If you've searched for jobs on a company's website recently, you may have noticed a button saying, "Join our Talent Network" or “Join our Talent Community.” Talent communities are becoming a common practice among employers who want to stay in touch with interested job seekers.
Talent communities are a place where people who are interested in a company, but not ready to apply, can upload their resume and leave their contact information. Once entered into a company's database, the company can easily notify you of new job opportunities, have their recruiters and sources contact you and provide you with company news and information. Talent communities provide candidates with time to learn about the company, while also showing a company you’re interested in them. The benefit for companies is that, when a position opens up, they automatically have a pool of interested candidates to contact.