With recruitment on hold for many this year, it’s tempting to hit repeat your 2020 recruitment strategy for 2021.
However, the world isn’t quite the same any more, so your resourcing budget, HR team, current employees and potential employees aren’t the same either.
Top talent is staying put, vacancies are attracting thousands of applications from those unfortunately made redundant, and you’ve suddenly got a lot more on your to-do list.
A resilient recruitment strategy is crucial for securing the best candidates and delivering tangible results in 2021, and here are three places to start:
Adapt your resourcing methods to your budget
If you’re working with a smaller resourcing budget in 2021, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean you must conduct all resourcing activities in-house and on a shoestring.
Speak to your resourcing partners about flexible, all-inclusive recruitment packages, that give you complete control over per vacancy spend and ensure you only pay for the services you need.
For example, at Profile Resourcing, we offer clients a choice of four main recruitment packages:
- Simple – advertisements on 30-plus major job boards and collation of applications.
- Simple Plus – all the above plus application review and sifting.
- Simple Plus Plus – all the above plus advert writing and extensive database searches for passive candidates.
The Full Works – for when you need everything covered.
Focus on inclusivity throughout the recruitment process
Black Lives Matter and other events of 2020 have positively opened up the conversation about equality in the workplace, and this will be a topic of interest to many candidates.
It’s crucial that your 2021 recruitment strategy is inclusivity-led, not just because this is the best way of attracting a wide range of talented candidates, but because it’s the right thing to do.
Ensure you foster equality and diversity throughout the recruitment process – from the very first advertisement through to the onboarding process and beyond.
We are extremely proud to be an inclusivity-led recruitment practice, advising and helping resourcing functions to improve quality and diversity at their core and attract the best person for the role regardless of their background.
Source expertise where needed
Your HR department may have shrunk a little this year, but you don’t have to handle everything yourself – especially not the tasks requiring a little more time, attention and expertise to get right.
One area prime for seeking external support is executive recruitment.
We’re already working with companies on executive search briefs, using our skills and expertise to find, target, engage and attract senior talent for executive positions in 2021. Handing over this mammoth task isn’t just a timesaving exercise, but it also results in quality outcomes for mission-critical hires.
No one quite knows what 2021 holds, but what we do know is that we can support your business’ recruitment strategy and priorities whatever happens.
To find out more about our flexible, all-inclusive recruitment packages, inclusivity-led resourcing processes and executive search service, get in touch on 01908 012012 or visit Profile Resourcing