Why do you need a Talent Community?

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Nov 10, 2017

You know when you meet the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with, but it’s just not the right time?

It’s often the same for perfect talent! You find the ideal person for a particular position within your company, but the problem is the position is already filled…

And then when the position becomes available once more, you have no way to contact them. With nothing more than their stale and outdated resume somewhere in your database.

Well, only if you don’t have a Talent Community, that is.

So, what is a Talent Community?

A Talent Community is just that, a community. It’s a community of potential candidates who believe that your organisation is a perfect fit for both their skills and their values.

A candidate connects with your company by joining the Talent Community. It’s more or less a way of expressing their interest in the company, today or maybe in the future, without actually committing to a specific role.

How will a Talent Community benefit me or my organisation?

Your Talent Community will be full of potential talent who have all expressed an interest in working for your organisation. And they exist before you’ve even had to write up a job description!

These people already understand your brand and relate to the company culture and values. They haven’t simply connected with you just because of a specific job, so their interest is far more genuine.

“When a candidate joins your Talent Community, it’s because they relate to your values. They are choosing to connect with YOUR company for the culture and benefits rather than connecting because of a job!”

–  Daniella Iljon, ICT Business Analyst @ LiveHire.

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From here, you can review these potential candidates and find someone whose skills and experience match your job vacancy. Simple, right?

Imagine if it was that easy to find that special someone you met on the train two years ago….!

Because candidates have to simply create a profile and then connect with a Talent Community, you’re more likely to attract top and quality talent. The simple process means that it’s not time-consuming, as you aren’t required to apply for every single job.

We all know how precious our time is, so anything that we can do to save some, well, we’ll do it!

A Talent Community allows your company to proactively plan for the future, to ensure you’re future hires are the best fit for your organisation.


If you’re interested in learning more about why your organisation needs a Talent Community, you can register with LiveHire for free here. Or, if you’re interested in learning more about proactive recruitment, read our blog “What does proactive actually mean?“.