To achieve long-term growth, your business needs competent and efficient employees. However, most employers have a hard time finding the ideal candidate for a specific position. This is where talent acquisition strategies are beneficial.
The good news is, there are more options now like Corning Data’s SAP staffing solutions that can help supplement and support your company’s workforce.
And if you’re planning to succeed long-term using talent acquisition strategies, these are the five things you should focus on:
1) Using Data To Create Efficient Acquisition Material
Recruiters have multiple daily responsibilities when it comes to recruiting potential employees. Their job is to be proactive partners and to keep the hiring managers up-to-date by providing relevant information on their job search. If you’re thinking of strengthening your talent acquisition strategy using data, then there are plenty of ways to do it.
For instance, you can use data to measure and improve the accuracy of the selection process. This will help narrow down candidates with the best credentials. You may also conduct a job analysis, where you can use talent analytics to figure out the ideal job competencies for a specific position. Most importantly, by using data, you can assess candidates on several aspects such as their ability to perform a task to predict performance on a specific job role.
2) Integrating Artificial Intelligence Into The Strategy
According to projections by LinkedIn, more HR teams will be using AI within the next two years. If your talent acquisition strategy isn’t doing it yet, then it’s the right time to bring AI into your strategy.
How will it affect recruiting and hiring?
By using Artificial Intelligence, the time spent on doing repetitive recruiting tasks will be reduced, so you can save time and allot it for other important tasks. When processing applications, managers can use AI to narrow down a pool of candidates or to extract valuable data about a certain group of candidates, which is helpful in improving the quality of hires. Combining AI and data analysis is a winning strategy that can improve the recruitment process significantly.
3) Optimizing The Organization’s Career Site
If you’re planning for long-term business growth, then you should consider Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for the company website’s marketing effort.
SEO will also help make your website become more visible to applicants. For example, you can optimize your Careers page so it could come up on SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) when applicants do an online search for jobs similar to your vacant posts.
And since they’ll be landing on your website, it’s important to keep it not only appealing but also updated and informative. Most importantly, make sure it’s easy to use for candidates. When your Careers page includes vital information and details, especially about each open job position, it can help reduce questions and will also weed out ineligible applicants as early as possible.
It would also help to include info about what your office is like, and your company’s values, mission, and vision. This may attract potential employees who are looking to work for a company with a culture that matches their work ethics.
4) Implementing An Applicant Tracking System
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a type of recruiting software that helps the hiring process run more efficiently from beginning to end. It handles tasks like posting job openings to various job boards, screening applicants for potential matches, and storing the data of shortlisted applicants. An ATS can also send automated emails and notifications to recruiters and candidates. This helps to keep recruiters and hiring managers updated about the status of each hiring process and helps in setting up interview schedules.
You can also use a mobile-friendly ATS, to target more potential applicants. This can increase the pool of qualified applicants and reduce the workload by cutting out the candidates outside the set minimum requirements. Additionally, it can make a great first impression of your company they may possibly work for.
5) Building Remote Hiring Capabilities
More employees are now working remotely, and so interviewing via video conference is a must for remote recruitment.
This is why your business must be available online. To do this, you need video conferencing software such as Microsoft Teams, a tracking system like ATS, and — most importantly — remote recruiters. This can help improve your recruitment team’s productivity. It may help you get more business savings, and you also get access to a wider talent pool.
Your talent acquisition strategy needs to be adaptable to continuous technological changes in order to remain competitive. But apart from that, you also need to stay ahead of the curve to ensure that you have the best, most talented employees. This will require collaboration and utilization of technologies such as analytics, AI, metrics system, and new software to create an efficient and effective hiring process.