Is Your Recruitment Platform Ready for the Recovery?: Updating Your Technology
Is Your Recruitment
Pla2orm Ready for
Talent Func4on Group, LLC
Talent Func4on Group
Talent Func4on is a consultancy whose mission is to
facilitate the evolu4on of the corporate staﬃng
func4on. Talent Func4on helps staﬃng leaders and
solu4on providers to deliver results for their clients.
Talent Func4on combines project‐based consul4ng with
execu4ve coaching services to address the people,
prac4ces, and soFware that make up the Talent
Make a Decision
Improve on what you have
Transform to something new
What keeps you up at
night preparing for a
A. I need more staﬀ to
meet the inﬂux of
requisi4ons to ﬁll
B. I have staﬀ but our
holding us back
C. I need to start over
with people process
D. Everything is great –
History of Recrui4ng in a Down Economy
Reac4ve: “Slam on the Brakes”
Focus: Reducing cost vs.
Investments: Delayed, or
Budget: Rapidly decreasing
Talent Market: Higher
unqualiﬁed, lower qualiﬁed talent
downsizing eﬀorts and
History of Recrui4ng in a Growth Economy
Proac4ve: “Pedal to the Metal”
Focus: Future Hires driving
Investments: Rapid changing
Budget: Incremental increase for
‘ﬁx it’ projects
Talent Market: Steady stream of
unqualiﬁed, poten4al qualiﬁed
headcount planning, sourcing,
Given the current recrui4ng model, how likely are
you to consider a new model given a recovery year?
1. Yes – Considering all of the op4ons
2. Yes – Already moving to a new model
3. No – Sa4sﬁed with how we are structured today
Recruiter Role Changing
• Aligns the eﬀorts
• Specialized, targeted • General area of
within the overall
• Variable processes business
based on type of • Consistent process for
• Understands broad
talent iden4fying talent
• Few qualiﬁed ac4ve • Harvest candidates needs and gaps
candidates – stronger from broad categories
• Expert in pinpoin4ng
sourcing eﬀorts of qualiﬁed resumes/
the need and the
• Strong social sourcing plan
networking, • Strong rela4onship
• Strategic alignment of
rela4onship building with line mgmt for
talent across the
with external talent con4nuous recrui4ng
Talent Acquisi4on with Talent Management
Adjus4ng to the Speed
of the Market
Adjusts to the speed of
WHERE ARE WE TODAY?
Limited insight into what’s needed to build for the future
Constrained resources due to 4ght budgets
Lack of con4nued aden4on on improving technology
u4liza4on and adop4on
Change in leadership, direc4on, business model
done it this Every 4me we
way”. implement something
new the Recruiters
revert back to a manual
Rebuilding a Recrui4ng Technology Strategy
Talent Acquisi4on Focus
Understand: Technology Adributes and Capabili4es
Decide: Op4miza4on or Transforma4on
Manage: Vendor Rela4onships/Partnerships
Process Adributes and Planning Framework
1. Inventory what
Op4miza4on Or Transforma4on
1.the fact of op4mizing; making the best of
2.the condi4on of being op4mized
–noun1.the act or process of transforming.
2.the state of being transformed.
3.change in form, appearance, nature, or
Process and Technology Current State
The Right HireVue Bernard
Avature Assess Systems
Process and Technology Integra4on Opportunity
Ques4ons to consider
What are the pains in recrui4ng for this organiza4on?
What are considered the most cri4cal posi4ons to ﬁll?
Who owns the staﬃng and recrui4ng decisions?
How oFen are the recrui4ng processes evaluated and
Is our recruiter workforce centralized or decentralized?
What percentage of 4me are the recruiters spending on
How long have the recruiters been with the company?
Who is responsible for the overall success of staﬃng?
If mul4ple people have equal responsibility, how many are
Ques4ons to consider….
Who is the automa4on champion?
How well do they understand staﬃng/recrui4ng
Is there a realis4c budget?
What are the steps to get a purchase order signed?
Who has authority to approve purchases?
What is the 4meframe for a system selec4on?
Anything less than 4 months, is at risk.
Are we considering RPO as an op4on?
Going Forward: Vendor Management/Partnership
Know your Vendor
Manage the Vendor Rela4onship
If you don’t manage them, they WILL manage you.
Only pay for measured performance
Ensure your contract is: