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How smart are you? Nine traits for a successful hiring strategy

It isn’t easy being an Employer right now. Record low unemployment may be great for the local economy but it drains the pool of available talent that organisations need to fill their vacancies. This creates added pressure on Employers to rethink their existing Recruitment strategies and work out if their current approach is delivering the results it needs to be. Cue: smarter hiring.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), three-quarters (72%) of human resources professionals expect to see competition between Employers rise over the next couple of years. Yet in their haste to find ‘someone’ to fill their vacancies, too many Employers resort to so-called stopgap recruitment solutions.

More often than not, this leads to a costly mis-hire, which the CIPD states can cost businesses between £8,200-£12,000 per hire…hardly the results that were sought. So, what can Employers do about it – what does a smarter hiring strategy look like in practice?

This was the challenge we have sought to address with the publication of the Guide to Smarter Hiring.

Having worked with some of the largest, fastest-growing and most innovative Employers in Oxfordshire for the best part of 20 years, we took a retrospective look at those organisations whose Recruitment strategies deliver the hiring results they need time and time again. What makes their hiring strategy so successful? What do they do that is so different to those Employers who struggle to find, attract and retain top talent?

Our analysis revealed nine core approaches that constitute a successful and smarter hiring strategy. These approaches are not revolutionary, nor do they demand a dramatic upheaval of any Recruitment strategies that already exist. Instead, they simply require Employers to take a fresh perspective on what they are already doing. Read more on this in the guide.

The Guide to Smarter Hiring is free to download, read and share. You don’t need to enter any details - simply click the following link: FREE DOWNLOAD

In today’s increasingly competitive jobs market, Employers are under increasing pressure to recruit faster, hire smarter and retain their best people longer. Finding the right people in the first place is becoming more difficult, especially in areas such as Oxfordshire.

Kate Allen

Kate Allen

Kate founded Allen Associates in 1998 out of a determination to build a recruitment business which delivered a bespoke service centred on the needs of clients and candidates.

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