For any recruiter sourcing candidates can be an onerous task, even with the likes of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Ineffective talent pools can be created through connections but end up becoming inadequate and not up to the task.
If this all rings true with you then it’s probably time to try a fresh approach or re-evaluate your current recruiting methods. Here a few common pitfalls and shortcomings;
Final Round Interviewees
Do you remember those individuals who made their way to the final round but missed their chance because someone was better qualified for the role? Don’t discard these people’s CVs and details. Instead make it a point to include them in your list for future reference.
Create a Community
A community can be created either on the company website or even better on Social Media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. This will give you an immediate list of candidates that you can refer to either before or while searching for new applicants. You could even try posting job vacancies on these platforms and monitor them. Social media is perfect because you have access to a huge database of applicants that can view job postings. This will ensure that you have a talent pool comprising of unique individuals to choose from.
Applicants that made it all the way to the final round of interviews are the ones you need to keep in touch with. Add them to your connections via Social Media or email them just to let them know that you will get in touch with them if a similar vacancy opens up. Keep communicating with your connections and be active in social media group forums.
With the constant developments in Social Media and the availability of various handy tools and browser extensions escalating online, adapting to these new changes and updates becomes difficult. So being updated and informed is absolutely essential for modern recruiters. In such cases applying to receive notifications when updates are made to Social Media or newer tools can go a long way in creating a talent pool that you can rely on.
All of these aspects if focused on and implemented properly, will result in an improvement in sourcing but also help build an Effective Talent Pool of candidates to refer to when required. So follow these aspects and watch your tedious task be productive and enjoyable simultaneously!