Good people tend to know other good people. The ability to identify potential candidates by the value trusted colleagues place in their expertise is one reason organizations are turning to solutions like SkillSurvey Source™. Identify scores of potential job candidates and match them to openings based on key pipeline criteria.
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Companies with more diverse workforces are more profitable, proven by several recent studies. With a more diverse workforce, your organization is able to better serve its constituents, and be more competitive. But bias is a funny thing. It can creep into even the best hiring process, so think about how to prevent bias when you’re sourcing candidates.
Attributes like professionalism, team player, adaptability, and negotiator—regardless of industry—are the new talent differentiators. Candidates with these traits often have a broader understanding of how things get done in today’s non-linear workplaces. They are more adaptable to new situations and more willing to tackle new challenges.
Recruiters are using video to deliver better stories about workplace culture and even use video to post job descriptions, which are transforming how candidates identify opportunities. Video is all about “showing” not “telling.” As video’s online reach grows, its value as a sourcing tool will only increase.
Pioneers, innovators and creative thinkers have a greater focus on how you do what you do rather than just what you do. You want to make sure you’re hiring for qualities, not simply qualifications. Create a streamlined and efficient hiring process ensure your candidates have a good experience throughout the process.
A quarter of all job seekers are using social media to find jobs. Nine out of ten companies use social media to attract, source, or engage talent. As digital footprints continue to expand, smart sourcing experts are reaching beyond LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to surface potential candidates.
Your sourcing strategies need to embrace people on all points of the employment lifecycle. Creating a broad, reliable network of knowledgeable people whose referrals, references, and associations matter. Finding new ways to keep the talent pipeline full should be at the top of every sourcing professional’s to do list.
A multigenerational staff will help you be more successful recruiting a multigenerational workforce. By designing practices that help your recruiters learn from each other and communicate more effectively, you’ll help everyone learn the skills they need to more easily reach out to candidates across a broad generational range.