How Recruitment Agencies Can Master The Art Of Talent Acquisition
As an HR manager of an organisation, you are always looking for the right talent. A leader or an executive, a boardroom member or a shop floor employee, an enterprising person or a strategist, there can be different needs for multiple positions and vacancies across a big organisation.
Talent acquisition is that one quality you will always want your partnering staffing agency or your in house HR team to master. What exactly talent acquisition comprises of? Is it about communicating your messages to prospective employees effectively so that your future hiring needs are addressed? Or is it about connecting with candidates across all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc?
Well, the right talent acquisition strategy is a mix of all or some of the above-mentioned methods. As a staffing agency, you should master all of these and use them appropriately as per the requirements of your clients, their industry, domain and purpose of hiring.
Here are a few ways you can create a good talent acquisition model:
- Do not underestimate your current employee pool: Many a times organisations are busy looking for talent outside the organisation whereas the talent gold mine exists inside the organisation. A little bit of rejig in roles and redefining the priorities of a particular employee can fill in a vacant position in the company. However, this may require you to communicate to the employee in a positive way about the change. You collaborating staffing services company can guide you on the way such delicate situations should be handled. Once the employee is convinced that the newly defined role is good for him and the company he is sure to give is 100 percent to the job.
- There might be an ex-employees waiting to come back: Ex-employee database is a very valuable asset for a company. Your ex-employees are your true brand ambassadors. It is extremely critical to be in touch with them even with they leave your organisation. You never know what changes may come up in his or her career. Recruitment agencies and staffing companies should ask for such resources and develop a strategy to engage with the ex-employees on a regular basis. This becomes another pool of data for talent acquisition.
- Utilize the free social media connects: A lot of good leads can be found freely on the social media websites. Use a sound strategy to create a positive perception of your organisation on the social media. Take the help of your employment agencies and recruitment companies to create a dedicated team that works on social media leads. This also gives you an opportunity to create a pull towards your company instead of pushing careers adverts in other medium.
- Do not ignore the applicants who voluntarily signed up for your company: Lot of applicants apply for different positions in the company through company website or career pages. This is a great pool of resources waiting to be explored. Ask your recruiting companies to keep a track of all the applicants and create a database of relevant applications. There might be the other set of people who would have signed up for a newsletter or through another form on your website. Though not active, these are good leads for passive talents. Explore, engage and try to understand what each candidate is doing and what interests him. Engage with them at the right time when the opportunity strikes.
At Collabera we are not just another IT staffing agency. We source the best talent for you. We work as your partner in becoming the employer of choice. We take care of fundamentals of hiring like reaching out to candidates, negotiating salary rates, setting career expectations, checking skill-sets and other hiring complexities. Besides these, we strive to become a collaborator who can advise you on strategic HR solutions and keep you ahead of your competitors.
Collabera has a highly dedicated, qualified and trained team of professionals who thoroughly understand various technologies and the needs of the clients. Our strength lies in identifying candidates with ideal blend of technical skills and relevant experience. Our years of experience and unmatched quality centric approach, can become your competitive advantage and help you realise your full business potential.
Collabera is one of the best global staffing companies. It has more than 25 years of experience in supporting small, medium, and enterprise clients including Fortune 500 clients. Collabera has the team of experts who know everything about hiring candidates along with exposure to hiring and placing candidates in various geographies and skills. Be it technical or functional, Collabera ensures that the job seeker gets the perfect company in the least possible time and in the most efficient manner.