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Posted January 19, 2012 by

What is the Difference Between a Talent Community and a Talent Pool?

Maren HoganMaren Hogan recently posted an interesting blog article on the importance of community and, by extension, talent communities. I think we are at the dawn of true talent communities. I hear from a lot of employers that they want or even have talent communities but virtually none do, at least not when you define talent communities to actually require community between the talent.

If the “community” is a communication tool that allows recruiters to communicate with potential candidates who may have expressed an interest in working for the organization then that, by my thinking, is not a talent community. That’s a resume bank and just a fancy name for what employers have been doing for a long, long time. (more…)