Maureen Sharib

About the Author


Maureen Sharib has been a “Socratic sourcer” her entire sourcing career; from the moment she first picked up the faxed list of Silicon Valley high-tech companies that was her target list to “phone source” in 1996 to today she has instinctively followed this method of investigative sourcing using (mostly) the telephone.  She is a proponent of sourcing as a synonym for success and envisions the craft moving away from a dangerously drudgery-paced life-form existence to an exciting investigative/competitive place within organizations where practitioners co-exist within a framework of market research, human resources, and C-level future planning. She owns the phone sourcing and competitive intelligence firm, Inc. You can contact her at Maureen at or call her at (513) 646-7306.  If she’s not on the phone she’ll pick up!

Recruiting’s Top Secret Asset: Phone Sourcing

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Phone sourcing can not only bring you new business, but it also brings competitive intelligence that is often of keen interest to your customers! Intelligence is at the heart of what telephone sourcers do. Intelligence is the secret information that organizations require to keep them safe and prosperous. Phone sourcers gather, utilize and…

Quick Tips to Effectively Engage Candidates on the Phone by @MaureenSharib


Her attention span has plummeted from 12 seconds (in 2000) to eight today. Your message is competing with countless others in a broad dizzying medium spectrum of information overload revolving around her and although she is increasingly sophisticated in her purchasing tastes she still holds on to a surprisingly infantile desire for instant…

If Your Talent Acquisition Department Doesn’t Have One of These, Maybe It Should

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“… my awesome company/team is looking for a ninja recruiting coordinator … if you all know anyone please send them my way…” That was posted in an online sourcing group I’m in. Recruiting coordinator — maybe for those departments which lack it, that’s what we’re missing today in the sourcing field. Maybe we need sourcing coordinators instead…

Don’t Forget to Practice Shooting With the Weaker Hand by @MaureenSharib


My gunslinger husband is teaching my soon-to-be/fast-approaching gunslinger status brother to shoot. On a recent practice someone in the group asked why they needed to practice “weak hand” shooting. Because it can save your life, Bob repeated to my brother Tom. Misunderstanding the motivation in the overheard conversation I asked why they didn’t…