Talent Sourcer
Multiple Locations, Reading, Israel | Human Resources | Jun 01, 2022 | Job number 1302625

Talent Sourcers EMEA - 18-month contract

UK, Spain, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Romania 


This is an external staff position. Your employer will be a third-party supplier in service for Microsoft.


Microsoft’s Global Talent Acquisition team exists to attract, engage, assess and hire the best Talent. Our EMEA team is recruiting Talent Sourcers who will focus on external searches for our commercial organisation. We have built a centralised (although geographically disparate) team of exceptionally talented sourcers who have a passion for passive candidate attraction and engagement. Simply put, we’ve created a team who are 100% focused on external hiring. We now need several Talent Sourcers with a passion for hiring successful commercial talents to join our team for this exciting growth phase at Microsoft.


As a team member, you will own engaging passive candidates across volume and niche hiring. This role is more than simple sourcing; you should be able to talk about the Microsoft strategy and articulate career opportunities that engage passive Talent. You must thrive in the hunt and be focused on networking closely within the industry to identify the right Talent and companies to target. You’ll cover the basics of talent sourcing and leverage your business knowledge to develop meaningful sourcing strategies that promote direct methods to identify, evaluate, and pipeline exceptional candidates for Microsoft.


This is how you will spend most of your time:

  • Be the driver of external hiring activity and a subject expert for sourcing strategies within your target skillsets.
  • Directly partner with business leaders and internal recruiters in defining and maintaining core and pivotal pipelines.
  • Craft custom outreach and meaningful candidate engagement
  • Work with teams to engage the business early in the recruiting cycle, always promote diverse hires and candidates directly from our industry peers.
  • You will own candidate relationships to the point of an in-person interview and will be tightly integrated into the feedback process during the interview process.
  • Effectively screen and assess Talent, ensuring we bring forward the best candidates, including cultural & competency fit.
  • Research and gather market intelligence. Map our competitors, deliver data insight and help our hiring managers understand the external market and shape requirements.


This is what we’re looking for in you:

  • Knowledge and experience hiring across a territory, ideally EMEA locations
  • A passionate sourcer who can demonstrate innovation in sourcing exceptional practice. Curious and creative in their approach.
  • Advanced research/sourcing skills. Including use of Boolean, social media and alternative search techniques
  • Can influence passive candidates and impact hiring manager’s decisions
  • Ability to have meaningful conversations with passive Talent and persuasive enough to spark interest
  • Naturally, focus on delivering results and effectively managing and prioritising multiple projects and candidates
  • Ability to define requirements, seek clarity and advise/consult with the ability to push back when required
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to network within the industry to identify top performers.
  • Result oriented, focused on outcomes & KPI achievement
  • Broad recruiting background, the English language is required. Other European languages are a bonus.


Why us?

Microsoft enables you to do more and achieve more through technology. Our talented Sourcers allow Microsoft to do more and achieve more through hunting & hiring the best. Successful Recruiters/Sourcers in this role come from various backgrounds, including pure researchers from search and selection, industry recruiters, and classic talent sourcing/resourcing backgrounds. This role is focused on the external market and the pursuit of the best Talent; if this sounds like you and you are up for an exciting opportunity, please apply today. 

We’re a team in growth; we’re on a mission and having fun along the way. If sourcing is your thing and you are up for growth opportunities, please let us know!



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.