A deep-dive hiring strategy is essential for human resources professionals. You need to know the company’s strengths and opportunities, but also what they perceive as their challenges. Why? Because once you know them, you can help them optimize strengths and opportunities, and rise to meet challenges.
Help Proactively by Knowing Trends
A deep-dive hiring strategy will ensure that you can help them with their challenges proactively, not just fill requests. Surface level strategy may fill a role, but not solve a problem or help a company grow.
You need to know what market forces and trends affect your company. Is there a shortage of talent to fill manufacturing jobs so the company can grow, for example? Are there challenges in finding people who are work-ready and can be trained?
Once you know the broader trneds and market forces, you can drill down to find out specific challenges. If your company having problems with employee retention and turnover, for example? Do you need a more flexible workforce? One with a stronger commitment to productivity?
Once you know their challenges, you can proactively work to come up with a solution.
If finding qualified manufacturing workers is a challenge, for example, are there ways to recruit these workers more effectively?
Could the company institute plans to attract the qualified people in their area? Some companies find referral programs from good existing employees effective. Are your company’s salaries, for instance, competitive with other companies also competing for these workers? Do the workers feel rewarded? Would a company appreciation policy work to increase employee retention?
Do you have periods when more workers are needed and periods when fewer workers are required? If so, they may benefit from the temporary employee market.
How a Staffing Agency Can Help
The human resources market is dynamic and constantly changing. It’s a good idea to have monthly or quarterly meetings with your staffing agency to discuss strengths and challenges, and how they can help you.
Stride Staffing’s goal is to build stronger connections between employers and individuals by doing staffing differently. Really.
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