For any open position, there is a community of talent who can fill it. It is the job of recruiters and staffers to find, connect with, and bring in that talent to fill open positions. In this blog post, we discuss the value of connecting with the talent community early, before you start trying to tap it to fill open positions. The post is based on a recent webcast by marketing and recruiting expert Joel Capperella, in which he discussed connecting with the talent community alongside Jason Heilman, co-founder of Herefish. Herefish is a company that assist staffers, recruiters, and other companies with maintaining connections with prior candidates as a way to cultivate a community of talent that is available to recruiters and staffers when they need new hires.