RECRUITMENT INTELLIGENCE: TALENT MAPPING

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The term “talent mapping” may sound like it’s out of a science fiction movie.  In reality, the process of talent mapping is more a job for Lois Lane than Blade Runner.  Our recruiters use good, old-fashioned research, interviews, and elbow grease to create a database of individuals who are qualified for a specific position within a company.  Whether the candidate pool is a city block or the Lower 48, Recruitment Intelligence uses both Internet searches and a hands-on approach to collecting contact information and profiles.  While other recruitment agencies may deliver a list of names and numbers that may or may not be current, we provide accurate, detailed information about all the passive candidates who are qualified for the position.

We take the title of “Intelligence” to heart.   What if the CIA only used Google searches to compile its list of data for the President?  The USA would be in big trouble.   So our researchers and recruiters don’t stop at search engine inquires either.   That is where the talent map comes into play.

While we don’t seek to disrupt the established workforce of any company, we reach out to everyone who fits the job description in our assignment.   Working with social media sites like LinkedIn, websites, word-of-mouth, and prior research, is just a start.  We then perform cold calling campaigns and contact employees of our clients’ competitors.   Armed with a list of up-to-date contact information, our recruiters know how to get candidates on the line to tell us about themselves, their skills, experience, and capabilities.  We build a profile on each and analyze their potential.

A “talent map” might bring to mind an old MapQuest page with little shapes and stars on a geographic map.  While the location of talented people is important, a talent map looks more like a flow chart than a map.  Each sourced candidate is put into the schematic according to the value they can add to a company now and what they could provide in the future based on their qualifications.

For example, a savvy Project Manager at a small software company might be an excellent fit for our mid-sized IT client.  Through a phone interview, our recruiters discover that this PM was the CEO of his own mobile app development small business which he sold for a healthy profit.   Further research of this candidate revealed that while his Master’s Degree was in Computer Science, his Bachelor’s Degree was in Chemistry.  When this information is plotted on our talent map, our client can analyze his credentials alongside the other qualified individuals in the area and decide that he is not the right choice.  But in a year, when the IT company takes on a project creating a mobile app for a pharmaceuticals company, the hiring manager can refer to the talent map provided by Recruitment Intelligence and recollect this candidate.

Recruitment intelligence takes the guess-work out of hiring and ensures that our clients can make informed decisions about each job role versus the available candidates in the search area.  It also is a way to track and monitor talented, sought-after individuals and warehouse their experience and qualifications.   Armed with a talent map, businesses can journey into the future confident that they have the right cars on the road.

About Recruitment Intelligence™ 

The Recruitment Intelligence™, a division of ARC Group, provides a solution that empowers companies by giving them access to the 85% of candidates not actively seeking employment (passive candidates). Clients receive a full report that compiles real-time market analytics including salary and benefits data, both on a local and national scale, as well as recorded video interviews of qualified candidates. Our research based talent mapping solution is perfect for companies of all sizes and is a refreshing alternative to typical Recruitment Agencies. We handle searches in all major cities, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Boston, New York City, Washington, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, etc. No matter what your hiring needs, we can help you secure the talent you would never get access to through running ads alone.

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