Setup your sourcing function like a startup


Bill Bartee, venture capitalist speaking at Recruiters’ Hub last week offered his thoughts on what works and what does not for startups. Much of what he said can be applied to establishing sourcing functions:

1. No problem = No business
This simple equation is important when you’re busy writing up business cases for budget approvals and drafting business plans. Even after you have transitioned from conception to operation, I think it’s important to remind yourself of this simple fact. Always be cognisant of the value that you’re providing to your customer. You need to know why your sourcing function exists in the first place or else it will be a hard sell convincing anyone to retain it.

2. Only hire A+ people
This notion can be found countless of times in any book about starting a business or leadership. The key point … Read More »