Organizations use a lot of sources for hiring their candidates. What according to you is an ideal source mix for organizations?
It’s difficult to define an ideal source mix. While on one hand its good to have all free sources as the best sources but that may not be ideal. Laszlo Bock wrote in his book work rules, that they try and have a mix of backgrounds in the same teams. While one member brings a traditional experience, the other member brings in a consulting experience and the third could bring in an analytical experience. So, if that’s the need of the company, then hiring these people from different sources could be ideal.
Ideal would be 30% internal referrals, 20% job portals, 10% consultants, 30% linkedin, and 10% direct candidate approaches
I believe its difficult to define an ideal source mix. It may vary from industry to industry depending upon the nature, level, cost of position and time given to close the mandate. one of the articles I read on recruitloop.com said that a smart recruiter is one who follows multiple channels to close the position and also assess those channels in terms of:
1 How many candidates came from each source.
2 How many qualification applications were garnered from each source.
3. Where the shortlisted applicants were sourced?
4. Ultimately, where the successful candidate first heard about the position.
Interesting discussion here. while there are many organizations who focus on enhancing their internal sources of hire to save costs, there are many who are now focusing on quality of hires rather than sources of hire. In fact in the absence of a standardized definition of quality of hire, every organization has a different way of calculating & analyzing it.
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