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Active sourcing

...means finding, not searching.

Because of demographic changes and a shortage of managerial personnel, many companies find it difficult to fill vacant positions with qualified personnel . In recent times, successful recruitment has become so complex that companies are changing their way of thinking and adopting new routes in recruitment. This is where active sourcing comes to the fore.Active sourcing is more than a mere trend in recruitment – it's the way of the future! Active sourcing includes profile mining and using the TRESCON applicant database.

Many potentially suitable candidates are not actively searching for a new challenge – their interest may have to be aroused first. Once alerted to an exciting opportunity, a passive candidate can quickly become a promising interested party.


  •  TRESCON applicant database

We scan our current and position-specific tagged TRESCON candidate pool against your preferred profile and actively contact individuals who might be suitable. The networks, platforms and databases used in active sourcing are equipped with specific and individual search criteria options.

In order to achieve quantitative and qualitative results, specific and in-depth knowledge of research (semantic search, full text search, Boolean operators, etc.) and clever contact strategies are a necessity.

  • TRESCON profile mining

We research and identify potential candidates in business networks (social media), in online CV databases to which TRESCON subscribes, as well as in target group-specific platforms based on the latest internet resources, and approach them regarding your vacancy. 

The ongoing development of our sourcing staff and the deployment of the most advanced IT applications make us a qualitative pioneer for this service.


Even though active sourcing is time consuming, the effort required pays off in the long term as it is both effective and contemporary compared to passive recruitment. Particularly the many passive candidates who are difficult to recruit can be approached and encouraged to apply through well executed active sourcing

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