Amidst many changes within the hiring landscape, caused by global effects over the past couple of years it is crucial for businesses to make tough decisions to ensure their company can withstand external pressures in years to come but also recognise the opportunity to strengthen the resilience of a workforce.
The technology sector has always been known for its innovation and agility, and now is the time to ensure your talent acquisition program reflects the same. Here are four questions to assess the resilience of your talent acquisition strategy.
Is Your Employer Brand Up-to-Date?
The current market and candidate expectations have likely changed since the last update to your employer value proposition (EVP). Now is the time to review the relevance of your employer brand in the new remote and hybrid work reality. A strong employer brand can help with retention and attract top talent in the future, even if you’re not actively hiring at the moment.
Are You Hiring for Remote and Hybrid Employees Effectively?
The pandemic has brought about a shift in the way we work, and your hiring process should reflect this change. Ensure your hiring process assesses the skills and competencies necessary for success in a remote or hybrid work environment. Update job advertisements and assessment methods to align with the current success factors driving your business.
Are You Achieving Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals?
Take advantage of the slow hiring pace to build relationships and engage with diverse communities. Increase your visibility and evaluate your diversity analytics to understand where your sourcing and hiring efforts can improve.
Is It Time to Consider Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
Re-evaluate how you source talent, whether it’s through an internal talent acquisition team, staffing agencies, or recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Consider the benefits of outsourcing, such as market insights, employer branding, assessment services, and more. An RPO partner can help you hit the ground running when the economy bounces back and be ready to scale up your hiring efforts.
In conclusion, a slowdown in the economy or unpredictably within the hiring landscape shouldn’t mean a slowdown in your talent acquisition strategy. Use this time to reassess and prepare, so you can come out of the recession stronger and ahead of the competition. A resilient workforce is key to navigating any uncertainty and embracing the opportunities that lie ahead.