When in doubt, turn to the data — that’s our rule of thumb at ZoomInfo 

That’s because no matter what department or industry, success comes down to data and the decisions you make with it.

Today we’re going to take a look at how to use important data insights — from our platform — to combat the main obstacles recruiters face in their day-to-day workflows.

Firmographic data like contact information and company location can be the determining factor between you getting in contact with a potential candidate or not. 

Core Pain Points for Recruiters

We know salespeople and marketers are focused on building a qualified pipeline, but so are recruiters. 

And, turns out, there’s a lot that stands in the way of choosing the perfect candidate. Below are a few core pain points for recruiters.

  • Encountering passive candidates 
  • Finding and attracting qualified candidates
  • Conducting candidate research
  • Building a talent pipeline
  • Using the right data
  • Choosing the right recruitment software

All of these obstacles can render recruitment ineffective because they ultimately waste time. A database platform that aims to combat these pain points can save recruiters and candidates time, money, and lots of stress. 

Where Does ZoomInfo Come In?

ZoomInfo’s extensive database of contact information is a recruiter’s best friend. 

Picture this: You need talent. You head over to your new recruitment database. You load things up and instantly realize you can source your ideal candidates with the help of genuinely actionable data.

If you think that sounds like a dream, I’d recommend pinching yourself. Because it exists (with ZoomInfo)! 

4 Ways ZoomInfo Helps Recruitment Efforts

ZoomInfo is more than just data. It puts that data together to provide a well-rounded picture of potential candidates. Here are just a few ways that ZoomInfo can help solve crucial recruiter pain points. 

1. Sourcing Qualified Candidates

ZI offers recruiting professionals a wealth of candidate contact information including both their business and mobile phone numbers, as well as personal and professional email addresses. This comes in handy when seeking out passive candidates. 

Imagine finding the perfect candidate and never being able to have a simple conversation with them? That’s where ZI comes in.

Not only does the ZI database provide contact information, its in-depth profiles also tell you about a candidate’s academic and employment history, certifications, accolades, as well as their current company org chart. 

This information is imperative for talent sourcing, and can provide recruiters with the initial data they need in order to determine whether or not someone is going to be a good fit.  

2. Reaching Passive Candidates 

Your dream candidate is out there — they might just be a passive candidate. Undoubtedly, this puts the onus on you (the recruiter). It’s more challenging, but always worth it. 

Because of ZI’s extensive database — recruiters can connect with skilled candidates whether or not they are actively seeking out a new position. This makes the process faster and more effective. 

3. Building a Talent Pipeline

Have you been scouring LinkedIn for the perfect candidates, constantly refreshing profiles and incessantly messaging? (Stalker, much?)

Instead, it’s time to start sourcing fresh candidates in order to build a healthy talent pipeline.

With ZI’s Chrome extension, Reach Out, recruiters and hiring managers can access business and personal contact information directly from a candidate’s LinkedIn profile page.

4. Stay Connected to Target Industries

With ZI, you can get staffing needs delivered directly to your workflows. 

How? By providing real-time hiring signals via intent data. 

These alerts include things like funding rounds, product launches, executive changes, and other company insights that may indicate professionals are ready for a change in position. You can also receive alerts for online search and consumption patterns that reveal who is looking for what. 

What Now?

If you’re a recruiter, you need a database full of quality, up-to-date information on potential candidates. It’s the only way you’ll be able to both source qualified candidates while simultaneously building a healthy talent pipeline.

ZI’s database for recruiters addresses key pain points of hiring managers and recruiting professionals by making it easy to search for both passive and active candidates. ReachOut can take information straight from potential candidate’s LinkedIn profiles and integrate them into your workflow. 

What are you waiting for?

About the author

Reyna LaRiccia

Reyna LaRiccia is a Content Marketing Specialist at ZoomInfo, the leading B2B contact database and sales intelligence solution.

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