After the resumes make it into the “maybe” pile, do you check LinkedIn or Google for these people? Does their LinkedIn Profile support their resume? Do they have any recommendations for positions similar to the one you are looking to fill? What else do they say about themselves that did not fit in the one or two page resume? Can you tell if they would fit your culture or not?
Tap into your employees’ referrals! They know what it is like to work there and are your best “sales people”.
Do you, or your hiring managers, have time to develop relationships with people with the talent that you will need before you need them?
Do your employees? Interns? Members of the Board of Directors? Talent, especially in the biosciences, is not common. Are you planning for the future or the past?