Sourcer Training & Sourcing Tools Workshop

Your recruiters already leverage job boards, know how to generate referrals, and love LinkedIn.  But, you want to go beyond the basics, and get your team focused more on direct sourcing those candidates who may not ever respond to an ad or InMail. Our custom-built sourcing labs are built around the challenges and opportunity areas of your team, with scenarios, demos, and laptop-open practice opportunities tailored to the kind of candidates your team needs to find, engage, and recruit.

This is a very practical, how-to workshop – not death-by-powerpoint best-practices training.  Your recruiters will work on real reqs, generate real sourcing strategies and candidates, and learn how to find people who aren’t on LinkedIn, get their contact info, engage with them via email, InMail, and phone, and leverage the productivity tools of world-class sourcers to squeeze more sourcing success out of each day.   Read the testimonials tab content below to see why sourcers and recruiters prefer our workshops over AIRS and other training.

What do we focus on?

This 2-day in person or virtual workshop is 100% focused on helping your recruiters and sourcers find, engage, and recruit top passive talent.

  • How to build your sourcing strategy and target candidate profiles
  • How to calibrate candidates, push back on unrealistic profiles, and build credibility with Hiring Managers
  • How to research and identify target companies and candidate communities
  • How to efficiently search the web for thousands of hidden bios, resumes/CVs and profiles
  • How to source beyond LinkedIn
  • How to find contact information for passive talent
  • How to engage top talent through email, InMail, social media, and phone, including template emails and phone scripts for first contact and keys to overcoming objections
  • How to use tools and technology to maximize your limited time

Solving Your Real-World Sourcing Challenges

Recruiters bring their laptops and their most challenging searches to work on real-time during your workshop.


Built for your real world

All of our training is custom-built to align to your recruiting team’s challenges, goals, skill gaps, culture, and process. The actual workshop agenda is developed in partnership with you, the recruiting leader. We leverage real world sourcing scenarios to ensure that recruiters leave with practical, actionable sourcing strategies and tactics. We build these scenarios after conducting focus group calls with your team, so that we’re sure they’re on target.

We get you

We understand the type of corporate recruiting environment your recruiters work in. We ensure that the strategies and tactics we share are realistic given your req loads, priorities, recruiting culture, and budget. We teach recruiters how to prioritize and use the right tool for the job and reduce the hype surrounding many of the shiny-object tools so that recruiters learn the real-world best practices that actually generate hires and create future pipelines of talent.

Passive talent, yes. Passive attendees, no!

We’re here to work and practice what we’re learning. Our workshops are not presentations, where learners sit back and passively listen and check their email. Instead, we engage the team throughout the workshop by leveraging real-time Q&A, scenario based exercises, speed round best practice sharing, live demonstrations, and interactive discussions. We also bring a real-world humility that comes out in the – often comical – stories we share to reinforce the learning objectives.


Recruiters leave the training excited to source, with new capabilities and confidence to tackle their most difficult searches.

Who Should Attend?

  • Junior and Senior Recruiters
  • New and Experienced Sourcers
  • HR Generalists who need to source more

Got just a few recruiters or sourcers to train? Check out our Sourcing Lab Public Workshops
We conduct focus group calls with your recruiting leaders, recruiters and/or sourcers before we design your training. This helps us to customize the content by learning more about the skill level of the recruiters who will attend and also learning to speak your “language” and understand your challenges for the key reqs your team sources against. It also helps your team get comfortable with us, our approach, and our expertise.

Who delivers the workshop?

Our workshop facilitators are former corporate recruiting and sourcing leaders who have personally leveraged the best practices we design and share with your teams. We've run sourcing workshops for years, and have been featured speakers on sourcing at conferences like ERE and SourceCon. Sourcing is our passion. And sharing best practices - things a busy recruiter can and will actually use - is our mission.

Your recruiters will know – right away – that our team has walked the talk. But we're smart enough to know that we don't know everything about your sourcing challenges, so we approach everything we do with the confidence - and humility - that comes from sourcing successes and failures in the real world of limited time, limited resources, and unrealistic hiring managers :) Expertise? Yes. Big egos? No.

Learn more about our team.

Do we get tools and templates?

Yes! We include templates that make sourcing easier.

  • Sourcing Strategy Kickoff Guide
  • Candidate Presentation Email
  • Sourcing Research Spreadsheet
  • Boolean Search Strings Spreadsheet
  • Candidate Outreach Emails
  • Cold Call Talking Points
  • Overcoming Objections Guide
  • 100+ Sourcing Resource Website Recommendations
  • Sourcer Productivity Tool Recommendations

We include tools/templates with every workshop we deliver. These are designed to help the training “live on” after the workshop is over. We’re happy to incorporate your existing tools/templates with this training, too, as it can help you to drive adoption and make the workshop feel more integrated with your existing process.

After the training, Recruiters head back to their desks with easy-to-use tools to help them generate and engage leads and candidates. This is not some theoretical workshop on the importance of sourcing; with Recruiting Toolbox, it’s all about the “how to.”

What do recruiters say about this workshop?

Hundreds of recruiters and sourcers have learned how to be better interviewers through our custom-built sourcing labs/workshops. Clients include companies like Expedia, T-Mobile, International Monetary Fund, Union Bank, Philips Electronics, and TripAdvisor.

"Terrific Program. Learned better ways to reach out to passive candidates. Learned far more than I thought I would.”

- Sr Recruiter, TripAdvisor, Boston, MA

“Great resources and templates. Things I can put into practice right away. Refreshed my excitement for sourcing.”

- Recruiter, Swedish Medical, Seattle, WA

“5/5! Great content, customized to our world, and delivered with enthusiasm and relatable stories.”

- Sr Recruiter, Philips Electronics, Cleveland, OH

“It’s been almost a year and a half, and my recruiters still talk about the training you did for us. It was the best training we’ve had, and very practical. They actually use the techniques and tools they learned.”

- Sr Manager, Recruiting, T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA

“I learned a more consultative approach to sourcing, where I’m the expert. I learned tools and techniques to help the hiring manager find and recruit the right talent, including pushing back when he’s unrealistic.”

- HR Officer/Recruiter, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

“Fantastic. Very engaging and interactive. Enjoyed the chance to practice. And looking forward to putting the tools and techniques into practice in my daily work.”

- Sr Recruiter, Union Bank, Los Angeles, CA

“Great workshop. You could tell he really researched our reqs and company beforehand. And what we learned was actionable, not theory.”

- Sr Recruiter, Expedia, Bellevue, WA

“I’m meeting with our international team this afternoon, to discuss a critical, hard to fill req. Can’t wait to leverage the sourcing plan and apply some of the best-practices you shared with us. 5/5! Great workshop.”

- HR Manager, Behr Paint, Webinar/Virtual

“Often these types of trainings can be too general or too basic. The exercises you built for us were really tailored to our real-life situations, so they really hit the mark. We will use what we learned. Great program.”

- Recruiting Manager, Alberta Health Services, Calgary

"Out of the tons and tons of training workshops I've attended, this one, by far, was my most favorite. Amazing for anyone looking to grow their sourcing skills."

- Recruiter, Manpower, Milwaukee, WI


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