When you think of alumni, perhaps your first thought is of networks for graduates in higher education? That's one possibility. For recruitment, however, you should focus on so-called corporate alumni, i.e. former employees. With dedicated alumni management software, you can leverage incredible potential.
Engage your alumni network.
Talentry Alumni Management is more than a contact database. Central to this is the Engagement Engine with alumni app incl. newsletters, push and share functions, and more. This way you don't just stay loosely in touch, but turn alumni into active ambassadors and applicants.
Manage your community centrally.
Manage all community activities centrally: from the registration process to managing contacts and communicating with alumni. The connection to your applicant tracking system ensures a seamless candidate journey right up to the application.
Ensure transparency and measurability.
Talentry Alumni Management makes your community activities measurable. You see which content is especially popular, can track the ambassador activities of your alumni and see which applications they generate.
Turn informal networks into a professional community
Talentry is "enterprise ready": Customise your digital corporate alumni programme according to your company's requirements - including corporate identity, interfaces to other systems, multiple languages and multiple mandate options.
#Enterprise Readiness #Single Sign-On
Engage with your alumni and create loyalty
The Talentry Engagement Engine brings your corporate alumni programme to life. Through the mobile app for Android or iOS, you also reach former employees who are not at their computers every day. With simple communication tools, such as automated newsletters, dedicated email campaigns, internal stories or push notifications, all communication with your alumni community is fully professional. Incidentally, gamification can create additional incentives for even more engagement.
#Alumni App #Engagement Engine #Internal Communication #Gamification
Leverage the reach of your alumni network.
Each of your alumni has an average of 341 social media contacts. Turn former employees into ambassadors for your employer brand! Using simple share functions, your alumni can share not only employer branding content, but also job postings. This is how former employees become ambassadors, recruiters - and perhaps even new 'old' colleagues.
#Advocacy #Share #Referrals #Stories
Take advantage of ATS integration for seamless reporting & the perfect candidate journey
The seamless connection to your applicant tracking system (ATS) not only ensures that job postings and applications are synchronised automatically. It also makes the entire recruitment funnel within your alumni community trackable and facilitates reporting. Applicants from the alumni network also enjoy a seamless candidate journey.
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Remain both GDPR compliant and efficient
Talentry makes it easy for you to set up your digital alumni programme to be GDPR compliant - from obtaining and storing consent to automatic updates. This way, you ensure that data protection does not become a hindrance to efficiency. If you work in teams or wish to involve hiring managers directly in the selection process, Talentry can support you with collaboration simple tools.
#GDPR #Workflow Automation #Collaboration
"The integration of Talentry into our ATS only took a few weeks. The platform delivered at rapid pace: an increase of 64% in applications and 200% in hires in just 8 weeks are really an impressive result."
Why are alumni networks interesting for recruitment?
If your first reaction is: 'Former employees are former employees for a good reason', you should take a step back and have a closer look at the "good reasons". Good employees are looking for career opportunities. If they haven't found them in your company, they will put out feelers to other employers. But this doesn't mean that they will not want to return if you offer them good prospects. The benefit to you: through experience in another company, your alumni expand their skill sets and, as so-called 'boomerang' hires, bring fresh impetus to your organisation.
Which former employees should you include in your alumni relations?
Not all former employees fall into the above mentioned category. That's why it is sensible to invite only selected contacts from your alumni database to join your alumni community. With careful membership management right from the start, you ensure that applications from this network meet certain quality standards, thus reducing the administrative effort resulting from unsuitable applications.
What are the advantages of a dedicated alumni management platform?
Alumni communities are often managed through groups in business networks such as LinkedIn or Xing. However, the possibilities here are very limited. Alumni management software such as the one from Talentry is a classic 'software as a service' solution (SaaS). Just like these social media networks, it is cloud-based and therefore maintainance-free. Such alumni management systems also offer functionality for event registrations & event management, email marketing, community management and general alumni engagement. So you have much more than just an alumni database or a loose online community. The connection to your applicant tracking system turns it into a valuable and measurable recruitment channel. At the same time, you also have the opportunity to turn your alumni into ambassadors and, in doing so, generate applications through referrals. What's more, the sharing of employer branding content by your alumni boosts your employer brand.
What types of alumni communities are there?
There is basic distinction between open and closed communities - and alumni networks are no exception. Both require registration, but the registration page for an open community is, in principle, available to everyone. Membership of a closed community is by invitation only. We recommend a closed community for your alumni management solution - especially if you want to offer your alumni community the opportunity of sharing content and job postings. Talentry Alumni Management focuses on the multiplier effect of alumni networking to maximise the ROI on the activities of your former employees. Open communities are mainly used as sources of information. For this, you can use Talentry Recruiting Events & Communities or a candidate relationship management solution (the recruitment equivalent of customer relationship management, also known as CRM).
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