If there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the last 15 years, it’s that nearly every recruitment mistake stems back to employers not nailing the position scope in the first place. Too many companies start the search phase and/or the candidate screening process for a role without being crystal clear on what they need, why they need it and how they are going to measure and reward success.
As any engineer will tell you, design casts the biggest shadow on any project. It just makes sense to flesh out an IM (information memorandum), performance profile and assessment process that will set you up for success.
If you don’t nail these elements from the outset, you are at risk of allowing the tail to wag the dog (candidates taking control of the process) and dramatically increasing your chances of recruitment error.
The Executive Recruiters Approach
A strong scoping approach should be led by a recruitment strategy canvas, that incorporates responses to more than 20 key questions to make sure you are in control of your recruiting process and can answer all the things that an A-Grade candidate will want to know.
In order to craft an effective recruitment strategy, here are 10 of those questions you should ask yourself before you hire another key resource:
If you can’t answer all of these questions (and more), you can’t build an IM and you’re not ready to recruit quality candidates.