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Austin Benn - Talent Communities White Paper

Depending on what you read, ‘talent communities’ are either the next big thing in recruitment or drastically over-hyped, lacking proof of their worth. And in many cases, strong opinions are shared without a clear understanding of what a talent community actually is. This report will take an unbiased and objective look at talent communities.

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Austin Benn - Talent Communities White Paper

  1. 1. ARE TALENT COMMUNITIES THE FUTURE OF RECRUITMENT?
  2. 2. ‘TALENT COMMUNITIES’ ARE EITHER THE NEXT BIG THING IN RECRUITMENT OR DRASTICALLY OVER- HYPED The aim of this whitepaper - - - -
  3. 3. WHAT IS A TALENT COMMUNITY? Unsurprisingly, a clear and simple definition is hard to come by. - - - Examples of talent communities - - - - - -
  4. 4. WHY DO WE NEED TALENT COMMUNITIES? Zappos
  5. 5. THE STRENGTHS OF TALENT COMMUNITIES s a talent community? Save money Find the right candidates Improve candidate quality Attract passive candidates Improve customer experience New ideas needed in a candidate- short market
  6. 6. THE LIMITATIONS OF TALENT COMMUNITIES How are passive candidates attracted in the first place? Job boards aren’t necessarily dead How is applicant quality improved? High turnover How many is too many? Are organic, candidate- generated talent communities better?
  7. 7. SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS BUILD A TALENT COMMUNITY? They won’t work for every scenario They won’t work for every brand They won’t work without commitment and investment But for some businesses, they will work - - -
  8. 8. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING Sources and further reading

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