How to Restructure Your Staffing Plan for 2015

The new year is just around the corner. With end-of-year tasks piling up on their desks at work and the holiday to-do list growing ever longer at home, hiring managers need a good reason to take on one more task this time of year.

How does pulling in the best candidates in 2015 sound?

A strategic staffing plan helps you find the best people for the job, improve retention, and increase productivity and sustainable growth. Chances are, your organization found that 2014’s strategic staffing plan performed admirably in some areas – and less well in others.

By taking a short time to restructure your staffing plan for 2015, you can start your company off on the right foot in the new year, keeping what works and discarding what doesn’t. Here’s how:

  1. Compare plans and results. Take a moment to skim your 2014 strategic staffing plan and compare it to actual hiring tasks. How close were your predictions to your actual needs? Did job descriptions and interview questions asked give an accurate picture of what skills were needed and an accurate reading of what skills candidates actually offered? Were candidates a good cultural “fit” with your company? List both things that worked well and things that didn’t.
  2. Share what you’ve learned. Get in touch with your recruiter and discuss both the “pros” and “cons” of last year’s strategic staffing plan. Perhaps your plan greatly improved the match between candidates’ technical skill sets and your company’s needs, but failed to address the need for “soft skills” like communication and team management. Maybe “soft skills” were up to par, but the fit between candidates’ work styles and your company’s culture led to some early departures. The more information you can provide, the better your recruiter can help you restructure your plan and find candidates that meet all your criteria.
  3. Edit the plan as needed. You probably don’t need to reinvent the wheel. But identifying the weakest points in your strategic staffing plan can help you shore them up – and be ready to find better candidates in less time in the new year. Your staffing firm can help.

At Marquee Staffing, our experienced recruiters can help you restructure your staffing plan and make 2015 the most prosperous year yet. Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Orange County and beyond.

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