How do you find something that can’t be seen? It’s a classic question we face when candidate sourcing. As the great detective himself once said, “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.”
Like Scotland Yard sending Sherlock after elusive suspects, we are sent by our hiring managers to source candidates with elusive skill sets.
A recent example was a member of my team that was sent to find someone with Manugistics systems implementation experience. Think of the job description as a report of the crime scene and the candidate we are looking for as our suspect.