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Plan for High-Volume Recruiting

Use project management principles to navigate and plan for high-volume recruiting.

  • A tight labor market already makes regular cycle recruitment challenging. A high-volume recruiting project not only increases the amount of requisitions a team will have to fill but also amplifies the impact of regular recruitment challenges (e.g. poor candidate experience, inconsistent hiring results, inefficient talent acquisition process).

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Critical Insight

  • Balancing the candidate experience and hiring manager needs with process efficiency may seem impossible. Use project management principles to make it achievable.

Impact and Result

  • Be proactive and leverage project management principles. HVR projects have clear timelines that make them optimal for taking on a project management approach.
  • A plan for high-volume recruitment processes will help balance the need to have an efficient process and a good candidate experience and meeting hiring manager needs.

Plan for High-Volume Recruiting Research & Tools

1. Define the scope and complexity of the project

Determine the breadth, complexity, and constraints of the HVR project in order to set project goals and metrics.

2. Assess and customize the talent acquisition process for HVR

Customize the TA process to address HVR needs, then identify external communication and additional materials needed.

3. Develop the project plan

Prepare a business case for stakeholders, and determine the project team roles and communication methods before launching the project.

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Guided Implementation 1: Define the scope and complexity of the project
  • Call 1: Discuss the hiring needs and determine the complexity of the project. Review the project scoping process activities including intake meeting guides and the candidate audience profile template.
  • Call 2: Discuss project constraints and identify how they will impact the HVR project. Identify HVR project goals and metrics to ensure project success.

Guided Implementation 2: Assess and customize the talent acquisition process for HVR
  • Call 1: Review the organization’s talent acquisition process and identify areas for customization.
  • Call 2: Discuss the customized TA process and identify important timelines for the project.

Guided Implementation 3: Develop the project plan
  • Call 1: Discuss project team needs and identify project team members for HVR. Determine if there are gaps in project resources and prepare a business case for key stakeholders.
  • Call 2: Identify project checkpoints and build a plan for tracking the project until completion.


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