Whether you’re looking to hire talent with in-demand skills, women, new college grads, scientists, veterans, or international hires, you need a channel management strategy that enables you to build a database of qualified, interested, and available talent. The most effective strategy includes a mix of active and passive sourcing methods, and the cultivation of a pipeline through identification of priority roles, use of market segmentation strategies, and a database that houses future prospectives.
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