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Leverage Industry Events to Find Talent Before You Need It

Leverage Industry Events to Find Talent Before You Need It
From Recruiter - September 2, 2017

Where do you go to connect with talent? According to Korn Ferry, 52 percent of executives turn to their professional networks, and another 28 percent say they turn to LinkedIn.

What if you could build relationships with talent face to facebefore even needing to make a hire? If you want to be more proactive in your recruiting efforts, consider going where the talent goes: industry events. Building relationships with talent at industry events can ensure you always have a lineup ofskilled prosin your back pocket.

Why Industry Events?

First, if people arebeing sent to industry events bytheir companies, they are no doubt top performers who are there to represent their employers, learn, network, and possibly even present.

Second, attending a conference can offer a solid way to assessa potential candidatesskills and cultural fit. For example, if the persongives a presentation or sits on a panel, you can evaluate their expertise and their communication skills. Meanwhile, other attendees at these break-out sessions might capture your attention with their questions and comments.

Third, talent is more accessible than usual at industry events. Everyone is looking to network, giving recruiters the prime opportunity toget to know up-and-coming industry talent.



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