Why Focus on Recruitment?
When only 30% of hiring managers, 22% of talent acquisition professionals, and 41% of candidates are satisfied with their recruitment processes, improvement is clearly needed. Not only is an underperforming recruitment process costly in terms of cycle time to achieve business goals, strained stakeholder relationships, and injured morale, but it also creates opportunity costs. Without the right people in place, organizations will struggle to stay competitive.
Fortunately, some companies avoid these pitfalls, and Allegis Group has indexed its research findings to identify behaviors that distinguish high-performing recruitment organizations from the rest. We’re sharing these results in a new white paper, arming readers with insights to facilitate stakeholder conversations that help them achieve their business goals and change peoples’ lives for the better.
What High-Performing Recruitment Organizations Do
Results from our Talent Advisory Survey find that the best in talent acquisition are:
3.3 times more likely to have a formalized and documented recruitment process with clear lines of accountability
- 2.9 times more likely to say their recruitment process is fully aligned and supportive of business goals
- 3.8 times more likely to say their recruitment process successfully balances the needs of hiring managers, recruiters, and candidates
- 3.5 times more likely to say their recruitment process leverages technology appropriately
- 2.9 times more likely to be satisfied with the recruitment process overall
- Write compelling job descriptions in tandem with 30-/60-/90-day goals
- Invest in the right sourcing channels to produce results with the right talent pipelines
- Embody the habits of highly effective screeners by vetting references and screening for cultural fit and skill needs to ensure they hire the right person
- Deliver a delightful onboarding experience that ensures a newly hired employee’s retention and directly contributes to recruiting’s ROI
- Properly augment the talent acquisition process with technology