During a crisis, be it within an individual business or a global pandemic, its natural for your focus to shift from the horizon and growth, down to your feet and survival. Now everyone has figured out how to work from home, manage teams, in and deliver services remotely, its time to raise your eyes and look again to building and executing your plans and goals.
EvolveAI is seeing more positive news every day with businesses reigniting hiring, and savvy leaders snapping up great people with little or no competition. Now is the time to be starting or preparing to continue looking to the horizon.
There are several things you can be doing to prepare or start, here are the 3 most impactful:
If you work with a genuine talent consultancy that offers innovative solutions to building great teams, you could engage them to talent pool for you. Talent pooling is the building of a bench of target profiles, so that when the brakes are taken off you can quickly get back up to speed.
Don’t be reactive.
If a permanent hiring process takes 4-8 weeks plus a notice period, you can cut that time in half by retaining a talent partner to be building a candidate pipeline for you in the background. Usually, this is an upfront cost that then creates a cost save per hire once you get going again. This is also a great way to keep your headhunting partner thinking of you and working hard for you while things are quiet.
Given that people have more time on their hands it's important to look at your internal processes to sure them up, because once you're busy again you won’t have time; this will create not only a better candidate experience, benefiting your brand, but potentially save you days of time down the line.
"people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Looking closely at your supply chain and partners, are they fit for purpose? How have they treated you during this time? Have they really had your back? What have they offered by way of support? Have they done anything innovative to create new solutions to new challenges?
Businesses in all sectors are evaluating their supply chains and making sure they are both getting a fair price, and that they need everything they are buying. This is not a race to the bottom on price, where no one wins, but a genuine evaluation of whether partners that are fit for battle.
If you want any advice or information on any of the process evaluation, talent pooling, or holistic approaches to talent consulting please reach out directly.