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.
I can remember the first time I received a call for a reference on a former employee. I was early in my career working as an assistant manager at a shop in the mall and happened to be next to my general manager as I took the call. Once my GM heard the nature of the call, he snatched away the phone to handle it himself. “Yes, the employee worked here from April until September. Yes, I’d hire them again. No, I can’t give you any further details about that employee.”
That’s what I overheard from outside that conversation. Once he hung up the phone, my manager then gave me a quick development talk, explaining the potential legal issues and the exact process my company had for reference checks.
Have you ever done an Internet search on “how to write an amazing resume” or seen a post on how to “get your resume noticed”? Pretty much every job site, job board, or job blog has at least one (usually multiple) post on ways to make a resume stand out in the crowd. Which makes sense, a good resume is key to getting the interview. What about the other side of the coin; what are employers doing to stand out in the crowd?Read more
Explore Podcasts, Webcasts and Executive interviews from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) to learn best practices and new ideas from thought leaders on sourcing candidates. Click on the titles in the infographic to view content.Read more