A New Style of Recruitment: Why It’s Working
Flexible, On-Demand Recruitment Solutions
are quickly becoming a top-of-mind option for organizations of all sizes, but especially small to mid-sized enterprises (SME).
Why? Simply put, in today’s market we are finding organizations want better recruitment choices. And they want quick solutions.
These desires are driven by the increased speed of innovation, the new demands of talent and the shift towards gig-based work through which organizations have realized it’s possible and advantageous to supplement tasks with flexible help.
Together, these shifts are fuelling a movement away from traditional outsourced recruitment (like an agency). We’re seeing that businesses are instead choosing to bring in flexible recruitment support that is embedded within their business.
What does “embedded” look like in real life? A partnership, where the supporting resource is a true part of your team. The only difference is that an embedded resource can be utilized as much as or as little as required, whereas a full-time staff member is intended to be utilized, well, full time.
Looking at the Talent Cycle is a good way to see how an embedded resource can help in recruitment. Here at Business Sherpa Group, we do this through our Managed Recruitment offering.
The Talent Cycle
This model sees an organization move through a critical shift in paradigm from pure hiring and acquisition to an expanded, more holistic approach. We feel this holistic approach ensures success by encompassing the full talent cycle spectrum, including planning, execution and enablement.
It starts when the hiring need is identified, leading to the talent or workforce plan. Next comes execution of the plan through attraction and acquisition, and finally to onboarding and development of the hired resource. Together, these complimentary steps designed to ensure new employees become fully functional in the role.
The Talent Cycle
Before an organization hires, the business needs and strategy are reviewed to ensure the right talent is being added to address current and future skill needs and gaps.
This involves a review of the business plan, strategy, milestones and timing. A thorough skill and role assessment is completed for clear identification of requirements. Development opportunities are identified within the current talent pool, as well as prioritization of external needs. This is followed by developing effective sourcing strategies to meet those needs.
Once the talent strategy has been planned to align with business goals, we ensure the talent needed to satisfy that plan is attracted, sourced and hired. On-demand talent services are not structured to “sell candidates”. They are embedded within the client’s business, dedicated to the client for the agreed need(s) and build on the employer’s brand and value proposition. This ensures placement of candidates that not only fulfill the specific skill gap needs, but they also possess the culture and team fit that has best demonstrated success within the client environment.
Once the critical talent has been hired, we take action to accelerate their time to productivity and effectiveness. Onboarding strategies and development plans are critical to get everyone on the same page and contributing value quickly. A successful onboarding program begins at the time of verbal acceptance, through to Day 1, and continues with plans for development and success at 3 months, 6 months through to the new employee’s Year 1 anniversary.
This flexible, yet holistic on-demand talent model responds to the ever-changing needs of organizations, overcomes the transactional nature of outsourced recruiting, and delivers high value for users.
To Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about an embedded recruitment approach, such as our Managed Recruitment offering, or just have some general recruitment questions, Todd is happy to speak with you (contact info below).
About the Author
Todd Luckasavitch is an executive level Human Resources leader with over 20 years of experience in all facets of HR.
Todd’s key area of expertise lies within Talent Acquisition and Solutions. He has extensive experience in system implementation, workforce planning and talent solutions program development, as well as great success in hands-on recruitment and talent placement at all levels within organizations, from new graduate and student recruiting programs to executive level placements.
Business Sherpa Group
Strategic and operational professionals providing flexible consulting services to SMEs.