Monday, July 30, 2012

There's no such thing as a single source of hire: Crispin

In a new webinar commenting on the 2012 source of hire survey released in February by his company, CareerXRoads, Crispin said all the various sourcing channels – referrals, social media, job boards, agencies and so forth – were intertwined. 

From the moment a candidate heard about a job to the point they applied, was a multi-faceted process and attributing a hire to a single source was "a serious mistake", he said. 

"These [sources of hire] are all interdependent and influence each other. 

"We're convinced that we should be looking at the whole channel – how different sources influence each other – so that when you in fact make an investment in one, you are considering the additional investments you might make in others so that they can be combined for maximum effect." 

He said in its latest survey, CareerXRoads asked employers if