We all agree that there is a difference between great recruiters and good recruiters. Many of us agree that great recruiters are great networkers and relationship builders. A trend I am seeing is one where organizations are becoming better at networking at the executive and mid manager levels. Good organizations are becoming great ones as these activities take hold in organizations and assist in winning the war for talent.
I believe that as more and more talent management and talent acquisition professionals join forces to define and create a combined talent strategy with the ultimate goal of pulling together top performing teams by retaining key players and hiring best of breed candidates from targeted resources the better networkers win! . Soon these same teams will come to realize in the importance of leveraging the networking capabilities of their current talent to develop a list of “soft” targets that developed over time for future opportunities.
Let's begin to talk about how to help executives tap into these talent pools and show how affective their reach can be. Do you agree corporations should always to looking for top talent, not just wait for openings to occur? My guess in yes and networking is a great way to do this.
What are your thoughts?