Odds are, you are not the only person in town looking for a particular skill set. All companies have a few types of positions that overlap. It is then your job to find competitors that are looking for the same talent you are. By, knowing who your competitors are, you will be able to recruit better. Of course, I am not talking about just who your company competes with. I am referring to what companies you are competing for talent with.

Now, I am not telling you to poach candidates. But of course, you want to be the best right? That means hiring the best. The first question is where to find competitors in the first place. By finding your competitors, you will also have an advantage by knowing the pay range, the benefits and work environment you are competing against.

In this video, I will show you how to find local competitors based on industry. For example, if you work for a software development company, you want to find a competitor that is also in the software development company. Remember though Before you hire from a competitor, make sure that they do not have a non-compete that will ban them from being able to work with you.

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Dean DaCosta


About the Author: Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated recruiter, sourcer, and manager with deep skills and experience in HR, project management, training & process improvement.

Dean is best known for his work in the highly specialized secured clearance and mobile arenas, where he has been a top performing recruiter and sourcer.  Dean’s keen insight and creation of innovative tools and processes for enhancing and changing staffing has established Dean as one of the top authorities in sourcing and recruiting. Connect with Dean at LinkedIn or follow @DeanDaCosta on Twitter.

By Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"