- Should companies get slack on talent searches when they have a full staff? Jared Coker writes for Alabama Media Group that recruiters should always be actively pursuing quality candidates.
- The average millennial stays in a job for a year, meaning turnover is a bigger factor today.
- An ongoing recruitment pattern is more cost-effective than a 'start and stop' method. Re-marketing the company and losing contact with great candidates are negative aspects of the later strategy, while ongoing recruitment activity keeps the company in the minds of top talent.
The concept is simple: be consistent with recruitment efforts. However, many companies make the mistake of halting recruitment activities once they've hit a hiring threshold. Hiring freezes can and do happen, but recruitment must continue until hiring picks up again.
Otherwise, the company can develop a bad reputation of being unstable and this turns good candidates away. Relationship building and consistency are critical aspects for recruiters. Recruiters should keep hunting for great talent and bring them on in other ways, such as for contract work or one-time projects. If they prove themselves, then they could generate the added revenue to bring them on permanently.