The Best Talent Pool Your Recruiters Aren’t Using

As recruiting leaders, we’ve tapped every source for talent out there to help our businesses hire the best: from agencies to LinkedIn, catch-all job boards to niche talent marketplaces. We invest an average of 10% or more of our annual budgets on marketing to capture active candidates, and yet most (if not all) companies must still deploy a passive search strategy to boot. However, there is one stone left unturned and it’s a well-kept secret among the most data-driven Fortune 1000’s. What is this sacred talent goldmine, you ask?  Your own employees!

Consider this scenario: one of your team members gets an email from a corporate recruiter a few blocks away.  The recruiter has a practiced elevator pitch, says something that resonates about an exciting role with new challenges and more responsibility, and all of a sudden, your prized team member is surreptitiously meeting them for coffee on a Friday afternoon.  It’s happening in cafes across America as we speak.

Perhaps we’ve all accepted turnover to be an unavoidable challenge as leaders of top talent; our superstars will inevitably get snatched up by our fiercest competitors.  Yet instead, imagine if that email had come from a recruiter within the employee’s organization.  We should take a cue from our competitors who are already sourcing from our employee population: we must source from this talent rich pool, as well, or lose top talent to them. Continue Reading ›

How to Avoid the Biggest Cost of Switching Applicant Tracking Systems

If you don’t have a data-driven HR process today, you will in the future. According to Josh Bersin, “your ability to harness and understand the data about your people is becoming core to HR’s mission” (check out his blog post here: The Bold New World of Talent: Predictions for 2016). With that in mind, it’s no wonder that most leaders I encounter tell me that they are looking to make a shift to a new ATS that will streamline recruiter process and improve data capture for the future. Continue Reading ›