by Montage Talent on August 14, 2017
2 min read
With the expectations of today’s modern candidate, we need to get creative. One solution is to make recruitment everybody’s responsibility.
Talent acquisition teams are spread thin these days as we’re asked to do more without additional resources. LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report indicates organizations plan to increase their hiring while budgets and the size of TA teams remain unchanged. With the expectations of today’s modern candidate for a fast, responsive and personal hiring process, we need to get creative. One solution is to make recruitment everybody’s responsibility within your organization.
Employees outside your TA department can make valuable contributions to the hiring function if they understand how to be proactive, and are motivated to do so. Here are just a few suggestions for building that recruitment culture:
Last, view your careers site as an information hub. You can’t underestimate the value of a strong job posting, one that goes beyond job duties and responsibilities to explain how the role is important within the organization. An information-rich site will help candidates self-select in/out of applying. It also can serve as a central, consistent source of information for current employees as they think about making referrals.
Enterprise-wide engagement in recruitment is a competitive advantage that continues to grow as increasing numbers of employees participate. If you’re not able to implement all of these suggestions at once, start with one or two and get some momentum going. As word spreads, you’ll build grassroots support that can lead to great hiring results.