The hiring landscape is challenging. Many companies struggle to find the top talent they need, mainly if it involves an in-demand skill that’s in short supply.
Usually, turning to your typical candidate pool isn’t the way to go. If it didn’t generate great results last time, there’s a decent chance it doesn’t connect with the right professionals. As a result, it may be time to look in a different direction: untapped talent pools.
If you haven’t used a candidate pool recently, you could be missing out on highly skilled professionals. After all, not every job seeker relies on the same resources. By not exploring multiple options, you aren’t going to reach as many as you otherwise could. If you don’t know where to begin, here are some options that may work for you.
Experienced Freelancers, Long-Term Temps, and Gig Workers
Many companies assume that experienced freelancers, long-term temps, and gig workers aren’t open to opportunities with their company, especially permanent jobs. However, that isn’t always the case. Some of them are undoubtedly willing to sign on with an employer, especially if they can provide similar perks they are used to experiencing, like flexible schedules and exciting projects.
Additionally, this talent pool can be an exceptional resource when you need a short-term hire. Many of these professionals adapt to new environments quickly. Plus, their skillsets can be incredibly robust, making them ideal members of a contingent workforce.
Former Employees, Interns, and Temporary Workers
Unless your company has a strict policy against rehiring, then this could be a great talent pool to tap. Your former employees, interns, and temporary workers are already familiar with your organization, increasing the odds they can hit the ground running. Plus, you know a bit about what they bring to the table, and that may let you accelerate the screening process.
Don’t just focus on past employees, interns, and temps who worked in that specific kind of position. Instead, explore their full skillsets to see if they may fit in other niches. Additionally, if they haven’t worked with you recently, look them up on LinkedIn to see where things stand today. You won’t know where their career took them until you do.
Local Staffing Agencies
Recruitment firms maintain large networks of highly skilled professionals, including coveted passive job seekers who are holding out for the right opportunity. By partnering with a local staffing agency, you can access a talent pool that may otherwise be inaccessible.
Plus, these recruitment specialists are highly skilled at finding exceptional talent based on your needs. That means, if their talent pool doesn’t have your ideal candidate, they’ll know where to look to secure the right job seekers for your open position.
If you are having trouble finding skilled candidates in your talent pool, the team at The Advance Group can help. Contact us to discuss your vacancy with one of our recruiters today and see how our services can benefit you.