The Best Resources to Learn Something New for Recruiters 2019

Whether you want to learn more about sourcing, job promotion, and employer branding or recruiting techniques, candidate engagement and follow-ups,  there’s a wealth of recruiting knowledge being shared offline and online every day.

We are excited to share the best resources to learn something new about recruiting that we have crowdsourced from the sourcing community! 

These courses, webinars, workshops, podcasts will teach you practically anything you’d like to learn. Ready to dive in and pick up something new?

Let’s go!


SourceСon Academy and other SourсeСon courses 

SourceСon provides the most comprehensive online sourcing training course available today for recruitment professionals. You can either enroll in the full course ($995/year) or choose one of the free or paid small courses

Social Talent

Social Talent is the learning platform with a huge database of practical and usable recruiter courses. You can build your own learning paths so that you learn only what is relevant to your role.

AIRS Training Academy 

AIRS offers a suite of courses specifically for hiring managers. It is also good for recruitment certification. They provide both individual and team programs. But compared to the Sourcecon Academy AIRS training is more expensive.

This resource provides you with a comprehensive list of recruiting webinars from the top industry speakers like Dean Da Costa, Todd Davis, Michael L. Cruise, Mike Cohen, Noel Cocca, Shally Steckerl and many others. 

The TechRecruit podcast with Stacey Broadwell

Educating Talent Acquisition and Recruitment professionals on innovations, tactics, and strategies to attract talent across all industries. 



Irina Shamaeva

Irina Shamaeva is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research. She is a Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm with the focus on placing software development and management consulting candidates nationwide. 

She has her own Sourcing Certification Courses, that cover fundamental techniques of sourcing and research that sourcers might use daily in their job. 

Shally Steckerl

Since 1996 Shally has pioneered Talent Sourcing. Some know him as the creator of the original Sourcing Cheatsheet, the one that started it all and launched the sourcing industry. Others know Shally through thousands of presentations worldwide or because of his textbook The Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Handbook.

Shally is the founder of The Sourcing Institute and The Sourcing Institute Foundation. The educational content includes live webinar, live sources, certifications, onsite training for the recruiting teams. 

Greg Savage

Greg Savage produces a “myriad of articles, videos, podcasts, and webinars. All are free.” We also recommend reading his book “The Savage Truth Book”, lessons on leadership, business and life from 40 years in recruitment.

Marcel van del Meer 

Marcel is an independent sourcing contractor, currently working for the Rabobank as a Global Sourcing Lead. He teaches sourcing techniques and growth hacks. Despite the fact that most of the workshops are in Duch, make sure to follow Marcel not to miss his English-speaking webinars or workshops outside the Netherlands. 

Sofia Broberger 

Sofia has been working as a tech recruiter since 2013, both agency and inhouse. In 2018 she took the plunge and decided to go freelance and offer training as well. Sofia enjoys trying new ways of finding candidates,  perhaps a bit too much. She now divides her time between assignments as an in-house recruiter and providing workshops.

She has launched her own Sourcing School in Sweden. Read her amazing blog about sourcing and employer branding.

Dean da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena’s, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. Find him on Youtube, and read his fantastic books

 Lou Adler’s online training

You cannot miss this training if you would like to learn more about performance-based hiring. Performance-based Hiring training programs provide recruiters and hiring managers with the skills they need to find, assess, and hire more top performers. 



Sourcing Summit

Sourcing Summit brings together sourcing innovators from across the world and highlights the important role of sourcing. The Summit provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from thought leaders, practitioners, and organizations who are at the forefront of sourcing excellence.


SourceCon was created by sourcers and recruiters to provide knowledge- sharing opportunities and insights into the sourcing best practices. It can’t be beaten in learning about the latest tools, tech, and tricks of the trade. 


LAXTechRecruit is a one-day conference that educates Talent Acquisition Leaders, Recruitment professionals and Hiring Managers across all industries on how to use innovation to attract and hire talent. Meet global influencers and thought leaders to learn about the tools, platforms, and tactics used.

You will find more about 2019 soucing conferences on our blog.


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