So you need to hire more people and fill more positions. You receive many applications but sometimes the candidates are not a good fit.
Finding talent can be difficult and that’s where the talent network comes in. Keep reading to learn what a talent network is and how it can help you.
What Is a Talent Network?
A talent network is a group of people with the same skill. They are candidates for a specific job within your company.
These candidates are connected with your company and receive communication to learn more about the company.
The talent network benefits candidates as well as your company. It’s perfect for them because if they’re not yet ready to apply for a position, they can learn valuable information and gain industry tips to help them prepare.
So, how do you go about building a talent network? There are two key components to build your network and maintain it.
A good way to start your talent network is to use people within your company. They will have some knowledge about your company.
Oftentimes, people will apply for a position at your company but aren’t a good fit for it. These are great people to add to your talent network. This will keep them up-to-date on information about your company as well as new openings that they could be a fit for.
Consider skill mapping. It is useful for deciding what skills are needed for a specific position as well as what a candidate needs to perform well.
If you’re not sure how to go about finding talent, try a skill matching technology. It will help you find strong matches for positions.
Now that you’ve built your talent network, the key part is maintaining it.
One thing that you should note is once you have your talent network, you need to work to keep it. It’s not going to stay together if your company isn’t involved.
Keep your talent engaged. Build relationships with them. This will keep them in your network.
Communication is key. Send out emails with new positions as well as what’s happening within the company. People were interested to join your talent network so make sure they stay interested.
Benefits for Your Company
As mentioned before, there are benefits for both the candidates and your company. See what makes them great.
People at Your Fingertips
You have the talent right in the network. This can save you so much time. If a new position opens up, there is no need to create a new job posting. There will most likely be someone in your talent network perfect for the position.
The people in your talent network are interested in your company. They want to work for you. They’ll automatically be more engaged and excited for a position than some other applicants.
Plus, they get a better experience. You keep them engaged and they’re the first ones to know about job openings!
A talent network will keep your best candidates together and keep them informed about your company.
This guide is here to help you learn how to build and maintain a talent network so you’re ready to recruit people in no time.
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