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business | tips and techniques

Are you ridin'
or are you drivin'?
How to develop a talent acquisition plan.
by Rita Revels

aving the right talent in the right
place at the right time is essential
in all businesses, but it is critical in small
businesses. Having a talent acquisition
plan will help ensure that you have the
talent you need to meet your customer's
needs. If you are ridin', you are in a
reactive state. You react to immediate
hiring needs without an established plan
to follow. A rushed hire without a plan
can result in hiring the wrong people,
which can impact your business and
your customers. If you are drivin', you
are following an established process that
produces the results necessary for your
business to succeed.

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Talent acquisition vs. recruitment
Talent acquisition is the process
of finding and acquiring skilled
workers to meet the needs of
an organization. It is an ongoing
strategy that focuses on long-term
planning and finding appropriate
candidates for a specific skillset.
Recruitment is the process of
finding and hiring experienced and
qualified people to fill a vacancy at
an organization. It typically follows
a predefined recruitment process
that is standardized and reactive.

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Plan ahead
You must develop talent acquisition plans
before the need to hire arises and align
the plan with the organization's overall
strategic objectives. Talent acquisition
plans should include developing an
employment brand and a deϐined process
that is optimized to ϐit your organization.
Developing an employment brand
involves sharing what it is like to work
for your organization. When done correctly, it can establish your organization as the employer of choice. Some
activities to develop a positive employment brand include incorporating the
work experience on your website and
social media sites through videos, photos and testimonials. Job fairs, sponsorships of community events and
community involvement are additional

ways to create an employment brand.
Creating a positive employment brand
takes time and a continued focus on a
consistent message.

A five-step process
The talent acquisition process is
comprised of ϐive steps: deϐine, review,
adjust, implement and evaluate.
1. Deϐine. Deϐining the ideal candidate
will help ensure that the right employees with the required skill sets
are recruited. Deϐining the right candidate starts with a comprehensive
job analysis. A job analysis lists all job
tasks with the frequency they occur
and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required by the job. Once
the job analysis is complete, it can be
used to create job descriptions and
develop advertising copy for job ads.
2. Review. Several methods can be
used to review the current recruiting
process. The most comprehensive
method involves mapping the
recruiting process from start to
ϐinish and mapping the applicant
experience to apply for the position.
Mapping the recruiting process
puts provides a visual format that
can identify unnecessary steps.
Process mapping does not require
any special tools or software and
can be done with Post-it® Notes or
in a spreadsheet. Be sure to include
any steps that occur post-job offer,
such as drug screens or background

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