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Is it better to hire contract or full-time?

Is it better to hire contract or full-time?

In today's world, there are many different hiring practices. There are full-time workers, part-time workers, contract workers who freelance, contract-to-hire and so on. With contract hiring websites such as Jobble and Upwork, some positions can easily be filled...

This is part two of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett

resources-strategies-and-processesTwo weeks ago we started our five-part series on recruiting, where we began by examining how we determine recruiting needs and establish strategic processes. This week, we’re going to take a look at recruiting resources, specific strategies, and more on processes.

Recruiting Resources

Obviously one main focus of every recruiting team is where and how they will find candidates. In today’s recruiting climate, the opportunities for sourcing are significant. Let’s take a look at some of the tried and true, and some you may not have considered.

Internal Talent – Probably the most obvious, but often overlooked source for candidates, is your existing talent pool. Current employees are constantly learning, evolving, and changing, and many are ready for that next step. Additionally, there may be associates within your organization who have a skill set they aren’t fully utilizing because they joined the company in a somewhat unrelated capacity. Don’t forget that your current employees will start looking for opportunities elsewhere if you don’t find ways to keep them challenged and help them develop. Another option is to invest in your current talent by moving employees into roles they’re not 100% ready for, provide intensive training, and assign a mentor to get them up to speed. (Look for next week’s post where we will focus more on the importance of internal recruiting.)