ChapterÂ 8.Â CANDIDATE SOURCING AND PRESCREENING
With strategy and tactics set, we can turn to ways to source and prescreen candidates. This chapter discusses how to build a profile of basic qualifications and competencies for candidates. It illustrates how software tools can search the Internet, find potential candidates, and compare them to the job's requirements. It also shows how large groups of candidates can be filtered to a smaller, better-qualified list. It takes the first step in narrowing the field while avoiding challenge from a legal compliance point of view. Finally, it continues the return-on-investment focus, showing how sourcing and prescreening the best candidates balances cost of hire, speed of hire, and quality of hire.