That's right people, today we are talking about our ABC’s!

The reality of the talent market. Creativity and Contact are the keys to winning talent. We are going to clue you in on where the gold nuggets are and why you are missing out on great people. 

Today’s Quote:

"Great vision without great people is irrelevant.- Jim Collins - Author: Good to Great, Built to Last

Guest Bio:

Lorraine Ladd is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition for alliantgroup.

She is an experienced sales and Talent Acquisition executive with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Strong professional skilled in Customer Acquisition, Sales, Executive Search, Customer Relationship and Executive Coaching. Lorraine started her career while in college in radio and was a successful radio morning show personality before deciding to go into the world of staffing and recruiting. 

Show Highlights:

  • Why you should always be recruiting
  • The Truth about responding to your job postings
  • Where to find great people now!


Bold Statement:  Recruiting is easier today than it ever has been!

Why is it important to be continuously recruiting?

Creative ways to recruit talent

  • Not enough talent - Why?
  • Low unemployment, not tapping into the right pools
  • Active candidates 

The Truth:  where you are missing people … about responding to Ads

  • There really is enough talent, people are just not tapping into it
  • A lot of people that are out of work 50-65 can't really find a job as a white male.
  • Perception: Less flexible , set in their ways

Rick’s Input:

  • Requirements are FLEXIBLE
  • Look for reasons to screen people IN
  • My experiment…. Sent out resumes 


Where to find good people now?

  • Unexpected places to recruit talent
  • Retail, cold calling, conferences
  • Using every tactic you can
  • Pick off the 50-65 talent pool

Rick’s Answer

  • You are missing the people closest to you

    • Applicants, former applicants, former employees
  • Target Passive Talent
    • Requires different positioning
    • All about “what’s in it for them”

Key Takeaways:

  • Always be Recruiting
  • Hire people, not roles
  • Network
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