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In keeping with the recommendation I made here last Friday (to never cease recruiting, even when you’re fully staffed), should you find a great candidate you don’t have the right spot for, give the person’s contact information to someone else who may.
Why? Because you’ll likely make staunch allies of both the candidate and the person you so generously gave the referral to and you can ask them for referrals next time you do have a job to fill.
You need to do it every day – even when you might think you don’t need to!
Let’s face it, you just never know when a valued employee is going to decide to move, go back to school, or go to work for someone else. And, in today’s tight labor market, good luck finding a suitable replacement anytime soon.
That’s why savvy business owners and hiring managers make it a priority to spend time recruiting and prescreening promising applicants every week — regardless of current labor market conditions. Then, when the unexpected happens, they have any number of people they can reach out to immediately.