6 Ways to Source Top Talent in 2021

Technology is automating and replacing jobs around the world.  The gig economy is on the rise and employees are demanding more from their employers than ever before. 

HR and recruitment teams must adapt to these changes in order to successfully source talent in 2021 and yet some companies still maintain traditional methods of talent sourcing. Finding top talent can be difficult without the right hiring strategies in place.

That’s why we’ve put together these 6 useful tips to source talent in 2021:

6 Ways to source top talent in 2021:

1. Create better hiring experiences 

Recruitment processes can leave a lasting impression on candidates. Bad experiences can be shared amongst other workers and spread quickly amongst the community. Ensure your hiring experience is flawless - use the “mystery shopper” technique to grade your HR and recruiters on the experience they provide.

2. Build partnership opportunities

Partnering and networking with organizations such as universities, recruitment agencies and unions could be a great way to source candidates that your competitors are not using. Creating great relationships is key.

3. Build inclusive workforce initiatives

You must be engaging with diverse communities! By building initiatives you’ll be able to grow a diverse and inclusive workforce and source underrepresented talent. 

4. Invest in technologies that scale 

As you progressively invest in technologies such as talent sourcing and talent management platforms you will be able to source more candidates and shortlist them at scale. Platforms can also help you remove unconscious bias in your hiring practises allowing you to target a variety of demographics.

5. Build specialist communities

Build specialist communities to attract passive candidates through events, talks and webinars. These can cover industry topics that you’ll indirectly attract top skilled workers towards who want to learn from you. You’ll also empower your teams to become thought-leaders in the process.

6. Improve your retention rate

Most companies don’t consider that increasing their retention rate could effectively reduce their need to hire new employees in the first place. There are tons of great ways to measure these recruitment metrics to figure out what you need to do in order to improve them.

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