintaining a talent database is that you always have candidates to reach out to when new roles open up! GoHire makes it easy to send automated, personalised campaigns to pre-qualified candidates in your talent database—saving your recruitment team time and money!

 

That’s just the start. Learn about all of GoHire’s features.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between candidate sourcing and recruiting?

You may think sourcing and recruiting are the same thing. But, while similar, there is one slight difference. Candidate sourcing involves searching for and attracting potential candidates for current and future roles. While recruiting focuses more on reviewing candidates and ultimately hiring candidates for a specific role.

So, sourcing is a more proactive approach involving attracting both active and passive candidates, while recruitment is more reactive and includes screening, selecting, interviewing and hiring candidates.

Where can you source candidates other than on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is an excellent place to source candidates, but it’s not the only place. To source more qualified candidates, you need to diversify your sourcing channels. The key to finding the best channels for your small business is understanding your target candidates to better predict where they’re hanging out and where they’re most likely to engage with you.

Here are a few places to look for candidates:

  • Facebook groups
  • Industry-specific websites featuring candidate databases
  • In-person events, conferences and meet-ups
  • Your current employee networks

What are some effective candidate sourcing strategies?

Some effective candidate sourcing strategies include using job boards, social media platforms, employee referrals, attending career fairs and networking events, partnering with universities and other educational institutions, and using recruiting agencies.

How can you improve candidate sourcing efforts?

To improve your candidate sourcing efforts, you can try experimenting with different sourcing channels, creating compelling job descriptions that appeal to your target audience, building a strong employer brand, and leveraging data and analytics to track the success of your sourcing strategies.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when sourcing candidates?

Some common mistakes to avoid when sourcing candidates include relying too heavily on one sourcing channel, not having a clear understanding of the job requirements and candidate qualifications, not building relationships with potential candidates, and not following up with candidates in a timely and professional manner.

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