HR Leaders know when they create an internal recruitment team, they initiate change. They are also principally concerned with acquisition, engagement, management and development of permanent talent.
One of the first challenges of this strategy is to find a recruitment manager that will not only understand your industry and culture, but win the hearts and minds of the business. The role is squarely focused on relationship building and process management, putting in place approval controls, getting to grips with suppliers and reducing out-of-process hiring. By the end of the first-year, the cost of hiring should come down by targeting agency spend as opposed to directly sourcing talent.
Next, you will look at headcount, hiring recruitment professionals who directly source candidates for non-technical and specialist roles. In tandem with this, candidate attraction is brought into focus, with an overhaul of the careers website and employee value proposition. This takes significant time, patience, rigour, resource and investment.
Along the way, there may be a few ’what ifs’ to consider…
- What if the workforce is continuously or rapidly growing?
- What if a new product is being developed and taken to market?
- What if a new office is being opened?
- What if your headcount is coming under scrutiny?
Often, the answer lies in specialist skills and non-permanent talent, both of which can be accessed through the contractor market. This adds another layer of complexity for the internal recruitment team. Spend can rapidly accelerate if there is no process or expertise to evaluate the need for non-permanent resource or manage risk and compliance in the contractor workforce.
Building an internal team can be a comfortable starting point, but responding to transformational change requires a different mindset and a blended approach.
This is where partnering with a specialist RPO and MSP provider like Avencia can add immediate benefits. We act as an extension of your internal team, giving instant scalability and expertise when you need it most.
Visit our website to download a brochure and find out how we plug in to your internal recruitment team. Minimum fuss, maximum value.