You can use the Marketplace module to post and share opportunities for upcoming work. This can be a useful feature for vetting new candidates for defined work needs, quickly assigning work for your onboarded talent, or executing RFI-style submissions for an upcoming project. 


When you post a new opportunity, you can share it with your internal worker pool and/or external talent sources. Below we'll show you several ways to leverage the Marketplace module to get the most out of your opportunity workflows in Shortlist. 


New talent recruitment gives you the flexibility for initial data collection of candidates to be reviewed and an interview to be scheduled before adding to your vetted talent.


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Introduction to sourcing & new talent recruitment


There are three components of new talent recruitment - Job Openings (often referred to as opportunities). New talent will review and submit their information via an associated workflow, and the Candidates (new talent) who submit their information. The third component, Marketplace, is where you can find all opportunities and candidates.


Talent can be considered Candidates only if they submitted their information via an opportunity and have not been invited to join your list of vetted talent.


Job Openings (Opportunities)

Job openings are the opportunities you have available for talent to apply to - these can be current openings or future opportunities. 



Both new talent and existing talent can be invited to opportunities, depending on your settings. you can post them publicly for a general view, privately so only specific talent can view them, and even invite specific talent to view the opening!


Job openings are a great way to collect talent information for future opportunities. Once you have a project ready, you already have the talent you need to begin!


Below the visibility options, you'll see the option to enable Link Sharing. Once you generate a link, you can share this on third-party sourcing sites or in emails or other direct means. You can also send it to your Shortlist talent via bulk message. This is a good option if you want to use your talent filters to surface specific skills and send them only to those talents.


Opportunity Portal


All the public opportunities can be made available in the opportunity application portal within Shortlist, where they will be listed, and candidates can directly apply from the portal.


Candidates


Candidates are the talent that has submitted their information but have not yet been vetted and invited to your Shortlisted talent. Candidates are vetted via the workflow you connected to your opportunity.


Opportunity navigation


Candidates tab


Now that you've sent out your opportunity to Shortlist talent or other external candidates, it's time to see the results. Those you've added will now be listed in the 'Candidates' tab of the requisition. 



Workflow tab


The Workflow tab shows different stages of the opportunity workflow and the candidates' progress, similar to how it is tracked in the onboarding workflows.



Assigning Work


The candidate tab will also feature the following action items next to each candidate:

    

Assign to Task - If you'd like to award this talent a task, select this option to assign the talent to a new or existing Task. (Note: You can also use the automatic task creation option in your opportunity builder and pair it with the "Assign to Task" action stage in your workflow set up to automate this step).


Move to My Shortlist - For those new to your Shortlist, you'll be able to select this option to send an invitation for them to create a Shortlist account. 


You will be prompted to choose what talent type they will be, as they are no longer candidates, and what onboarding flow they will need to go through next. 


Once moved, you will have effectively added the candidate(s) to your network!

Be sure to click the link below to learn how to add talent to tasks directly from opportunities!



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Moving from an opportunity to an automated task