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Build, or Rebuild, Your Talent Acquisition Function for Success


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There are four key components to a successful talent acquisition function – the process, the team, the tools, and the partners.

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Build, or Rebuild, Your Talent Acquisition Function for Success

  1. 1. Build, or Rebuild, Your Talent Acquisition Function for Success Kara Yarnot, HireClix
  2. 2. 2 About Me Kara Yarnot ● Executive Consultant and Strategy Practice Leader, HireClix ● Provide custom strategic talent acquisition solutions for employers ● Previously - Founder, Meritage Talent Solutions ● 17 years corporate talent acquisition experience ● Former VP, Talent Acquisition at SAIC ● ● ● @klyarnot
  3. 3. 3 About HireClix Recruitment Advertising Agency Strategic TA Consultancy ● Job Posting / Resume Search management ● Media recommendations and placement ● ROI measurement ● Budget optimization ● Talent acquisition strategy ● Recruitment process optimization ● ATS audit and optimization ● Technology services
  4. 4. 4 • The Most Important Step for TA Success • The 4 Key Components to a Successful Talent Acquisition Team • Pitfalls to Avoid Agenda
  5. 5. 5 Why Alignment Matters • Ties talent acquisition activities to business objectives • Creates credibility for the function • Provides a “safety shield” for one-off requests Alignment: The Most Important Step
  6. 6. 6 Business Objective Alignment Example TA Alignment Grow the business in China Increased marketing budget for China Select and implement an RPO
  7. 7. 7 Business Objective Alignment Example TA Alignment Become the market leader in cloud computing Create a sourcing function for key skills Invest in branding initiatives
  8. 8. 8 4 Key Components to a Successful Function ALIGNMENT PROCESS TOOLS TEAM PARTNERS
  9. 9. 9 Process - The Foundational Step Step 1: Ignore current process, team skills, existing technology Step 2: Brainstorm ideal process that supports business objectives Step 3: Map the process steps
  10. 10. 10 Create your organization structure 1. Identify the roles needed to support each step in your process 2. Outline skills needed for each role 3. Determine number of individuals needed in each role 4. Organize team based on business objectives Team - Roles, Skills, and Structure
  11. 11. 11 1. Review current tools 2. Determine what tools support the process 3. Identify additional tools needed, then research and select Tools - Process Drives the Tools
  12. 12. 12 Why do you need partners? • A part of your process makes sense to outsource • It is more cost effective than doing something yourself • You don’t have enough staff to execute your process Partners - Complete Your Solution
  13. 13. 13 Types of Partners Temporary Staffing Firm Recruitment Marketing Agency Internal Service Center R.P.O.
  14. 14. 14 Pitfalls to Avoid Process driven by one part of the business People in wrong roles Creating manual processes outside of tools Not monitoring your partners
  15. 15. Questions?