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How to develop a recruitment strategy

To develop a recruitment strategy that will support organizational growth and success, follow these nine steps. A systematic approach is likely to be more effective and sustainable than a tactical or responsive approach. A formal recruitment strategy helps HR teams be proactive in supplying skilled and capable people to the areas of a business where the need is greatest. Follow a step-by-step approach to create a comprehensive, effective strategy that will advance your organization’s performance.

Step 1: Align with the organization’s mission and goals.

Step 2: Identify growing or emerging areas where more people will be required

Step 3: Understand and prioritize current and future skills that your business will need to deliver its objectives

Step 4: Define and present a strong employer brand, which makes your organization attractive to its target group of employees.

Step 5: Benchmark and research remuneration and rewards

Step 6:  Research and choose the best channels to engage with the candidates your organization seeks.

Step 7: Define clear cultural and skills criteria and consistent scoring of interviews and assessments.

Step 8: Review your recruitment process to make sure it’s efficient and effective at every stage

Step 9: Continually seek feedback, benchmark and evaluate your recruitment success and feed the learning back into improving the process.

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