A resourcing strategy is a way of identifying future staffing needs and working out how to meet those needs. 

8 top tips for building a resourcing strategy:

  1. ensure you’ve got a dedicated person in charge of resourcing, regardless of your the size of your organisation
  2. narrow down your employer brand and employee value proposition - what sets you apart from other organisations and why should people want to work for your organisation over another?
  3. figure out what your organisation needs in terms of roles compared to what exists
  4. work out if you can fill any gaps by adjusting existing roles, providing current employees with additional training, allowing flexible working, or creating career paths to build employer loyalty
  5. use internal referral schemes to develop an internal pool of candidates
  6. contact employees who have previously applied for internal roles when a new, relevant vacancy opens up
  7. monitor hiring practices and expenditure to gauge the most effective and cost-effective recruitment channels
  8. look for a recruitment agency who is an expert in your industry and offers a genuine partnership, based on long-term recruitment needs. 

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