A recruiting acquisition, also referred to as a staffing or temporary acquisition, searches for, interviews and screens applicants for job placement. The goal of a recruiting acquisition may be to fill temporary job openings, permanent vacancies or both. Alternatively, a staffing agency may focus only on a specific industry niche, such as executive or nurse recruitment. The successful start of a recruiting agency involves a solid business plan, a background in recruitment strategies, knowledge of laws about licensing, hiring and taxes, and a marketing plan for gaining clients.
Recruitment (hiring) is a core function of human resource management. Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization.
Assessment and Selection
Personnel assessment refers to any method of collecting information on individuals for the purpose of making a selection decision. Selection decisions include, but are not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, referral, retention, and entry into programs leading to advancement (e.g., apprenticeship, training, career development). Selecting qualified applicants is a critical step in building a talented and committed workforce, supporting an effective organizational culture, and enhancing the overall performance of the agency.
While many applicants may apply for any particular position, quantity does not guarantee quality. Assessment procedures can be a cost-effective tool in narrowing down large applicant pools. Assessment tools can also make the selection decision process more efficient because less time and fewer resources are expended dealing with applicants whose qualifications do not match what is needed by the agency.
Training and Development
Good training and development programs help you keep the right people and grow profit. As the battle for top talent becomes more competitive, employee training and development programs are more important than ever. Hiring top talent takes time and money, and how you engage and develop that talent impacts retention and business growth. For example, Great Place to Work® found that employee development, more than any other area, was identified by the 2014 100 Best Companies as a top area of focus.
According to China Gorman, CEO at Great Places to Work, “As companies grow and the war for talent intensifies, it is increasingly important that training and development programs are not only competitive, but are supporting the organization on its defined strategic path.” And it’s not just about retention. Employee training and development programs directly impact your bottom line.
Mentoring and Befriending
Mentoring and befriending makes a real difference to people who find themselves struggling, often at a time of change, and find that they need the dedicated support of another person to help them navigate their way through. It covers a range of supportive and purposeful activity involving the development of a relationship in which one person, who is not family or a close friend, gives time to support and encourage another.
Mentoring and befriending is found in a range of settings – within community, statutory and business – and can take place on a one-to-one basis or within groups. Whatever the setting, mentoring and befriending shares the following key elements:
- Building relationship and trust
- Clarifying purpose and intended outcomes
- Communicating and reviewing progress with individuals
- Ending the relationship
Career Transition / Outplacement
We have a rich history working for both private and public organisations across a wealth of industries, in the UK and internationally. Over 500 organisations and more than 500,000 individuals have benefited from our expertise in helping them to manage the events and challenges of transition.
Our transition support services are available on an unlimited basis until individuals are settled; we also offer flexible delivery so people in remote locations can have full access to our services, even in their own homes.
Combining our knowledge, expertise, experience, passion and commitment with our unparalleled results, we will work with you to:
- Understand your commercial imperatives
- Tailor solutions to your goals and budget
- Deliver a totally transparent service