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The strategic alignment of the recruitment process (ENG)

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Author: Future Manager Research Center


The challenge of effective talent management to sustenance business growth is a consistent top priority among global Companies.

However, many companies struggle on how their recruitment process can align to the organisation’s strategic direction to successfully move the business forward. Aligning the recruitment strategy with the strategic plan can strengthen the company’s competitive advantage.

Talent management has to take into consideration both current and future needs, and the recruitment process, as part of the talent development, has to be approached with a clear strategic perception on both current and future talent requirements.

The aim of any new position filled needs to result in the organization having a better aligned talent pool in terms of current capabilities and/or access to high potentials with the competence to be developed to meet future strategic needs.

Future Manager Alliance deeply cares about the strategic alignment between the company and the recruitment process and establishes deep ties with its clients in order to understand at best the unique necessities of each position and aims to find a perfect fit among all parties involved.

FMA enacts this alignment approaching the recruitment request with a strategy driven operational perspective:

  • Identify the Company’s uniqueness: understanding the differentiators with the competitors, translating those characteristics into the core proficiencies each new hire will need to bring to the company.
  • Understand the goals and objectives of the organization: an effective recruitment process needs to understand and be aware of the ultimate goals of the organization so that it can focus the entire process around those goals.
  • Assess the working culture fit: when determining a candidate’s fit it is not only about the published values. The new hires should also successfully fit with the company’s working culture. This is a set of characteristics that define how things actually are performed.