Symphony Talent logo

5 essential recruitment strategies to meet hiring goals

Symphony TalentOctober 6, 2023AdTechAwarenessCandidate ExperienceCareer SitesConnectionProgrammatic AdvertisingRecruitment CampaignsResourceRetention

A diversified recruitment strategy that harnesses the strengths of various recruitment methods provides a comprehensive and efficient way to reach the best candidates. By blending a variety of recruitment strategies, organizations can optimize their recruitment efforts, increase the quality of hires — and ultimately, fill key positions faster.

Here’s a look at some of the most effective recruitment methods every company can (and should) explore, and why they matter for talent acquisition success.

1. AdTech  

AdTech has revolutionized the way organizations approach recruitment by employing automated, data-driven technologies to optimize and streamline the job advertising process. AdTech comprises several recruitment strategies and solutions, including programmatic media, search engine marketing, targeted brand advertising, remarketing, candidate nurturing, demand generation, and full-funnel analytics.

With AdTech, recruiters can target optimal candidates with precision, enhancing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of hiring efforts. AdTech algorithms analyze vast amounts of data—including candidate behavior and engagement metrics—to determine the most effective channels, timing, and messages for job postings. From there, recruiters can leverage the best channels to reach their audience and meet hiring goals. This extensive reach ensures that job postings are exposed to a broader and more diverse audience, increasing the chances of attracting qualified candidates.

The data-driven nature of AdTech also allows recruiters to constantly optimize their strategies, refining their approach based on real-time performance data.

2. Employee referrals

Employee referrals are a bellwether recruitment strategy. Referrals tap into the power of existing employees to identify and recommend potential candidates for open positions within the organization. This method capitalizes on the trust and network of the current workforce, who often possess valuable insights into the company’s culture, values, and requirements. Employees familiar with the organization’s needs and expectations are well-positioned to refer their friends, past coworkers, and acquaintances who are likely to thrive within the company environment.

The benefits of employee referrals are abundant. Not only does this recruitment approach save time and resources, it also tends to result in higher-quality hires. Referred candidates are typically pre-vetted by the referring employees, which can align them more closely with the company’s culture and job requirements. Moreover, the referral process reinforces a sense of engagement and loyalty among current staff, as they feel valued and involved in the growth of the organization.

Ultimately, an effective employee referral program can significantly impact recruitment outcomes by leveraging the network and enthusiasm of a company’s greatest asset: its employees.

3. Internal mobility

Internal mobility is a strategic approach to talent acquisition and retention that involves the movement of employees within an organization to different roles, departments, or locations. This method nurtures the growth and development of existing staff by providing opportunities for career progression from within. By recognizing and leveraging the skills and potential of current employees, organizations can improve employee engagement, reduce turnover, and foster a culture of continuous learning and advancement.

One of the primary advantages of internal mobility is its potential to retain top talent. When employees see clear pathways for career development and growth within their current organization, they’re more likely to stay and invest in their long-term professional trajectory. Moreover, internal mobility enhances workforce agility and adaptability. Employees familiar with the company’s operations and values can quickly transition into new roles, bringing their institutional knowledge and experience with them.

By encouraging internal movement and skill development, organizations create a dynamic, motivated workforce poised to contribute effectively to the company’s success.

4. Recruitment events

Recruitment events — whether conducted in-person or virtually — are powerful platforms that bring together employers and potential candidates to interact, network, and explore opportunities. These events showcase an organization’s culture, values, and available job roles. More than that, they provide a direct interface for recruiters and candidates to connect.

In-person events — such as job fairs, seminars, or industry-specific gatherings — allow for face-to-face interactions, while virtual events leverage online platforms to facilitate engagement:

  •  In-person recruitment events offer a unique opportunity for employers to make a lasting impression through personal interactions and real-time engagement.
  • Virtual recruiting events provide broader reach and accessibility, enabling candidates from all locations to participate without the constraints of physical proximity.

Both formats enhance brand visibility and allow recruiters to showcase their organization as an attractive employer. On the other side of the interaction, candidates can experience the company culture firsthand, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into potential roles.

5. Career sites and recruitment campaigns

Career sites and recruitment campaigns are essential components of any organization’s talent acquisition strategy. They provide a dedicated platform where companies can showcase their brand, values, mission, and available job opportunities. A well-designed career site provides comprehensive information about the organization’s culture, benefits, growth opportunities, and the application process, making it a central hub for attracting prospective candidates.

Additionally, recruitment campaigns — whether through digital advertising, email marketing, or social media — are targeted strategies aimed at reaching and engaging specific candidate demographics. When thoughtfully crafted and targeted, they can effectively reach a broader audience, driving candidate traffic to the career site and generating a pipeline of diverse, qualified applicants.

Digital channels are vital tools for attracting top talent. They serve as a window into the organization, and provide a glimpse of what it’s like to work there and what career advancement prospects are available. Integration of user-friendly interfaces, engaging content, and intuitive navigation can significantly enhance the candidate experience. All told, engaging career sites and targeted recruitment campaigns encourage potential applicants to explore opportunities and submit their applications.

Create a multifaceted recruiting strategy

No one-size-fits-all approach can encompass the diverse array of talent and preferences in today’s job market. By capitalizing on a multifaceted recruitment strategy, organizations enhance their reach and engagement with potential candidates.

Today, a multifaceted recruitment strategy isn’t an option; it’s a necessity. Maximizing reach and engagement across channels and refining strategies for each doesn’t just fill open positions; it cultivates a pool of exceptional talent that’s eager to work for your organization. 

The tools you need to grow and retain top talent

Take a look at outcomes
Awareness icon

Raise awareness. Spark interest.

Get in front of the right people, at the right time, with the right message. The result? Greater brand awareness and expanded right-fit talent network.
Connection icon

Develop stronger relationships

Strong relationships and connections lead to better talent engagement and higher conversions.
retention icon

Increase loyalty and retention

Look beyond initial hire to build a strong and resilient internal talent community. Go from new hire to brand champion with internal mobility.
arrow next iconarrow next icon
Raise awareness
Get in front of the right people, at the right time, with the right message. The result? Greater brand awareness and expanded right-fit talent network.
Build connections
Strong relationships and connections lead to better talent engagement and higher conversions.
Assess qualifications
Take the guesswork out of candidate selection with an objective view into a candidate’s skills, competencies, and culture fit.
Boost retention
Create more opportunities for the talent you hire to become loyal brand advocates who choose to grow with your organization.

Brand services

employer brand iconEmployer value proposition
Bring your EVP to life through powerful insights, creative, and validated messaging that connects with the talent you seek to attract and retain.
social content marketing iconSocial and content marketing
Candidates and employees are proactively engaging with companies across multiple channels. If organizations aren’t present, they’re not considered. We can help.
Recruitment campaign iconRecruitment campaigns
Leverage effective campaigns that flex across multiple channels, audiences, and touchpoints to drive impact and applications.
evp iconEmployer branding
Manage your Employer Brand for impact and effectiveness. Together we clarify your differentiators to connect with the right talent.
digital fibre
Having trouble with your chatbot?
Help candidates get questions answered about your company, open roles, and more through a friendly chatbot on your career website.
digital fibre
Who we are
Our core values are the foundational beliefs that define who we are.