Organizations have long been able to afford the luxury of filling the shortage of permanent employees with temporary, external professionals. Those days are over: even in the flexible labor market there is scarcity on all fronts. Hourly rates are rising fast: by 7% on average. This scarcity is forcing organizations to look at the entire labor force in an integral way. Recruiting, binding, motivating and developing the right talent is paramount. The form of contract is becoming less and less relevant. Thus, 2022 could well be the year when Total Talent Acquisition (TTA) actually takes off. Expert Alexander Crépin shared his vision on ZiPconomy.

Start with a living lab

One of the key challenges to getting started with Total Talent Acquisition (TTA) is setting up a single TTA process. How do you ensure that all open positions are picked up in a "one-stop shop" fashion and that the hiring and hiring processes are uniformed? However, the step from the as-is situation to this is huge. The advice: start small, start a living lab. This can be done using just two steps:

  1. Start by handling all requests in one central location. You could call this the TTA Desk or the Inflow Service Point (ISP).
  2. Then, in line with Agile thinking, engage in multidisciplinary learning with each other. This offers the opportunity to work pragmatically result-oriented, and thus the expertise of all stakeholders can be utilized step by step to achieve the intended TTA gains. For example, you can choose to start working within a certain department and/or with a certain type of roles first. Look together at how the two entry tracks can be arranged to fill the position in a customer-focused, efficient and effective way.

In the way outlined here, existingbest practicesof recruitment and external hiring can be brought together much more easily. It is also possible to experience, without too much risk, how best to implement TTA to optimize the inflow of talent. It also avoids having to invest directly in systems and tools, for example for integrations or switching to a new solution that better supports TTA. These are processes that are best started only when there is a good picture of the operational implications of TTA.

You can read the entire article by Alexander Crépin his hand at ZiPconomy