When a part of machine breaks beyond repair, you replace it. If you don’t, you know full well the machine won’t run nearly as well as it should – if it runs at all. Of course, if you don’t have a spare part ready to replace the broken one, you’re going to have to spend a good amount of time ordering the replacement and waiting for it to be delivered. On the other hand, if you do have a number of spares ready to go, your downtime will be minimal.
Now…what do you do if one of your employees just up and quits? Are you going to have to spend days, weeks, even months looking for someone to take over the position? Or do you have a pool of talented individuals ready to step in at a moment’s notice?
In this article, we’ll talk about how to develop your talent pool to be sure that, if the need arises, you can scoop up a new employee with as little downtime as possible. We’ll also discuss why an agency can help keep the talent pipeline flowing for you.
Step #1: Define Ideal Talent
Obviously, you want to fill your talent pool with individuals who would be a good fit within your organization. Knowing this, you’ll need to determine what you’re looking for in an ideal employee in terms of their characteristics, knowledge, and skills.
Of course, these needs will vary based on the exact position you’re hiring for. But, given an individual who is capable of learning quickly and adapting to the task at hand, the minute details of a specific position matter much less than a prospective employee’s overall qualifications and abilities.
The next step is to identify where you can find the talent with the characteristics and experience that you need.
Step #2: Access a Talent Pool
Once you know what you’re looking for in an employee, the next step is to figure out where to look for top talent.
Luckily, there are agencies that specialize in finding talent within certain industries who are ready to work. They are focused on sourcing professionals for existing jobs but also actively searching for professionals that have highly sought-after experience, in order to match them with your future hiring needs.
One of the keys to business growth is to have the staff in place that can complete projects on time. The faster you can find talent, the faster you can onboard them and get them to work. Partnering with a reputable staffing agency will keep the talent pool full and your team fully staffed.
Step #3: Follow-Up is Essential
Any individual worth hiring is, quite simply, not going to be available for very long. And, even if they are available, your company might not immediately come to mind when they’re on the hunt for a job – especially if they don’t know if you’re hiring or not.
The benefit of partnering with a staffing agency is that if you communicate your needs on a regular basis, they will have more talent, with the requirements you need, waiting in the wings ready to work when you need them.
So, it is essential to keep lines of open communication with your staffing partner. Have your job descriptions and requirements changed? Do you have new projects that require diverse types of candidate experiences? Why wasn’t a candidate a good fit or why was a candidate a particularly good hire.
With regular communication, a staffing agency has the ability to become one of your very best resources and a source of revenue not an expense.
Here’s how The Panther Group Can Help
The solutions above are great ways to stay ready to hire. Sourcing talent quickly will end up taking up a lot of resources for your company. The Panther Group is primed and ready to help your company stay fully staffed, project ready, and growing because we are actively sourcing candidates that match your needs/ Our mission is to make hiring the easiest part of your business.
Why entrust your search to The Panther Group?
There’s no shortage of professional staffing agencies vying for your business. But do they have what it takes to help you reach your goals? The Panther Group does. Contact us to find the talent you need.