Sourcers VS Recruiters: A Quick Survey on Sourcing from DBR
Sourcers VS Recruiters is an old argument, we all know the difference at the end of the day. Below, you can see a data-driven approach to understanding the differences between recruiters and sourcers and the challenges they all face!
In the next few weeks, everyone is going to be talking about sourcing in Europe ahead of SourceCon’s first visit. So to kick this little project off, I decided to do some research.
It’s anonymous and the results of the research are just below!
At the end of the Day, Sourcer vs Recruiter, I don’t really care! I am more interested in what are the challenges people face when sourcing! I’m imagining there will be plenty of both Recruiters and Sourcers attending SourceCon this time around. At the end of the day, we all do sourcing from time to time right?
To make sure we were “On Trend” for DBR live we decided to choose, Sourcing vs Recruiters as a Topic.
I want to find what is the difference between Sourcing and Recruiting.
The results are all below, first, let’s see who actually responded.
With more respondents, we will be able to share a more defined segment of the audience. Please share and respond and I will update soon!
I looked at what all the respondents largest challenges are in their day to day roles.
The real question here is “What is the difference between Sourcers and Recruiters?”
If you want to hear Glen Cathy’s answer, check it out here!
The real difference is where they spend their time, right?
I wanted to find out the difference in how Recruiters and Sourcer spend their time. So I asked all the respondents how much time they spend sourcing every week roughly.
The graph below shows pecentage of time people spend roughly per week, broken down by role segment, Recruiter vs Sourcer (as more people respond, we will be able to add more segments, considering the survey is capturing info as to what style of Recruiter is responding).
Maybe we will finally have proof of the above?
In terms of responses, there are some excellent ones to the final question.
What do you think is the real difference between Sourcers and Recruiters?
“Sourcers have a passion for finding people, recruiters have a passion for finding fees.”
“A sourcer is a native hunter… a recruiter could be only a fisher… and sometimes an hunter….”
and of course
“Loaded question! A great recruiter has elements of a great sourcer, and vice versa.”
As far as I’m concerned, teams of experts working together in an agile manner is going to lead to solving some of the worlds hardest hiring problems faster!