Why Sourcers and Researchers aren’t Specialists

Fellow research and sourcing specialist, it has always bothered me that when working in recruitment agencies, we’ve always seemed to function in a generalist role rather than our purported specialist positions. Even if we were working with the ‘digital team’, we would invariably be providing candidates for front-end developer, backend developer, UI/UX designer, account manager and sales manager roles. It was “specialised” I guess… in the same way that being a pilot equates to you being able to fly any plane. Having revisited working in a recruitment agency, what I’ve found is that more often than not, it boils down to the money…

When you’ve decided to specialise, one factor to consider is calculating the business’ risk vs. reward or return on investment (ROI) for what you’re specialising in. When you embark on this path, you’re really banking on the fact that … Read More »