Now that your recruitment is active, it is time to implement your outreach plan. Your specific role in implementing the outreach plan will depend on what you have agreed upon with your Recruitment Analyst. Human Resources has partnerships with outside agencies to post announcements, however if you have memberships to certain cites or have other advantages in posting that HR's partners do not, your role may include posting online announcements in addition to personally sourcing candidates.
Connecting with Your Professional Network
Reaching out to your professional network is a great way to source candidates. You can typically rely on your colleagues to make solid referrals since the candidates they refer can reflect positively or negatively on their own judgment. Let people in your professional network know what kind of candidate you are looking for and what the position includes so they can reach out effectively.
When sourcing through your professional network, it is important to keep the following in mind:
- You can communicate with candidates to help them learn more about the position and the County while they consider if the position is right for them.
- All candidates need to successfully go through the same application and examination steps in order to make the recruitment’s eligible list.
- Candidates cannot be promised a selection interview. Since all candidates must go through the same recruitment and examination steps, it is possible that they may not succeed or rank high enough to be referred to you for selection.
- Candidates cannot be provided with any advantage (ideal answers to questions, confidential recruitment information, etc.) to help them through the recruitment or examination steps.