From sorting through stacks of job applicant resumes, to making an attractive offer to the person they believe best matches the specifications of their job opening only to be turned down. Even after spending tons of time and money on job advertisements in various media networks, it is never guaranteed that they will find the "right" candidate - that proverbial "purple squirrel."
Where does one turn to when looking for the purple squirrel? In such a hiring environment, alumni networks are one of the best options for corporate recruiters to find these elusive creatures. By aiding alumni in keeping contact with old classmates socially, alumni networks have become a veritable hotbed of talent.