Your business is really only as good as the people you have working there. Without great talent working to move your business forward, you may find yourself simply maintaining rather than growing. Worse, you could even see your profits start to fall as your competitors recruit top talent and move ahead. Finding these individuals isn’t always easy, though. That’s where a recruitment agency comes in. These experts know exactly how to find high-quality talent who has the skills you need and is ready to join your team immediately. Here are a few of the different techniques they use to do so.
Talent mapping is the method of ensuring that your needs are met by first looking at what you currently have. There’s no point in hiring an employee who has a very similar skillset as another employee unless you need two people to handle a task. This means that before you go looking for high-quality talent, you need to see what talent you already have. Recruitment agencies will start by creating a talent map of your current office. This can be done by meeting with employees, looking at past projects, examining employee resumes, and looking at job descriptions.
Analysing Your Goals
Once your workforce has been mapped, the next step is to look at your business’s long-term goals. By looking at where you’re taking your company and comparing it to the talent you currently have on board, you can get a clearer idea as to what additional talent you need to meet your goals.
Of course, this means you have to have your company goals defined. If you don’t, you’ll need to work with your leadership team to determine your goals and how you plan to achieve them. This is something that should be in your initial business plan so if it’s not, you’ll certainly want to consider adding goals to that plan.
Look at the Market
Once your recruitment team knows what your team brings to the table and what you’re looking to achieve, it’s time to do market analysis. This involves looking at the candidates out there to see what they could bring to your team. It also often means looking at how other companies, especially your competitors, are structured and what talent they look for when hiring. This can also help identify any areas where you’re missing vital talent that could make a huge difference in how you tackle a problem.
Once the market has been analysed and your company needs have been determined, it’s time to look at the available talent and narrow it down to those individuals who would be the best fit with your business. These candidates can them by narrowed down even more to a shortlist to interview.
By following this process, you’ll be able to know exactly which individuals you want to focus your recruitment efforts on. You’ll be able to more efficiently recruit individuals because you’ll know exactly what skills you need to look for.