How are you determining your Recruiters and Sourcers are fulfilling their learning needs? Quality training starts with an evaluation of the team, its strengths and weaknesses, and a comparison of the team’s performance actively benchmarked against current industry or internal performance metrics. Without defining success and comparing it to external yardsticks, understanding the true performance of the team or individual is impossible.

Absent standardized education and a defined curriculum, TA leaders are often faced with making speculative or unreliable decisions in determining exactly where training is needed. This leads to inefficient use of time and budget. Training works best when linked to metrics and processes. The constant pace of change in talent marketplaces combined with rapidly evolving sourcing methods require solutions that address gaps in continuous formal development of talent sourcing and recruiting skills.

What you'll learn

  • The need for fully objective assessment of technical skills among Talent Recruitment and Sourcing professionals
  • The top 5 reasons why recruitment leaders avoid training and how to overcome them
  • Benchmarking to uncover gaps that create relative weaknesses
  • Tailoring learning paths for diverse learning styles and needs

Walk away from this informative workshop with a clear definition of Talent Sourcing, a distinction between the role of Recruiter and that of a Sourcer, and why you can’t use the same ruler for measuring both. After this session you will be able to accurately assess Talent Sourcer candidates, conduct structured interviews, plan their learning and development paths, and measure their productivity in contrast to that of Recruiters.

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who should benefit


HR Practitioners & TA Leaders

Learn how to assess sourcers and recruiters for your internal talent acquisition needs.


RPO Delivery Leaders

Learn how to assess sourcers and recruiters for your client engagements.

Meet the speakers

Shally Steckerl

Shally Steckerl
Director, PowerSourcing®

Shally Steckerl is a globally recognized recruiting leader who has helped build sourcing organizations for companies such as Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, Cisco, and Motorola. He is a writer, a public speaker, and an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He lives in Atlanta. When it comes to innovative approaches to candidate search, Shally literally wrote the book. He is the author of the industry standard textbook “The Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Handbook” as well as “The Sourcing Method: Tactics to Find Unfindable Talent.” Often referred to as “the father of Sourcing,” over the past two decades, Shally has helped build sourcing organizations for companies like Fiserv, Microsoft, Google, Coca Cola, Cisco, Motorola, and more, and has helped hundreds of recruiting leaders successfully launch sourcing initiatives, improve the performance of their existing sourcing teams, and establish new sourcing functions from the ground-up. Shally is currently the Director, PowerSourcing® at @aspirant, and serves as Director for The Sourcing Institute Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recruiting industry education and opportunities to underserved communities.

Patty Silbert

Patty Silbert
Executive Vice President,Talent Strategy & Acquisition

Patty Silbert has over 30 years of experience developing the innovative solutions that help HR professionals just like you meet their most pressing recruitment challenges and their companies achieve their talent acquisition goals. She is a regular writer and speaker on the subjects of recruitment strategy, employment branding, HR technology, and leadership.

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About the rpo leadership forum

Thought Leadership for Talent Leaders

The RPO Leadership Forum is a monthly webinar series hosted by Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association’s Executive Director, Lamees Abourahma, which features top talent leaders from the RPO industry. Webinars are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon ET and cover topics related to RPO drivers, adoption, best practices, and trends. 

The RPO Leadership Forum furthers RPOA’s mission of nurturing a collaborative community where thought leadership can be created and curated to educate the marketplace about RPO.

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