A strong talent acquisition strategy needs to focus on five key aspects: sourcing candidates effectively, providing a first-rate candidate experience, monitoring recruitment data, communicating the company’s brand and value proposition effectively, and investing in an appropriate applicant tracking system to streamline the process.
Don't forget to leverage data to ease the recruitment process. The amount of candidate information involved in the recruitment process is rising exponentially, ranging from skill sets and industry experience to personal/cultural attributes. Each time a new role needs to be filled, the recruitment process does not need to start from scratch. Manufacturing organizations can harness this data through an applicant tracking system to keep information on file to make the process more efficient going forward. Data can also be helpful by identifying inefficiencies in the recruitment process to reduce the hiring cycle time. This averages 90 days for experienced-level talent, but can be shortened by consolidating the number of interview rounds for a candidate.
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