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Nearly 3 in 5 Employers Do NOT Have a Talent Pipeline

careerbuilder talent factorThe majority of employers (58 percent) do not have a talent pipeline, according to the Talent Equation. This could mean letting good candidates slip through the cracks, not to mention extended time to hire.

Relationship building is a key ingredient of recruiting, so consider taking a proactive approach by creating a strategy that not only attracts candidates to your organization, but also keeps them engaged in opportunities with your organization.

In their effort to build a talent pipeline, as many as 1 in 4 hiring managers are planning to showcase their companies to high school students or even younger in 2014, hoping to lure these future candidates, according to CareerBuilder’s Q1 hiring forecast.

Want to fill your pipeline with the best and brightest candidates from all over the web? See how CareerBuilder’s Talent Network, an always-on recruiting solution, can help you reach candidates where they’re searching today.

And if you’re still not convinced that building a talent pipeline should be a priority, here are four good reasons why you need to start building a talent pipeline today.

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Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.


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