According to an article from HRE Online, some forward-thinking companies are inviting their potential passive candidates to join communities. This enables recruiters and hiring managers to engage with the best talent even before a position is available for them. This is different from the traditional “reactive recruiting” that takes place only after there is a job opening.
And while these new methods are successful, you still need the right tools to make these systems work. Liverpool NY based furniture retailer, Raymour & Flanigan has begun using Pre-Hire 360 – not only to quickly check its job candidates’ references – but also to build new relationships with references, a great potential source of talented passive candidates.
“We’re taking every opportunity to promote our brand and interact with passive candidates in a positive way,” says Jessica Carr, an organization-development specialist at Raymour & Flanigan.
Raymour & Flanigan recruiters and hiring managers can engage with their candidate pool and make the process easier on both the hiring manager and the candidate.
“We try to give people an opportunity to interact directly with an associate or recruiter so they feel really good about the process — what it will be and what they can expect at each step,” says Holly Heinze-Coolican, the company’s director of people development.