Constantly Be Recruiting

by | Jul 23, 2019

by Ben Hess, Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting

In a recent podcast, Silicon Valley recruiting expert Rick Girard makes the point that recruiting has never been easier.

Why? Because so many people are unhappy in their jobs. 

He cites a recent survey where 87% of LinkedIn users report being open to hearing about new career opportunities. 

A low unemployment rate does not mean workers are unavailable—it simply means talented individuals are swimming around in a sea of opportunity feeling less risk adverse about career change.  

Looking at recruiting through Rick’s lens, nearly everyone is a potential recruiting prospect.

The critical component for recruiting success is a genuine and contagious excitement about the amazing opportunities your company is offering.

Your best tools are referrals, networking, and eyes that are wide open for the talented prospects all around you.

Try asking: Do you feel like you’re in the best job of your life right now? Then see where the conversation goes from there.

Note: You can listen to this podcast here (20 minutes). This is a good opportunity to get an outside perspective on recruiting and see how other industries are solving their talent acquisition challenges.

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