Where can you go to find great employees?
Opened by Antoine Fournier,
Nov 16, 2012.
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Nov 21, 2012
One really good example of a multi-sourced and multi-channelled recruitment strategy (via a central repository for sorting & filtering) would be the SuccessFactors strategy. Their social media strategy is very good (their Twitter presence via @CareersatSF but they utilise other channels as well).
The monster in the room, in terms of a confluence of social media and recruitment is LinkedIn and its premium package is a must have tool for recruitment firms and departments.
My advice is always to utilise internal referrals and keep a really good recruitment Customer Relations Management System to track your interest over recruitment firms. Internal referrals can be found at a fraction of the price of utilising recruitment firms but more importantly your internal CRMS can then act as a 'mini LinkedIn'. Just because a person wasn't the right fit this year, doesn't mean they won't be in the future.
Nov 19, 2012
Back to the original question. There is an enormous amount of choice in recruitment but my two favourites are: Multi-sourcing or multi-channeling, whereas you deploy an ad on a job board (or by another preferred method) then you utilise multiple channels to source the best prospects for the role, anything from internal referrals, CRM Db, graduate programs, employment days, utilising Social Media and direct advertising.
My favourite and absolutely preferred methodology though is to recruite someone I know or someone who has been referred by a trusted source.
Nov 20, 2012
You said "multi-sourcing & multi-channeling" : this is exactely my question. Beside obvious Linkedin, what channel do you use? what suggestion do you make ?
(keeping in mind that trusted individual sources is the best).
-- Referrals from your existing employees
-- Candidates who find you and desire to be a part of what you are building.
The second one means that you have to have a clear and positive buzz about who you are and what you are about so that people will want to work for you.
This means that a haphazard recruitment strategy is out of the window.
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Classifieds, most often than not is the territory of employers looking for employees.
Good sources of great employees are normally seen in "forums" like Xperlink and LinkedIn.
One can not just judge a candidate based on his resume; for one, you'll never really know how he accomplished his achievements - like, he may have just been lucky to continue a program, or he may have just been caught by circumstances.
But with forums or blogs, you can determine the real quality of the candidate as you can ascertain his mind, capability and convictions.