17 Jun The big talent war
In the wake of the post-COVID era, the landscape of talent management is undergoing a dramatic shift. Both organizations and individuals are in a reset mode, reevaluating their priorities with fresh perspectives. As a result, the competition for top talent is intensifying, and the war for talent is now at our doorstep.
With more than 60% of companies embracing remote work options, the traditional hiring philosophy is being revolutionized. Employees no longer need to be tied to their employer’s physical location, opening up opportunities to work from anywhere. This paradigm shift has given rise to the concept of a “Talent War,” where candidate engagement becomes multifaceted, leading to the creation of employment brand ambassadors and self-feeding talent pools.
Why is building a talent community crucial in this scenario?
In such a competitive environment, it is essential to proactively build talent communities, especially for critical and specific tech stacks. Top tech candidates are constantly approached by multiple recruiters, and the information about your organization and its culture is widely shared. The hybrid model of office and remote work has broken geographical barriers, allowing organizations to tap into talent from all around the world, presenting a game-changing opportunity.
How to build a talent community?
A talent community is a pool of potential candidates who are deemed suitable for your organization, regardless of any immediate open roles. As a recruiter, you have the flexibility to decide who should be a part of this community. Understanding what candidates seek in their next role is crucial in attracting them to your organization. Investing time in nurturing and engaging with these talented individuals is key to building a strong and responsive talent community.