According to a recent survey of over 800 CEO’s by The Conference Board, the top internal challenge facing companies in 2019 is their ability to attract and retain top talent. This is because companies that attract and retain the best people in the market give themselves a significant competitive advantage, and it’s why a high-performing Recruitment function is a key characteristic of all the top performing companies across the world.
For small companies, the leadership team often leads recruitment by leveraging their personal network to attract the talent they need. However, this methodology is almost impossible to scale to larger businesses, where the volume of hires needed means that recruitment needs to be systemised, with core processes managed by highly skilled recruiters and underpinned by technology.
Recruitment teams tend to face pressure from the business in three key ways:
- The quality of the people they recruit
- The time it takes to recruit them
- The cost of recruitment
Whilst the importance of each factor varies between companies and may even change within a company depending on the business cycle, a high-performing recruitment function is able to deliver the hires a business requires whilst optimising all three.
To help organisations better understand their recruitment capability, Parisima has developed a unique Recruitment Diagnostic process to look at your recruitment from every perspective and conduct a detailed analysis of how it’s supporting the business.
Parisima looks at every stage of the recruitment process, from resource planning to induction, using our qualitative and quantitative research-based methodology. In addition, Parisima assesses the existing team and the way they work, giving you insight into the performance of your recruiters compared with your competitors. Parisima will look at your infrastructure, from your tools and your employer brand to the policies you have in place. The overall performance of your recruitment function is then assessed to determine the extent to which it is meeting the needs of your business.
The output from the Recruitment Diagnostic process is a comprehensive analysis of your Recruitment function, together with detailed action plans across three areas:
- Tactical: these quick wins will make your recruitment better tomorrow than it is today with minimal investment
- Strategic: these recommendations will drive transformational change in the way that recruitment supports the business
- Commercial: these recommendations will change the way you perceive recruitment and demonstrate a return on your investment