Q: What Could I Do To Kick-Start Recruiting?
Congratulations, you are off to a great start. Networking and professionalorganizations are great ways to find top-notch passive candidates, but I would also recommend taking your networking to a new level. Chambers of commerce are an excellent way to gain exposure for your company; however, they contain a diverse business base and may prove to be too varied for a targeted recruiting effort.
Joining organizations that are industry-specific, i.e. insurance- or finance-related, such as the National Association of Insurance Women, will allowyou to connect with first-rate professionals who are serious about furthering their careers. Also, talk with your current employees and find out what companies they worked for in the past. Do they have names of former co-workersyou can contact? Reaching out to competitor organizations and developing solid relationships is another great way to source suitable applicants. If yousuccessfully build relationships with individuals at competitors, these potential candidates very often will be receptive to, and appreciative of, being courted about potential opportunities. If they are not interested at that time, they maybe an excellent source for referrals.
SOURCE: Glenn Dubiel, executive vice president, The Mergis Group, Richmond, Virginia
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