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, Craigslist, and CareerBuilder for sourcing.  Now those sources are becoming less effective and hiring managers are being forced to get creative.

It’s okay to recruit candidates you encounter while they are working.  If you receive great service while dining or shopping, hand the associate your business card and encourage them to contact you about a great opportunity you might have for them.  Enterprise Rent-A-Car is known for developing great salespeople 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.

Be on the lookout for good people you might come across while you are out and encourage everyone on your team to do the same, and you’ll increase your chances of finding successful hires.

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