Shally Steckerl

Global Talent Sourcing Leader, Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator
Thought provoker, pioneer, innovator, husband, and father.

My book

The Sourcing Method From the founder of the Talent Sourcing discipline comes a go-to manual for successful sourcing and results-driven recruiting guaranteed to shift your paradigm. This industry defining book is your primary field guide to navigate and track down elusive passive candidates.

Shally's Alley

Live on Friday's at 1pm US Eastern Time I share the secrets used to alleviate recruitment migraines through direct and liberal applications of my pragmatic approach to harmonizing the people, process and technology of Talent Acquisition. Each episode features a special guest from among the community of Talent Acquisition leaders. No holds are barred.

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About me

Subject Matter Expert, Mad Scientist, Educator, Advisor, but never a "guru" because I have more questions than answers. My drive to serve compels me to be a coach and guide, or even a mentor, certainly not a sage.You'll find my name on hundreds of "top influencer" lists yet don't be fooled, I'm just a geek who is passionate about solving puzzles, has a head for analytics, and a facility for seeing patterns others missed.interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes and hundreds of other publications, my methods have become global standards adapted to every business setting in an ever changing talent market.

Lets talk

Are you ready to transform or optimize your enterprise recruiting engine? Lets talk.I'm a dedicated strategic leader with a roll-up-my sleeves mentality. Over the past 20+ years I've done it all from hiring, building, training and leading the worlds top Talent Sourcing teams to optimizing recruitment workflows, automating technology and building executive dashboards. Hire me to:

  • Speak at your TA onsite

  • Upskill recruitment teams

  • Build predictive talent analytics

  • Build & lead Talent Sourcing functions

  • Implement & integrate talent tech

  • Configure & optimize ATS / CRM

  • Automate recruitment workflows, enhance efficiencies, reduce friction

About Me

Provoking thought and providing instant pain relief for Talent Sourcing and Recruiting agony since 1996.

Raised in Colombia, South America, I completed a dual Bachelor of Science in International Business and Intercultural Communications at Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating I completed a tour of service with the United States Peace Corps in Nicaragua then settled in Atlanta where I now live in with my wife Stefanie and our two children.Some call me the Father of Modern Sourcing. Others know me as the creator of the original Sourcing Cheatsheet, the one that started it all, and launched the sourcing industry. Perhaps you have seen me at one of the thousands of presentations I've given worldwide, or you read my new book The Sourcing Method (978-0-9998081-0-8), published in 2018 but as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer I am really just a teacher at heart.

My Official Bio

Shally builds sustainable talent advantages for employers by transforming recruitment teams through embedding world class proactive candidate identification, engagement and nurturing principles he pioneered. This is The Sourcing Method.Since 1996 Shally has been deliberately instrumental in establishing Talent Sourcing as a legitimate job function and elevating the quality of life of recruiters through alleviating their sourcing migraines. After 24 years of experience filling the worlds' most challenging roles for the world's greatest companies Shally makes his knowledge available to HR and Talent Leaders interested in learning how to embed successful world-class sourcing principles into their existing recruitment workflows.He’s regarded as one of the most engaging speakers delivering keynotes and workshops at thousands of conferences, been featured in interviews on the Wall Street Journal, NPR and dozens of other media destinations as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of talent acquisition; listed on multiple award, best of and "Top" lists of HR, Talent Acquisition, Recruitment and Sourcing influencers.

  • Globally recognized as the Father of Sourcing

  • Widely regarded as foremost authority on the subject of finding and engaging hard-to-find talent.

  • My third book, The Sourcing Method, is the seminal text on how to fix what's broken in Talent Acquisition.

  • Featured presenter and keynote at thousands of conferences, workshops and webinars worldwide

  • The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes and hundreds of other publications have interviewed me.

Shally Steckerl's Executive Profile

Shally Steckerl: Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Transformation Leader. Founder, Consultant, Trainer, Instructor, Advisor. Globally recognized as the Father of Sourcing, widely regarded as foremost authority on the subject. Author of "The Sourcing Method" + top three books in the industry. Frequently requested keynote speaker at conferences worldwide, talent acquisition excellence, sourcer, sourcing training, sourcing strategy, recruiter training, recruitment training, recruitment strategy, diversity, D&I, internal mobility, passive candidates, speaking, conferences, events, trainer, keynote speaker, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Recruiting Strategy, Talent Intelligence, Talent Analytics, Talent Insights, People Analytics, Talent Velocity, Talent Mapping, Talent Attraction, Talent Communities, Talent Technology, ATS, CRM, content marketing, Recruitment Technology, Workday, Talent Neuron, Taleo, Textio, HiringSolved, Smashfly, Peoplesoft, Seekout, competitive intelligence, competitor mapping, HR Leadership, Atlanta, Georgia