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The Power of Networks and Brand Awareness in Talent Acquisition
As the world of work evolves and recruitment becomes increasingly competitive, organisations need to find ways to attract the best talent. One of the most effective methods is to leverage networks and build strong brand awareness.
Harnessing the Power of Networks
Networking is one of the most powerful tools available to organisations seeking to attract and retain the best possible talent. By leveraging your existing networks, you can tap into a much broader talent pool and find candidates with the skills and experience that are most suitable for your organisation.
Additionally, networking with potential candidates can help build relationships and create a better understanding of the organisation prior to the recruitment process.
Building Brand Awareness
Creating a strong brand is essential to recruiting the best talent. Ideally your brand should be well-known and respected, to ensure that potential applicants are aware of your organisation and the opportunities it provides.
That said, using social media and other digital platforms to promote a brand and reach a wider audience is now possible. This allows newer organisations to compete, providing the quality and consistency of their approach is comparable to better known brands.
Maximising Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
Once these foundations are in place, your marketing can be targeted purposefully to ensure potential candidates are not only aware of your organisation, but they remain engaged and aware of opportunities as they arise.
Put yourself out there, build networks online and in person
Focus on consistency and quality in your branded communications, website and social media
Nurture relationships with prospects, even before vacancies arise
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