Now that the “Welcome” blog has been posted and the purpose of this blog is clear, let’s jump right into our first topic: “talent pools”. And let’s start with the most basic question: “What is a talent pool?” A talent pool is a pool consisting of unsolicited applications, and/or applicants whose applications were processed for a prior job opening, but were not hired. You can opt to make your talent pool visible on your company’s homepage, or keep it confidential for internal use only. The first route is recommended if you’re part of an organization that’s growing rapidly and/or frequently hires specialists on a project-by-project basis, whereas the second scenario is advisable for small companies, companies whose business is specialized to the point where the candidate pool is so exclusive that it’s best addressed internally, and the CIA :-). But regardless of which category your firm falls into, talent pools are very important recruiting tools. In fact, companies that don’t have a talent pool in place to cover their future talent needs find themselves exposed to everything from minor disruptions to major disasters when key employees leave.
Welcome to eConscribi’s blog! We’ll be posting something new every second Monday of the month, with topics covering everything eConscribi, eRecruitment and HR-related. Most posts will be the brainchildren of eConscribi employees, but periodically we’ll welcome a guest blogger with industry expertise and an interest in conveying his/her thoughts on a particular subject of interest/specialty.