Source of talent

From where does your talent come from? Which sources are the most effective?

The latest CareerXroads report re-affirms referrals as the most successful source of new staff, followed by corporate websites and commercial job boards.

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CareerXroads report is based on US data. There is a paucity of similar data in Australia. Vedior’s ‘Asia-Pacific Employment Trends Survey 2008’ traced the most popular sourcing tools (unlike the CareerXroad study which measure successful hires) amongst  employers.  Interestingly, Job boards are more popular than referrals in Asia-pacific.

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How does the results above compares with your own?

3 replies
  1. Michael Specht
    Michael Specht says:

    Phillip,

    As you said the Vedior report only tracks popularity of sourcing tools, not the sources of hire. Evidence I have collected indicate that referrals within certain parts of the Australian market are far more successful in producing quality hires over the average job board. It would be great to get an Australian centric report.

    Rgds
    Michael

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  2. Justin
    Justin says:

    I’d say the 2 surveys are targeting different audiences… most employers (esp smaller companies) would get the majority of their people from referral (just like us – most people we hire are through referral) so I’m guessing the US audience was employers… most recruiters would get the majority of their people from job boards and I’m guessing that the APAC survey included more agencies

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