Your perfect candidate could be located in any number of talent pools — passive candidates, active job seekers, or even entrepreneurs. Your recruiting strategy has to have a sourcing plan to gather candidates with the skills and experience you need, as well as engage them through the entire selection process. Once you have a plan in place, support your sourcing strategy with technology, social media, and recruiting analytics.
Increasing demands on HR departments to find the “A” players who boost the bottom line are turning recruitment into a competitive sport. Gone are the days of sifting through resumes or letting job boards do the work when you’re suddenly in need of new hires. According to a survey by The Adler Group, 83 percent of candidates are passive. But guess what? You’re not the only one who wants them. To get an edge on your competitors, HR needs to be proactive, not reactive. This means knowing your business plans, segmenting out the key positions that will drive change, and going at these key people with a long term view.Read more
We’re in the business of people. However, sometimes our processes get so automated that we forget that how people experience the recruitment process makes a huge impact on the employer’s reputation. In a 2013 candidate survey, Seven Step RPO found that 25% of candidates who applied for jobs never heard back from the employer, at all. Of the people who did hear back, 75% of them waited two or more days to receive a response. This has far-reaching effects. CareerBuilder reported in a 2012 survey that 42% of people who had a bad candidate experience said they would never reapply for a job at that company, 22% said they would tell others not to apply there, and nine percent said they would tell others not to buy products or services from that company.Read more