From a lack of necessary skills to a checkered past they’d rather keep hidden, there are many reasons for a candidate to be a little less than honest on their resume. So no matter what your gut feeling is about that potential superstar hire it always pays to perform a proper background check. But uncovering those skeletons in a candidate’s closet isn’t always as straightforward as picking up the phone and checking a reference.
Candidate outreach is one of the most important aspects of recruitment - particularly when it comes to keeping those passive candidates feeling all warm and intrigued. However, it’s also one of the most time-consuming processes and one that for some, is quite difficult to master.
You’ve made it through those endless piles of resumes, your inbox is as clear as it has been in months, and now you’re all set to let your chosen candidates know when and where their interview will take place. But is it enough to send them a time and date? Is that all they really need to know?
If you’ve been paying attention at the water cooler lately, then you’ve probably heard the term outbound sourcing dropped into the conversation here and there. But don’t for a second think that this relatively new term is a flash-in-the-pan phrase that we’ll forget about in the very near future. Absolutely not! Outbound sourcing is here to stay, and if it’s not already a part of your recruitment efforts, then it’s time to get on board.