Talent communities are a growing form of social recruiting that rely on networks of people who are part of the job-seeking process. Often, these people are seeking jobs themselves, but some are there to offer career advice to others. Members of a talent community can also include recruitment professionals, college campus recruiters, sources, and friends seeking jobs or advice. Through two-way interaction between community members, a talent community fosters engagement at all levels of the recruiting process.
Building a talent community is an important role of the human resources function, because it helps you find and then engage with potential candidates from a large pool of possible recruits. Building that talent community, though, is not a skill that all HR professionals already have. Nor is knowing when and for what purposes a talent community can save you time and money, and when you should just go about things the old-fashioned way.
Fiona Anson and Alli Baker, co-founders of WORKible, will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to help HR professionals discern when a talent community will be beneficial and how to go about building it. Through this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of having their own talent communities with other colleagues participating in the webinar.
Topics for discussion at this one-hour webinar include:
- Sourcing strategies to build a talent community
- Learning how to use screening within a talent community to identify top talent
- Learning how and why to engage with candidates before an open position even exists for them
- Learning how to measure brand engagement and find company fans
- Learning why candidate engagement is just as important as employee engagement
The webinar runs from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and includes question and answer time with other attendees. Space for this webinar is limited, however, so you are encouraged to sign up right away at WORKible’s website for the event.