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10 Commandments For Successful Recruiting Partnerships

Tech layoffs have impacted almost a quarter million people this year and with some People teams being the first ones on the chopping block, it might be difficult to continue to attract and secure top-tier talent. So how do you do it without an in-house team? Sounds daunting, right? It doesn't have to be.

Unfortunately, there is still a stigma about working with external teams to assist with hiring. While the typical headhunting model still exists, lots of companies have been pivoting to a Recruitment as a Service (RaaS) model. This business model could also go by different names, such as: On Demand Recruitment, Embedded Recruitment, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), etc. No matter which name resonates with you, please keep in mind that hiring is not something that should outsourced entirely; it requires time, thought, collaboration and trust. If done right, it could be a recipe for success. In the current market conditions that we're in, it could be a solution that provides flexibility, cost-savings and an on-going, trustworthy business partnership.

In order to get the most out of your partnership, please read and remember the following:

  1. Utilize us when you need us, but don't waste our time.

  2. Treat us like your own and we will treat you like our own.

  3. Treat as a partner and we will move mountains for you.

  4. Don't let your ego do the talking.

  5. Don't shy away from tough conversations.

  6. Be open to change.

  7. Job descriptions are not written in stone and neither is your hiring process.

  8. Stay agile, continuous improvement is the name of the game.

  9. If you've "always done it this way," then we wouldn't need to be here in the first place.

  10. Strive for progress, not perfection.

In short, there is no magic wand. GASP! Hiring in general requires a significant investment, and we're not only talking financials. It requires time, consistency and patience. There are many companies out there, so make sure that the one you choose does this job with heart. The rest you can figure out together.

The end.

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