The best ways to find great talent

Erik Fiala
Erik Fiala
Founder, CEO at Source
Jan 14, 2023
3 min read
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Are you tired of posting job ads and getting a flood of unqualified resumes? It can be tough to find the right fit for your company, but fortunately, there are a ton of creative ways to source top talent. Here are a few of the best techniques out there:

1. Employee referrals

Your current team members likely have a good sense of the kind of person who would thrive at your company. Encourage them to refer friends and former colleagues by offering a bonus or other incentive. Not only can this save you time and effort in the hiring process, but it also increases the likelihood of finding a great fit.

2. Attend industry events and job fairs

Networking events and job fairs are great places to meet potential candidates in person and get a feel for their personality and skills. You can also use these events to build your company's brand and make a good impression on top talent.

3. Utilize social media

LinkedIn is a great resource for finding professionals in your industry, and other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram can also be useful for finding and reaching out to potential candidates. Just be sure to keep it professional – you don't want to turn off potential hires with an unprofessional social media presence.

4. Partner with recruiting firms

If you don't have the resources or expertise to handle the talent sourcing process in-house, consider working with a recruiting firm. These companies specialize in finding and vetting candidates, and they can save you a lot of time and hassle. Just be sure to do your research and choose a reputable firm that aligns with your company's values and culture.

5. Offer internships and apprenticeships

Internships and apprenticeships are great ways to get to know potential hires before committing to a full-time role. These programs allow candidates to gain valuable experience and skills, and they give you a chance to see how well they fit with your company. Plus, interns and apprentices are often eager to impress and prove themselves, which can lead to some truly dedicated and hard-working employees.


Finding top talent isn't always easy, but with a little creativity and effort, you can source the best candidates for your company. Whether you choose to utilize employee referrals, attend industry events, use social media, partner with a recruiting firm, or offer internships and apprenticeships, there are plenty of ways to find the perfect fit for your team.

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