Hiring Isn’t Binary
Not so long ago the best an applicant could hope for is that their resume would ‘Stay on File’ in case something came up soon. Many of us have heard that line and correctly assumed we weren’t likely to hear from that company again. In fact, many applicants never hear back from companies at all, even if they were close to making the cut.
After a company disappears like that it’s a little hard to go back to the applicants and say, ‘consider us again next time’, so hiring was binary. Applicants were in or out.
With younger generations of employees like millennials and Gen Z, that model is becoming more cost intense, and it’s making less sense.
How Talent Community Software Helps
With competition high and employees ready to move positions much more quickly, staying in touch with applicants who looked promising makes more sense than ever.
This is where talent community software can help. A Talent Community is a pool of talented individuals within a private social network. You’re in control of the data and the content so you can interact and engage with top talent in a meaningful way. It’s a little like keeping resumes on file, except you can actively stay in touch with prospects quickly and easily to stay on their radar for their next career move.
Also think about those summer interns and placement students who could potentially be future hires. Get them onto the Talent Community so that you keep that relationship going for future hiring.
We Have our Community, Now What?
Using talent community software like the Talivest platform allows you to stay in touch when you’re:
- Hiring a Contract Worker
- Looking to Attract Candidates
- Hosting Events
Millennials are likely to appreciate being in the loop with a company they showed interest in. You can send them updates on where you’re headed and ask your talent community if they’re interested the next time you’re hiring.
Imagine not having to start from scratch? This is why Talivest’s employee development software is the most efficient and effective way to build your future workforce.