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5 Kinds of People You Might Want in a Talent Community

Posted By Todd Raphael On May 14, 2013 @ 7:47 pm In Advice and How-Tos | 3 Comments

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 9.45.07 AM“Talent community” is one of those phrases that means something different to everyone — something I mentioned back in 2011 with the launch of a bartender community [1].

But — setting aside the definition of these communities in the first place — who exactly might be part of such a group?

Ascendify Founder & CEO Matt Hendrickson says there are five different categories of people who could be community members:

  1. Candidates and prospects
  2. Recruiters
  3. Hiring managers
  4. Current employees (Hendrickson says they can help build the community through referrals; I’d add that they can also produce or share content)
  5. Alumni

Marvin Smith, who wrote a recent and excellent post explaining what he sees as the different kinds of talent communities [2], sees a sixth group as possible community members. That category consists of consultants and others who are a part of a given field, though they are not necessarily job candidates.


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[1] something I mentioned back in 2011 with the launch of a bartender community: http://toddraphael.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/a-new-community/

[2] who wrote a recent and excellent post explaining what he sees as the different kinds of talent communities: http://www.ere.net/2013/05/08/what-is-a-talent-community-in-2013/

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