Think Outside the Box To Boost Candidate Sourcing Strategies

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LinkedIn is a great place to start, but everyone (95 percent) is using the social network as the starting point for their talent search. Nearly half (48 percent) only use the platform to source candidates. Get ahead in a competitive market by tapping into other, less frequented online resources. These often turn out to be the best candidate sourcing tools! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of industry communities and portfolio sites out there, such as Dribble and GitHub, so start thinking of different ways of sourcing candidates.

You won’t find all the profiles you are looking to source on every site, so do your research and work out the most relevant potential goldmines for you. The biggest advantage is that you won’t face the same competition as with the most popular job boards. You can also tap into specific sites that support communities, such as veterans, the unemployed and ex-offenders. A little creativity goes a long way to upgrading your candidate sourcing strategies.

One of the most important things Avature does for us is right away we are able to report on what is the value of the different sourcing channels that we have. As a high-volume sourcing model, we have lots of vendor partnerships and it’s very important for us to know real-time how those leads are impacting our business.

Jacob Dahlquist Manager - Field Recruiting Operations at CNO Financial

Avature Advantage

– Identify new talent across dozens of job boards, candidate sources and resume databases simultaneously with Avature WebSources.

– Give junior team members an edge:

  • Let experienced recruiters identify their most comprehensive and useful search strings.
  • Save these search strings in the Avature Search Criteria Library.
  • Direct junior recruiters to this list for quicker and more efficient sourcing results.

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29% Increase in qualified applicants

Philips implemented Avature CRM to find and target high-value talent working for non-traditional competitors. They saw a 29 percent increase in qualified applicants in just one quarter.

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