Just Because They Have a Job Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Work for Your Company

It is important to get creative when it comes to recruiting.  Sometimes the hardest thing about recruitment can be finding candidates.  Many times recruiters get discouraged because they feel as though the best candidates are already employed.  While this may be true, it shows the importance of thinking outside of the box and being creative with where to look when recruiting candidates.

When looking for candidates you should be creative and think about looking for talent in unlikely places.  There are the obvious places that you can look for candidates; however, it is good to look in unexpected places for potential candidates.  Many times the best candidates for a position will be found in the most unlikely places.  Go out to other stores, restaurants, etc. to see what other talent is out in the workplace.  People who really stand out to you could be perfect candidates.

An important thing to remember is that even though a talented candidate may have a job, it does not necessarily mean that they are opposed to other options.  As a recruiter it is important to go after the candidates that you want working for your company, even if they are already employed. If you are passionate about your job and employer and share this passion and excitement with people you would like to hire, than they will want to work for your employer too.  Therefore it is crucial to go after the people who you think would be a great fit for your company.

If you want to hire great talent, you definitely have to search for it.  Look in unexpected places to find people who could be a great fit for your company.  More importantly, don’t rule out people who already have jobs. You might just be surprised how many talented people you will be able to recruit.

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