Nothing kills a deal like time. But a faster time-to-hire is pointless if it comes at the expense of quality hiring. For organizations, then, the question becomes how to speed up the talent acquisition process while still making sure the right people are being hired to execute the company’s strategy.  

Whether it is figuring out what positions to fill first or developing a robust talent pipeline, having a strategic talent acquisition strategy in place is an essential part of day-to-day business operations and long-term success. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a recruiting strategy for rapid business growth.

Business Strategy

In order to ensure that your recruiting strategy is aligned with your business goals, it’s imperative that your HR team consistently communicates with the executive team, business development team, regional managers, etc. Whether it is determining what positions require which skills and how quickly they need to be filled or what jobs you will expect to need in the future, it is vital that the lines of communication stay open.

Internal Branding

More companies are learning that having an internal brand that complements your external brand is essential for attracting talent. Communicating a clear value proposition to prospective talent allows them to understand why your company is different from the competition and what they can expect while working with you. More organizations are turning to social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to give talent an inside look at life within their ranks. With so many communication channels available, it is essential to select and focus on the ones that work for you to communicate your company’s culture and values.

Expanding the Talent Pipeline

There is so much more to recruiting than making a job posting and hoping the right candidate will find it. Recruiters are turning to innovative tactics such as social recruiting. Other methods include insightful algorithms and social referral programs and face-to-face networking at industry events.

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The Candidate Experience

Candidate experience is more than a trendy buzzword; it is an essential element of any recruitment strategy that deserves particular attention from HR practitioners. It is important that anyone applying for a job within your company has a positive experience, even if it does not result in an offer. In some cases, this can be accomplished through automation, with informative messages and emails. In other instances, such as more senior and executive level hiring, it’s important to regularly communicate with individuals in your talent pipeline.

Thrive TRM can help you maximize your recruitment potential and create an impressive pipeline of qualified candidates for all of your roles. Contact us today to discover solutions for any business seeking a better way to recruit and retain the best talent.

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