Unveiling the Unseen: A Comparison of Research-Driven and Database-Focused Models

In today’s hyper-competitive job market, the hunt for top talent has long been a strategic game. Companies are continually seeking ways to gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the best candidates. 

While Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have become a staple in the in-house recruitment process, there’s a hidden treasure trove of advantages waiting beyond their capabilities. 


  1. Tapping the Pool of Passive Candidates


ATS platforms are mostly focused on managing applications from active job seekers. However, a significant portion of top talent exists in the realm of passive candidates—those not actively seeking new opportunities. 

Targeted research extends your reach to this untapped pool of potential hires. By identifying and engaging passive candidates, you can uncover hidden gems who might not be visible through traditional job ads. 90% of the time we appoint incredible candidates sourced only through targeted research within the passive pool.


  1. Tailored Talent Pool


Unlike ATS, which often relies on keyword matching, targeted research grounded on extensive market knowledge coupled with an understanding of the competitor and players in a vertical which allows for a more nuanced approach. We create a highly tailored talent pool based on specific niche knowledge, skills, experiences in this way – highly accurately! 

This customisation ensures that you’re not just attracting candidates who are remotely relevant, moreso individuals with embedded exposure that is highly advantageous.


  1. Competitive Intelligence


Understanding what your competitors are doing can be a game-changer. Targeted research helps you gain insights into the hiring strategies of your competitors. What they pay, how they reward, what they do to attract, how their divisions are structured, what business they are pitching for, how they acquire new logos.. etc. 


  1. Building a Talent Pipeline


Targeted research allows you to build a robust talent pipeline for future hiring needs. By proactively identifying and engaging with potential candidates, you’re prepared for rapid growth or unexpected appointments. This proactive approach reduces the overall time-to-fill and ensures a continuous influx of niche specific top talent.


  1. Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity and inclusion are essential in today’s workplace. Targeted research enables you to intentionally seek out candidates from diverse backgrounds, helping your organisation become more representative of the world we live in. This not only fosters innovation but also resonates positively with clients, customers, and employees.


At Resilient, we specialise in harnessing the potential of targeted research to meet your unique recruitment needs. Don’t limit your talent search to what’s visible; consult with us to unlock the hidden market that will drive your organisation’s success. Let’s reshape your recruitment strategy and secure the best talent together – even on the toughest of appointments.

Ready to revolutionise your recruitment process? Schedule a consultation with us today. Our team will focus on your needs  and guide you through the creation of a tailored, targeted research strategy that aligns perfectly to deliver your intended outcome.

BOOK A CALL to get started on your journey to discovering the unseen talent that can elevate your company to new heights.

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