Lifecycle of Recruitment

A strategic recruitment plan

Introduction

Ultimately, your internal recruitment and retention plan should include a strategy on all of the headings below. The constant threads that runs through every element of this overview is ‘communication’ and ‘engagement’ in order to attract the top candidates and to ensure that your existing team remain motivated.

Having a plan is the first part of a successful outcome and how each part of that is implemented is key to achieving a successful outcome.

As we know a great deal about staff attraction and retention, we’re happy to offer our advice and share insight into this process.

STAGE ONE:
DEFINE REQUIREMENTS

Ensure all parties agree on:

1. The overall purpose of this recruit.
2. The job description and duties.
3. Competencies required.
4. Person specification.
5. The interview and recruitment process.
6. Who is involved.
7. Timeframes.
8. What's communicated to the business.
9. Renumeration package.

STAGE TWO:
ATTRACTING POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

Active Candidates:

1. Write highly effective adverts.
2. Post adverts in correct places.
3. Sourcing CVs.
4. Social Media Posting and Advertising.

Passive Candidates:

5. Networking.
6. Headhunting.
7. Pipeline Planning.

STAGE THREE:
SELECTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE

1. Shortlisting.
2. Screening.
3. Planning the interview experience.
4. Interview structure.
5. Tests and other checks.
6. Offer management.

STAGE FOUR:
ON-BOARDING

1. Pre-Start Engagement.
2. Effective Inductions.
3. Targets and Expectations.
4. Planning Effective Reviews.

STAGE FIVE:
RETENTION

1. On-going performance reviews.
2. Training.
3. Incentives and rewards.
4. Recognition.
5. Career progression.

STAGE SIX:
OFF-BOARDING

1. Exit interviews/Counter Offers.
2. Learn.
3. Implement changes/adapt.

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