Talent pipelining is an important component of any talent acquisition plan and can have a transformative impact on the ability for an organisation to hire great talent over a longer term.
The first stage is identifying, qualifying and engaging the right people – just as we would in any research process.
The real skill in talent pipelining is developing an ongoing warm and honest relationship with potential candidates. Our consultants do this on your behalf, investing time in getting to know them, keeping them updated on developments, understanding any barriers or decisions on the horizon, and growing their understanding of your brand. All of which means that when the time comes to hire, you have a pool of engaged and qualified candidates to select from.
One of the great advantages of talent pipelining is building an affinity with people who may filter themselves out of a more time-limited search – or not even appear on the radar.
It also gives you time to address any issues – such as a poor employer brand or below-market salary levels. Or to address more fundamental challenges, such as building a more diverse pool of talent.
A typical talent pipeline project might last 3-12months – however, we can tailor the work to meet your specific requirements. We have built and managed ‘mini’ pipelines over the course of a few weeks or months, but have also managed complex programmes lasting two years, simultaneously addressing multiple recruitment streams in multiple countries.