The Staffing Stream: 5 ways to develop talent communities.

October 2, 2019 JoAnne Estrada

Talent communities consist of group of skilled candidates from which a company can hire engaged and interested talent quickly. Curating and nurturing a talent community of either contingent and traditional talent (or both) can lead to greater agility and lower talent acquisition costs – without compromising on quality.

JoAnne Estrada, global head of contingent workforce solutions for Randstad Sourceright's Talent Innovation Center, advises employers that “as the competition for talent grows, talent communities are clearly an effective way to achieve a competitive recruiting advantage.” The majority (73%) of employers surveyed in Randstad Sourceright’s 2019 Talent Trends research are on board with this thinking, saying that they’re investing in developing candidate pools.

This is good news for everyone: The relationships developed via a talent community can help to strengthen an employer brand and build a following, all while helping talent discover the next step in their careers. In her article, Estrada provides five suggestions for companies that want to create successful talent communities, including how to engage silver medalist candidates for possible contingent work.

Read her article in The Staffing Stream to see all five tips. Then check out Estrada’s white paper, “human cloud platforms: opportunity for a total workforce advantage” to learn more about building freelancer talent communities.

About the Author

JoAnne  Estrada

JoAnne Estrada is global head of Contingent Workforce Solutions for Randstad Sourceright's Talent Innovation Center. in this role, she leads the development and growth of Randstad Sourceright’s strategy and solutions for services provided through our managed services programs (MSP) and total talent solutions. During her over 20-year career, she has played a key role in helping companies maximize their freelance management and human cloud platform technologies; implementing MSP strategies; applying vendor management systems (VMS); leading supplier management strategies; and ensuring effective program implementation, operations and continuous improvement.

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