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Talent Acquisition
" We needed assistance in reducing the time to
onboard new hires (and) quickly ramp up, " explains
Christie Delregno, HR director of talent acquisition at
Woonsocket, RI-based CVS Health. To address these
needs, CVS Health has partnered with RPO provider
Seven Step RPO, which has experience recruiting IT job
candidates from across the U.S. and abroad.
As Delregno suggests, companies cannot wait for
talent to show up at the door-not when business
opportunity beckons. With skilled talent increasingly
scarce, HR is stepping into more of a strategic role.
And as HR does this, it is fi nding it needs more than
just sourcing and transaction bandwidth from RPO
providers-it also needs strategic assistance in the
rapid hunt for high-volume, quality talent.
" The employment landscape is changing from the
mindset of putting warm bodies in seats to what this
workforce strategically needs to look like in the next
six months or next two years, " says Amylyn Kyler, vice
president of talent advisory services at Pittsburgh-based
Newton Consulting, which has consulted on employment
strategy to large organizations like Heinz and Alcoa.
" In some cases, you may decide to train people currently
on staff to fi ll new roles. In other cases, you may decide
to acquire these skill sets, " Kyler adds. " What you can't
do is nothing, and that's because there aren't as many
job seekers in the marketplace anymore. "
High Demand Meets Low Availability
Without job seekers bombarding company employment
sites, HR has to proactively fi nd talent to fulfi ll
corporate growth objectives. Several RPO providers say
that they are being asked to assist HR in this journey,
recruiting talent in the larger volumes needed to
pursue such growth initiatives as the development
of new products and the entry into new markets and
geographies.
The reason for this assistance is due in large part to
the intense competition for diverse skill sets. With
unemployment at pre-fi nancial crisis levels and business
opportunities abounding, the pool of available quality
candidates has contracted. Adding to the problem is that
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HRO TODAY MAGAZINE
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JUNE 2015
Research from Deloitte fi nds
developing innovate ways to
attract, source, and recruit
talent as a key focus for HR.
This undertaking will require
executing a strategic workforce
plan that refl ects the company's
growth objectives.
younger generations of workers are not as interested
in full-time positions as other generations, preferring
a more fl exible and balanced work-life arrangement
afforded by freelancer and contractor employment.
Randstad Sourceright's 2015 Talent Trends Report
indicates that 77 percent of the respondents agree
that their organizations need to create more fl exible
working options to recruit the talent they need. Another
survey by Deloitte sums up the workforce competition
succinctly, stating, " Today, companies have to manage
people differently-creating an imperative to innovate,
transform, and reengineer human capital practices. "
In this fast-paced environment, the organization best
equipped to lock up the right talent the quickest is
best positioned to achieve its growth ambitions. This
workforce goal is transforming HR into more of a
strategic function.

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