Competition for talent in the UK is expected to intensify. Two thirds of UK CEOs expect to increase their headcount, according to PwC’s 19th Annual CEO Global Survey, above the global average and higher than any other European country.
The need for an engaged talent community to succeed in a competitive employment market is one of seven key talent acquisition trends we identified in our previous article. Here’s our checklist for success:-
Create your talent pool : Many companies don’t actively begin their hiring process until they have a specific need, leaving a gap in their organisation that impacts morale and productivity. You already have a number of sources available to you to create your talent pool. These include previous ‘close match’ applicants to your job posts and those with key soft skills and the potential to fill future vacancies you anticipate within your business. Evaluate your unsuccessful applicants and request permission to send e-mail updates before adding them to your talent pool.