At first, the stories trickled in. Frankly, they were hard to believe – like a recruiting urban legend. You know, [Company ABC] fills a big chunk of their talent pipeline just from the Best Places to Work Award they won last year. I was intrigued, but far from convinced.
But then I dug in deeper. I went straight to the sources themselves: talent acquisition pros. And what I discovered was, along with a strong referral program, one of the closest things to a “silver bullet” in recruiting that I could find. Which meant something, given that almost every conversation about recruiting inevitably leads to “there’s no silver bullet when it comes to recruiting.”