“Recruiting and retention.” These two words go hand in hand in an ever-increasing number of books, articles, and blog posts on effective recruiting. When treated as part of the same process, recruiting and retention can be leveraged together to lower costs, shorten the time required to find new talent, and improve productivity.
Interested in streamlining your recruiting and management strategies in order to “staff smarter”? Here’s where to start:
- Know who you need. A clear, defined staffing strategy provides the foundation of an efficient recruiting and management process. When you know who you need, when you are likely to need them, what skills and capabilities are required, and how to tap into the best sources, your organization is well on its way to finding the right people at the right times. Your staffing partner can help you build a strategic staffing plan for both the short and the long term.
- Take a second look at your hiring process. Many organizations lose the best people simply by taking too long to move them from “candidate under consideration” to “job offer.” One way to improve the speed of your hiring process, in order to target top candidates, is to work with a staffing firm that specializes in your industry and knows your needs. Your staffing partner can handle many screening and preparation tasks, allowing your hiring managers to focus on choosing the best candidate promptly.
- Recruit from within. Not only should your organization work on training its own staff for management positions, it should also be committed to “sourcing” potential new candidates by asking for referrals from its own top performers. Your top performers know their jobs well, “fit” comfortably within the firm’s culture, and are likely to be connected with other top performers in their field.
- Leverage your staffing partner’s expertise. Staffing firms specialize in knowing their industries inside and out. Their skills extend beyond recruiting and screening to address retention, “skills gaps,” and other top challenges facing hiring managers. Stay in touch regularly with your staffing partner and don’t hesitate to ask questions when you have them.
At Burnett’s Staffing, our experienced staffing partners specialize in helping our clients streamline recruiting and management to find the best people at a lower cost. Contact us today to learn more.