Why Efficient Candidate Sourcing is Your New ‘Silver Bullet’

By Paul Slezak - Jul. 10, 2018
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Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

Recruiting and sourcing are increasingly recognized as distinct activities with very different goals and outcomes, requiring very different skills and processes.

Sure, some recruiters can source but typically sourcers cannot recruit. It’s a live debate in our industry – particularly on the question of who makes initial contact with a prospective candidate.

We have started to see these activities becoming increasingly differentiated, as the skills and techniques to be a true specialist become harder to master.

Over the last few years we have also observed some of the best talent teams in the world (not to mention many of the largest global staffing businesses) structuring different roles and functions around these different areas.

At RecruitLoop we’ve always been about simplicity and transparency – for our clients of course our recruiters. So in full transparency, I’ll admit that from time to time our Sourcing Service may have caused a little confusion.

Are we a sourcing solution or a recruiting solution? Are we a marketplace of sourcers or recruiters? Is the sourcing done hourly? Or are our recruiters in fact researchers and market mappers?

We don’t like confusion. At all.


RecruitLoop is (and will continue to be) a global marketplace of over 6,500 expert recruiters available to help clients anywhere in the world with as much or as little of the recruitment process as they need.

However because we provide both services, recruiting and sourcing, last year we decided to communicate it clearly to our partners and clients and spin out our sourcing service as a separate product.


Candidate.Express takes away the time-consuming portion of candidate list building and email validation – allowing you to spend more time talking with candidates, not looking for them. It’s a simple, cost-efficient, flexible solution for proactive recruitment to help you accelerate your short-listing process and reach more passive candidates faster.

Mapping. Pipelining. Research. Sourcing.

Whatever you call it, finding the right candidate is all about knowing what tools to use and how you use them.

Candidate.Express will deliver lists of ideal candidate profiles for any role into your inbox 7 days a week. To make sure you get the best candidates possible we’ll provide a free sample list to get your feedback. And you won’t pay anything until you’ve given us the thumbs up.

Sourcing experts

How much time are you spending trawling the web looking for your ideal candidate? Hours? Days? Some might say weeks!

If you’re lucky enough to find them, do you have their contact details to be able to engage them?

Our sourcing experts are internationally trained and experienced in industry leading research methods. The art and science of candidate sourcing is what they know best.

We’ve provided hundreds of companies from all corners of the world with literally thousands of profiles to help them fill their candidate pipelines as they continue their quest to find all those elusive purple squirrels.

Leading tools and technology

We use 27 different tools and state-of-the-art sourcing technologies to get the best results for you. We aggregate the best tools so you don’t have to.

Candidate outreach

We’re experts in contacting candidates. We’ve designed our own powerful engine for sending hundreds of email sequences that deliver results: candidates who actually want to talk to you.


We’ll pick up the phone and find out if a candidate is interested in your job. We’ll even ask a few screening questions if you want us to.

50 verified candidate profiles for just $299, overnight

That’s the Candidate.Express promise.

Are you looking to fill your recruitment funnel with more quality candidates faster? You can get started with Candidate.Express any time.

Accelerate Your Recruitment Now at https://candidate.express/
Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years.


Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years.

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