Broadleaf’s Senior Vice President of Client Delivery Jason Krumwiede was recently featured in an article written by HRO Today’s Marta Chmielowicz. Titled “Stacking Up,” the piece discusses the importance of building an integrated total workforce solutions tech stack to establish a solid foundation for the modern hiring process. Jason was one of several industry experts quoted within the article.
When asked how organizations can most effectively modernize their recruitment technology to transition to a total talent approach, Jason recommended that talent acquisition (TA) leadership be involved throughout the process. Because contingent and full-time employees are often managed by separate teams, it is critically important to engage TA stakeholders when overseeing all company-wide resources.
“As a growing number of companies have turned to contract labor as a strategic labor option, organizations cannot afford to sacrifice quality for cost savings by letting procurement teams oversee these initiatives,” said Jason. “That’s why there’s never been a better time for TA leaders to own the contingent labor process.”
To best identify gaps in their recruitment process, organizations can conduct a gap analysis to discover inefficiencies or pain points in their existing recruitment technology stack. According to Jason, this can be accomplished by applying for a job on their own career site while asking a few simple questions about the overall user experience.
“How easy was the process? What communication did you receive upon applying for a position? Ultimately, leaders need to work through end-to-end user acceptance testing to ensure that the application process is operating properly,” said Jason.
Upon the deployment of a new recruitment approach, it is pivotal for companies to engage executive sponsors to cultivate organizational buy-in. While the transition to total talent management and developing a suitable workforce solutions strategy can seem daunting, a successful implementation can be more effective by developing a clear process roadmap, carefully selecting a proven technology partner, and promoting constant communication by all user groups.
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