Part 4: How to launch a Live Talent Community for success.

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Feb 20, 2017

This post on how to launch a Live Talent Community is the fourth in a series on what a Live Talent Community is and how to use one to drive greater recruitment productivity, quality of hire, and candidate experience.

In the previous lesson, we covered how to find your employee value proposition and use it to attract great candidates to your Talent Community ongoing.

Today, we’ll discuss the most important part.

How to Launch a Talent Community.


I’m throwing an amazing party next month, and I wanted to invite you first.

Feels good? Of course, it does!

That’s the feeling you want to pass on to people when you launch a Live Talent Community. It’s is a place that proves you value them, and want to engage them in conversation first and foremost when fantastic positions open in your business.

So who would you invite first to your party?

Your friends I’m guessing.

So who would you invite first when you launch a Live Talent Community?

Your existing employees of course!

It might seem strange that you are going to launch a Live Talent Community for future hires, and instead invite your staff. There are a few very good reasons for this though;

  1. Your employees are the most important part of your brand. When they feel valued, they are productive, motivated, and so are your customers.
  2. It’s important that existing employees feel they have had first visibility over new opportunities in your company.
  3. It allows you to uncover lots of interesting information on your employee’s that you might not have known. Their employment preferences, mobility preferences, unique skills, the list goes on.
  4. If they eventually leave your business, you will remain connected to them as alumni. Alumni are a powerful and productive source of hire.
  5. Your employees need to experience what it is like to join your Talent Community. They are then familiar and comfortable sharing it across their own professional and social networks. That’s when it gets really interesting, but more on that in a later blog.

How to invite your employees to your Talent Community


We devised a very simple technique to invite our employees to our Talent Community and automatically tag them as employees as they join.

The standard link to our talent community is

If you have set up your own free LiveHire Talent Community, yours will be similar to this, but with your own company name on the end.

You will automatically have a bunch of unique links that have an additional word on the end of the URL. More on this later, but for now, the one you want to give to your employees is similar to ours (but with your own company name);

Before you invite your employees, though, make sure you and your immediate team click and join your community and create your own personal profiles. Use your personal email address, not your company one. This way in the invite, you can provide links to your own profiles so your team can see what they are creating.

Visualisation is the key.

Having your employees join is as simple as sharing this unique link with them through a group communication. Explain why they are being invited first and foremost to your Talent Community. Basically, you want to get to know their skills and aspirations better so you can help them better live the career they love.

Once you have crafted and sent the invite to your employees, sit back, log into your Talent Community, and watch the profile numbers grow! You’ll be amazed at what hidden skills and ambitions your team have.

In the next post


We will show you how to grow your Talent Community with top talent from all the amazing sources of candidates online and offline.

Remember, if you have not yet claimed your free Talent Community in your Company’s name, you can do it here.

Don’t want to wait for the future posts? Subscribe to the Talent Community Academy email series to receive this knowledge faster.

And be sure to download the Guide to Getting Started with Live Talent Communities, as well and Building a Business Case for Live Talent Communities.

Adios for now.