Talent acquisition services are not merely recruiting services. These professional services include comprehensive, strategic planning that includes an examination of a company’s workforce plans, along with the specific skills, competencies, and experiences company employees need for success.
A Professional Talent Acquisition Specialist Gives You the Recruiting Edge
A skilled talent acquisition specialist uses employment branding strategies to attract quality candidates. The specialist manages and maintains relationships with candidates who exhibit potential. Sound metrics and analytics are designed to track and improve recruitment decisions. In short, competition for the best candidates is stiff, and professional talent acquisition services can give your company the edge.
Specific Benefits of Acquiring Talent Acquisition Services
The benefits of using a professional talent acquisition service are many. Here are just a few:
1. You Have Access to Top Talent Pool Contacts
Talent acquisition professionals maintain an extensive database of contacts that have the experience your company is looking for. Not only will you be able to jumpstart the process using their contact information, the service will screen the potential candidates for suitability and interview them, so you will meet only the best candidates. These services alone will save your business valuable time and resources.
2. Assistance in Selecting the Candidate and Managing Your Candidate Relationships
Talent acquisition specialists will help your company assess the candidates and assess, select, and hire the best candidate for the position. They will use cutting edge recruiting software, which keeps the process well-organized and generates important data for future use.
With their expertise in recruiting trends for this year and next, these professionals know how important it is for the candidates to have a positive experience with your company. Additionally, the service will make sure your company maintains a relationship with those candidates who were highly qualified but not selected for this particular position at this particular time. As part of the company’s strategic talent acquisition planning, one or more of those candidates may be a top choice for another position open now or one the company anticipates will be open in the future. The talent specialists can help your company determine how best to manage that situation.
3. Strengthen and Refine Your Company’s Social Media Presence
If you want to attract recent graduates or technology-savvy candidates, you need a strong social media presence. Perhaps you have in-house staff that can develop your company’s social media presence and keep it updated regularly, but the talent acquisition specialists know how to present your company as an employer of choice.
When you use talent acquisition professionals with experience in maximizing and promoting your employer brand through social media, you will tap into a new talent pool. To help your company develop its brand, the specialists will lead you through activities that help to define your company’s image, along with the company’s culture, reputation, products, and services. Employment branding can help attract high quality candidates and project what working for the company is like.
Employees, especially younger workers, want individualized, tailored career experiences from their employers, but many employers have not yet figured this out. Professional talent acquisition specialists know how to sell your company’s image to future employees, and create an employee experience many can believe in.
Additionally, the experts can set up a streamlined, online, customized, application process for you so your employees can focus on taking care of the company’s business.
4. Use Metrics and Analytics for Evaluating Success of Your Company’s In-house HR Practices
Professional talent acquisition services include a very scientific and data-based approach to measuring the effectiveness of these programs. Where shortcomings are noted, the consultants will recommend adjustments and implement them quickly.
Through metrics and analytics, the talent service can identify quickly when a company is losing candidates to the competition based on the employer’s image being inconsistent with its actions. Employer brands need to be backed up with employer action in the form of regular communication and decisions based on company values, not just image. Otherwise, employers will have trouble attracting and retaining good employees. A talent acquisition service can help your company overcome those issues.
5. Take a Long Term, Strategic Approach
Professional talent acquisition services have the ability to help your company develop a longer term strategic approach to its hiring. These professionals have the time and expertise to look at the company in a comprehensive way, the available talent pools, and identify areas where the hiring practices and results are inconsistent with the company’s brand as an employer. The service can then work to systematically align your company’s talent acquisition practices with the company’s brand, with immediate results and longer term.
Contact a Smart HR for More Information about Talent Acquisition Services
Think strategically in your talent acquisition approach. Use Smart HR to attract and retain the best talent. Your employees are your biggest asset and your biggest expense. Contact the professionals at Smart HR for information about how their services can help your company.