A talent pool is a group of candidates who have been assessed and meet the capabilities required for a role. Being placed in a talent pool gives candidates opportunities to be considered for employment over an 18-month period.
Establishing your own talent pool allows you to attract a wide range of candidates and have quick access to pre-assessed candidates when you need it. You can establish a talent pool when:
- you are recruiting for a specific role and more than one candidate has met requirements
- you know you will be recruiting in future and want to be prepared.
You can partner with one or several agencies to establish a shared talent pool.
The requirements for setting up a talent pool are set out in the Government Sector Employment (GSE) Rule 19.