Advanced Recruiting Strategy and Sourcing Practices to Increase Consistency, Speed, and Flexibility.

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This guide is part of a progression set comprised of Core, Advanced, and Emerging Recruiting Strategy and Sourcing practices.

What it is

Taking recruiting strategy and sourcing practices to the next level demands reliable infrastructure, relationships, and an analytics function that provides the organization with increased consistency, speed, and flexibility to access the right talent at the right time.

This requires differentiated approaches for strategic, critical, core, and support positions [R] by employing distinctive mechanisms that will enable the company to identify and build connections with both active and passive candidates, feeding into selective talent pipelines. It also calls for HR to work closely with functional managers under clear governance, responsibilities, and review cadence. 

Why use it

As companies grow, mature, and competition intensifies, finding the right talent for their key positions is no longer sufficient, they also need to accomplish this with speed and efficiency.

The organization’s recruiting programs and processes should be designed to meet long-term talent demands while quickly reacting and adjusting to short-term needs from changes in the market, new business opportunities, and internal turnover. 

Practice guides at this level

Establishing effective governance for consistent job profiles.

A clear and inclusive governance structure will enable consistency as the basis for improved effectiveness and efficiency of the recruiting process and brand enhancement.

Building long-term relationships with strategic talent sources.

Investing time and resources to build long-term relationships with the most productive talent sources that can result in increased speed and efficiency of the recruiting process.

Integrating applicant tracking systems to manage the end-to-end recruiting process.

Understand key needs, evaluate system providers, and integrate applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help streamline and manage all phases of the recruiting process.

Managing talent pipelines to enhance speed and flexibility.

Establishing a strategic approach to speeding up time-to-hire for near or longer-term future positions through the development and nurturing of talent pipelines.

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