Access to talent is arguably the most important recruiting aspect in order to stay competitive in today's dynamic global market. However, many organizations, including enterprise-level ones, are admittedly operating blind when it comes to knowing what to evaluate within its talent acquisition strategy.
Understanding how to recruit the right talent into your organization is the first step in developing or refining your talent acquisition strategy. To properly manage this business function, talent acquisition leaders must have the ability to monitor and regularly evaluate their ability to recruit key skills when they are needed by the organization.
Whether you are starting from scratch, or measuring your existing talent acquisition strategy, the worst thing you can do is to lose visibility into this process. Start by stripping down the various ways talent enters your organization. It's at that point you can start to effectively (and objectively) evaluate each of the five components of talent acquisition strategy: Quantity, Quality, Process, Brand and Timing.
While most companies have a strategy in place, many fail on one or more of these aspects. When recruiting becomes reactive or based on out-dated or non-existent workforce plans, it's easy for recruiting efforts to spiral out of control; leading to long cycle times or excessive turnover.
[Infographic] Evaluate Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
Once you have a true beat on where your organization stands with respect to each of the above five components, you can begin to calculate which resources you have to make recruiting faster, better and more consistent across your organization.
This blog was written by Alexandra Calukovic-Deck, aka the Marketing Guru, a data-driven marketer. Growing up in the traditional marketing era, this Inbound Marketer has experienced first-hand the shift to a more digital world. Versed in email, social and content marketing, Alexandra Calukovic-Deck drives the strategy behind Yoh's international sales and marketing divisions. Claims to fame include the longest possible last name ever, certifications in Strategic & Inbound Marketing practices, and lover of all things Philadelphia (especially the Philly food scene).