Though “Be Prepared” is the motto for the Boy Scouts, companies should also adopt the mindset as their own. Today’s business environment is littered with obstacles that must be overcome. If employees aren’t adaptable and motivated, they’ll falter at the first sign of danger. Unfortunately, you can’t instill these traits in workers with training alone. They need to bring this determination to your organization at the hiring stage.
That’s why it’s important for every company to adopt a talent acquisition strategy. This multidimensional approach allows you to find the most qualified, eager candidates on the market. Instead of simply looking for workers when you encounter a shortage, this method extends the hiring process into a constant cycle, allowing you to determine how a prospective employee will fit into your organization in both the short and long terms.
You can’t ask your employees to be prepared if you take a passive approach to your recruitment and hiring. Read on to find out how an acquisition strategy can improve your company’s talent pool.
YOU’LL RECRUIT WITH THE FUTURE IN MIND
Workers hate the idea of a dead-end job, but this concept should also repulse employers. Companies waste resources when they don’t challenge employees to adopt new roles and responsibilities. They end up spending money to hire and train new staff members while workers with more seniority flounder. Why flush money down the drain when you could hire new employees who will go on to lead the company in the future?
A successful talent acquisition strategy doesn’t just fill a company’s current vacancies. It also anticipates the skills and qualifications a business will require as it grows. Human resources managers maintain a pool of desirable prospects at all times. When a position opens up, they’re able to fill it with a qualified candidate who is enthusiastic about the company’s work.
YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL HAVE MORE DIVERSE SKILLS
You don’t get as much freedom to choose your candidates when you hire based on necessity. Candidates might not appeal to you after an initial round of interviews, but if you need to fill a position right away, you may have to settle for a lackluster candidate. Unfortunately, a bad hire can also lower your office’s productivity,take up valuable budgetary resources, and lead to many other significant consequences.
When you maintain a proactive talent acquisition strategy, you’ll never have to settle for another underachiever. They won’t just possess the skills you require, but they’ll also have abilities that will help them grow into new responsibilities. This will result in a more productive, well-rounded workforce.
MORALE WILL IMPROVE
Employees rarely want to leave a company. When they do quit, it’s usually because their jobs offer no room for advancement. A dynamic talent acquisition strategy understands that people do their best work when they receive positive reinforcement. That’s why modern hiring managers continue to meet with employees after they’ve been onboarded. These discussions allow employers and employees alike to recognize and accommodate each other’s needs, resulting in a more harmonious working relationship.
YOU CAN INCORPORATE YOUR EMPLOYEES INTO YOUR BRAND
It’s always best to hire employees who fit your office’s unique culture, but did you know that you can also leverage that environment to attract better talent? When your workplace stimulates employees and surrounds them with like-minded employees, it will look more appealing to others. You can use this in your company’s branding to build your reputation, which will make recruiting easier the next time you need to fill a position. The best talent acquisition strategies affect the entire office as much as they impact the human resources department.
Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.