Recruiters and sourcers in the recruitment process
Before we continue talking about the difference between recruiters and sourcers, let me tell you about the recruitment process in a few words.
The recruiting process begins with meeting the head of the recruiting team with the client’s representative to truly understand their demands for the position. Afterward, the head recruiter presents the new recruitment project to the recruiting team. The team members create the job application.
The sourcer rules the next stage of the process. It is sourcing itself. At this stage, the sourcer uses various techniques to source candidates. There are often passive candidates who don't see the vacancy posting themselves. Unlike them, active candidates react to the vacancy posts on their initiative. In this case, they may deal directly with the recruiter.
Now it is the turn of screening which is undoubtedly the sourcer’s duty. The sourcer qualifies the candidate through a brief interview. It is usually a Google meet or Skype call or, in other words, a call screen. The candidate’s direct engagement in the recruiting process starts. The sourcer confirms salary expectations, qualifications, work conditions, etc.
From this moment, right after the screening, the recruiter copes with the candidate. The remaining two stages are connected with the candidate’s interviewing and the vacancy's closing. Having all the detailed information about the candidate received due to the sourcer’s call screening, the recruiter presents the candidate to the customer.
Then, depending on the rules of the client’s company, the client’s manager interviews the candidate on their own or with the recruiter.
That’s all, the recruitment project is over, as you can see. If the candidate is hired, they go on to the onboarding stage, but it is already the beginning of another project.