Here at JobAdder we love Slack – it supports our wildly successful remote working arrangements and is the powerhouse behind our Innovators Network (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to join ).
For the uninitiated, Slack is a cloud-based communication app that facilitates collaboration by bringing all messages and files into one easy to search space (the Giphy function can bring a few lols to your day as well!).
There are a couple of levels to Slack communication:
This is a product that is designed to do one job – team communication – and it does it very, very well!
Here’s why you should care about Slack:
Like they say “it’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it…” and here are a few key ways that recruiters can leverage Slack to mine and build talent communities:
|UX Design||Designer Hangout|
|Product Managers||Product Manager HQ|
|iOS Developers||iOS Developers HQ|
|Customer Service||Customer Retention/Happiness|
|Remote Workers||Nomad List|
And that’s just the start, there are literally thousands of Slack communities ready to be discovered!
Top tips for mining Slack Communities for talent:
Can’t seem to find an existing Slack community for your industry or location? Here’s the chance to build one yourself! To get started you’ll need to:
You can also use Slack to build your own Talent Brand Community! Repeat the steps listed above to create your own community (e.g. #JobadderCareers) to foster real-time communication between your recruitment team and candidates who are interested in learning more about roles advertised.
Slack can also be used to close the loop internally, from implementing a referral channel for roles you are looking to fill – to announcing new hires!
Don’t be Slack – give this new talent sourcing technique a try!
And if you’re already a Slack recruiting Ninja give me a shout at email@example.com – I’d love to hear about your experiences and tactics.