External recruitment in most large organisations currently presents an increasingly complex relationship between hiring manager and external candidate, with external agencies, RPOs, internal sourcing teams, direct referrals, online applications through internal/external portals and speculative approaches by candidates direct to management.
Coupled with all the potential internal and external process delays and pitfalls associated with headcount justification, hiring budget, interview process and protocol, offer sign-off, contract generation, negotiations, acceptance and finally on-boarding……hiring firms need to be aware of the significant reputational risk they face by failing to address these when processing candidates.
Some of the areas that should be of most concern are:
In addition to Retained and Contingency recruitment services for contract and permanent employees, Polaris Search offers Risk Assessment of your recruitment process and Business Process Consulting to address any issues and make your business achieve its recruitment goals without damaging its reputation in the marketplace.
In the downturn companies looked to cut costs and push even senior recruitment down a far more commodity driven approach, where in some cases cost almost seemed to dictate the type of person you could attract. We believe with even with the current challenging political climate companies need to plan ahead and attract talent to that will not only be enthused about a job but also the culture of the business.
No business should have a one size fits all approach for its management team. If business believes it’s employees will deliver then they need to invest in ensuring that people are attracted to them and then are enthused to work for them thereafter.
Strategic Consulting covering Organisational Structure and Development, Reward and Compensation, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Leadership Assessment, Skills Gap Analysis and Executive Coaching