Recent Survey Results Point to the Value in Relationship-Based, Candidate-First Talent Acquisition in Improving Employee Engagement
HANOVER, Md., Jan 17, 2019 – Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, today released a report highlighting the key talent acquisition practices that enable organizations to build engaged workforces. Based on a survey of more than 1,000 employers and nearly 7,000 candidates and employees around the world, “Stepping Up: Workforce Practices That Raise the Bar on Business Performance” reveals that a minority of organizations are achieving strong business impact through an engaged workforce committed to delivering positive outcomes.
Allegis Group also found a strong, positive correlation between organizations committed to talent best practices and their ability to fill open positions quickly, attract and retain top-quality talent, and optimize costs. Organizations that perform well in all three areas are identified as high-performing talent organizations in the report and amounted to just 6.6 percent of total respondents. The talent management strategies that successful, relationship-focused employers adopt provide a roadmap for all organizations seeking to build a committed, engaged workforce.
Building relationships through great candidate and employee experiences is essential to developing an engaged workforce, yet less than a third (31 percent) of employers report they are very satisfied with their recruitment process. A lack of prioritization of the candidate experience creates several issues for employers, including an inability to find great talent (74 percent of respondents), an inability to achieve business objectives (65 percent of respondents), a poor employer reputation online (57 percent of respondents) and greater recruiting costs (53 percent of respondents).
Allegis Group found that successful organizations consistently apply a relationship-focused approach to four fundamental phases of talent acquisition: job definition, sourcing, screening and onboarding.
High-performing organizations optimize job definitions and create descriptions that set the stage for positive employee relationships.
Align sourcing strategies to connect with talent on their terms.
Establish screening processes that boost the candidate experience.
Treat onboarding as the foundation of a great employee relationship.
“The results of these findings confirm what we have long known as a leader in talent solutions: a great employer-employee relationship begins with great relationship-based talent acquisition best practices,” said Andy Hilger, president of Allegis Group. “In order to attract top talent, employers need to establish trust on all fronts by better understanding and prioritizing the employee relationship.”
Get a free download of Allegis Group’s “Stepping Up: Workforce Practices That Raise the Bar on Business Performance” to learn about the importance of a fair and transparent playing field between candidates and employers, as well as key talent management practices related to job definition, sourcing, screening and onboarding at https://www.allegisgroup.com/insights/talent-acquisition-strategies.
About Allegis Group
As the global leader in talent solutions, we take pride in what we do, connecting great people to great opportunities, helping businesses win and careers soar. Today, with $12.3 billion in revenues and 500+ global locations, Allegis Group and its network of specialized companies provide a full suite of complementary talent solutions that solves nearly every workforce challenge to empower business success while consistently delivering an unsurpassed quality experience. Our companies include Aerotek; TEKsystems; Aston Carter; Allegis Global Solutions; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Allegis Partners; MarketSource; EASi; The Stamford Group; and Getting Hired. Learn more at www.AllegisGroup.com.
Joseph Rigoli, LEWIS