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Recruiter Top 10: Non-Traditional Ways to Meet Your Next Hire

Recruiter Top 10: Non-Traditional Ways to Meet Your Next Hire
From Recruiter - July 15, 2016

1. Your Client List

As someone whos consulted on hundreds of hires, I have to say one of the best places to find a great employee is at your front door. And thats what I tell the small businesspeople I work with: The people you deal with in your business, those who are excellent at earning your business and keeping it, can also become great employees. If their current employer doesnt appreciate them or doesnt see their potential, you do. And that can benefit you and them.

Barry Maher, Barry Maher & Associates

2. Slack

There is a lot of buzz around Slack and how some startups are utilizing the up-and-coming communication platform to connect candidates with HR and hiring managers. In fact, Slack is changing the way recruiters and sourcers network and engage with passive candidates.

How so? Slack offers users the ability to create and join multiple public communities (a Slack community is where people/employees can send messages and files, make comments, etc., between various channels in one central hub). Recruiters can engage in conversations with potential hires. In addition, if recruiters (especially in technology) are interested in finding out which platform is best for sourcing for a particular role, they are able to go straight to the source. For example, they can join the .Net Slack community and ask about where to post jobs or which .Net blogs to check out to help support their search.

Finding Slack channels is easy: Chit Chats and SlackIn are great ways to find Slack groups that are popular.

Angela Bortolussi, Recruiting Social

3. Hostels

You wont find anyone who wants to work remotely more than backpackers. Many have quit their corporate jobs to travel the world. Some of our hardest-working new hires are backpackers that have really embraced the remote working lifestyle.

Kean Graham, MonetizeMore

4. The Local Honors College

For the last five years, I have recruited new hires primarily through a local honors college in Phoenix, Arizona. The caliber of candidates I receive from this hyper-targeted group is amazing. I will talk to freshman at the honors college who are more career ready than most seniors who apply from outside the honors college. Its a big part of our competitive advantage to purposefully develop our relationship with the honors college and their students throughout their time there. We offer internships to as many students as we can and hold weekly educational sessions to select students in whom we see potential.

Id encourage anyone in need of a new hire to put in a call to your local honors college and post an ad to their listserv. Sounds old school, but I cant say enough about how well the strategy has worked for us at Markitors.

Brett Farmiloe, Markitors

5. Local Job Sites

We are very fortunate to have community leadership actively interested and involved in assisting people find employment. Our local community/economic development group recently created Hometown Opportunity, which allows businesses to post jobs and employee candidates to post resumes. This website has been a wonderful asset; we have utilized it to fill more than 100 new positions in the last two years.

Brad Stultz, Totally Promotional

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