Infographic: How to Set the Perfect Purple Squirrel Trap

Infographic: How to Set the Perfect Purple Squirrel Trap

Mike Roberts

top candidates in recruiting trapPurple Squirrels—those amazing, yet elusive candidates you might see only once or twice in your career. Do you have a plan to catch one? Some talent acquisition teams consider such candidates out of their reach, but there’s something to be said for those that are constantly trying to attract and convert them.

From being easy to find on Google and having an engaging employer brand, through providing a well-designed, intuitive career site, and the ability to apply for a position wherever, whenever, hiring organizations should be aiming to meet and even exceed Purple Squirrels’ job seeking expectations.

Our new infographic explores what it takes to “catch” these incredibly sought-after candidates.

Setting the Perfect Purple Squirrel Trap

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What’s Your Purple Squirrel Recruiting Strategy?

Although Purple Squirrels are few and far between, there are in fact companies striving to catch one. Continuously fulfilling the dynamic digital and mobile expectations of the very best candidates is a surefire way to not only have a better chance to convert one, it raises the strength of your entire recruiting organization.

The question is, how are you going to catch the Purple Squirrel? Are your recruiters equipped with the skills and competencies to do so? Are they supported by next-generation recruiting technology that enables them to engage with talent and mine relationships? Is an always-growing and maturing employer brand enticing talent to want to work for you?

Many people reading this might answer “no” to those questions, but the truth is taking your recruiting organization to the next level (and then the next) is a journey, not a destination. While every company is in a unique situation, goals can be set and quantifiable progress can be made in a short period of time. Every company has to start somewhere (the eBook below is a good place).

Candidates are consumers, and providing them with a consumer-quality experience will go a long way when few others are. Read our new eBook, “The Talent Acquisition Leader’s Guide to the New Candidate Journey” to learn more about this topic and what to do about it.

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