How to build an effective recruitment strategy

Hiring and retaining employees can be stressful and time-consuming, but with the right approach you can effectively streamline your system. By refining your internal processes and working towards constructing more attractive employment offerings, you can build an effective recruitment strategy that saves time and money.

Articulate your value proposition

An employee value proposition represents what your business can uniquely provide to its team. Without one, your offer probably won’t attract the right sort of candidates. This begins with having a clear mission statement, one that reflects the current values of your workplace. Make your mission visible on your website, job ads and marketing materials, so potential candidates know what you stand for and if their values align with yours.

Your value proposition should be clearly defined for prospective recruits. Explain why this role is special and what makes your business unique. This allows you to easily communicate the benefits of working in your organisation to employees, candidates and new hires alike.

Build your reputation

Recruitment starts with being aware of what candidates need and knowing where to find specific talent pools – but don’t forget to nurture your existing workforce too. This will turn employees into ambassadors, which is yet another effective element of your recruitment strategy.

Many candidates will do their research before accepting an offer with you, and this will most likely involve looking at what others have to say about working at your company. Making existing employees into ambassadors not only helps you win suitable candidates, but it also assists employee retention so you’ll find yourself recruiting less often.

Throwing in a dose of healthy competition, no matter what industry you’re in, can help you improve your recruiting techniques too. Gear your recruitment strategy towards becoming an employer of choice. This may mean recording videos about why your passionate team members love working with you, or introducing incentive programs to boost morale and retention. Having a good reputation in the industry can help attract better candidates.

Understand your peaks and troughs

Maintaining a steady flow of human capital can be difficult for HR managers or directors of organisations. While it’s all very well to have a recruitment strategy in place, your recruitment needs may continuously change depending on workload. It can be difficult to predict what tendered work will be won as well as when successfully tendered projects will start.

Consider if your recruitment strategy needs to include different types of employment arrangements, such as temporary staff and independent contractors. By hiring temporary contractors during peak times, you may be able to meet clients’ needs effectively and get the right people to work for you when you need them most.

Don’t go it alone

High quality permanent recruits or temporary contractors will have an immediate impact on your business, which is why it’s important to get your recruitment processes right. This is where Agile Services recruitment and labour hire services can come in. We take the pressure off your business so you can reap the benefits of working on big projects, without having to waste resources on ineffective recruitment.

Get in touch to find out how we can partner with your business to solve your recruitment, traffic management or insurance problems.