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Be Creative When Sourcing For Candidates

It wasn’t all too long ago that when businesses needed to hire, they simply placed an ad in local newspapers. Hiring managers only needed to decide how large an ad to run, what newspapers, and for how long.

Today recruiters rarely use newspapers and instead have moved to online job boards like Monster, indeed, and LinkedIn for sourcing. In the current hiring market, those sources are becoming less effective and hiring managers are being forced to get creative.

It’s okay to recruit candidates who are still working. Hiring managers who received great service while dining or shopping can hand the associate their business card and encourage them to contact them about a great opportunity they might have for them. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is known for developing great sales people and has the “we’ll come pick you up” service offering; it’s not uncommon for hiring managers to recruit Enterprise sales associates while they are being “picked up” or driven around.

Hiring managers should be on the lookout for good people they might come across while they are out and encourage everyone on their team to do the same.

Empowered hiring managers are always on the lookout for top talent to make successful hires when the time comes.


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