The Secret Weapon of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy

July 8th, 2016

Looking for better talent? Develop a proactive talent acquisition strategy. It may seem counterintuitive, but the best time to look for people is long before you need them. But when you’ve got a to-do list as long as your arm, you’re unlikely to devote the necessary time to it. Partnering with an executive recruiter can give you great results in less time. What can an executive recruiter offer?

Cost/time savings. An executive recruiter can shorten your time to hire and reduce the cost to hire costs by handling all of the preliminary work for you. You’ll only need to see the top candidates, spending less time recruiting, screening and interviewing.

Your recruiter can help you with every aspect of your search beginning with helping you craft a job description that targets candidates with specific skills and experience. You’ll spend less time screening resumes from unsuitable candidates and increase your chance of making just the right match.

Ability to access hidden talent. Recruiters with industry-specific experience have spent years building up their networks of passive talent and those actively seeking new opportunities. They know where to find the best people. They can even go to your competitors to find the best possible talent, something virtually impossible for you to do.

Ability to effectively vet talent. Reduce the risk of bad hires. Your recruiter will have proven systems in place to source, screen and check out candidates. Whether it means conducting drug screens, checking references or performing a complete background check, they have a vested interested in ensuring that every candidate is exactly what he appears to be.

Long-term partnership. Once you develop a relationship with a recruiter you can trust, every subsequent interaction will be simple and easy. You won’t have to explain your business culture or preferences, so you can move straight to discussing your specific need. You can even ask them to keep an eye out for candidates with specific qualifications, even if you don’t have an immediate opening.

The recruitment experts at Select Group, Inc. can help you develop a proactive talent acquisition strategy to build a bench of prospective candidates who are suitable for your organization. Read our related posts or contact us today to learn more.

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