Build a Collaborative Sourcing Process

Create an effective staffing supply chain that gives you ready access to talent.

Onsite Workshop

An immature sourcing function can lead to:

  • Increased time to fill.
  • Increased cost per hire.
  • Lower quality of hire.
  • Conflicts between talent acquisition specialists and hiring managers.

A mature sourcing function can lead to:

  • Identifying quality candidates ahead of demand.
  • Improved candidate experience.
  • Improved time to fill, cost per hire, and quality of hire.

Module 1: Make the Case and Identify Sourcing Pain Points

The Purpose

  • To understand the case for improving sourcing processes.
  • Scope the project to your needs.
  • Assess the current state of sourcing.
  • Review a forecast of talent needs, and identify the demand for sourcing. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An understanding of sourcing pain points which need to be addressed.
  • Clarity about upcoming talent needs and demand for sourcing.
  • A baseline to measure the impact of the project.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Make the case for building an effective sourcing supply chain.
1.2 Identify sourcing metrics.
  • Identified sourcing metrics.
1.3 Lead a discussion about sourcing with contributing stakeholders.
1.4 Document a prioritized list of sourcing pain points.
1.5 Map out the organization’s current hiring process.
  • Documented hiring process.
1.6 Forecast talent needs and demand for sourcing using the strategic workforce plan.
  • Forecast talent needs and demand for sourcing.
1.7 Review the employer brand and identify how key messages should figure in sourcing.
  • Identified key employer branding messages for sourcing.

Module 2: Develop an Action Plan to Improve Sourcing Effectiveness

The Purpose

  • Map out target hiring and sourcing processes.
  • Develop a strategy to increase collaboration with hiring managers during the sourcing process.
  • Get ready to train talent acquisition specialists to improve sourcing effectiveness. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Optimized sourcing process.
  • Trained talent acquisition specialists.
  • Increased collaboration with hiring managers. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Map out the current sourcing process.
2.2 Determine how to include hiring managers in identifying talent pools.
2.3 Identify a pool of approved sources.
2.4 Document the sourcing process target state.
  • Documented sourcing process target state.
2.5 Tailor the Search Kick-Off Checklist for your organization.
2.6 Customize the training slides as appropriate.
2.7 Develop a plan to train your talent acquisition specialists.
  • An action plan that clearly identifies target sourcing processes and how to achieve them.

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