If a potential candidate doesn’t get the gig, or a co-op placement comes to a close, this often signals the end of that person’s relationship with the company – but it doesn’t have to be this way!
In fact according to our 2016 TalentEgg Student Judging Panel Survey, many students and grads want to stay connected with an employer for a variety of reasons, including mentorship and future job opportunities. Of course, it would be nearly impossible to keep in touch with every intern or applicant that crosses your path, but there is an easy fix: creating a talent community.
What is a talent community? According to The Undercover Recruiter, it is “a group of candidates that a company is focused on building a relationship with.” Often created using social media, these communities focus on creating a “two-way dialogue” between the company and its talent pool.
And the benefits are numerous; not only does it allow you easy access to qualified candidates, it’s also an incredible learning opportunity for applicants. While many big companies have been doing this for awhile, organizations of all sizes can reap the rewards of a thriving talent community.
Sometimes the best candidates aren’t the ones looking for a job.
There are many students and new grads out there that might not be actively seeking employment at that moment, but if the right position came along, they would definitely be interested and very qualified.
Maybe they’re continuing their education, or taking some time off to travel – whatever the case may be, these types of passive student and new grad candidates are a highly underrated group worth a second look by employers. For example pursuing a postgraduate degree or certificate shows a high level of dedication that many employers look for in new hires. An added bonus? Since they’re not on the job hunt, these individuals are not likely to be interviewing with other companies.
To help you attract this hidden talent pool, we’ve examined five types of highly desirable passive candidates and the required steps to reach them.
We had an incredible year on TalentEgg 360!
From interview tips to social media strategy, we’ve covered it all in an effort to help campus recruiters better engage with students and new grads. As the year comes to a close, it’s important to reflect on accomplishments from the past year. So in honour of 2015, we’ve put together a list of our most popular posts from the past year.
Here are the top 10 TalentEgg 360 articles of 2015!
With applications to sort, interviews to book, and campus visits to coordinate, recruiters have to balance a lot of competing priorities. Multitasking is often seen as the key to tackling a loaded to-do list, but this approach has its downsides. While dividing your attention might help you complete tasks faster, the quality of your work could suffer.
This is where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness is the practice of being focused in the present moment and it can have real advantages for recruiters looking to reduce stress and increase productivity. In fact, a 2011 study found that individuals who had completed an eight-week mindfulness course showed improved memory and concentration.
Ready to become a mindful recruiter? Here are 5 simple ways to get started!