Finding Better Talent: Increasing Your Candidate Pool

December 29, 2014 | Talent Management, TalentBridge News

Are you having a hard time finding candidates that exceed your expectations? If so, you may need to expand your candidate selection pool. The more options you have, the better your chances of finding top talent.

Staffing firms work hard to create and maintain an extensive candidate selection pool. Recruiters are well aware that the highest performing employees don’t post their resumes on job boards or aimlessly respond to online postings. As a result, they’re always working to develop and maintain relationships with these professionals, so they can contact them when the right opportunity arises.

3 Advantages of Having a Large Candidate Pool

Ready to find the best person for your open positions? Learn three reasons why having a large candidate pool increases your chances of finding a new hire who meets all your criteria:

  1. Increased Flexibility: When you have limited candidate options, you’re often forced to compromise on issues you shouldn’t have to negotiate on. A large talent pool allows for a huge amount of flexibility, so you can find a candidate willing to work on your terms. Whether you’re looking for a contract, temp-to-perm, or a direct hire, you’re sure to find exactly what you want.
  2. Talent When You Need It: When you need to fill an open position, there’s a good chance you don’t have a lot of time to spare. If you have a large candidate pool at your disposal, you’re able to choose from a variety of qualified professionals who are ready to get to work immediately.
  3. No Need to Settle: If you needed to hire someone yesterday, you may settle for less just to get the position filled. However, there’s no need to do this when you have a large candidate pool at your disposal. Staffing firms work hard to recruit and screen candidates in advance, so the best person for the job is just waiting for you to contact them.

If you want to find the best and brightest candidates to fill your talent pool, partner with the staffing and recruitment experts at Talent Bridge. We work hard to create relationships with seasoned professionals, allowing us to know right where to go to look for your next new team members.