Employers commonly draw new staff from a diminishing but known pool of talent.
They may not tap into skilled immigrant pools of talent because they are not aware of these communities and networks and skilled immigrants generally do not have access to the networks used to refer candidates for job opportunities.
But employers who ensure their planning and sourcing strategies reach skilled immigrant communities expand their opportunities to source the best talent.
To do this, some employers develop relationships with community agencies that provide services to skilled immigrants, while others encourage employees to refer skilled immigrant applicants.
It requires creative planning to cast the recruitment net further, but the results can be rewarding.