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Russ Moon, The Sourcing Samurai: “Wisdom of The Trade”

Posted on February 3, 2010
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This profile is one in a series titled Monday Member Showcase. It was originally published on, a recruiting and HR community, where I am a featured contributor. To read the whole series please click here.

As part of the next generation of interviews within the series we introduce “Wisdom of the Trade.” It was going to be called Tricks of the Trade, however, my friends, what our peers do are not equivalent to what illusions a magician pulls from a hat, but rather – the product of wisdom they have gained from years of dedicated inquiry, research and deliverables. Who better to start the series than my continuing conversation with Russ Moon, aka, “the Sourcing Samurai”.

• Russ Moon
• Sourcing Consultant, Talent Find LLC
• Richmond VA
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• Office: 804-643-8604
• Mobile: 804-402-2364

Q&A with Russ Moon

Six Degrees: What is the source of your “LOWEST COST OF HIRES” – (least amount of invested resources for the easiest hires, regardless of quality) at your present employer?

Russ: In general employee referrals rank right up there for corporations. The internet with proper candidate development is even less, but frequently is not maximized in terms of the cost reduction potential. This is due to improper structure, inadequate training, process… only takes one fundamental block to be out of place to drastically dilute your results.

Six Degrees: What talent niche groups do you target and are these particular talent areas specialized under your review?

Russ: The computer does not know if you are looking for executive chefs, gas turbine start-up engineers or SAP FICO folks…that’s what I love is the variety of searches available. If you know the syntax, tools and techniques you can find what is needed. I love the hunt.



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