Category: Candidate Pools & Proactive Recruiting

Recruiting in the past tended to be reactive—there’s an opening, let’s fill it. But many employers are becoming more proactive by building relationships with potential candidates, creating a pool of eager applicants whenever there is an opening.

An Overlooked Talent Pool

As employers struggle to find candidates for open positions, a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) encourages companies to consider “opportunity youth”: unemployed young adults between the ages of 16 and 24.

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Go to the Fair

Earlier this month, online retail behemoth Amazon held a multi-city job fair to help fill more than 50,000 positions. The fair consisted of 12 events in total, including 10 that took place onsite at Amazon fulfillment centers across the country.

Texting Recruiting

By using short message service (SMS), the official name for text messaging, and multimedia message service (MMS), messages that support short videos, single images or slideshows, and audio clips, recruiters are interacting with job candidates in ways that are proving convenient and highly effective.