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Do I have a talent community, a talent cloud or a talent pool?
Back to Previous banner Do I have a talent community, a talent cloud or a talent pool?

There are many phrases in use today to describe attracting candidates to an enterprise. Talent community, talent pool and talent cloud are all used to outline a new method of sourcing and engaging candidates. Although talent cloud can be used interchangeable with talent community, a talent pool tends to consist of a database of candidates that is stagnant and non-interactive. It is the equivalent of a filing cabinet and only contains static and increasingly out-of-date information about the potential candidate. Because of this, the dimensions of the pool matters. It requires a large number of people in a pool to find a perfect candidate. Typically, talent pools do not facilitate the candidate engaging with the company or other member of the pool in two-way communication.

On the other hand, talent communities refer to a group of individuals who might be wonderful applicants for your company but are not actively seeking to join your team at present. It is a candidate-centric approach to recruiting.  At the heart of a talent community is creating an online space for people who have previously applied for a position at your company, but were not selected due to diverse reasons. It includes targeting information to them as a group, teaching them and acclimatizing them to the corporation culture in order that when the next role opens up, there is a ready community of people that can be notified about the role, while not having to undergo the conventional recruitment processes.

A talent community is a network; parties exchange facts, collaborate and share. Along with being in the community, individuals like being with others of comparable interests and start to share thoughts and be part of the group. Good groups make recruiting much simpler due to the fact candidates already experience the company, know employees, and relate to them. People are searching out authenticity from organizations, and it is within talent communities that more about a company’s culture and future plans can be shared. It is a discussion board where an organization’s employees can show off their issues and talk how they had been resolved, in the meantime applicants are capable of contribute their thoughts.

Using a talent community reduces recruitment spending and time to hire whilst maximizing  workplace fit and boosting the organization’s brand.