Introduction Recruitment Process Outsourcing or RPO, is a recruitment model designed to be highly flexible and scalable. It allows businesses to outsource their recruitment efforts, making it an ideal choice for growing or scaling businesses. Differences between RPO and other recruitment models RPO is one of many recruitment models. There are a number of different […]
Recruitment is a fluid industry – it has to evolve to match the demands of the businesses it serves. Embedded talent solutions are the latest trend and Talent Works are making sure we’re ahead of the curve. How do ‘Embedded Talent solutions’ differ from other recruitment models? Embedded talent solutions share similarities with both RPO […]
With the hiring landscape constantly evolving, organisations are adapting and finding innovative ways of sharing leadership responsibilities. One such practice is Fractional Leadership. Fractional leaders fill part-time or short-term leadership positions in an organisation. Often they will be covering situations such as: The company is still in its early days, therefore, doesn’t have budget for […]
Which type of recruitment is best for your organisation? There are several an organisation can choose from – we’re going to focus on Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), In-house and Embedded Recruitment. Embedded recruitment: Embedded recruitment is where recruiters are placed within an organisation to represent them effectively in the talent market. As a process, it’s […]
For tech businesses, remote working isn’t going away any time soon. What was seen as a perk a few years ago is not only becoming the norm, but many businesses are choosing to be remote-first and having office spaces as optional, occasional meeting spaces. Over the last two years, hiring managers have concluded that the […]
At the time of year when many of us are drawing up plans for talent acquisition and hiring in the next year, knowing which skillsets to look out for or which will take a little longer to source could give you a competitive advantage. For example, it can help you to plan when you begin hiring for specific roles to align with your growth plans; some high-demand skills may take longer to recruit for. Plus, it can help you to identify a high-quality candidate, as you’ll know which skills are seen as most valuable in your industry.
The most in-demand skills are constantly changing. As consumer needs change, business priorities alter, and so do the skills needed to achieve goals and objectives. Right now, we’re seeing a surge in demand for digital and tech skills, as this is where consumer behaviours are going. But will the skills in demand in 2022 be the same as those everyone is searching for right now?
When you’re trying to scale, your senior teams don’t have time to interview candidates constantly. They have other priorities. If your interview process isn’t up to scratch, you may find yourself in a cycle of candidates dropping out halfway through and restarting the hiring process all over again.
In a candidate-driven market, you also need to leverage the interview process to show what’s great about your business. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that every candidate you interview is desperate to work for you; you’re just one option of many in the current market. Instead, think about how you can sell yourself to the candidates. Perfecting your interview process creates consistency within the candidate experience, helping to get your employer brand message across. As a scaling business without reputation and name to fall back on, employer brand is everything and will make the difference for candidates. And when it comes to employer branding, consistency and authenticity are key.
When you’re a startup, the candidate-driven market creates more talent acquisition and retention challenges than most businesses. With so many companies competing for the same technical talent, it’s increasingly difficult for growing businesses to match salary offers and the reputation of large-scale enterprises. As a result, tech candidates are in high demand are probably being contacted by recruiters every day. These tech candidates are tempted by these “sexy” offerings with high salaries or impressive names to add to their resumes. With so little available talent, your existing teams are more likely to be enticed by these offers. Can you really afford to lose your best developers, data scientists and tech talent?
In a scaling business, your teams make or break you. It would help if you were surrounded by dedicated people who are passionate about your mission. However, in a tech business, you also need key skills and knowledge to innovate and grow your offering. Therefore, any loss of staff is felt more deeply than in a large-scale enterprise, and therefore attrition is more of a threat to smaller businesses.
When you’re trying to recruit tech talent, particularly in a candidate-driven market, you need to try and stand out from the crowd. The tech recruitment landscape right now is highly competitive, and there are far more jobs being advertised than the number of candidates ready to fill them. To attract the best talent and drive […]
When you’re trying to scale your tech business, it’s undeniably a balancing act. Your relatively small team has to wear many hats and take on many jobs to ensure your product, service, or offering can reach more people and grow to reach its true potential. There is so much to think about when scaling a […]