Authored by Tia Morris

Talent Sourcing Best Practices - Identify Candidates Who Are Passionate About Your Industry and Help Us Hire Them

Talent sourcing refers to the procedure of identifying, investigating, developing, and matching potential job candidates with companies that can supply them with the skills they need for a particular job opening. The broader objective of talent sourcing is how to produce a constant stream of highly-qualified applicants for every opening that opens. Thus, talent sourcing becomes an important tool for organizations looking to develop a pool of new talent for any number of open positions.

A talent sourcing activity usually begins by soliciting potential candidates. These could be graduate, current, or recent college graduates. In addition, other professionals such as coaches, accountants, and business owners may also be involved. These potential candidates could be targeted through referrals from existing staff members, management, or customers. They could also be targeted on the basis of a personal referral, an online search, or cold calling.

Afterward, the recruiting process begins by contacting these potential candidates. These could be called through a variety of means. One popular way for talent sourcing companies to reach candidates is through job portals. Job portals are specialty job sites that list hundreds of available jobs in hundreds of categories. Through this portal, the recruiting company can gain access to candidates that are searching for work in specific careers.

Recruiters may also contact business and corporate clients directly. These could be categorized as "on the job training" or "training for hire." An advantage of contacting business clients directly through recruitment is that this offers a more personalized approach than the former. Additionally, a talent acquisition consultant skilled in talent sourcing and recruiting can offer businesses advice on their staffing requirements and facilitate connection between their business needs and the hiring needs of a potential candidate.

On the flipside, talent sourcers may also work with job recruiters, hiring managers, and executive search firms. A talent sourcer will create and develop marketing materials and informational packages specifically designed to attract the attention of targeted candidates. These packages are designed to be appealing to both job recruiters and hiring managers.

In conclusion, we have shown how a talent sourcing best practices can help us streamline the hiring process and increase the quality of the candidates we choose to hire. Our next topic for consideration will explore ways talent sourcing can help us identify candidates who are not only well qualified, but are also willing to be cultivated. We will also discuss how these strategies can help us attract the best talent at the best cost possible. We hope that this summary of our topic helps you better understand the process and its various components.

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