What does a Sourcer do?

Sourcers hire candidates in highly technical and specialized positions. They are members of the human resources team who create candidate funnels for positions that prove challenging to fill. Sourcers interact with potential candidates and develop talent pipelines. They conduct initial candidate screenings and are responsible for setting up interviews. Sourcers manage a candidate database, record hiring conversion rates, and coordinate with hiring managers to determine a position’s requirements. They compose and send recruitment correspondence including emails and interact with potential candidates on professional networks and social media.

Sourcers also contact industry partners for candidate referrals, and they organize and conduct interviews. They create talent pipelines for current and future hiring prospects and manage the company's candidate database. They are responsible for scheduling candidate interviews with hiring managers and the measurement and recording of conversion rates. Sourcers need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources management or related fields.

Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Sourcer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹5,47,299 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹5L
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Sourcer Career Path

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Sourcer Insights

Read what Sourcer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Talent Sourcer
8 Nov 2021

“Each manager I've had has made career growth and development and very common topic.”

Talent Sourcer
29 Jun 2021

“The best part about Flipp is working with highly intelligent and motivated people on engaging and rewarding projects.”

Randstad SourcerightRandstad Sourceright
Sourcing Recruiter
2 Jan 2021

“Stable and flexible employer with a well defined career path.”

Senior Internal Sourcing Partner
17 Nov 2020

“True and achievable career progression.”

Talent Sourcing Partner
17 Nov 2021

“They give you accounts and provide no training or resources to make sure you do the best job possible.”

Mondelēz InternationalMondelēz International
1 Jul 2019

“Hourly Pay rate is great”

Sourcing Partner
31 Jan 2020

“Great opportunities to advance and grow in career”

Best InfosystemsBest Infosystems
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Sourcer)
20 Oct 2021

“there is one so call manager/ owner relative whose only duty is to annoy people with her ilitrate thoughts.”

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