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The Talent Community Leader’s Sweet Spot: #TChat Preview

People have very strong feelings about the definition of “community” in a social business context. And this week in the World of Work, we’ll dig even deeper into the differences and similarities among talent communities, social communities, and other communities supported by digital channels…

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Care & Feeding of Social Communities: #TChat Recap

Quid pro quo. It’s a concept as old as civilization. And it’s a dynamic that lives at the core of every successful community — large or small, business or otherwise. This was the premise for a week of #TChat devoted to understanding what makes talent communities work…

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The Sound of a Talent Community: #TChat Preview

I never get tired of talking about social communities and their impact on brands and the recruiting process for the right talent. But what does it mean to “manage” communities – and what is the role of a “community manager” in today’s social business environment?

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Emergence of Talent Communities… Not Pools

Within HR and Recruiting, for example, a new technology is unfolding – one which will, in my opinion, change how individuals find work and how companies recruit. Talent Communities are here, driven by the powerful engines of social media, search, big data, ubiquitous computing and social communities.Talent communities are now replacing what many recruiters have traditionally called talent pools. Simply having a database of resumes to sort through to make a talent match has transformed into what we know as social recruiting.

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A Talent Community for Angels

The promise of Talent Communities to provide a more efficient employment process can be huge, with recruiting time spent, talent quality, hiring costs and “time to hire” metrics drastically altered from what we have all come to expect over the last 40 years. By maintaining a specific Community goal, a company has a real opportunity to attract workers like George Bailey who aren’t looking for a new job, but are focused on taking on greater challenges instead. The elusive “other 80%” of the workforce, that have been difficult to attract with employment advertising and referrals, can be cultivated with a Talent Community. This can be a major break through that if fully embraced can change the employment landscape forever.

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Social Community: Metaphor for the Workplace. Find Your Intent

In social communities, intent is more than interest, more than commitment, more than an informed notion. It’s the true power behind the community, because people come to communities with a purpose, an intent. They are looking for a place to be, a place to learn, a place to grow and interact in a meaningful way.

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