Hiring Intelligently is the Only Way to Hire.
Being aware of the potential talent pool is critical to your success.
How do you know you recruited the best just because you made the hire? Well, the truth is you don't. You need the intelligence to be sure you did. You do this by being totally aware of the potential talent universe. You need to have the "inside view" of the talent pool of the professionals on your target list.
Time and time again we have proven there are significant benefits of knowing where to find the best talent, who they are and how to obtain access to them. This is all available by using passive candidate research when you recruit. This is done by building organization charts centered around the talent you are seeking. This process does not necessarily need to be expensive but any cost involved is well worth it.
Successful companies have the intelligence on their competitors, back yard warriors, best of breed companies and the talent within each.
In order to be competitive you need to have the best talent. Today a company's best asset and competitive edge is its people. Having said that, when you are recruiting and/or looking to upgrade internal talent, become aware of whom the best players really are.
Monday - Chapter 1 Who
Tuesday Chapter 2 Recruiting & Research Strategy
Wednesday Chapter 3 Recruiting Campaign
Thursday Chapter 4 Evaluation & Selection
Friday Chapter 5 Presenting With Knowledge & Intelligence