Surges in hiring, intense competition for skilled candidates, an increase in employer branding, and the rise of technology are all causing organizations to reshape the way they approach candidate sourcing. The explosion of online recruitment means candidates are always on and seeking meaningful experiences with potential employers. Job seekers aren’t lacking options— in fact they have more now than ever—they are accessible anywhere, at any time, and from any type of device.
In today’s hiring climate, the need to effectively source talent is urgent with 38 percent of employers globally facing talent shortages, according to research from Manpower. In the Americas alone, 42 percent of employers report difficulties filling jobs. Between job boards, hiring engines, social sites, and internal mobility programs, the bevy of choices to find the right candidates is challenging recruiters to make intelligent selections in order to develop the right talent pipelines and optimize their recruitment budgets. SilkRoad’s 2016 Top Sources of Hire Report reveals some insight into the best approaches: