Talent Optimization

Recruitment - hiring - without guesswork

Take the guesswork out of hiring

As the COVID-19 crisis slightly loosens its grip on the economy, our clients tell us that recruitment challenges are very much front of mind. As restrictions are eased, many companies can finally open up, look to the future, and think about expanding their workforce.

According to a recent study in the UK and Ireland, 38% of those surveyed plan to leave their jobs in the next six months to a year. The pandemic has caused a definite shift in employees’ priorities and expectations. This scenario will both open up further new vacancies and also increase the available talent on the job market.

It’s a two-sided coin. Many industries can expect intense competition for candidates. With an increase in job vacancies, candidates can afford to be increasingly picky.

At the same time, some companies might find themselves overwhelmed by applicants. This is partially fuelled by the number of people who have been biding their time throughout the pandemic. They’ve stayed in their currently secure job until they spot an attractive opportunity elsewhere.

So, how do you begin to unpick this tightly forming knot of recruitment challenges?

Hiring is complex. It uses time, monetary and human resources. Sifting through a large number of CVs can be extremely time-consuming, and only tells you part of the story. And you really need to reliably find the most suitable candidate.

Hiring mistakes are extremely costly on so many levels. For instance, the applicant experience directly affects your employer brand. If your hiring process is not effective or efficient, candidates will not want to come and work for you. Having to start the recruitment process all over again is a drain on all your resources.

As you prepare for expanding your workforce, it’s therefore key to equip your hiring team with a process that is efficient, effective, objective, and reliable. Watch our video to see how the use of scientific people data can help you to remove guesswork from your recruitment process, and hire the right person for any role.

How can Predictive Advantage help?

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to

  • strip away hiring inefficiencies such as the need to hold too many interviews?
  • streamline your recruitment process to make it more objective and protect your employer brand?
  • be able to gauge on-the-job success?

Why not contact Predictive Advantage for an informal chat (complete our contact form, email us or call us on +44 1423 876358)? Our Expert Consultants are passionate about helping clients to leverage scientific people data to take the guesswork out of hiring, to attract, recruit and retain the best talent, and to build a strong employer brand.

 

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“He makes my skin crawl.”

“People like that make me sick.”

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I know I have.

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I was listening to a news programme on the radio. One of the stories piqued my interest. Why indeed would honeybees resort to using animal dung to protect their hives? I was reminded of all the businesses that had to pivot their strategies in recent times. How could they ensure that their teams continued to perform at their best throughout periods of profound change? Please bear with me on this one!

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