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June 18, 2014 - PRLog -- As the U.S. job market continues to improve from the recession, the demand for qualified talent increases. Employers face the challenge of the need to expand business, while struggling to find talent who can fulfill and meet those job requirements.  From internal referral bonuses to new talent technology solutions, employers are trying innovative tactics to tackle the talent shortage and get qualified candidates through the door and on-boarded.

Think outside of the box to tackle your talent shortage!

According to Manpower Group 2014 Talent Shortage Survey Key Findings (http://www.manpowergroup.com/wps/wcm/connect/manpowergrou... (http://www.manpowergroup.com/wps/wcm/connect/manpowergroup-en/home/newsroom/news-releases/global+talent+shortage+hits+seven-year+high?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuqvIZKXonjHpfsX97%2BkoX7Hr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2YoGTdQ%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVoPTq2iWrMNrKcM#.U6GVS17D_Oj)), “Almost half of employers who are addressing talent shortages are doing so through alternative people practices (i.e. training and development for existing staff, utilizing non-traditional or new recruitment practices).”

One recruitment practice employers are turning to is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  Not only does an ATS help streamline and increase efficiency of your internal practices; it also maximizes your candidate reach.  ATS’s allow you to cross-post your job openings to a wide range of job boards and social media sites; all with just a simple click of a mouse.

And with myTalentLink’s ATS (http://www.mytalentlink.com/features/talent-tracking-system/), even job seekers can help broaden your net.  Our system allows a job seeker to easily send your opportunity to a friend or share it on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  With these techniques, you can reach more candidates faster, easier and smarter; leaving you more time to focus on your growing business.

Another technique employers are using to combat the talent shortage, is by making a major push to increase the talent pipeline. According to the Manpower Group 2014 Talent Shortage Survey Key Findings, “One in four employers is exploring new talent sources. In addition, 23 percent are implementing alternative work models (including increasing the focus on their talent pipeline, redesigning current work procedures, or integrating contingent workers).”

Even if you are not presently recruiting for a specific position, building your talent pipeline helps ensure you will have a choice of qualified talent when essential.  With myTalentLink’s ATS, you can assign candidates to talent pools. Conveniently store resumes by skillset, so when you are in need of qualified candidates, they are at your fingertips.

Lastly, your talent pipeline doesn’t have to involve job seekers alone.  Consider contacts from networking groups and your other business relationships.  You never know when someone’s situation may change; placing them in the market for a new opportunity.  With myTalentLink you can house your contacts separately from job seekers/candidates, allowing you to more easily keep in touch; and easily reach out when appropriate.

Discover how you can tackle the talent shortage with an ATS by test driving one yourself. Click here for a free demo (http://www.mytalentlink.com/free-demoapplicant-tracker/) or call 877-684-7230.

Tags:Human Resources, Talent Shortage, Applicant Tracking Software, Attracting Talent, Hr Solutions
Industry:Human resources, Technology
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