Adapt the Talent Acquisition Process to a Virtual Environment

Leverage technology to hire the right people, at the right time, during COVID-19 and beyond.

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TA functions face challenges transitioning to virtual solutions due to:

  • Underused functionality of talent acquisition technology
  • Complex implementation across multiple solution providers
  • A need for increased security and training

Virtual TA processes create benefits including:

  • Process efficiency through the use of enhanced technology
  • Improved candidate experience and quality of hire via intuitive recruiting systems
  • Maintaining competitiveness in a candidate-centric labor market

Module 1: Assess Current TA Process

The Purpose

  • Gather relevant data and review implications to inform the shift to a virtual TA process.
  • Identify and prioritize TA activities that need to shift to virtual.
  • Determine metrics to track the impact of the shift to virtual solutions.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • TA process mapped and implications considered
  • TA activities for modification prioritized
  • Tracking metrics determined

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Map out the current TA process (if applicable).
  • Current TA process mapped out (if applicable)
1.2 Brainstorm implications of relevant information.
1.3 Identify TA activities that need to shift to a virtual environment.
  • Identified TA activities to be shifted to virtual
1.4 Determine goals and metrics.
  • Selected metrics to track effectiveness

Module 2: Review and Select Virtual Solutions

The Purpose

  • Evaluate whether to leverage TA capabilities in current HRIS, ATS, and CRM.
  • Identify gaps where TA activities have not been addressed by an overall virtual solution.
  • Review virtual solutions at each stage of the TA process.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Determined whether to leverage TA capabilities in current HRIS, ATS, and CRM
  • Virtual TA activities gaps identified
  • Virtual solutions for requisition, sourcing, and screening stages shortlisted

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Discuss technology inventory and project constraints.
2.2 Leverage functionality of HRIS, ATS, or CRM (if applicable).
  • Functionality of HRIS, ATS, or CRM identified to leverage (if applicable)
2.3 Identify functionality gaps (if applicable).
2.4 Shortlist virtual solutions for the requisition, sourcing, and screening stages of the TA process.
  • Shortlist of virtual solutions for requisition, sourcing, and screening stages of the TA process

Module 3: Review and Select Virtual Solutions

The Purpose

  • Review virtual solutions at each stage of the TA process.
  • Evaluate the effort and impact of shortlisted solutions.
  • Prioritize the shortlisted solutions.
  • Identify potential risks of adopting virtual TA solutions.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Shortlisted virtual solutions for the interview, offer, and background check stages
  • Effort and impact of shortlisted solutions evaluated
  • Risks of virtual TA solutions assessed

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Shortlist virtual solutions for the interviewing, offer, and background check stages of the TA process.
  • Shortlist of virtual solutions for interviewing, offer, and background check stages of the TA process
3.2 Prioritize shortlisted virtual solutions based on effort and impact.
  • Prioritized virtual solutions according to effort and impact assessment
3.3 Conduct a risk assessment based on shortlisted solutions.
  • Risk assessment conducted

Module 4: Modify and Plan to Iterate the Virtual TA Process

The Purpose

  • Confirm and document virtual TA process.
  • Clarify the roles of all stakeholders involved in the virtual TA process post implementation.
  • Create an action plan to integrate virtual solutions into the TA process.
  • Communicate the virtual TA process internally and externally.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Virtual TA process finalized and documented
  • Stakeholder roles clarified
  • Action and communication plans created

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Document new virtual TA process.
  • New virtual TA process documented
4.2 Clarify stakeholder roles.
  • Stakeholder roles and responsibilities documented
4.3 Outline an action and communication plan.
  • Action and communication plan outlined

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