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Develop a Pipeline of Qualified Candidates Using Advanced Search Technologies

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on November 21, 2005

Developing a pipeline of qualified candidates within an organization is critical to any company, even small businesses.

Time lost while looking for a replacement can result in decreased productivity and ultimately impact the bottom line. Today, it’s easier, faster, and more cost-effective to build a pipeline of top-quality candidates than ever before. Using advanced search technologies, business owners can quickly generate a pool of qualified candidates based on employment history, education, geographic region, job title, or industry experience.

For small businesses, hiring right can help you build a stronger brand and improve your productivity, which gives you an advantage over the competition.

Russell M. Glass
Vice-President of Products
Waltham, Mass.

Reader Comments

Terry Bradley

April 3, 2006 3:15 PM

I agree completely that it's vital to keep a pool of qualified candidates waitiing. Now please tell me how I can achieve that. In small businesses it's hard to plan in advance when you're going to need to hire. If revenue and cash take longer to achieve than forecasts anticipate then you're forced into a position of waiting before you can hire. What happens to all the qualified candidates in your pool?

Any advice?

Jim Baker

April 13, 2006 7:55 AM

You can tap into the resources of a retained search firm. These firms typically have databases of their own or have full access to large databases of companies like Careerbuilder, Monster, etc. The fees are reasonable and you are provided with qualified applicants who match you job specifications. Our firm offers both a retained search option and an assisted search option. Fees for an asssisted search are substantially lower since you are doing most of the work. We simply provide resumes for a fee.

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